Vessels – What Is In Your House?

Vessels are containers.

Today as I was praying the Lord was leading me into my kitchen.  He got me in there by showing me my belly. Food. So, I thought, ok, I’ll go eat.  I place my leftover Chipotle into the microwave and shift.  I go to get some water.  I fill up my cup but as I place the cap back unto the water I realize that some spice from my finger is on now on it.  The Lord has my attention.

I move to take the water to my room.  Yes, I thought I was going to be eating bedside.  I come back into the kitchen because I remember the tea that is in my refrigerator.  I believe the Lord wants me to have some tea.

I reach for the cabinet.

I grab both doors at the same time.

I pull them open towards me.

The doors open.

I see the cups. (naturally)

Both arms open wide with doors in hand.

My eyes open and there are the cups.  (spiritually)

I release the doors.

The anointing, a wave of air, a presence, a feeling hits me.

I recognize it as the Lord and as I am ushered in I weep.

My arms are free of the doors and I drop my head and I began to weep.  My arms are outstretched, and I visualize Christ on the cross.  I know His presence but this posture that I am in I want to stay in, so I began to repent.  I say, “Lord forgive me.  Lord, I repent for sins known and unknown.”  I repent because I want to stay in His presence.  I want to receive what He is saying.  Now repenting is just my way of a “coverall.”  From experience, this has worked for me in the past.

I now receive.  As I look up and open my eyes the Lord reminds me of:

2 Kings 4:3.  Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.  (KJV)

When I read this verse, I see many different vessels.  Many different colors and many different sizes and shapes. The same in my cabinet. As I chew this verse and swallow it and bring it back again, meditate, I apply it to my life.  Right now, I am about to make an investment.  God says, go borrow.  I think of from whom and where and how.  I have no credit cards.  I have been reviewing my credit and wanting to reestablish it.  As this widow received word from the prophet Elisha to go borrow to start her own business so shall I.  I will use the borrowed money to start what I believed has been placed into my hands to do.

I used to think that borrowing was so wrong because I am the head and not the tail; I am a lender and not a borrower.  Those verses are wonderful, however, they stuck me.  I stayed and lived on those scriptures getting rid of credit cards and waiting for – more.

When reading the word of God, I never saw this widow as a borrower.  I never caught that part of the verse.  I read it and skimmed over it in mind and understanding.  No more!  My understanding came when I opened my cabinet and saw the many vessels that I already have.  I have already borrowed.  I already have in my house, in me, what I need to become an entrepreneur.

2 Kings 4:2. And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. (KJV)

I carry the oil.  I have the vessels.  I have a word from the prophet.

The Oil– the anointing

The Vessels-I have borrowed; knowledge, wisdom, and understanding from all those before me.  Naturally, preachers, teachers and speakers.  Spiritually, the Word of God and revelation through reading, fasting, and praying.  I have what it takes to do what God has called me to do. Amen.

The word from the prophet-GO. A command to move. An instruction. Furthermore, obedience.  This scripture of inspiration becomes my foundation.  I can now say that I have a word to act on.  A scripture to lunge forward from.  A revelation to stand on.

Go and Borrow was the first command (2 Kings 4:2, KJV)

Go and Sell was the second command.  (2Kings 4:7, KJV)

Attached is the video. Enjoy.

3:26 minutes.

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