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.