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A CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE POTTER AND A CLAY
Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2016-12-23     Views : 106     Touched : 21
Will it not be strange when a Clay attempt to act and challenge a Potter? However, such incidence has occurred between the Creator and His creatures.

The Potter tells the Clay, “I fulfill all righteousness for you when I was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.” The Clay replies, “As for me I don’t think so. This is because so far us I believe in the name of Jesus and His blood on the Cross I am saved.”

Again the Potter tells the clay, “I came by WATER and BLOOD to save you and wash you as white as snow in order to make you holy.” But the Clay replies, “You came only by BLOOD, that is what I prefer and believe.”

Once again the Potter tells the Clay, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is My gift to you, not of works, let you will boast.” The Clay replies the Potter, “I have to work out my own salvation and obey the Law and Commandments. I have never steal, and I have never committed adultery all my life, I am not a drunkard, and everybody knows that I am a good person.”

However, this same Clay will confess its sins at every prayer meeting and during Sunday worship service, asking God to forgive any sin committed. The Clay tells the Potter, “Today my hands committed sin, it is not well formed, so shape it well.” The next day the Clay confesses, “As for today it was my legs which committed sin because I went to the wrong place, please mould these two legs well for me.”

The clay then returns on the subsequent days saying, “My mouth has spoken lies, my eyes have seen evil, my thinking went bad, and my feelings for the opposite sex is driving me crazy. I want you to shape my mouth, eyes, brains and emotions very well. Forgive me and just wash it a little bit once more and it shall be well.”

When a Clay challenges God this way, God tells the Clay, “Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’? Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you begetting?’ Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?’” (Isaiah 45:9-10)

Because many Christians fail to believe in God’s righteousness through the gospel of the water and the Spirit, this is how they behave towards God as shown above. They question the work of salvation which God has accomplished, and they tell God that He has no hands to recreate them as new creatures in Jesus Christ. Therefore God says, “Woe to him who strives with his Maker!”.

And due to the fact that many Christian believers have gone astray in their faith, God tells them, “Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me” Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?(Isaiah 29:16).

When God says that shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me,” it means the Christians are saying that God cannot make them righteous. This is a very dangerous sin and a blasphemy against the Spirit of Christ. In fact they even go to the extent of saying that God “Has no understanding.”Imagine a Clay telling the Potter that He has no understanding. Thats very strange indeed!

We must know that a Clay cannot act to bring any change to itself, but it is the Potter who act to make use of the clay and shapes it as seems good to Him. But unfortunately, because many Christians have not subjected themselves as a Clay in the hand of the Almighty God, they act and speak as if they can change themselves.

But Isaiah believed that God is indeed the Potter and he is a clay. Therefore he said, “But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our Potter; And all we are the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). We can therefore see from this passage that Isaiah’s faith is different from many Christians of today.

Isaiah believed that God is able to make him and his people righteous. When he believed in the salvation work of Jesus by the water and the Spirit, he proclaimed, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10).

This is exactly the work of the Potter (Jesus Christ). He is the almighty God who is able turn the wilderness into a fruitful field. That is why after believing in God’s righteousness Isaiah added by saying, “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations” (Isaiah 61:11).

It says here clearly in the above passage that it is the Potter who causes righteousness to spring forth, and not the Clay. But unfortunately, many Christians attempt to spring forth their own righteousness without knowing that they are the clay before God. And even after know they are the Clay, they still challenge the Potter! It is such a pity.

Just like Isaiah, King David also believed that God is the Potter and he is the Clay. Therefore he said that if God says he is a sinner, then he is surely a sinner, but if God says he is righteous, then he is righteous according to His spoken Word (Psalm 51:6).

As a Christian, you must know that God is the POTTER and you are the CLAY. Therefore you must ceased from trying to establish your own righteousness according to works and believed in the salvation of the water and the Spirit.

GOD BLESS YOU!

 

 
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