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A Chosen Vessel – Part 1

  • The Bible is a mysterious book.

    We catch a glimpse of this mystery unfolding in Revelation 12:7- ‘And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels…’. Two questions arise from a consideration of these words:
    1. Where did this war come from
    2. What does a war have to do with being a chosen vessel?

    The Bible provides an answer to the first question in Ezekiel 28:11-17, and offers a similar explanation in Isaiah 14:12-15. In summary, we see that God created Lucifer perfect until iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28:15). When his heart was lifted up because of his beauty (v 17), his ambition grew to the point of desiring to be like God (Isaiah 14:14) culminating in a war against God (Revelation 12:7). As a result of that war we see Lucifer (Satan) and his angels cast down to the earth (v 9). Herein lies the answer to question 2- Having been cast to the earth, the Devil continues to fight but this time he directs his warfare against God’s people (v 17).

    Enter you!

    Your whole purpose as a chosen vessel is based in this reality that there is a war going on. This is the context in which your calling is embedded- the Devil is at war and has a host that he commands, but God also has an army and He is enlisting soldiers. He is seeking labourers. Everything about being a chosen vessel is wrapped up in this truth (besides the fact that we were created for His pleasure- Revelation 4:11).

    There is a real war going on. It is a war between two kingdoms- the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. If we don’t get this, we are unlikely to grasp the preciousness, the seriousness or the ‘big-dealness’ (yes, it is a big deal!) of being a chosen vessel. Nothing about being a chosen vessel is in a vacuum- it’s all related to this one cause.

    You will never walk in your purpose as you should without acknowledging the fact and the reality of this war.

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A Chosen Vessel – Part 1


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