WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:19-21
Verses 20,21 add another dimension or face to the foundational seal of departing from iniquity. This passage says, “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.” I do not want to link arms with someone who may have the Holy Spirit seal but refuses to cleanse himself. Notice that the issue is that each one of us must cleanse ourselves. “Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter then he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”…” So whether or not we are a vessel for honor does not depend on the sovereignty of God. It depends on what you and I do as far as fleeing from iniquity. If we flee from iniquity and move toward God and His Word, then the Scripture says, we are a vessel for honor. “Sanctified” means ‘Set apart for the Master’s use’ or ‘Prepared for every good work.’ Is it a good work when the words of our lips slay the wicked? It is an excellent work, an eternal work and it is a work that a lot more people in the Body need to experience. If we would cleanse ourselves we could have those experiences. We have to pray prayers that will put determined enemies in the grave. If we are not doing that, we are to God like a castrated calf. (See our new book entitled, God’s Layered Love) Rest assured the Lord told me the church looks to Him like castrated calves. If we do not cleanse ourselves and do not set ourselves intentionally toward purity, then we cannot pray the enemies of God into their eternal reward! It is an eternal work and it is the only way to bring in the harvest of the last days. If we cannot use the Rod of Iron, than we will not get a harvest. It is that simple. Use it or lose it! Psalm 2:8,9 says, “Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a Rod of Iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.” This speaks to the resistance to our harvest. If we cannot break the resistance to our harvest by praying and using the Rod of Iron, what value are we to the Kingdom? I believe Hugo Chavez is in the grave because of this principle taught to pastors of many nations in both Central and South America. This antichrist leader is graveyard-dead, gone, done, ever residing in the flame, if he died refusing to repent. For two years, these pastors prayed judicially. I taught what the Lord showed me about His Judicial nature, and they grabbed ahold! Now they are retaking their nations. It is going on right now! They are taking their nations, but what are we doing with ours?