Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Potter and the clay

Jeremiah 18:1-6 the words of the Lord to the Prophet Jeremiah go down to the potters house and learn what he is doing.

The Potter is the example of God the Father who is Sovereign and all-powerful.

The wheel is the instrument used by the Potter called circumstances to form the clay into the vessel he wants to make. James 1:1-10

The clay is you the shapeless formless lump of material with all your problems, and troubles.

Brief definition of a Sovereign God is this:


We must learn to humbly submit to God without fear. If we have fear of God it is because we don’t know the character of God. We see God as this all-powerful, almighty God that can’t be touched. If we truly knew his character we would be able to submit to His will and purpose for our life. This is a process that takes place when you study the word of God and get to know him.

We see 3 things while looking into the window of the Potters House.

1) We see the Potter; A man of incredible ability, intention, intelligent, and a capable worker.
2) We see the wheel; the instrument the Potter uses to work His design, will, purpose into the clay.
3) We see the clay; the material from which, through which, and by which the intentions and purpose the Potter will become visible.
4) Finally we see the love and interest the Potter has for the clay.

Remember that the Potter is Father God.

We are the clay formed and fit for the masters’ use. We are crucified with Christ I die and yet I live for Him.

Our Father has a plan for us all we know is A&Z the rest is His to know He will let us know if He wants to.

Remember God is a Sovereign God. He is God and we are not.

The Prophet Isaiah Stated in Isaiah chapter 49: 1-4 a strange thing is going on here the clay is telling the Potter how it wants to be formed, but the Potter speaks to the clay in verses 5-26.

It is supposed to be the Potter having absolute power over the clay not the other way around.
You must have a full understanding in the Potter and the Clay in order to find your purpose in life.
Here is a good confession to say in prayer every morning.

Have your own way Lord have your own way. You are the Potter I am the clay. Mold me and make me after your will while I am waiting yielded and still. Is 40:31, Gal 6:9 Ps 91:1-4

God doesn’t have a Problem granting the desires of your heart as long as it lines up with His will for your life and not out of your selfish motive. Psalms 37:4, But you have to first seek Him Matthew 6:33.
Keep in mind that everything is Gods we are just the managers of what he has giving us.

2 Corinthians 4:7 we are treasures in perishable (clay pots) containers.
Genesis 2:7 God formed Man from the dust of the earth. (In the Hebrew that dust means red clay) if it was truly dust then when God breathed in the breath of life He would of blown us away.

You see if it weren’t for the Potter/ God we wouldn’t be here. We can do nothing apart for Jesus. John 15:1-10
We are once again to be crucified with Christ its not I that live but Christ who lives through me. I can do nothing without Jesus.


The Potters field

In Matthew 27:7 tells us how Judas betrayed Jesus to the Jewish Leaders for 30 pieces of silver. This was considered blood money and could not be taken back when Judas gave it to them. The High Priest took the money and bought the (Potters field called also the field of blood.)

It was the blood of Jesus that bought us back.

That is how much Jesus really loves you
You will find how much the Potter / Father God Loves you in John 3:16, Hebrews 9:14, 22,28. And he made a way to except Jesus as lord of your life found in Romans 10:9-13.

If you are that broken vessel and you lost your purpose there is hope for you his Name is Jesus. Jesus is walking through the Potters field of you life today He wants to remake you for his purpose if you will only let him. You have to (Submit to his lordship, be still and know he truly loves you).

Here are 3 Principles for you to remember 1 submit 2 find his purpose for you 3 Get to know the character of the Potter.

1) The first thing to do is to submit to the sovereignty of the all-powerful, loving God, Master, and Potter. James 4:7
2) Find out the purpose he has for you by spending time in his word and in prayer. Stay still and not jump off the wheel when the stuff hits the fan. You will find peace and security in the Potters hands. Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9, Psalms 91:1-16, Proverbs 3:4,5, James 1:1-10.
3) Finally by doing all this you will know the Potters character, which is Love.
For God is Love and Love is God 1John 4:8
If you want to know what love is turn to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,10,13. It is the Love Chapter.

Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted give sight to the blind, and to set you free. If this is you he is standing at the door of your heart knocking will you let Him in?

Jesus the Potter has a special plan just for you. You will find some of it in Jeremiah 29:11 read it and find out what is in store for you.

From the desk of
Pastor Erik Hossann

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Choice is yours

Deuteronomy 30:19,20 this day I call Heaven and Earth as witnesses against you. I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life so that you and your children may live. Vs 20 that you may love the lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life.

As you can see God gives a choice. Life or death, blessing and curses God is such a loving God he gave us the answer twice He said to choose life and that the Lord is your life. He is referring to Jesus here. In John 3:16,18 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus. That whosoever believes on him shall have everlasting life. But Vs 18 said whosoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whosoever doesn’t believe in the name of Gods one and only Son is condemned already. Once again the choice is yours.

God loved us so much He told us twice once in the Old Testament, and again in the New Testament. In John 3:3 Jesus said that we must be born again. How do you ask? In Romans 10:9-17 you must believe in your Heart the lord Jesus and confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord and savior. Vs 13 states that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved amen.

Turn to the Book of Joshua 24:14,15.Joshua tells us to fear the lord. (That fear is to respect; Reverence the Lord not to be afraid of Him.) For God loves you. We are to serve Him with faithfulness.

Joshua goes on to tell us to through away the other Gods your Forefathers (You once worshiped). Vs 15 Joshua comes out with a choice He states that if serving the Lord is undesirable to you, then choose you this day that you will serve, (The God of sin whom you once served or still serving, or the God of life.) But for my house and me we will serve the Lord.

You see the choice is still yours. Question is whom are you going to choose?

The way to serve God is to get to know him. How you ask? It is simple just get into the word of God the Bible and God will speak to you. A good Book to read is Proverbs the book of wisdom. Turn to Proverbs 8:10,13,35,36. In your own time read the whole chapter it is great. In verse 10 the writer King Solomon is telling us to choose wisdom .For we find that wisdom is the word and the word is Jesus who is the word made flesh John 1:14. We are to choose wisdoms instructions instead of Gold and Knowledge than choice Silver. We are to get rid of Pride it is a pit fall and God hates it. Vs13 We is to hate pride, arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech. (This is how to fear, respect the Lord). Vs 17 if you love wisdom and seek it you will find it, because with wisdom come riches and honor enduring wealth and prosperity. Here is the other choice to make in VS 35,36 for whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord .VS 36 but whoever fails to find me harms him, all who hates me loves death. (Read Proverbs 16:16-25 the choice is yours).

In John 15:14-21 Jesus cause us friends not servants. Jesus said that he choose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit –fruit that will last. VS17 Jesus tells us a new commandment it is to love each other. The world will hate you but Jesus had overcome the world so we can also for greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world 1 John 4:4. Plus they hated Jesus first before they hated you.

In John 14:12-17 we are to pit our trust in Jesus we are to love him do what he tell us to do and to love one another. John 13:34,35. (To Love is your choice to make.)

This is what Jesus did for us

The Bible states out of the mouth of 2or3 witnesses let every truth be established.
Here in Ephesians 1:4-14 states that we were chosen, predestined us, loved us, we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus, forgiven, given grace, given wisdom, God did this for his purpose, so that we can be include in Christ. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. We have a guaranteed inheritance. We are Gods Possession that is me/us amen. (Wouldn’t that make you want to choose Jesus as your Lord and savior)?

Read Ephesians 2:1-10 to find out more of what God has done for you amen.

(This is Gods choice)

In 1Corinthians 1:27-31 is what God has chosen to do. He chooses the foolish over the wise. The weak over the strong, the lowly and despised of the world to nullify the things that are not to bring to nothing the things that are. Vs it is because of God that we are in Christ VS 31 Let us boost in the Lord not in ourselves amen.

2Corinthians 5:17-21 we are the Righteousness of God through Christ Jesus our Lord. God made it easy for us to choose Him. Just call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. All we have to do is to Love, Trust and Obey Him it is that simple amen.

The Choice is yours.