Destined for Greatness
You are destined for greatness! God’s plan and desire is for you to be so full of His Anointing, that it overflows to others, changing their lives forever!
“Well, now, Brother Copeland, you know not everyone is destined for greatness in the kingdom of God. As the Bible says, some vessels are gold and silver… others are soil and earth. I guess I’m just one of those little mud vessels.”
If you are, it’s your own fault! God isn’t the one who decides if we’re to be vessels of honor or not. We make the decision ourselves.
If you want to be a vessel of honor in the house of God, you can be. According to 2 Timothy 2:19-21, you simply have to purge yourself from iniquity and dishonor. Notice I said purge yourself. God won’t do it for you. He cleansed you from sin the moment you were born again, but it’s your responsibility to keep yourself pure. It’s up to you to confess your sins and walk in holiness day by day. God will give you power, certainly, but you’re the one who must put that power to work.
The Bible doesn’t say Jesus will drag you away from iniquity, it says you are to depart from it. You are to cleanse yourself from sin as well as to cleanse yourself from the phony faith tactics and other subtle dishonorable practices many believers use.
Don’t ever be like the fellow who went down to the altar and knelt down right next to the richest man in the church and began praying in his finest Elizabethan English: “Oh, God, Thou knowest how we’ve suffered in our house with no washing machine. You know, Lord, how my little babies have to wear dirty diapers because I don’t have any way to wash them. Oh, God, You know I’ve given away all I have for You…”
When the rich man yielded to the pressure and gave him a washing machine, that fellow said he got it by faith. That wasn’t faith! It was a religious con and that’s the worst kind of con there is.
We must back away from such dishonorable ways. We need to be a people of honor who would rather wash our clothes out by hand than do something like that. We need to be the kind of people who get off in a corner where no one can hear us and pray to our Heavenly Father in secret, believing He will reward us openly!
Then, we can fulfill all of His plans for greatness…plans for us to overflow into other people’s lives with the fullness of His Anointing!
Speak the Word
“I am a vessel of honor, sanctified, and fit for the Master’s use.” (2 Timothy 2:21)
Heiligschriftstudium: Matthew 6:5-8