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The Potter's House
by Paul Getter
01/09/12
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A Journey to the Potter’s House

Jeremiah 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.



Step over the broken vessels and marred masterpieces where clay is being pounded, wheels are spinning, and the hands off the potter are at work. Off in the distance you can feel the sweltering heat of the furnace in which the vessels are carefully placed in to later be removed.

The Potter’s House

There he sits upon his stool. Sweat dripping down his brow, clay beneath his nails, his hands pressing down upon the mound of clay. Spinning, molding, making, breaking, washing, pulling, pounding, cleaning, baking…

We are at The Potter’s House

Vases, jars, plates, decorative, ornate, simple, costly, big and small…but they are all vessels at

The Potter’s House

It is in this setting that God grips Jeremiah and says “It is here in a place like this…I want to teach you some things!”

Of all the trades that could have illustrated an important truth it was here at the Potter’s House that God wanted to show Jeremiah some things.

A place where things were created- a place where work was going on. A place where the Potter was molding and making the clay into a creation of his very own hands.

I wander if there is anybody daring enough to go with me on a Journey to the Potter’s House!
It may not be an easy Journey---but are you willing to go DOWN to the Potter’s House!

One of the very first things Jeremiah had to understand is:

1. YOU HAVE TO ARISE- to go to the Potter’s House

2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

Notice God is giving Jeremiah the instructions to GET UP AND GO!

He did not tell Jeremiah “ I am going to take you to the Potter’s House”
He did not say I am going to miraculously translate you to the Potter’s House. It was more than a vision placed in his spirit.

But God told him to -ARISE AND GO!

You see God will never pick you up and force you to go to the Potter’s House!
God will not TAKE you there.

There has to be a willing spirit of submission that says “God, I want you to change me, mold me, make me…I surrender to your will Lord!”

What that means is YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHO YOU ARE!

Stop playing the blame game! God can never be able to work properly in our lives if we are preoccupied blaming others for our present condition.
Don’t allow pride to creep up and say YOU DON’T NEED TO CHANGE!

ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOY WHO PLAYED A JOKE ON HIS GRANDFATHER “THE WHOLE WORLD STINKS!” CHEESE- NOSE


God will never force you on to the Potter’s Wheel
HE CANNOT MOLD AN UNWILLING VESSEL
WHAT YOU BECOME IS BASED UPON HOW MUCH YOU LET GOD HAVE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!!
YOU HAVE TO SAY WHERE I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH WHERE I AM WITH GOD RIGHT NOW! I NEED TO GET UP!

Well I’m like this because…





2. YOU HAVE TO GO DOWN TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE

Oh you thought the Potter’s House was going to be an experience that was to be found in the 7th heaven Utopia ,with angels singing, cherubim strumming harps, plush pillows and paradise!

The Potter’s House is not a Mountain Top Experience- BUT THE POTTER’S HOUSE IS OFTEN TIMES FOUND- IN THE VALLEY!!

It’s interesting to note: The phrase “GO DOWN” is found several times in the scripture- it’s used mostly in a situation of adversity:

Go Down- to the battle
Go Down- to the war
Go Down- and offer a sacrifice


I know this may be difficult to understand but the Potter’s House can be painful!

3. EACH VESSEL IS UNIQUE AS A RESULT OF THE POTTER

When the potter puts you on the wheel He begins to mold you and sculpt you into a vessel with His very own hands.

As a result of what the Potter has formed within us –it makes us who we are.

HE DIDN’T MAKE A MOLD AND POUR US INTO IT----MAKING US ALL IDENTICAL

God made you so unique out of the 6.8 Billion people that populate this Earth there is not one that is just like you-

Your DNA is unique
Your voice print is unique
Your fingerprints
Your palm print and even tongue print
Your hair structure and color is unique
The retina of your eye is completely unique







4. WHEN YOU GET ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL- YOU’RE SAYING YOU ARE IN GOD’S HANDS- YOU GIVE UP CONTROL


The lawyer calls you a client
The doctor calls you a patient
The person that lives next to calls you a neighbor
The radio station calls you a listener
The TV station calls you a viewer
The politician calls you a voter
The hotel calls you a guest
The school calls you a student
The mall calls you a consumer

I CORINTHIANS 6:20- 7:23

YOU’VE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE!!

CREATION OF ADAM- GOD MOLDED FROM THE DUST OF THE EARTH

Gen 2:7 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 formedH3335 (H853) manH120 of the dustH6083 ofH4480 the ground,H127 and breathedH5301 into his nostrilsH639 the breathH5397 of life;H2416 and manH120 becameH1961 a livingH2416 soul.H5315

FORMED- YAWTSAR 3335 “MOLD INTO FOR; ESPECIALLY AS A POTTER”

DUST-6083 APHAR EARTH OR CLAY

Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

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