” The Word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My Words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in Mine Hand, O house of Israel.” Jeremiah 18:1-6
God’s timing and God’s will are inseparable. Often, when we know the will of God, we grow impatient with His timing. As we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Hand is molding us into a vessel to be used for His Work. Through our faith in Jesus’ finished work on Calvary’s Cross, the Holy Spirit is given latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do – isolate our sin nature as we render our flesh dead to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil and breathe life into this vessel He has molded.
“ For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He lives, He lives unto God.
11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Romans 6:10-12.
We who were once dead in our sins and trespasses are now alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. When we come to Jesus broken and marred, He doesn’t throw us away but places us on the Potter’s Wheel. He Authors and finishes our faith precept upon precept, line upon line through our faith in Him. We live, yet not I but Christ lives in us by our faith in the Son of God (Galatians 2:20 ). We are alive unto God through our faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ…now we must LIVE through our faith in the Son of God. We don’t “have” to follow the Law, we WANT to follow the Lord Jesus Christ which be default, if you will, causes us to follow the Law – it is written on our heart because He is in us, making our crooked paths straight.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is that man that makes the Lord his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” Psalms 40:1-4.
God is no respecter of persons and His arm is not shortened. If you are a born again Child of God, you are alive unto God through faith in Jesus Christ…now LIVE unto God through faith in Jesus Christ. Trust His timing, for it is one with His Will.