Jeremiah 18:1 to 61. The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah:2. Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.3. And I went down to the potter's house, and behold he was doing his work on the wheels,4. And the vessel that he made of clay, broke in the potter's hand, has to do it again another vessel, as seemed good to the eyes of the potter to do.5. Then came to me the word of the LORD, saying,6. Can not I do with you as this potter, O house of Israel? Says the LORD. Behold, as clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Priest Antonio Almeida - Jeremiah 18:1-6
INTRODUCTIONThis is one of the most beautiful messages that Jehovah brings one of his prophets to be brought to all people. And looking at her I see God's concern as the person of the man who is nothing more than clay, because the "primori" we must understand that there are three types of language they must master to have a greater intellectual conception of the messages contained in bíbliasagrada and they are the literary language, figurative language, and language.In this message we will see how one is born a real vessel, because no one can deny that there is also only a potter who has the true field of art to make one vessel, a vessel but not all, but a sturdy vessel that supports the elements of life .At these words I would like you to open your heart and let himself be touched by reading the potter, for only He can make you a new person.But in order to be born again is a real pot of taking into consideration the four steps taken by the potter we know that He, Jehovah, Lord of lords, King of kings.STEP 1THE SEPARATION OF CLAYYou may not know, but there are about two hundred types of clay found in nature.Different types of clay, some stronger and some less, some lighter and others darker, some with more power and one without or with less power, and thus the true potter you should go to the place where the clay and clay can not be bought at the grocery store or pharmacy, let alone in a shop by the road. Clay is in the mire, in the woods far from town, far from living in society, the place is well within the sludge. If you think a little you will see that the clay has a very strong smell, and is not a fragrant smell, or to say that smell good, but not the potter have the ability to see in a lot of clay in the middle of the mud .And there goes the potter, his name JEHOVAH, went looking for a clay that make a good pot and bottom sludge saw no color and no smell a lot of mud ugly and smelly, it was me and you, then the potter stuck out his hand and removed the clay.No matter what you came gunk it is important that the Lord God has separated you and looking at you like a potter's eyes, saw something in his heart that attracted him and made him take a lot of mud sludge begin to imagine what a beautiful vase you would.Bring joy to your heart and emotion of jubile, because He has chosen you. Do not accept words that others try to entitle you, you are God's chosen, and that nobody can deny, for every vessel only if the vessel arrives in clay.STEP 2Kneading OF CLAYWell, after separating the clay from mud and have imagined that he would make beautiful vase, so the potter the clay will go through some essential services, or if not so the clay could never be a good story that vessel and the vessel bad does not break is pure lie of the devil, who does not break is good pot.Well, now that the potter has the clay, it starts the process, and the first process is kneading the clay, but the clay must be kneaded by the potter? I'll explain. When the clay out of the mud it still carries some impurities, filth, which must be removed, and only so the potter can remove them through the kneading.That's why we see many people falling into the gutter. It is not to leave them the potter amassarem and remove any dirt, because it hurts the process of kneading, it is not easy but is necessary because impurities have to be removed, such as hatred, resentment, vanity, pride, lusts, addictions, because these things can not have it in a vase.Let Jehovah put you hands and then you see that your life still has things that must be removed so you can have fellowship with the potter, so the potter's own deposit in you the confidence that you really give a good pot.STEP 3THE MOLD OF CLAYAfter separating the clay, taking the dirty and smelly sludge, and after the cleaning process of kneading the clay of the bad things, the potter begins to mold the clay. Then the potter puts the wheel and the wheel starts to spin, and with your hands pressing and shaping it goes, squeezing and molding, and clay will beginning to form.This is also a painful process, because everything seems to revolve our lives, we are confused in the beginning, everything revolves, and doubts begin to emerge, but nobody said it was easy to be a believer!First, the potter begins from the inside out, and with your hands going in shaping inside, the Bible says that the mouth speaks what the heart is full, that is why he saw from the inside out, pressing and pressing, so the rest of deformities are going away, and at the same time that shapes inside it shapes out and after this painful process also acquires the vessel shape and the eyes of the potter's vessel is now almost ready. Sometimes we think we're ready but a'o Potter reminds us of the last process.STEP 4A FURNACE OF FIREWe reached the latter case, this process is fire. After all that we saw above, now the potter carefully prepares the fiery furnace, then takes the pot and put into the furnace which was already lit and close the oven leaving the vessel in there for about twenty-four hours.This is not magnificent. I know that seems unnecessary, but the fire takes away the stench and heat of the furnace are also closed the purification process, as is done with gold, because we know that the more gold is the largest fire is what we call "Karat ".The fire is not that we need to pass the ordeal, the struggles, hardships as many think, but the Bible says that when the three young men were thrown into the fire, they were walking, so do not be afraid.But the fire that we should just let us be led by the potter is the Holy Ghost fire, this fire is that every believer must have in your life. Today we speak of worship was pure fire, the pastor is pure fire, but the true fire of the potter is not true or just, lasting and is desired because the fire of the potter prepares us for everything.After leaving the vessel at the right time within the furnace, the potter around and remove the pot from the furnace, and now he sees that the vase is resistant and no longer has that smell, and has much less impurities. Now the potter looks at his masterpiece and is happy because the vessel has undergone all the processes and won and truly is a new pot. Thus is born a vase.CONCLUSIONMany want to have positions within the church, we want to be in the pulpit, we want something in our lives, but do not want to go through the processes that will lead us to be someone prepared to accomplish the task, because without going through the processes of birth of a vase, you never will be able to do anything in the potter's house.Let the potter get you, touch you, take you to the fire and see how wonderful life is to serve as a vessel for honor, not to dishonor. Perhaps now we can understand why many fall in life.