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

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