refers to GOLDEN POT THAT HAD THE MANNA in Tabernacle
Golden pot means permanent/perfect faith. As good as any human in the world, they are just mortar pot which is easily fragile and broken, the meaningsare
- Easily being dissappointed, discouraged, and proud of everything in the world.
- Easily doing sin/falling into sin until top of sins, those are eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
- Lives who perish forever.
To make our life not be easily broken and fragile, the mortar pot MUST BE
filled with faith to Jesus.
3:16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
If the mortar pot is filled with faith to Jesus, that life will receive eternal life= become golden pot.Romans 10:17
10:17. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ/Word annointed by Holy Spirit/Word opened its secret, that is verse explains another verse = true teaching Word.
Be careful! There is unhealthy faith. The unhealthy faith is as follows
- Faith comes by feeling/flesh emotions(only to fill, be happy, to hesitate, etc).
6:26. Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
- Faith comes by seeing= Thomas' faith
2:23. Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.
2:24. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,
Consequence of the faith by seeing is fragile faith because we believe, but God does not commit Himself to us (unilateral).
Be careful with way of hearing and what being heard, because it determines our future. I Peter 1:6-71:6. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
1:7. that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Through faith trials, the true faith will be enhanced to become permanent/eternal/perfect faith and it will never fall. Mark 3:7-10
3:7. But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judea
3:8. and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard how many things He was doing, came to Him.
3:9. So He told His disciples that a small boat should be kept ready for Him because of the multitude, lest they should crush Him.
3:10. For He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him.
'Tyre and Sidon
' are gentiles area (far area).Daily practices of permanent faith are
- Capable to bring us to Jesus(verse 7), meaning capable to bring us to minister Jesus faithfully, even when there are many temptations and barriers (long distance, bad weather, etc).
If we have permanent faith, there is nothing can separate us from Jesus= we keep faithful in ministry. On the contrary, if the faith is unstable, one will feel it is so hard to minister although the distance is short, even s/he may look for some reasons in order not to minister.
Do not throw existing barries away that our faith can grow up to become permanent. One day, to minister, we must experience persecution and the separation will happen.
II Timothy 3:12
3:12. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
If the faith is permanent, we will keep faithful to minister. But, if our faifh is unstable, we will be offended/fall from faith.
- Capable to bring us into unity of Body of Christ(verse 8).
The unity of Body of Christ comes from unity of heart and mind. Heart and mind could be one if being filled by one true teaching Word.
I Corinthians 1:10
1:10. Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
The unity of Body of Christ is started from marriage, shepherding, until international unity (Israel and gentiles become one).
In shepherding, we have to listen one true teaching Word. If we hear other voice, we will be separated.
- Capable to push us to surrender our live(verse 9) for being placed by Jesus as Head and Jesus becomes our personal own.
The condition of Jesus becomes our personal own is living in holinessthat we are not placed by foxes and birds.
Foxesrefer to wicked spirit.
Birds refer to unclean spirit.
If there are foxes and birds, the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head. If Jesus becomes the Head, God will be responsible to our live and our future.
Capable to bring us to touch Jesus(verse 10), meaning: being obedient to God whatever the risks= strecthing out hand to God and worshiping God.
We touch God with faith hand and God touches us with mercy.
FAITH+MERCY= MIRACLE. Miracle happens physically and spiritually.
26:3. Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4. and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him.
Spiritual miracle is renewal of life starting from no more lie and hate.
Physical miracle will make impossible thing become possible.
The last miracle is we become as glorious as God= mortar pot is being changed to golden pot.
We can be lifted with God on glorious clouds.
3:20. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
3:21. who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
God blesses you.