How To Prepare For More

How To Prepare For More

How To Prepare For More

God molds us for future glory. The Hebrew word for glory is ‘cabode’ meaning heavy, weighty, prosperity, abundance, and blessing which represents the ark of God–the presence of God and His goodness! This is where God desires to hit us with so much goodness that when He is done, it will feel like we are living in a dream.

1. Molded For Greatness

“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.”

1 Samuel 22:1-2

The molding of God is taking place in the life of David’s men here. These men started from one level of life, but by the time they were done with the anointing and grace God had put on David, they were blessed and highly favored and ready for greatness!

God had already prepared David; he had already gone through the fire, the flood, the pain and rejection. He had been molded by God and was prepared for the glory. Now, God was ready to multiply David with the men He sent him.

When God raises a leader, or a minister, or a ministry, He does a work in the minister first and then He will begin to multiply that in the people.

2. Molding Precedes God’s Glory

These four hundred men were not soldiers, they were broken down from life, in debt and discontented. When they followed after David and the anointing on his life, those burdens were removed and every yoke and limitation was broken off them elevating them into the destiny God had preordained for them. This happens when we allow God to mold us and prepare us for His glory!

God doesn’t just bless our life, He first has to mold us. If He turns up the acceleration of blessing, and we’re not ready, then we are not qualified to carry His glory. This is why He has to prepare us, deliver and heal us, and strengthen us. So, when He turns up the speed, we can handle the velocity of the goodness of God!

When you trace God’s methodology and strategy you see that He never accelerates His blessing until He molds His children. Moses was molded for 40 years in the wilderness. Joshua was molded for 40 years in his own wilderness. David was molded for 25 years. And Joseph was molded for 17 years! All these men had one thing in common–they had greatness on their life.

3. Foundation of Greatness

When God wants to build greatness He begins with our foundation. He first has to go down deep. You can’t build skyscrapers without a foundation. As high as God wants to accelerate us, we have to look at our foundation. Because if God puts too much weight on our foundation, and our foundation is not ready, it will crack underneath the pressure of the weight of that goodness.

God told Jeremiah He was going to do a great work. However, the way He would do it, He would have to uproot, tear down, and then build and plant. God is saying here when He comes into our life He doesn’t just start blessing us. He has to first come in and get out everything in us He didn’t put in. If we fight that process, we are fighting acceleration and our future glory!

4. Enduring the Process

In Jeremiah 18, God is giving an illustration of a potter and pottery and how He molds the pottery for purpose. That is how God is in our life–He’s the potter and we’re the clay. The clay does not say to the Potter, you mold me the way I want you to mold me, because the clay doesn’t know their future. But the potter knows the future for the clay!

Some people get on the potter’s wheel and then want to jump off when everything starts spinning. When God starts delivering us from childhood traumas, things we have gone through, things that have been in our life for generations, etc. we can feel like we are in a whirlwind. But if we just stay on the Potter’s wheel, He will, in His perfect timing, pull us off the wheel and use us in a mighty way.

“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”

Jeremiah 18:3-4

We don’t go up to the potter’s house, we go down! We must remain humble. When we are going to get molded for another level, we have to get down to the Potter’s house! We have to be willing to stay small in our own eyes.

This is what happened to the four-hundred men God sent to David. They were not qualified to fulfill their destiny, they were distressed and discontented. So, they had to go on the potter’s wheel in the cave with David before they could experience the goodness of God!

Final Thoughts

We have to acquire an appetite for change if we are going to experience the glory and greatness of God!

Nobody wants to go through the process of the Potter’s wheel, but if we don’t then we will never step into God’s calling on our lives.

We have to trust God in the process of preparation for more.

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About Pastor Jason

Jason Lozano leads Freedom City Church in Whittier, CA and pastors a global multi-cultural church with thousands of members. His church has one goal and one vision: To Bring God’s Freedom To This Generation.