How to Be Like the Great Potter (Christianity)

This includes especially learning about the fire and the potter for whom we may be servants (disciples followers of God and Jesus Christ like ":apprentices"):

"If" you are a Christian already or perhaps seeking more in a physical being...

  • "He will baptize you with ... fire...". Is the fire a magic trick. No, not at all: magic may be made up of tricks that people may or may not believe are real, but the Master Potter is not some trickster.
  • Lamentations 4:2: "The precious sons of Zion -- weighed against fine gold -- are regarded as 'earthen jars, The work of a potter's hands'!" --

and then you "may" work alongside and under orders of the Great Commission of the Great Potter.


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    Prepare for your life in your "apprenticeship" as you accept the Master Potter's plan and learn the Potter's Life, Truth and the Way: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. ..."[1]
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    Undergo the process of tempering by the Potter to reach your place in making the plans and ideals come to view in yourself and others in the great Potter's way. But:
    • "You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! -- Can the pot say of the potter, 'He knows nothing'?"[2] -- as if the servant or apprentice might say that. Are you already firmed or have you been "fired" under the plan of His Book to make you a good apprentice potter to receive and apply the fire of His Spirit yourself?
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    Receive molding of your clay: "A person who doesn't love me doesn't do what I say. I don't make up what you hear me say. What I say comes from the Father who sent me."[3]
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    Model clay yourself: He can turn a heart of stone to a heart of clay and life of pain to life of gain -- in which He helps others through you. He is busy shaping, sculpting and filling new vessels with new wine that He can use in your shaping future as an apprentice potter.
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    Accept the firing of the clay to fulfill the great Way in life. Your vessel of clay must be exposed to the high temperatures of a kiln of the fire of the infilling of the Holy Spirit hopefully without cracking and so to be completed so that one can be truly useful in the Way of the Potter (the Spirit of God or Spirit of Jesus Christ).
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    Receive the "fire" through receiving the Holy Spirit and continue studying, learning, and forming in the plan and purpose that prepares you for the pressures of life on your effectiveness as tempered clay.
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    Think of the F.I.R.E. in terms of how it contributes to a strong, vibrant, life-changing experience of preparation for everything that a real purpose has ahead for you.
    • F-Focus on the Master Potter's map: His Word and the Big Book. Let Him shape your short term goals like your youth activities and education as well as your long term goals like finding and moving into your career and family life and following a focus on topics such as:
      • Pray effectively,
      • Find God's plan for you and
      • Receive the Father’s love, God’s peace and love God,
      • Have "the mind of Christ."[4]
    • I-Identify yourself on His role of believers and followers:
      • Who are you in the scheme of things?
      • Be a person of the Book.
    • R-Reasons are important for your life:
      • Not just a plan, but why is it important?
      • Receiving and walking in your destiny.
    • E-Encounter with others so that even it only two or three may:
      • Play, pray, work and agree together in prayer when the Way is in it and then "there I am in your midst."
      • Agree also in the Truth at the middle of it all when you agree in His Way, if the Truth is in your midst.
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    Remember the scripture that says that we have the Gospel as a great "...treasure in earthen [clay] vessels..."
    • 2 Corinthians 4:7: "We have this treasure in earthen vessels."
      • Commentary: "The treasure of the knowledge of Christ and of the ministry of the gospel of life. Perhaps his enemies pointed to his sorrows as a proof that he was not so favored as a minister of Christ. A splendid treasure was placed in a fragile, cheap earthen vessel. Then it was manifest that the great work wrought was the power of God, and not from us, the apostles and evangelists."
    • So be tempered to the task of being a weak vessel of clay but blessing others -- to be for one and all and living in the plan "one for all in Christ."
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    Learn and continue in growing in the plan and promises of God: Go ye into all the world and re/present the Gospel.
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    Form clay to make it into "vessels of mercy" -- being an able "potter" yourself under His training and by His hand, but none come to the Truth unless the Spirit "draw" him/her. (John 6:44)
    • "But I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."[5]


  • Apprenticeship/Discipleship exists to offer one-on-one teaching and equipping to Christians from all walks of life by other more matured Christians. It is mainly through study and learning.
  • Discipleship is open to anyone who would like to complete the molding and firing and can be initiated by contacting followers of Jesus for information.
  • Put on the whole Potter's apprentice uniform: your "armor" -- to withstand the fiery darts of the opposition of those who are not in the way of the Master Potter Isaiah 59:17 and [6] Ephesians 6:17:
    • "Helmet of salvation": so be a committed Christian.
    • "Breastplate of righteousness": found in living by His attitudes and teaching the Children and do not hide the dark sayings.
    • "Gird with the belt of truth" that girds you with the ultimate protection. [7](Ephesians 6:14)
    • "Sword of the word of God" that is sharp to rightly divide the Way of Life and to live in it. [8](Ephesians 6:17)

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