Friday, July 1, 2016

We are God's Obsession

2 Kings 4:1-7 "Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord ; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves." Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil." Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few. And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full." So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

We are vessels of God. Like the vessels in 2kings 4, God searches for vessels that are capable of carrying His glory. There are conditions that the vessels have to meet to qualify. God heals the broken vessels and makes them stronger. God creates each of us vessels like a master potter.

Like Adam, God searched all of creation for a bride for His son but no created thing was worthy or able to carry His glory, so He created man and women in His own image so that we could have the relationship with Him that His Son was desperately desiring.

We say that God is our obsession but really we are Gods obsession. He took His very words and formed them into man to relate with our form so that He could take upon our sins. He came and lived a perfect life so that He would be worthy for us, worthy of taking our sins, dying, concerning Hell and taking back the keys that we were so foolish with and raising up again. That's obsession.

Now the Holy Spirit searches for vessels that He can fill like the widow was going all over hunting vessels for oil. Gods glory isn't fading. His glory is multiplying like the oil in 2kings. God is looking for willing, worthy vessels that have been cleaned so they don't pollute the oil. Jesus is looking for His bride.

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