We Are Just Vessels
It's Christ In Us
By Apostle/Prophetess Jacquelyn Fedor
2010 - 01 - 25
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
We are just vessels. You see, it's Christ in us that is the hope. We are just vessels He lives through
. No one person is any less or any more than the smallest child in importance to God
. He is not a respecter of persons
. Picture 10 glasses. Someone pours Coke in one glass, Lemonade in another, water, tea, iced coffee, Pepsi, orange juice, grape juice, apple juice and grapefruit juice in the last. Which glass is better? They are all still the same, are they not? What is in them is different
, and so it is with the Body of Christ. He may be in a vessel that teaches school or drives a bus. Maybe He ministers as an apostle
, or carpenter, or an electrician through them. Maybe He is a prophet
or trash remover, possibly a mail man or pastor
. Are the vessels the important thing here? No! What makes a difference is the Christ within the vessel
I've heard people that were called to be apostles say: "I don't know how to be an apostle", or "I don't know how to be a prophet." I told them to cheer up, Christ is quite capable of being either one without their help. All any of us need to do is die to our desires and our agendas
, and believe me, He knows how to be who He is! You can't put something in a vessel until it is emptied out, however. The less there is of us, the more there can be of Him. I could say it this way: the more there is of us, the more His life through us is diluted and tainted. The church wants to act and be so spiritual
, but we are just people, He's the spiritual one
If He is allowed to live freely through us
, we will do spiritual things. It's like a boxer's glove. The glove may be the thing we see hitting the jaw of a person and knocking them down, but in actuality, it was the hand in the glove that caused the blow. When my son was a little boy, he came home from school very angry with me because he had lost a race. When I asked him how on earth I caused him to lose, he said it was because I didn't get him the shoes he'd asked for, and the winner's mother had gotten the correct kind. He was looking at the shoes, instead of who was in them! This may sound like a silly or childish comparison, but how much of the church looks at the vessel (the shoes), rather than the Christ in the vessel
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