Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Master's Cooking Pots

The Master's Cooking Pots
by Bonnie Jones - June 2015

"In a vision I was shown cooking pots of different colors and sizes, being distributed to a multitude of people. Many of these pots were large like the kind you would cook stew in, while others were smaller, perhaps the size used for cooking spaghetti noodles. Some of these pots were brand-new while others were old and badly dented and worn. Several pots were blackened from being on the fire too often or for too long. I began prophesying to the people concerning their pots.

All of these pots came directly from the Master Potter Himself. Each one arrived at its destination, clean and shiny and waiting to be utilized. The current condition of these pots was determined by its owner’s use. Some of them were still in their wrapper because their owner had never opened the package. They were unwilling or afraid to use the gift God had given them and explore the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Others were unwrapped but barely used, and placed on a shelf still looking new but they were literally useless. The fear of man and timidity were set in the owner’s heart allowing his soul to rule over his spirit.

Then there were those pots that were dinged and dented. They looked like they had been through a war. As a matter of fact, they had been through many, many battles of war and come out victorious. They triumphed over their enemy and had the battle scars to prove it. Their owners were valiant and brave and had fought the good fight of faith.
I saw many that were blackened and full of soot from being on the open fire. Their owners chose to stay the course. When the battle got extremely hot they girded up their loins and marched forward into battle. They overcame the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. They feared not for their life and unto death they chose to stay in the furnace. All are called, but few choose to stay in the furnace.

The owner’s calling or anointing determined the size of his pot. Some were called to do little while others were called to do much. Therefore the greater the anointing, the bigger the pot. I took notice of their many different colors. Each color represented their anointing; blue for revelation, red for mercy, white for righteousness and silver for sanctification.

There were also new cooking pots being distributed to the owners who stayed the course and chose to stay in the fire. Their old pot was hanged up as a badge of honor and they were now being issued new ones. My new cooking pot was very large and white with a red rim and a matching lid. Therefore I am called to lead others to the way of righteousness and truth in this new season and the Father is my covering.

My questions to you are: what color is your cooking pot? Has it been unwrapped yet? Does it still look brand new or is it being used? Is it dinged and dented or perhaps burned by the fire? It’s always our own decision whether to stay in the fire or turn back when the going gets tough.

The last will be the first because they are the ones who choose to stay the course while the first will be last because they are the ones who turn and walk away.

So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” (Matthew 20:16)

Be encouraged because the Master Potter is polishing His wares. He is an equal-opportunity employer who plays no favorites. But He pays close attention to those who choose to follow after Him with a whole heart."

Bonnie Jones

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