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The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

ROM 9:20, On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?

a. Vs 20 = The thing molded and the molder.
b. Vs 21 = The potter and the clay.
c. Vs 21 = The vessel for honorable use, and the vessel for common use.

The importance of our Lord having death work in Him so that we could have His life work in us under the principle of 2CO 4:12.

2CO 4:12, So death works in us, but life in you.

Death working in us is how the molder relates to the thing being molded.
Death working in us is how the potter works with the
Death working in us is how one vessel becomes an honorable one while the other just remains a common one.

It is the “victory over death” or “the victory in death working in us” that produces those things that ultimately bring glory to God.

Before death, there has to be a birth.

To die physically, you must first of all be born physically.
To die spiritually, you must first of all, be born spiritually.

1CO 15:31…, I die daily.

ROM 8:35-36, Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

JOH 12:24-25, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies [dead to the world], it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.”

JOH 3:6-8, TLJC says to Nicodemus, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

The progressiveness that takes place or the divine order of things that happen to all of us as we recognize that God is at work within us.

This is that time of the year where we realize that God met man at the crossroads of human history which we call theologically the virgin birth.

The virgin birth is extremely important because the Lord would have to be born without a human father since the human father is the one who passes down the OSN.

1. The first prophecy of the virgin birth was given in
GEN 3:15, “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”

2. The Jewish prophecy of the virgin birth:
ISA 7:14; ISA 9:6.

ISA 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel [meaning God with us].”

ISA 9:6, For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

3. The historical fulfillment of the virgin birth:

MAT 1:19-20, And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her, desired to put her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

MAT 1:21-22, “And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,

MAT 1:23-24, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took {her} as his wife,

MAT 1:25, and kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

4. The result of the virgin birth:
JOH 1:14, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

HEB 2:14, Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

PHI 2:7-8, but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men. In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross.

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