“In the Potters Hands”

creator Jeremiah 18-4

Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

I realized today that I had been like that vessel that was marred in the Potters hand. As it says in Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I have been a work of your hand from the very beginning but I was not turning out as you had desired and You gave me the opportunity to allow you to make me again into another vessel. There were impurities that entered into this vessel that He had formed at a very early age which made it unacceptable but thank You Yeshua for coming to rescue me. I am so very thankful that I allowed You to mold me into something You could take home and let me sit at Your table for in the reality of the eternal perspective, I am but a child. Luke 18:16 Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

I understand that this is the ultimate reality that we all live in. Being born into this worlds system is only the beginning of the process that we all must go through. Unless we take that step of faith and allow the Potter to cause us to be born of the Spirit, from above, we can never sit at His table for the meal of all ages. We are all marred by this worlds system and this God of Creation gives us free will to choose whether we desire to live in the darkness or in His marvelous light, whether we want to cloak our thoughts and activities in lies and falsehood or to dwell in openness and truth without fear. Once the born again from above experience takes place, we are allowed to see just how fantastically awesome His Kingdom really is. We really do become a new creation, a new vessel of honor, ready for an eternity of freedom.

©2018 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

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“Eternal Beauty”

Isaiah 40:6-8

Isaiah 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Do we really realize just how fragile we are? I am reminded of a story by C. S. Lewis called, Pilgrims Regress where he describes a child in the first year of life who can see “the island” across the street and through the trees but as teachings invade that life, starts to lose sight of it as the bushes of doctrine get in the way until it is no longer visible. That is when he has to clear away some of the doctrinal debris that has been taught so that the “island” can become visible again. It sometimes is a long way back to when we were children and able to see clearly the beauty of an unspoiled life. One must erase the doctrines of men in order to see the reality of where we came from and what the Creator God had in mind for our lives when we were just a seed in the ground of humanity.

Luke 18:15-17 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  I believe we must return to Gods Word and reject the doctrine of men or face a very dark eternity.

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“Designer – Owner – Operator”

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Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.

It occurred to me this morning that the Creator of all that we can see in the skies and the earth that is under our feet is owned and operated by the Creator of it all. There is a portion that is under the control of the prince of the air, Satan by name or Lucifer which name he is also known by or even ‘devil’ is yet another name of which many follow him by.

When Yeshua stood in the temple and said, admitt.d, that He was “the Light of the world”, He was not lying but telling the truth, since when The Creator God said, “Let there be Light” that was the day, day one, that Yeshua entered this earthly dimension. And at that point, God separated Light from the darkness; Yeshua from Lucifer. Just something to think about, the Creator has given all of us, the ability to choose whether we want to walk in darkness or in the Light. God is Spirit and unless one is born of the Spirit, one will continue to walk in darkness. One must be born of water, a flesh and blood birth, and the Spirit, from above, from God, in order to enter that Spiritual Kingdom of Light where God and Yeshua rule and reign.

 ©2017 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved