Glossary: Vessel/Pot

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  • Our flesh is called an earthen vessel.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

  • Our flesh is called a vessel that should be sanctified and honorable.

1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 (KJV) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

  • A woman’s flesh is called a weaker vessel than a man’s.

1 Peter 3:7 (KJV) Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

  • As a symbols of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit manifesting fruit from us, our bodies are called waterpots. Jesus fills the waterpots with water (Spirit), then draws the water out (manifestation), bearing wine (fruit of Spirit). As water to wine is spoken of in relation to the Spirit in Isaiah 55:1.

John 2:7-9 (KJV) Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots [flesh] with water [Spirit]. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now [manifestation of Spirit], and bear unto the governor of the feast… the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine [fruit]

  • Also, in Leviticus, a garment, an earthen vessel, and a bronze pot are all symbolically used synonymously for our flesh. 

Leviticus 6:27-28 (KJV) Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place. 28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.

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