The Vessels Of Mercy – Bro Tobi Odedina

Bro Tobi Odedina
Bro Tobi Odedina

Romans 9:23
There are two kind of vessel

  1. The vessel of mercy
  2. The vessel of wrath

Please which are you ?
Rom.9.23 – And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had prepared unto glory,You will see that God intention is to make Known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy.
In the book of Esther, the King made known the riches of his glory on Esther through ‘Esther’s feast’
Do you know what it means when a president of a state plans to make known the riches of his glory on a person? Now, imagine the God of heaven. Anyone who is a vessels of mercy, God plan is to make known his riches on that individual. I PRAY GOD WILL MAKE YOU A VESSEL OF MERCY IN JESUS NAME

Also we have another vessels who are called the VESSEL OF WRATH
Rom.9.22 – God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Rom.9.23 – And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
If you check verse 22 you will realize that God talk about vessels of wrath and they are only fitted for destruction. The vessels of wrath is a dishonored vessel
It doesn’t matter what this vessels of wrath is doing for God in church or fellowship it doesn’t change him to be vessels of mercy because you don’t become a vessel of mercy by activities


Vessels of wrath maybe doing something for God and there is a particular area of his life that is not correct or is a person who still work in flesh
Any one who is not dead to flesh cannot please God. Let me tell you the truth, the vessel of wrath will end up in destruction if he refused to repent

HOW CAN YOU BECOME A VESSEL OF MERCY?
Romans 9: 23 in NIV,talks about how to become vessels of mercy
Rom.9.23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory– (NIV)
You will see in this verse that the conclusion part of this verse says ” WHOM HE PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR GLORY
Every vessels of mercy is prepared in advance for glory, When you miss the place of preparation, you are not qualified for the glory ahead,God always prepare a man in advance for the glory ahead. Any man who wait for God to prepare him is a vessels of mercy
Anyone who miss the place of preparation is a vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. If you want to be a vessel of mercy you need God to prepare you. PROPER PREPARATION PREVENT POOR PERFORMANCE

There are 3 stage of preparation.

  1. Recreating stage
  2. Reforming stage
  3. Re-establishing stage

1. Recreating stage : this is a stage of new birth in Christ. ” Every man in Christ is a new creature, old things are passed away. Behold all things are become new”.

This stage is very important first in a person life before you can do anything for God either in church or anywhere. Because anything you do when you are not born again can’t please God because God himself is not pleased with you only if you first give your life to Jesus.

2. Reforming stage : this stage is very very much crucial. Not all who are born again wait for God to finish with them. Isa.43.21 – This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise. It is from this stage that God can begin to call you “myself” he can not fully determine what you can do by just only new creation life alone. You need to wait and allow him to sit on you so that you can be conformed to the image of Christ. Jesus can be in you and his is not working in you, because you don’t allow him. When you gave your life to him, he enters into you but it doesn’t automatically means he will enforce his will on you, so it is possible you don’t allow him to walk through you. But you will give him chance if you pass through this forming stage.

This Is a place were God reshapes you and cut away until it remains Christ himself. It is a critical stage that many of us always want to ignore. You can be born again and still do many things in the flesh, so your born again experience doesn’t really make any difference until you allow him to form you . you will see in genesis that it is only a man that God has formed that will be allowed to be in the garden. ” And there he put the man whom he had formed” ( Gen 2:8). You will not be Allowed to the garden of your destiny by only salvation experience alone. In addition, This is a place of TOTAL SURRENDER, This is also a place of discipleship relationship with the master. This is a place of making.

3. Re-establishing stage: At this point God want to announce you, he wants to present you to the world because he can now be proud of you.Jer.33.2 – Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; you will see in this verse that the purpose of forming is to establish. When God established you your aroma will come out, your voice will be heard and miracles and wonder will happen in your hand faster. When God wants to establish a man he give him gifts. Rom1.11 – For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established ;
You will notice that spiritual gift makes a man Established and that particular gift will surely make room for him everywhere.

The most powerful stage of this 3 is reforming stage
Isa.43.21 – This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.You Can’t show forth the praise of God genuinely until you are formed
The forming stage is a discipleship stage, GOD will not call you His because you are born again, is until you are formed.

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