BY: RAY PRINZING
“God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory.”
Vessels of mercy and vessels of wrath, both prepared and fitted for His purpose. He will demonstrate the grace and glory of those who are one in Christ, surrendered to His will, filled with His life. And show forth that loss which is suffered by those who follow the perverted path of their own self-will. One path leads to highest gain, and one to utter loss. Yet when God has finished His purpose, all loss shall be turned to gain, all evil abolished, while God shall be all in all. It is, therefore, a demonstration that is limited to “TIME,” and is not in any sense “eternal” as some erroneous doctrines proclaim.
“The Lord hath made all for Himself; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”
“For says the scripture to Pharaoh, into this same thing I raised out thee, so that I might shew in thee My power, and so that should be declared My name in all the earth.”
Pharaoh, a vessel of wrath, hardened, made stubborn and unyielding of heart, by the will of God, to fulfill His purpose in
Man is always prone to attribute God’s wrath to the vessel, when it is his sin that becomes the object of His wrath, while He purposes to ultimately redeem the vessel itself. Vessels marred in the hand of the Potter shall be made into new vessels by His grace. Praise God!