Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Vessel of Honor 【一个荣耀的器皿】

... “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work”… 2 Timothy 2:20-21

high calling requires a high level of purity and holiness - the higher the calling, the higher the purification process, only then will God host the manifest presence of His glory on the vessel who has been purified, consecrated and set apart for His holy use. A vessel hosting the fire and glory of God is a flame of fire according to Hebrews 1:7, And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.”

When I made the decision to surrender my life to God, answering a higher call to be consecrated for His holy use, I was ridiculed, slandered, discredited and severely criticised by pastors and closed friends but today, I have witnessed His grace and favour upon my life, family and ministry.

The disciples of Jesus bore the mark of such consecration of obedience and humility. They left everything behind, carried the cross and followed Jesus in order to fullfill the first and greatest commandment of Matthew 22:37-38, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.”

Without this first love, the sinful nature will find it difficult to fullfill the other requirements - to leave everything behind, carry the cross and follow Jesus in obedience and in humility to fullfill the Great Commission in greater measure and higher realm of the Spirit.

In Matthew 12:47-50, While Jesus was still talking to the multitudes, someone approached him and told him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You. But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers? And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 19:29, “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.”

Do read the following testimony by the Late Kenneth Hagin:-

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Paul K P Ang
Arsenal of Fire Global

March 12, 2019

... “在大户人家,不但有金器银器,也有木器瓦器;有作为贵重的,有作为卑贱的。 人若自洁,脱离卑贱的事,就必作贵重的器皿,成为圣洁,合乎主用,预备行各样的善事。” ... 提摩太后书二章20-21节

极高的召唤需要极高的纯洁和圣洁 - 呼召越高,洁净的过程越高,只有这样,上帝才会把祂有形的荣耀乘载在已被洁净、分别为圣的器皿里。根据希伯来书一章7节,一个乘载着上帝的火和荣耀的器皿是一个火焰。论到使者,又说:“神以风为使者,以火焰为仆役。”



如果没有这起初的爱心,罪恶的本性就会很难满足其它的要求 - 忘记背后,背起十字架,顺从和谦卑地跟随耶稣,以更大的尺度和圣灵更的高领域去完成大使命。

在马太福音十二章47-50节,当耶稣仍然与众人交谈时,有人走近祂并告诉祂:“看哪,你母亲和你弟兄站在外边,要与你说话。” 他却回答那人说:“谁是我的母亲?谁是我的弟兄?” 就伸手指着门徒说:“看哪,我的母亲,我的弟兄!凡遵行我天父旨意的人,就是我的弟兄、姐妹和母亲了。”


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