THE “VESSELS”.

Thank You, Holy Spirit.

 1 Peter 3:7 “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

I have seen and heard a lot of people use this Bible verse so out of context. It’s highly saddening when believers (and unbelievers) use the Bible as a source for winning “debate” points amongst themselves. Most only visit their Bible for confirmation (or not at all) when they hear quotations from the WORD they believe they can use as backup SELFISHLY.

Last I checked, the comparative “WEAKER” is for the adjective “WEAK” NOT “STRONG” so terming the woman “weaker vessel” doesn’t mean the man is the “strong vessel”. The Man and Woman are “weak” vessels but the woman vessel is weaker than the other (man) vessel. If there’s any STRONG Being, that would be GOD. Besides, we are talking “vessels” here →“body” which is only a temporary thing bound to perish soon.

Moreover, should we at all be concerned about who is “weaker” OR focus more on who is harvesting more for the Kingdom of GOD (“…being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered”). The devil derails us so easily with inconsequential things because we who ought to be even more WATCHFUL and VIGILANT at this end time are doing neither. GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT, Brethren. Focus more on the eternal things than on the temporary ones. 2 Corinthians 4:1-18; 5:1-10.

Shalom!

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What will GOD say?

DO NOT read the Bible as if it is a story book. READ IT like the Holy Book it is, written just for you; to guide and see through your stay on earth. John 10:16 – JESUS is still talking to the “other” sheep of the fold (which is You and I) via the WORD. Are you listening?

Woke up this morning and was pondering on the fact that most “Believers” find it difficult to sing aloud and dance just like David (with no care) in Churches nowadays and I got this verse revealed to me almost immediately – John 12:43.

The ‘Truth’ WILL set you free! Why are Believers still CAGING themselves with “What (will) people say”??? In Matt 11:16-19, Jesus explained the ways of people, that they CANNOT BE SATISFIED; they are bound to talk whatsoever they want to. In John 5:41 JESUS says He receives NO HONOR from men (“I do not accept glory from human beings…NIV) and we ought to be CHRIST-like right? NOT PEOPLE-like. Our downfalls as Believers come from the fact that we follow after PEOPLE and “Culture” and NOT after CHRIST who is our Lord.

STOP being overly conscious of what people will say and START being more conscious of what GOD will say. Shalom!

A SHEEP OR A DOG…Which are You?

 Mark 7

26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

John 10

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.

John 10:25-30 sheds more light on Mark 7:26-27. The “Children” mentioned here are the “Sheep” who believe and have accepted Jesus as their LORD and SAVIOR while the “dogs” represent the Unbelievers/Sinners who deny Christ via their words or actions.

John 10:16
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

We’ll note here that Jesus mentioned His other sheep (who are not of the fold then but are now – the born again Christians) which refers to all the other tribes which are still going to believe in HIM after HIS death and resurrection.
I do hope we know that going to church regularly OR being tagged “Christian” doesn’t automatically make one become a member of this FOLD. Note what was said about the members, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (John 10:27).

The “sheep” not only hears but also obeys. The sheep is not a hearer only, he is a DOER of the WORD also. He puts into action what he has heard (or read).

NOTE: The SHEEP and his SHEPHERD communicates, they’re in sync with each other. The SHEEP knows the SHEPHERD and the SHEPHERD knows His SHEEP.
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Pray for the grace to continually remain a sheep (if you’re one) till HIS coming. And If you’re not a sheep yet, you can be part of the fold now. Just accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and follow His footsteps.

Shalom!