Pottery & God’s Divine Protection

 THE POTTER’S HOUSE AND RETURNING TO GOD’S DIVINE PROTECTION

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Jeremiah 18:1-12New International Version (NIV)

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At the Potter’s House

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18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

Change The Names The Outcome Is The Same

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A Careful reading of today’s blog scripture seems more clear to me than a pure clear –able to see through clearly– crystal. Yes, it is an ancient passage for an ancient time and an ancient people for an ancient nation; however, millennia later all you have to do is change the name of the nation to another nation or nations,  and the outcome is precisely the same. Or you can even place your name, dear reader, in the scripture where the name Israel is written.  The children’s video above puts it in a movie format for even a very young person to hear.  This also applies to anyone older, but I am afraid all too many simply cannot hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to our generation, especially folks in our western civilization and particularly the United States of America or our NATO allies. Even more so,  I am really concerned that the Church of Jesus also may have some difficulty hearing what The Holy Spirit is saying to the churches.

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Fast forward to the 21st Century: Like Israel, the western nations of the Western Civilization had a great encounter with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Jacob. As with Israel, many of us could have formerly been called nations that followed the ways of the true and living God.  We believed in the One true God.  We followed, at least many of us did, the Ten Commandments.  Our young upstart nation – The United States — even has the commandments posted on the architecture of our most high court. Millions of people bowed their knees and confessed Jesus as The Lord of their lives throughout history, and many still do so. Even in this present atmosphere more than 72% call themselves Christians, and greater than 90% of us claim to believe in God.

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However, we seem to have forgotten who made us and who can continue to make us, though we seem to be more than a little marred and scarred.  We have so many God’s that the ONE true God is put off to the side.  Idols do flood our lands, and some of the greatests idols are the little human creatures not the Creator. More and more we see folks worshipping the creature rather than the Creator, which is fulfilment of God’s prophecy for our day.  (Romans 1:24& 25.) Like the songs of the sixties, we sing,  “It’s my life I will do what I want…” or “It’s your thang.  Do whatcha wanna do.  I can’t tell you who to sock it to.”

So, the symptomatology of our devolving is very clear: For example, it’s no big deal for many of us to misuse God’s name with ease.  Our movies are filled with such language. Setting aside a day for worship is not likely for many.  Failure to honor parents is excused, as each who dishonors them  will soon find life to not go so well and they find their lives are shortened.  Why? Because those who dishonor their parents lose the promise given as accompaniment to The Almighty’s holy command. (Ephesians 6:1-3.) All too often, parents do not protect their children and even abuse them. Hatred floods our politics and our political discourse. Unforgiveness flows through our families. The blood of more than 56 million babies pronounces a curse on us, and murder tears through our cities like a war driven plague. Sexual immorality is a billion dollar internet industry. Some sexual immorality is being paraded as a civil right. Crime is rampant, and many feel it is okay to want and take what belongs to others. And  lying (especially for politicians) is the normal way of doing business.  Millions of little human gods want to run their own time and space they call “their” lives by declaring what is wrong is right, and  what is right is wrong.  Indeed, the list can go on and on. The people of ancient Israel fell into such a state as “we the people” are in today.

God Making One Last Appeal

God speaks to us through the ages as He makes one last appeal:  “United States, western nations, people who, as individuals, live in these nations, consider the story of the Potter’s House. Consider how you are, whether you like it or not, like pottery in the My Divine Potter’s Hands. AND you have become marred.  So, you have forgotten from where you have come. You do not know your history. You have abdicated your better selves.  Needless to say, you are marred in your faith. Which results in the fact you have become marred in your life.   You are not a solid vessel, but you are a vessel melting into collapse and implosion. Yet, it’s not too late! So hear the ancient Prophet Jeremiah and listen very carefully and prayerfully what  I AM is saying to you who read these ancient prophetic utterances today.”

1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you United States of America and western civilized nations, and each one of you whom I know by name, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you all in my hand. If at any time I announce that people or a nation or a kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

The Eternal Potter gives us two choices. He gives you a choice, and He give me a choice. Which will we choose? Will we allow the hands of God to be upon you and me?  Will we as nations,  and as people,  surrender to the ONE who wants to really make us the best  that we can be individually and collectively? Will we allow The Savior of humankind, even Jesus,  to take us over? Will we allow Him to build us up? Will we allow Him to form us, transform us and shape us into what He desires for us? Will we rest on the eternal wheel of eternity?  Will we let God bless us, renew us and remake us?  Will we allow God to turn our marred deforming state in to miraculous beauty? Or will we not yield so that we will totally devastate our destiny and crumble our foundations. The storms of life will surely come.  Terror is upon us and among us. The world has gone mad as the hurricane force storms of evil sweep the earth! Will we become victims of the storms of life  and allow them to deluge us into the murky darkness and the abyss? Will we do this because we want to be in charge of our wheel of life? Or will we make the best choice before the sands of time run out?

The Sands of Time

The sands of time are running rapidly through the hourglass.  I hope we let go and let God love us into new creations that will make us strong, fill us with life and make us into the image of God! I sincerely do hope we are quick to say in the words of the old song …

Have YOUR own way Lord.  Have YOUR own way.  YOU are the Potter we are the clay.  Mold us and make us after YOUR will, while we are waiting yielded and still.

Have YOUR own way Lord.  Have YOUR own way. Search us and try us Master today. Whiter than snow Lord wash us just now, as in YOUR presence humbly we bow.

Have YOUR own way Lord.  Have YOUR own way.  We are wounded, marred and weary.  HELP US we pray! Power ALL power surely in YOU we find.  Touch us and heal us. God of the nations,  Lord Jesus, our Savior,  who is Divine!

Have YOUR own way Lord. Have YOUR own way.  Take control of our whole being. Maintain absolute sway.
Fill us with Your Holy Spirit until everyone can see.  Christ only and always living within we.

Let us receive Supernatural New Creation
Creativity
From Our Father The Potter
At His House.
Let us “repent” so
God will “relent”
Let Us Return To God’s Divine Protection.
Let us let God Bless US
So we can be blessed and a blessing.
Today and Everyday.

Chaplain Mac

 

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