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INCREASING YOUR CAPACITY TO RECEIVE - AS A VESSEL

A vessel is something that contains. As a child of God, you are a vessel of God and a container that can carry and transmit the glory of God. However the type of vessel you become is dependent on how you align yourself with the Word and realities of God.



Reference: 2 Kings 4:5-6 English Standard Version (ESV) 'So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another.” Then the oil stopped flowing.'



God's supply in your life is dependent on how much your vessel can contain. The above Scripture tells us that as long as the vessels were able to contain the oil, there was a continuous supply. When the vessels were all filled, the oil stopped. So what is actually needed to increase the capacity of a vessel in order to contain more oil? lets find out!


2 Timothy 2:20-21 (ESV) says, 'Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.' The body of Christ, the church, is a great house and every Christian is a vessel but we are not all the same type of vessel.


The Bible says some vessels are honourable and others are not. In other words, not everyone is made of gold. There are some whose material is wood and no matter the size and anointing in the church, they may remain the same. Why is it so? The Bible says that any person can make himself a vessel of honour or not, which means that you are responsible for increasing or decreasing your capacity to receive supplies from God. This shows that even your Pastor cannot make that happen for you.


Have you concluded that you're going to be a vessel unto honour? Until you decide, God is saying, 'I don't decide that'. That means, you can make a choice never to be called a nobody. It starts by making a firm decision, standing by it, and hanging around people who will help you to sharpen your vessel unto honour. God is not limited in His supplies but a person can be limited in their capacity to handle or contain what is supplied. Increase your capacity to contain God's supplies and see how much supplies will be deposited into you. How? As you cleanse yourself by the Word, you make yourself a vessel of honour and increase your capacity to handle and impact. Therefore ensure you are cleansed by the Word daily.


In Christ, here's the ultimate truth: Every Christian is a chosen vessel, a minister of the gospel, appointed to bear the glad news of salvation to others. Study and meditate the Word of God and you'll be amazed at how much you are able to contain to change your world. Ephesians 5:26 reads, "That Christ might sanctify and cleanse the church with the washing of water by the word." This means that the cleansing material for vessels is the Word of God.


Scripture Reading - Ezra 8:28; John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 4:7; Romans 9:21-23; Romans 12:1-2.


Exuberant Declaration: I am a vessel of honour, cleansed by the Word of God and strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. I carry the precious nature of God inside of me. Thus, I'm able to handle the unlimited heavenly supplies. By hearing and meditating on the Word, I grow bigger and stronger and I move forward ever, from glory to increased level of glory. Hallelujah!


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