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Emanna for 07/20/2019

Man Being Like a Glove

Bible Verses

2 Cor 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not out of us. Col 1:27 ..the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Words of Ministry

We may use a glove as an illustration of man as a vessel, a container, of God. Because the purpose of a glove is to contain the hand, the glove is made in the likeness of the hand. Although the glove is not the hand, it is made in the likeness of the hand in order to contain the hand. In the same principle, man is a vessel to contain God. For this reason, he was made according to the likeness of God. For example, our gentleness is a container for God's gentleness. Our gentleness is only the form, whereas God's gentleness is the substance, the reality. Because we were created according to the likeness of God, we have the capacity to be godly, that is, to be like God. Animals can never be godly, for they are not in the likeness of God and cannot contain Him. But in our love, kindness, and gentleness we can show forth godliness, God-likeness. In His creation of man, God made man as a vessel to contain Him with the intention of coming into this vessel and filling it with Himself. When God enters into the vessels created by Him, He finds that the vessels are a proper match for Him. He has emotion, and His container has emotion also. Therefore, in the container God has a place to put, to dispense, His own emotion. In this way human emotion and divine emotion become one. The divine emotion is the content, and the human emotion is the container and the expression.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 656-658. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/14/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.