Don’t Become An Unearthed Vessel In This Life
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”- 2 Cor.4 v 7 (NKJV)
Let’s get to the chase, shall we?
From the beginning of time, ever since the disobedience of Adam and Eve the mind of man has been completely lost “likened to a wanderer”. The man could neither phantom nor clearly understand their value, of the priceless gifts, purpose, and grace; 2 Tim.1 v 9 that God himself had bestowed upon them.
It is until we come unto a definite encounter with Christ Jesus and abide consistently in Christ (The Word) will we come to an understanding of our real value, of His precious jewels, to be a blessing unto families, and a joy unto many generations (Gen.12 v 3; Isa.61 15).
2 Cor. 4 v 4 (NKJV) says
“whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
We, Christians are likened to “earthen vessels” bestowed with “treasures” from above. This comes with only one purpose: that the excellence, glory, and power of God may be so demonstrated amongst men through us. But before we can achieve this, thus comes this question, how well have we permitted God, the light of His gospel (Christ, The Word) and commune (Reason) with the Holy Spirit to help us search, discover, investigate and unearth the divine treasure in us, earthen vessels?
God says in Prov.25 v 3 (NKJV) that
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”
However, in 1 John 2 v 27 (GNT) says
“But as for you, Christ has poured out his Spirit on you. As long as his Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what he teaches is true, not false. Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ”.
This further points to the unavoidable conclusion that the genuine worth of every man and purpose is concealed until we come to that point where like Mary positioned herself in Luke 10:38 – 42: to fellowship with the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit), we submit ourselves, sitting under His word that Christ in us would be made unearthed.
There are many biblical characters that exemplify this. Gideon in Judges 6 v 12 (NKJV) which says
“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
and Paul in Acts 9 v 15 (NKJV) which says
“But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel”.
Even Christ Jesus came to an understanding of the divine treasure bestowed upon Him unto the world as seen in Luke 4 vs 17 – 18 (NKJV) which says
“And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to: preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted; To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; To set at liberty those who are oppressed”
Which was further attested to us by Paul in Acts 10 v 38.
I conclude at this point to encourage every man to seek who embedded in us all as emphasized are heavenly treasures (physical and spiritual) and it is until we come to contact and fellowship with God the Father, can we truly come to the knowledge of the purpose that lies within us.
Reflection: Always have this mind, as the bible says blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness sake. Remember there is a valuable treasure for you. Christ in us all through whom all that hunger and thirst would truly come in contact with the Holy Spirit in you to find true satisfaction, unto eternal life (John 7 v 38; 9 v 5; 1 John 1 v 5).