RCCG DAILY DEVOTIONAL: THE BLAMELESS VESSEL

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL..
DATE : WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2016
THEME : THE BLAMELESS VESSEL
Memorise:
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from
thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye
out of the midst of her; be ye clean,
that bear the vessels of the LORD.
Isaiah 52:11
Read: 1st Timothy 3:1-7, (KJV)
1 This is a true saying, if a man
desire the office of a bishop, he
desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, vigilant,
sober, of good behaviour, given to
hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not
greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not
a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house,
having his children in subjection with
all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule
his own house, how shall he take
care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up
with pride he fall into the
condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good
report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the
snare of the devil.
Message
One thing that anyone who wants to
be used by God should bear in mind
is the need to be blameless. This is
the prerequisite for a child of God
who wants to serve God at any level.
The Bible says in 1st Timothy 3:1-2a:
“This is a true saying, if a man desire
the office of a bishop, he desireth a
good work. A Bishop then must be
blameless….”
Being blameless has two advantages:
Firstly, it saves the vessel the
calamity of being destroyed by the
User, the Almighty God. When a
person volunteers to serve the Lord,
it is dangerous for the fellow to be
unclean, because the holiness of God
destroys unclean vessels, just like
electric current without insulation.
There is a measure of holiness that
God Himself bestowed upon man
through obedience to His Word,
which qualifies man to serve Him.
The Bible says concerning Isaiah, how
he admitted his sinful state, then
God purified and cleansed him of his
iniquity to qualify as a true prophet
(Isaiah 6:5). Then, the angel of the
Lord came and touched him with fire
from Heaven and he was purged of
his iniquity. Here, we see the mercy
of God upon the vessel that He
decided to use for His glory. There is
a lesson we must learn from this
scripture: the prophet admitted his
sinful state and God came to his aid
for cleansing. How wonderful would it
be if those who profess to be
children and ministers of God will be
homely with the verdict of God
concerning the Adamic nature of man
and surrender to His holiness for
mercy?
The second advantage of a blameless
vessel is that his life glorifies the
Almighty God. God is honoured in his
life and He shows-off the fellow,
then ultimately prospers and protects
him eternally.
“And the Lord said unto Satan, has
thou considered my servant Job, that
there is none like him in the earth, a
perfect and an upright man, one that
feareth God, and escheweth evil?”
Job 1:8
Through Job suffered many trials, but
just as the Bible says, his end was
better than his beginning;
“So the Lord blessed the latter end of
Job more than his beginning….”
Action Point :
Father, I want to be blameless,
please help me to live a life of
obedience to Your Word and let Your
Name be glorified in my life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : Acts 27-28 and
Song of Solomon 8:8-14
AUTHOR : Pst E. A ADEBOYE

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