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Many people try to live under the old covenant where God has them as clay on the potters wheel and He is still in the process of molding them. The idea is that God puts them through pain and hard times in order to fashion them and then puts them in a really really hot fire of adversity to remove all impurities, so they eventually turn out to be something of value. So… for the present they are just a lump of clay… mold-able… but otherwise still impure, unfinished and unattractive. This kind of teaching is very ‘moldy’ at best.

What is missing here, is that in His death, Jesus took the potters wheel in our place. He took the beating, the painful molding, the fire, the hardest of times and the severest of adversity. He took all of our sin and all of our impurities upon Himself. Out of the fire of His Father’s wrath… He came forth in our place. He brought forth the perfect New Man that you and I are in Him.

So, get yourself off that messy potters wheel today. At best it will just make you dizzy and feel like you are going around in circles. Instead, rejoice in the already molded, “it is finished,” perfect new person that Jesus made you to be… fashioned already in His very image.

When hard times or adversity now come to us, it is not God trying to patch us up or mold us all over again. Rather, testing now comes as opportunities for who we already are to manifest or shine forth… opportunities for the golden quality of our faith to dazzle the world… opportunities for Grace to burst out of our lives and bless those who are yet to experience that Grace!

Thank You, Jesus… for taking the wheel, the pain, the fire and victoriously finishing me! I am done, but yet to be revealed!

From John P. Cwynar

 

 

Hebrews 6:4 (New Living Translation) For it is impossible to restore to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come—6and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people to repentance again because they are nailing the Son of God to the cross again by rejecting him, holding him up to public shame.

The passage presents an argument based on a false premise (that a true Christian can fall away) and follows it to its senseless conclusion (that Jesus would have to be sacrificed again and again). The absurdity of the conclusion points up the impossibility of the original assumption. This reasoning is called reductio ad absurdum, in which a premise is disproved by showing that it logically leads to an absurdity. ( http://www.gotquestions.org/Hebrews-6.html )

This passage supports the security of the believer in Christ. It presents the very idea of believers losing salvation as impossible. Many scriptures make it abundantly clear that salvation is eternal (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:35, 38-39; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:4-5), and Hebrews 6:4-6 confirms that doctrine. (ibid.)

A widespread misinterpretation of this passage has put far too many under condemnation and fear. It’s time to read it in context and see it for the wonderful confirmation it is!

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