Can God Really Use Me?
Last week we talked about the mantle of Elijah being passed to Elisha and with it a double portion of Elijah's spirit. We learned that God used Elisha in an even greater way than He used Elijah. Jesus said to His disciples, John 14:12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
But we put limits on God and what He wants to do. He will do what we ask, but if we don't believe for it and act upon it, it will not come to pass, or it will not come to pass through us, but through someone else.
We put limits on God in the way that we think. We have thoughts of insecurity, inability, or doubt, fear, or unworthiness that hinder the miracles that God wants to perform through us.
Surrender and let Him use us.
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-- 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.
Who does God use?
I. Those that are consecrated to Him
Sin is a blockage in the vessel
Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you."
2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
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