YOU ARE A TOOL IN THE HANDS OF THE MASTER!
Mankind was formed by God, the master toolmaker, to shine a specific purpose, like a concentrated beam of light, aka laser beam to carve God’s beautiful message of hope of restoration -external life and love into this dark world. Exodus 9:16″But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” God made us each to operate within different gifting, teachings, experiences, revelation knowledge and talents so that He can use each one of us to carve a beautiful image of love into this dark, cold realm we live in today. As we accept God as our savior and creator, we become free to operate in His purposes and our light becomes more focus and concentrated like a laser to become effective in exposing God’ truth, way and eternal life through His grace and mercies in Jesus Christ (Yeshua). Philippians 2:13 “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose”. 2 Timothy 3:10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
Often we spread our light two thin like a flashlight with a broad beam (compromise, lukewarm, selfish motives), where it reflects the word but never penetrates the darkness of Man’s souls. That is why many of the pharisees who disputed Christ as the Son of God said in Acts 5:38 “Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.” Today, Christianity is still going strong and is the only “religion” that is based in truth, love and does not require us to work to receive God’s approval, grace and mercies. We need to FOCUS on bringing God honor, glory and praise and walk according to our calling. Exodus 9:16″But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” Proverbs 19:21″Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails”Isaiah 14:24″The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen”
Meditate on Romans 8:28″And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according TO HIS PURPOSE!“ Instead of applying this verse from a selfish perspective that God is going to do what we want Him to do for us, instead act like what it says. A faithful obedient servant living our lives for His purposes, glory and love. Then we will see our lives turn around and the messes become our message of hope that testifies of the goodness of God in each or our lives. When we allow God to connect these points of lights together, then He can create churches, orphanages, hospitals, even nations built unto God to work as a bigger tool carving a larger image of God’s love into mankind’s hearts. Matthew 6:33“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
As you study and read the word, stand on the promises of God made to us. Operate in the leading and gifting of the Holy Spirit to see and hear God’s purposes and plans in each of our lives. Some are called to teach and preach, others to love and comfort. Some of us are gifted to earn money to finance the building of God’s kingdom. However, when each of us allow God’s purpose in our life, we operate as one team, united with common goals to help the widows and orphans. To heal the sick and give hope to the weary. To encourage and strengthen our fellow beloved in Christ. UNITED as one giant tool, moving across the hearts and minds of society, helping to protect the poor and defend the weak like the good Samaritan. We are to become followers of Jesus, willful slaves who were free but now carry the burden for others to our savior. Only ;then will we be truly alive in Christ is when we help set the captives free through our words and deeds. Colossians 3:17″And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
YOU MY FRIEND ARE A TOOL!
Reference verses for your bible study.
1 Chronicles 23:5 Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.”
Job 36:5 “God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
Psalm 33:10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
Psalm 33:11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
Isaiah 10:7 But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations.
Isaiah 14:24 The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.
Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
Isaiah 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’
Isaiah 46:11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.
Isaiah 48:14 “Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of the idols has foretold these things? The LORD’s chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians.
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, “Surely I will deliver you for a good purpose; surely I will make your enemies plead with you in times of disaster and times of distress.
Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.
Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this.
Jeremiah 32:19 great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.
Jeremiah 51:11 “Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The LORD will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple.
Jeremiah 51:12 Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon! Reinforce the guard, station the watchmen, prepare an ambush! The LORD will carry out his purpose, his decree against the people of Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:29 The land trembles and writhes, for the LORD’s purposes against Babylon stand— to lay waste the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
John 20:30 [ The Purpose of John’s Gospel ] Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
Acts 5:38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.
Acts 13:36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.
Romans 9:11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand:
Romans 9:17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
Romans 9:21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?
1 Corinthians 3:8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
2 Corinthians 5:5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
Galatians 4:18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you.
Ephesians 1:9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
Ephesians 1:11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
Ephesians 2:15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
Ephesians 3:11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 6:22I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Colossians 4:8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.
1 Timothy 2:7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
2 Timothy 2:20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.
2 Timothy 2:21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
2 Timothy 3:10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
Hebrews 6:17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
Revelation 17:13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Revelation 17:17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfi