Earthen Vessels

imageI loved having the opportunity to hear two dynamic messages yesterday. We can preach certainly, but to sit and hear other vessels like this… is simply amazing! Powerful! Impacting!

Iron sharpens iron again.
This message is by Senior Pastor Abbelane Rivera; Emmanuel International Ministries.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

This servant shares:

You have to understand your design.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A lot of times we see only see the vessel and what we don’t see is the Architect.

The Architect sees the building that is happening. We see the rocks and the rubble. Here God makes a design of that vessel. We will say that the Architect is Jesus Christ.

All throughout the bible, you will see that it is filled with men who failed! History continues to demonstrate that they kept failing. It can be filled with failures that GOT BACK UP. There are many deceivers, liars, murderers and evil doings that occurred but they rose up and REPENTED!

This day has come for us to establish these promises over your life. It doesn’t depend upon your condition, it depends upon your promise!


Mistakes, errors and falls are not greater. God is not going to wait until you have faith to get all things right. We are never going to see it happen that way. God says when it has to happen. When you didn’t believe He already knew. Look at all the miracles He did next to unbelieving disciples.

God is tired of seeing us on floor. The good news is, “The more I fall the more God lifts me up! So that you SHINE!”

Your Architect is not just anyone or anything.
Your Architect is Jesus Christ!!!

There are so many pastors and ministers that carry themselves so high up poising as these “super Christians” but the reality is we are imperfect. It is key to be the one that is more HUMBLE so that you are the one that He lifts up more.

For every vessel, they are designed so differently!!!! Embrace that uniqueness about yourself. God will perfect those imperfect things in your life by the power of His Spirit!


You must know it is the Spirit of God that touches you to do the things you can’t!

To read, to get in church and for ministry…because He sent us the Architect, we will be able.

Please note that those closest to the ground are the ones He will touch the most. No one knows you more than the one that toils the land. That is God.

Each of us carry unique designs. The Spirit of God is the one that is constructing your life. He knows every room of yours. All the detail He knows. Sometimes it hurts us but we rise again.

With many that fall, instead of lifting up the cup THEY BREAK IT!
People always have a tendency to bring to their attention the sin that they committed. Why is this? We lost integrity in the house of God.

We have to know as children of God to take care of each other. To lift up each other. That no matter how you get there, you are going to make it! It doesn’t matter HOW… Just know we are going to get there. This is a season of crisis and emergency times. Yet none of that matters except that you are going to make it.

If God designed us uniquely, you have to believe God. Let the weak say I am strong. Be realistic. You may have failed, but you have a Lawyer. God created you for a great purpose.

It is okay for me now to move to the side, for I rejoice to see what God is doing in the next pastors as I am ready to move onto my next assignment. The house cannot give itself glory without the Architect.

Remember this –your failure does not determine the purpose of God in you. David was not a king when he arrived to the palace. He was a king when he smelled like the sheep.

There are people with discernment for these last times so look at others like the men and woman of God that He created them to be.

Activate that prophetic word! Architect, hold us! That our destiny has already been written!

You are a unique design. You are a powerful earthen vessel that God is going to use.

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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