THE POTTER'S HOUSE

Jeremiah 18:1-6

Text verse 2
Arise and go down to the Potters house, and there I will
cause thee to hear My Words.

Where do you want God to speak to you ?
Here now, or at the Potters house ?

I will cause you to hear My Words, says the Lord.
Down at the Potters house, Jeremiah.
God, is speaking to us today !
Where do you want God to speak to you ?

Here today, in this Church ? OR Down at the Potters House ?

Things happen in the Potters House !
Beautiful Jars and pots. It is also a place of hard work !
Place of the furnace. Hot unbearable. Sometimes a vessel of clay is marred. Then it needs to be broken.

The Potters field in time becomes barren.
All the goodness is taken out of the ground.
A place where all the broken pieces of Pots are discarded.
A Rubbish heap of broken and useless clay.

Jeremiah go down to the Potters House !
I want to speak to you !
Will you allow God to speak to you ? Here today ?
Or do want to wait until God says go down to the Potters House ? Here today ? OR At the Potters House ?

REMEMBER JONAH
God is speaking to you !
Arise, Go to Nineveh that great city and cry against it for their wickness is come up before me.

Jonah doesn't want to listen to God. He tries to ignore God.
So he paid the fare. Paid the fare on a ship bound for Tarshish.

Paid the price. We know the story. You can't run away from God. The Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.
And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. In the belly of the fish. The Word of the Lord came to Jonah, the second time. Go to Nineveh and preach the Word that I bid you.

Warn Them ! Friend must God speak to you a second time.
In the Belly of a Whale ? Or Down at the Potters House ?
OR will you allow God to speak to you tonight, here in this place ?

REMEMBER THE STORY OF NOAH

Genesis 6:3
And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man for that he also is flesh.

The earth was Corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence.

2 Peter 2:5
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah, the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the World of the ungodly.

Forty years He preached but they would not listen.
Noah and his family entered the safety of the ark.
Those who would not listen, perished in the flood waters.

Where do you want God to speak to you ?
Here, today in this Church ? In the safety of the ark ?
Or when the flood waters are rising ?

Listen don't wait for the flood waters: of problems of sickness of financial problems to rise before you listen to God.

Where do you want God to speak to you ? Here tonight ?
OR Down at the Potters house ?

HOW MUST GOD SPEAK TO YOU ?
Friend, how do you want God to speak to you ?
- a handwriting on a wall - a burning bush
- a donkey ? OR quietly here today ?
OR down at the Potters house ?

JUDAS ISCARIOT
Remember Judas Iscariot who betrayed the Lord ?

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. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed and went and hanged himself.
And the Chief priest took the silver pieces. They took counsel and brought with the thirty pieces of silver, a Potters field.

A Potters field, of no use, because the goodness of the soil had been removed. Good only to bury strangers in !

Matthew 27:9
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah: And they took thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him they valued, Whom they of the Children of Israel did value. And gave them for the Potter's field as the Lord appointed me.

God speaks to Jeremiah, at the Potter's field.
Where do you want God to speak to you, Here, today, or down at the Potter's House ?

THE POTTER'S FIELD
Good for nothing but to bury strangers in !

Where do you want God to speak to you, here in this Church, tonight or at the Potter's House ?

Listen to God speaking to you:
What about your smoking, which is staining your fingers, causing Lung cancer.
Where do you want God to speak to you ?
Here today in this Church ? Or do you want God to speak to you in the Cancer Ward of the local hospital ?
Here tonight or in the Potter's house ?

Speak to you tonight about your drinking habits.
A little wine is good for the stomach !

Friend but a little wine, whiskey, Cain Spirits is also
good to cause:
Motor Car accidents - Broken homes - Liver Problems !

Ask any alcoholic's family, what they think about booze !
Where do you want God to speak to you ?
Here or at the Potters House ?

Friend, many other sins and bad habits !
Things we should do and don't ! That malious gossiping !
Speeding, do you want God to speak to us here today, or in a hospital Bed ?

Judas betrayed the Lord !
His thirty pieces of silver purchased a Potters field.

What are you purchasing with the things you are betraying the Lord for ? A hospital Bed - An unhappy home ?
What are you using the Lord's tithes to purchase ?

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Listen to the Message of the New Testament Church.
Acts 2:38
Repent and be baptised everyone of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

AMEN

Pastor CSJ Claassen
PO Box 99
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9460 SOUTH AFRICA

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