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Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Parable of the Copper Wire

About 10 years ago, my Dad wanted to recycle some copper wire, and he asked if I'd give him a hand with some very small offcuts that were coated in PVC. The PVC needed to come off before it was suitable for recycling. So armed with a pair of gloves & a sharp knife, I set to work.

The job was so much harder than I thought! Here is what the Lord showed me...
The PVC is like our flesh, & the copper wire like the spirit man within. God's Word is the 2 edged sword that cuts through our flesh.

The whole thing is a picture of circumcision of the heart! I was struggling to cut through the PVC. Sometimes I was like the coated wire, resisting the cut of the Lord to the flesh. Other times, like other offcuts, I was more yielded to the Spirit of God & the PVC peeled away with less effort.

I was told the job would be quicker if I put the offcuts I wasn't working on, out in the hot sun to sit a while. This made the job so easy! The PVC sliced away without any effort at all! The Lord showed me more. When I give myself totally to the Lord, & bathe in His light & live in His "SON", I become so yielded, that I scarcely feel the flesh coming away.
John 3:30 says, "He must increase, but I must decrease."-KJV

This little parable gave me such a desire to live this way. I pray that more & more I'll seek those things which are above, & not on things on the earth, & bring our children up to live lives yielded to God.

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posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 7:28 pm


I really like this analogy. Thanks.

5:32 pm  

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