Prayer Challenge

I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.

“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said to me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You, God, are Holy. Your word is the truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”

Monday, July 13, 2015

Verse of the Week - 2 Corinthians 4:7 - July 13, 2015

In Strong's Concordance and the HELPS Word-studies,
the Greek word ostrĂ¡kinos [os-tra-kin-os] means "earthen, made of clay". 
The word is used metaphorically in 2 Corinthians 4:7 of the frail human body of believers – which serves as the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew Henry also used this metaphor for "earthen vessels".  
I especially like how he connects it with the first creation, light, in the book of Genesis.
"As light was the beginning of the first creation; so, in the new creation, the light of the Spirit is his first work upon the soul. The treasure of gospel light and grace is put into earthen vessels. 
The ministers of the gospel are subject to the same passions and weaknesses as other men. God could have sent angels to make known the glorious doctrine of the gospel, or could have sent the most admired sons of men to teach the nations, but he chose humbler, weaker vessels, that his power might be more glorified in upholding them, and in the blessed change wrought by their ministry."                                                                               Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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