Hello guys, its a beautiful Monday and am glad to witness this day.
So there’s this particular topic that has been bothering my mind and i decided to share it with you guys because I feel we all need to ask ourselves questions about it.
VESSELS UNTO HONOR…
As i couldn’t get my mind of it, i decided to ask myself whether i am one but i feel the question isn’t just for me alone and as such I’ll be selfish if i keep it to myself.
But, briefly, a vessel is just an object that transfers a product or products from the source to the final destination.
For example, 2Chronicles 2:1-16 when Solomon wanted to build the house of God, the king of Tyre said to him (in verse 16 there), he said, we will cut wood out of Lebanon, and send it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; then, you will get men to carry the wood from Joppa to Jerusalem.
The wood was in Lebanon; the wood was needed in Jerusalem; some men cut the wood down in Lebanon; they send it by floats to Joppa – the Floats were the vessels; and some men carry the wood from Joppa to Jerusalem.
There are two kinds of vessels,
· Vessels unto honour
· Vessels unto dishonour
Let us talk in practical sense of the world; in every house we have all these vessels.
One of the vessels for example that we find in every house is a dust-bin. it is a vessel, but a vessel unto dishonour: it is a vessel that carries the refuse from the house to the dunghill.
And then, of course, we can look at other kinds of vessels: you have cutleries, you have drinking cup, plates and so on and so forth.
But this got me thinking,
The buckets or the bowls we use in the bathroom remains in the bathroom even in the king’s palaces. You dare not bring it to the kitchen to prepare food but there are some vessels even at the king’s table, they dine and wine together.
Now let me ask…which would you rather be? The one in the toilet or at the king’s table?
BUT THEN, HOW CAN I BE A VESSEL UNTO HONOR?
It simply means that we as human beings can also be vessels.
Now, they said, in the great house, there are many vessels, that means many are called but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14)
Another question you must ask yourself is AM I CLEAN?
Cleanliness – the vessel must be clean.
Thank God the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins (1John chapter 1:7)
But this cleanliness must be beyond the ordinary; a man must purge himself – to purge means to cleanse within.
Whatever is inside that should not be there, must be vomited out – that is the meaning of purge.
In other words, the vessels that the Master is going to use will not only be clean on the outside, it must be clean inside also.
The Bible says in Eph 5:27 that Christ is coming back for a church without spot, without wrinkle, without blemish; completely clean.
A vessel is someone that serves, he does not serve himself, he serves the Master.
When you go to through all the vessels, you will find that they all at one time or the other served.
Samuel served Eli.
Moses served Jethro.
Joshua served Moses.
Elisha served Elijah.
David served King Saul.
Philip served as a Deacon, serving tables.
One major character of a vessel unto honour is that he must have a servant spirit.
The greatest vessel unto honour of all is the Lord Jesus Christ, and He said, I have not come to be served but to serve.
A vessel unto honour must serve.
So, if you want to be a vessel unto honour and you don’t want to be a servant, you don’t want to serve, you are far from being one.
Search your hearts…
Am i fit to be used at the king’s table or in the toilet?
If you’re going to be a vessel unto honor, you can’t be found in the toilet. And if you’re found in the toilet, you can’t be a vessel unto honor.