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Pattern = Something used as a model for making things.

“The word which came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying, Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear my words.  Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he was working a work on the wheel.  And the vessel that he made in clay was ruined in the hand of the potter, so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good the potter to make it.  Then the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter? Says Jehovah.  Behold, as the clay in the potter’s hands, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel” (Isaiah 64:8). 


“But now, O Jehovah, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our former; and we all are the work of your hand” (Isaiah 55:9). 

Have you ever started to cut something out according to pattern and had to change it a little, the size, length or even the over-all item?  I learned this with my children.  I could never use the same reasoning with all three of them; they were different, and I had to have a different pattern for each one.


God’s perfect pattern for man was one without sin, but because of our human ways He had to change things.  When God starts to show areas that we need to change in our life or in our thinking pattern, we often refuse to accept it because of a number of reasons.  Maybe because we haven’t been taught that way or the enemy of our soul has kept the deep things of God hidden behind our past teachings or other things that he has used to keep us from going deeper into God’s word.


What does the Word say?  It’s not what we have been told that it says.  Sometimes we really have to seek God for a new perspective on Scripture.  We know God’s Word does not change, but our perception of it may need to be brought into the light of God’s Spirit.

Or do we have the pattern for our life or beliefs all laid out; and, even when we receive the witness of God’s Spirit, we still refuse the surrender to a different pattern?


Yes, we all need to be careful of things in this last day; but if we have received a witness from God of something in our spirit, then we may need to pray about what God is trying to say to us.  We all need to be wise to the tools of the devil and understand that he will try anything to keep us from going deeper in God’s word.  It is not easy to change our pattern or allow God to.  Often we don’t know where to start but with God as our director, we can rest in His love and leave the past and future in His hands.


“For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).


“Help us to be willing and obedient to Your spirit and help us to yield our lack of understanding to your great love and leadership.  Help us to yield ourselves completely to you and be willing to be taught, or re-taught many times.  We realize that You are just waiting for us to be willing.  Help us to see You as You really are and not just from our human sight or pattern.”


“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you.  My eye shall be on you.  Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you” (Psalm 32:8,9).


“For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope…” (Jeremiah 29:11).


~~Faye Coleman ~~

Faye & husband, Rev. Monroe Coleman

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