Jeremiah 18:2 – The potter’s house

Published On: 15 de November de 2021Categories: Bible Study

Who was the prophet Jeremiah?
 

Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin. Jeremiah was born and raised in the priestly village of Anathoth (more than 4 miles (4 km) northeast of Jerusalem) during the wicked reign of King Manasseh.

Even before Jeremiah was born, God had already determined that he would be a Prophet. (Jeremiah 1:5) Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you came out of the womb I sanctified you; to the nations I gave you as a prophet.

Jeremiah began his Prophetic Ministry during the thirteenth year of the reign of good King Josiah, and supported his reforma.Jeremias movement was also known as “Prophet of Tears.” Jeremiah had a severe preaching but with broken sensitive heart.

The Lord calls to Jeremiah, and commands thus, Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. (Jeremiah 18:2)

God would only speak to Jeremiah in the potter’s house. he should go to the potter’s house, and observe that the potter made a clay pot.

What is a Potter:

According to the dictionary: Potter is the artisan responsible for manufacturing and marketing objects made of ceramics. The potter works in pottery, which consists of in the factory that produces the objects made of clay. Among the objects produced by the potters, vases, tiles, dishes, bricks, etc.

The vase process in the pottery

In the pottery, the first step in creating a vase consists n the selection and extraction of clay in its natural state. The experienced potter finds this clay ideal for creating the vase in nature. 

The geologists explain that there are about 200 types of clay on the planet, but only eight of them are used to make a vase.

When the ideal clay is finally chosen by the potter, this clay is sifted to remove roots, leaves, stones, branches, and other debris.

After the sieving process, there is another process for the clods to be dismantled and all the clay is moistened with water, crushed and crushed. 

After this process, a paste is formed resulting from the mixture of types of clay, water and other substances that guarantee the consistency of the paste.

The paste is left covered by a canvas, where during this period all the oxygen or air bubble is extracted, this process makes the paste gain greater consistency, preventing the pieces from cracking.

Once the necessary rest period for the paste is reached, the potter places the paste on the lathe, which often works with the foot moving, and in a short period of time, in the potter’s hands, the clay takes the form of a vase.

The potter does not have a mold, and each vase is produced one by one in a very handcrafted way. Only through techniques and a detailed look by the potter, it is possible to make one vase look like the other.

After the vase is ready, it is placed in the drying room where there is shade and wind until it is completely dry, thus being resistant enough to go to the oven. During this drying period, from time to time it is necessary for the potter to change the position of the vase, as the incidence of wind on only one of the sides could cause deformations in the vase.

After the drying process, the vase is ready to go to the oven, which must be heated to a high temperature, and when it comes out of the oven, this vase will have its final shape and will become useful.

The Parable of the Potter’s Vase

The Parable of the Potter’s Vase has rich teachings about the divine work of God in our lives. God is the one who molds our character and our service to Him. Through our submission to God it is largely determined what can be accomplished through us.

God’s desire is that we have the understanding that if necessary, He can change His plans for our lives. Just as he showed to “Has to do it again another vessel, as seemed goodthe eyes of the potter to make”

Jeremiah..The lack of deep devotion to God, can prevent its original purpose for our life

The most interesting is that only whoever is invited enters the house, because no one enters anyone’s house without being invited.Jeremiah is showing us that God is inviting us before his presence every day.

We all received an invitation to transformation, we all received an invitation to go to the potter’s house to undo his hand, the Lord God is the potter the owner of the pottery and he wants us to be molded and transformed.

Pottery is a place where different types of vases are produced, and then Jeremiah begins to see a vase that was being molded by the Potter’s hands.

In our life it is similar to this vase that was being worked by the potter’s hands, because many times we are being used and even why not say in a position of notoriety, “highlight”, because nobody puts a broken vase in the position of “highlight”.

But the cracks of time, the works of the flesh begin to destroy the beauty of this vessel and often the crack of adultery, fornication, impurity, lust, Idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, strife, emulations, anger, strife, dissensions, heresies, envy, homicides, drunkenness, gluttony, and similar things end up breaking us and causing us to lose the oil, the anointing is at this moment that we must not give up, but recognize and say God, against you I have sinned and against heaven I need to be broken, transformed , molded I need the Lord to remove from me the cracks that have made me lose the anointing of my life.

That’s when we descend into the potter’s house and rec

eive the invitation to be transformed, that moment when we let God work in our lives as he wants.

The cracks are closed and the anointing is transformed and deliberate over our lives.

It is necessary for us to recognize that we were wrong and that we are cracked and that we need to be broken by the potter’s hand.

The Christian life is marked by strong transformations, the Christian life is marked by repairs, the Christian life is similar to a hospital, where we enter sick but leave there healed!

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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