II Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
Hallelujah! Our position in Christ is one of utmost importance in the counsel of God. As citizens of the kingdom under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, scripture teaches us that we are His choicest creation………His finest workmanship………instruments of righteousness unto good works! Eph 2:10; Titus 2:8; 3:14; Heb 13:20, 21; Col 1:9, 10.
We are ordained by God’s counsel to function in good works! Beloved, in the light of this Truth – we must learn to give ourselves fully to the good works that make the desires of our Heavenly Father. We must learn to function in our place of service to His Majesty.
It is expedient for the vessel to be in its proper place in the house for it to be used efficiently and effectively in the Master’s business. Of utmost importance is the Truth that the vessel must recognize the need for it to be available for use. Hallelujah!
Child of God, you are that vessel of God designed and prepared of God to function in the things of the kingdom. Listen to the Voice of the Spirit today………He calls for the children of the kingdom to take their place! Drink deep and be filled; be consumed with the desires of your Father!
What place is it that God the Father has given to his children?
The calling of God in our life is to see us come into glory as joint heirs together with the first born. Rm 8:16-18; 29, 30. Hallelujah! Well if that is so, then we must heed to the call for us to take our place!
Beloved, this truth must come alive in you: above all the wonderful things Papa God has planned out for you to enjoy, one thing stands paramount which is that you come to be fully built up in the Word of God unto that place of maturity in Christ and take that throne of authority given you as your inheritance in Christ. Selah!
The parable of Jesus in Luke 19:11-27 is very instructive. Beloved, we belong to the Lord; we must function as them that are fully convinced of this. There are some vital lessons to be learnt from this teaching of Jesus Christ with respect to the manner of conduct we the church ought to embrace in the light of our calling in Christ.
Please take some time and study the matter for yourself. I believe that as you do so, the Holy Spirit will shed much more light on the subject of your participation in the kingdom of God.
Oh! What glorious inheritance He has given us in Christ Jesus! It is key that we find out and be diligent to make our calling and election sure in the LORD! I have come to be convinced from the revelations granted me in scripture that there is nothing more valuable as our glorious position in Christ and the grand eternal agenda of the Father!
He says that it is such that we should be to the praise of His glory who first trusted in Christ. This He spoke concerning the Church………we are the first fruit; the pledge of a fullness to come in at the closing of the ages and as such we have been given that glorious kingdom inheritance predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.
In the light of this, we must understand our place in Christ. We must understand the place of sonship! Eph 1:5, 6 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
There is a place of sonship in Christ to which we have been called and ushered into. This is the place where we occupy the same glorious position and heritage as the first born does. Scripture calls us the joint heirs together with the Lord Jesus Christ. This means that we are privileged to be brought into the same enjoyment of all the Father has and possesses as Jesus has come to partake in.
The place of sonship is one that the Church today must awaken to and learn to function in. It means that the business of the Father is ours. It means that His Glory is ours to share in. It means that as sons of the King, thrones are set before us and the Father beckons that we take our place! It means that we be Holy: completely and totally consecrated to Him and His desires. We must take our place! We must share in the burdens and desires of our LORD……..we must take of His yoke and be driven in love to minister salvation to this world in dire need of help. Please take a look at Matthew 11:28-30
It matters where a vessel is positioned in the house with respect to the kind of function it does. A vessel of gold positioned at the inappropriate place will not be able to serve the intimate purpose of bearing the choicest of wine to the master’s lips. By simply putting the vessel in the wrong place, it seizes to function in what it was made to do naturally. This truth is at the core of the concept of Holiness as it is revealed in the scriptures. A thing is counted holy by virtue of its separation into a particular position to serve a particular purpose. Hallelujah!
This is the revelation Peter had of the Church and communicated to us in I Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” The Church of God is Holy foremost because of the position we occupy in the counsels of God……as many as are members of the body of Christ are separated unto the fulfillment of the plans and purposes of the Father; these ones are the holy saints of the church of the first born. Hallelujah! Hebrews 3:1
Beloved if you are Holy, then be Holy! I Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Beloved, what does this mean? The Father calls for his children to take their place at the table and authority of His kingdom. He calls for us to function in our place of sonship; completely consecrated to the plans and purposes of God in love! How do you take your place?
Child of God, give yourself wholly to the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in the Word and in prayer! Walk in the light of the Word and in oneness with the Father. As you do this, Agape will be perfected in you and it will constrain you to be all that the word has revealed to you……it will teach you and compel you to take your place of sonship in Christ and give your all in devotion to His Majesty as that instrument of Righteousness you are! Hallelujah! Would you dare be consumed in flames from the inside out by Agape? Would you dare be perfected in love? Would you, Child of God, dare to live up to the fullness of your calling in Christ? Would you dare to stand complete and perfect in all the will of God and abound unto Him in good works wrought in Love?
Beloved, what choice will you make today? The Spirit of our Father calls for you to yield your life in Agape as devotion to the LORDship of Jesus Christ! He calls for us to function in the service of His Majesty unto the establishment of kingdom agenda……He says TAKE your place! Selah!
Father, I thank you for this revelation you have brought to my spirit today. I choose to be consumed by your word and be propelled in love into your service in kingdom agenda. Thank you Father because you instruct me to take my place of sonship in your house even unto your glory! In the Name of Jesus, Amen!