Vessels of Mercy, Prepared unto Glory

New JerusalemThrough Christ’s death and resurrection, God gained us as vessels so that He can live in us and we can live in Him. These steps to our mutual indwelling are preparation for New Jerusalem. Here are two more aspects of the preparation:

One, we are vessels for God firstly by His creation and secondly by His redemption and regeneration. Romans 9:23 calls us vessels of mercy because we did not arrive at mutual indwelling by our own doing. The verse says that God “might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He had before prepared unto glory.”

God has prepared us as vessels for His glory. He will make known not only His glory but the riches of His glory! Eventually New Jerusalem will be a corporate vessel of mercy with a full display of  the riches of God’s glory.

Two, we, as God’s corporate vessel, are a masterpiece, but not in or of ourselves. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in them.”

This masterpiece was created for us to walk in the good works prepared beforehand by God. These works should be very special, in accord with the content and flavor of Ephesians, and consistent with our being God’s masterpiece in Christ Jesus.

Surely these good works include making known the multifarious wisdom of God, being filled to the fulness of God to express HIm, and manifesting glory to God (Ephesians 3:10, 19, 21). These good works should be our experience today, leading to much more in New Jerusalem.

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  1. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  February 26, 2015



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