“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” II Corinthians 4:6-7
Kings have come and gone; they have conquered the dust of the earth. Their names have risen and fallen, and their memories have faded like voices in the fog. But there is one King, whose Name has stood through time because He accomplished an eternal triumph – not only for Himself, but for us! He conquered the real enemy – His enemy! Jesus liberated mankind with the Truth and Light that only the Son of God could do!
But that’s not where the story ends! That’s only the beginning. Jesus did what no other human King could or would ever do. He received the crown of victory from the Father and immediately delegated all the power and authority that Crown represents upon us! With that, He deposited His treasure in us; a treasure that was equal to His redemptive accomplishments. It is the standing in heaven that is equal to His own, because we are joint-heirs with Him (Romans 8:17)!
He commanded His Light to shine into our hearts instilling the creative knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ! The light of that knowledge has permanently etched the very face of Jesus into our spirits by that same amazing power and light that raised Christ from the dead! That light is a treasure in our earthen vessels that is beyond our wildest imaginations!
We too have been given the ability to command light to shine into the darkness we encounter! The ability to call forth the mind of Christ and words of wisdom and power that expose the enemy’s plots, and to speak, knowing the Face that dwells in us is the Face that the enemy knows all too well – causing him to flee! It’s the ability to call light to shine into our thoughts, expectations, fears and doubts, and brings them into agreement with the Word of God!
Yes, we have a treasure in our earthen vessels that is equal to the price paid and honors the Name that is above every Name! That Name has been given to you! And that treasure is in you!