There comes a time in the believer’s life where transformation is the evidence and fruit of being a new creation. God’s grace is eternal, it never ends.
He extends His grace in so many ways and waits for us to truly say I want on the Potter’s Wheel. This may take longer or shorter depending upon the condition of our hearts. God doesn’t move from His position, we do when we refuse the love and mercy of His wheel. He wants to transform us into being Christ-like, the image of His Son.
Our flesh can rebel against this because it is stubborn and does not trust in God’s faithfulness. Instead we run away from His Potter’s wheel thinking we can do it all on our own without His help.
You can’t rehabilitate the flesh nature when it has no redeeming value. Adam and Eve chose that route and it was death to their soul. God sent His Son to breathe His life back into each and every heart when they believe in Him and His sacrificial death on the cross.
We usually don’t take time to think about the Potter’s wheel. If our clay gets adjusted from time to time we can either yield and become more like Jesus or become hardened and defiant.
People are in the state they are in because they have made choices and those choices will reflect who they serve. Is it their flesh or is it Jesus. If a born again believer is serving their flesh, they will wreak a smell of burning Sulphur. It is not too pleasant to be around and some of the fumes truly want to permeate our soul. You wonder why this believer represents more of satan’s attributes rather than Christ’s.
One of the greatest manifestations of a true born again believer is love; love that is flowing from our Father in heaven. It goes beyond human love. This is a rarity these days. We can see the niceties people do, but as I said this love is from above and holds great power. It is pure, untainted, without discrepancies, it cannot be adulterated.
I believe some in the body of Christ can display a very aggressive and competitive spirit. Rather than considering others more highly than themselves, they demonstrate how highly they think of themselves. Many exclude those who they consider useless for achieving personal status and recognition.
It’s much like the business world, you only network with those who can help you conquer your opponents and be seen at the top. It’s a disgusting thing to watch. You will not find love, only manipulations. Their behavior as a Christian is only there to serve their needs. It is fraudulent Christianity reflecting only Pharisaism within the confines of a redeemed bride.
The fragrance of Christ flows from a bride that delights being on the Potter’s wheel. Their eyes are filled with light, their soul is full of joy and their heart is full of love.
One night while I was watching a street preacher I started smelling a beautiful fragrance. I sat up and thought where is it coming from. We have no flowers in the room; I wear no fragrance and have not a garden of sweet smelling botanicals. This aroma was different; it had to be the Lord. If I could have just bottled this up it I would pour and anoint my head every day on earth.
But you see, we are the sweet fragrance of Christ…everywhere we go. Some to life and some to death…
2 Corinthians 2:14-16 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life.
Those who do not wish to be on the Potter’s wheel will smell more like sour milk, curdling within only to find themselves being spit out of God’s mouth.
Revelation 3:16 (KJV)
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
The cost will be so great because they have chosen to reconcile their hearts to the world, adapt to their own cunningness and crafty duplicity, ultimately committing treachery against God’s grace and love. They have petrified their conscience and buried it under piles of guile, rebellion and apostasy.