Spiritual Relevance – Usable Vessel (Part 2)
Text: Revelation 3:15-16AMP
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless) and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust].”
2 Timothy 2:20AMP says,
“Now in a large house, there are not only vessels and objects of gold and silver, but also vessels and objects of wood and earthenware, and some are for honorable (noble, good) use and some for dishonorable (ignoble, common).”
Our reverence as believers will determine if we are for honorable use (noble, good) and fit to be stakeholders in advancing the business of the Father
How do we become relevant?
(2 Timothy 2:2)
1. Make yourself available for the master’s use.
Make yourself a worthy vessel that is honorable for the master’s use by not conforming to the ways and customs of this world but offering your body as a living sacrifice to be usable by God.
God can use anybody but He can’t use anyone who is not open in heart and have the same mindset as He does.
2. Know your place
We need to know we are all stewards created to manage the Father’s business and if we do not know our place and what is expected of us to do as good stewards, we won’t be able to function as we are expected to.
Everything we do that helps bring the lost sheep back into the folds of the Father is all we need to focus our attention on as good Stewards.
Be it teaching the word, being a kingdom financier, giving to the poor, showing hospitality, expressing godly values in love, etc. all we do must add value to the expansion of the Father’s business. (2 Corinthians 5:19-21)
3. Increase your Faith
In this kingdom, Faith is a currency and it can buy the impossible. If you have faith like that of a mustard seed you can say a thing, and it shall be so. Plus as we know without faith it is impossible to please God.
At every and any level of our journey here on earth, we may find ourselves, we need to build our faith so we can know and believe there is nothing impossible with God even as we summit ourselves for Him to use. (Hebrews 11:6)
4. Living a life filled with Love
It is in love you can do the things of the Father. Love is perfect and seeks what is best for all.
It is in Love one would know what is pleasing to God and it is in Love one can do what is best for those around us and even our enemies.
Love brings one to that place of doing what needs to be done even when it hurts. It is in Love one is concerned about advancing the kingdom of God by any means that is according to his standard. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
5. Walking by the spirit of God
For as many who are led by the spirit of God are called sons of God. For us to come into the fullness of sonship, we must be mature in spirit and know the will and mind of God at all times.
It is the spirit of God that open our eyes to what God wants and his will for all mankind. (Romans 8:5)
Our spiritual relevance is placed on how well we seek to advance the kingdom of God, by being an instrument of change and reconciliation of the lost sheep back to the Father.
The mandate remains the same as seen in Matthew 28:19-20.
Romans 8:5, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Romans 5:8-11, 1 Corinthians 2:10, Colossians 1:13-20.