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Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
(Eph5:15-22; 2Ti2:20-21)

God is the Potter (Is64:8).
According to His will He makes vessels (Rm9:19-24) and
He fills them with His attributes and character.

Depending on what it contains
A vessel is determined as one of honor or of dishonor.
It has a great value when it is cleaned and filled with something that does not change.

Faith is longing to become a vessel used by God and
The life of this faith is cleansing oneself to be filled with His things (2Ti2:20-21).

In spite of the fact that the living being Adam was made with the flesh for containing food and
The spirit for the dwelling of the Holy Spirit (Ge2:7),
Deceived by the devil, he sinned (Ge2:17, 3:4-6) and
The spirit became unclean and hell-bound with the devil (Mt25:41).

The exodus of Israel was the Potter shattering the old pot and
Forming another pot to use according to His purpose (Jer18:4-6).
The Law instructed them to cleanse their vessels and
While all the vessels in the sanctuary were made with pure gold (Ex37:22)
They had to be sprinkled with blood to be cleansed (Is66:20; He9:21-22).
If anything dead touches a pot or if its lid is left open next to a human corpse,
Then such pot was considered unclean so it was to be broken (Lev11:31-33; Nu19:15).

The fall of Israel came for they had become a pot that held impure things (Is65:4-5).
For once it would be smashed and not be repaired (Jer19:11),
God prophesied of forming another pot (Jer18:4-6).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
He would shatter the old pot and form a new pot for
New wine must be poured into new wineskins (Mt9:17).

As He died, He drank the wine vinegar and said, “It is finished” (Jn19:28-30), declaring that He: 1) Poured old wine, that is, sin, into His body (2Co5:21), and bursted the new wineskin,
His body, the incarnate Word (Jn1:1, 14), a vessel for honor (2Ti2:20), fulfilling
the Father’s will (Mt26:39);
2) Judged the devil who changed (Is14:12-15; 1Jn3:8); and
3) Through His burst open flesh, full of grace and truth (Jn1:14), poured out His blood
and cleansed all men so that they may serve the living God (He9:13-14).

He resurrected and ascended to a new heaven sprinkled with His blood (He9:12, 24).
The Holy Spirit whom He sent came
Into the souls cleansed by the blood of Yeshua,
For new wine to be contained in new wineskin, and
He lets them be full of new wine (Ac2:13; Eph5:18).

The man of the Spirit is
A vessel of mercy made through the righteousness by faith (Rm9:19-24, 30),
A jar of clay containing the greatest treasure, the blood of Yeshua (2Co4:7).
Like the sign of water turning into wine during the wedding banquet in Cana
When the water was filled to the brim of the jars (Jn2:7-10),
Though only a lump of clay he strives to be like Yeshua (Gal5:22-25).
To be used as a vessel of honor (2Ti2:20-21)
He empties and cleanses himself of
Worldliness (1Jn2:15-17), self-righteousness, knowledge, experiences (Php2:7-11).
By the fullness of the Spirit,
He speaks the word boldly (Ac4:3, 31), receives praise for his changed life (Ac6:3, 11:24),
Not wasting time (Ps90:12; Eph5:15-21)
Willingly fills up in the clay Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His church (Col1:24) for
He longs to be full of the Spirit even at the site of death (Ac7:55).

O Lord,
Though I am just a weak, rough and unsightly jar of clay,
Fill me up with the Spirit and
Mold me to be like Yeshua!
Let me save time, my greatest asset, and spend more time for my soul! Amen.