I grew up near San Francisco and one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday afternoon was find a cool eatery on the bay, order clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, and watch the huge container vessels come in and out of the ports. I was fascinated to watch them with their container stacked deep and high, full of goods from countries around the world. I would imagine the crew on the vessel and all the places they traveled and what exciting things they must have seen.
Containers. Hundreds upon hundreds and thousands of containers full of man-made goods to be sold for profit primarily to build big business, and most likely made by the hands of poor people in sweat shops around the world, are transported over our oceans every day. I digress.
Containers. Vessels. Drums. Barrels. Casks. Kegs. Kettles. Tanks. Vats. Basins. Jugs. Pots. Buckets. Tubs. Spirits.
Why did I end that sentence with the word, “Spirits”? That word doesn’t seem to go with the all the different types of containers I listed there, or does it?
Colossians 2:3 tells us that In Christ are hidden, or stored, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. ALL. ALL the wisdom and ALL the knowledge about EVERYTHING is stored In Christ. To the believer, this is really great news because we have believed In Him which means we have received his Spirit, 1 Corinthians 2:16.
ALL that Christ has, which is everything, has been deposited into our inner being by the Holy Spirit. Our spirit is a Godly container, made from Godly material, and by faith is full of ALL the wisdom and ALL the knowledge of God, Ephesians 3:19.
Great news! It is in our best interest to open the container and pull out all that God has put in there for us to use. How do we do that? Proverbs 20:5 says that we can draw from the deep well that is within us by using our mouth, 1 Corinthians 2:7, 13.
YOUR mouth is the ladle of your spirit. Your words that are spoken by revelation of the Holy Spirit literally pull out of your spirit the things God has put in there for your use.
Ask God about it tonight. Ask God to show you how to pull all the goods from your spirit by words spoken in faith.