The Elder Vessels
Suzin Mc Neill
I saw an old sink with rusty handles on each side for the hot and cold water. The sink
beneath the faucets was so worn that the gray base under the porcelain
was showing. The places directly under the water faucets
were stained by orange, iron rust.
I questioned if the people who
lived there ever had their water checked by the water department. I
thought to myself that if the water coming out of faucets was
rusty enough to stain the sink and eat away the porcelain, what is it
doing to their bodies as they drink it everyday? I thought, I'm
sure glad I don't to drink the water from those old faucets.
it is with My church, says The LORD. They have been called to the
fountain of Living Water but, because they see that
the new knobs are a little different and that both hot and cold water
can come out of the same spout they stay behind, waiting for another to
turn the water on for them. These are the ones that have shown their
faithfulness through many years, serving in My church. They have brought
their families and their relatives and their friends to many
services. They have prayed long and hard for the unsaved members
of others' families to come to salvation. They have watched many preachers come and go.
have served with their presence, attending in faithfulness, and have
paid their tribute. Now, they are weary and they can not understand what
has happened to this generation that lives like the Sabbath is just one
more day, like any other day. They sit and they have both
seen and heard the promises from many preachers. They have
watched as the church has moved from soberness to drunkenness, from
intolerance to acceptance, from abundant mercy to judgment, and from the
living water to the polluted rivers of emotionalism. They are asking Me
in these last days
to let them see the next great movement of My hand. They long for glory
but, they are bound up in their own fleshly, earthly tabernacles.
will bring forth the water to prime their wells? Who will reach
forth for these elders who have remained true to the faith? Are they to
be pushed out the doors for the new? Are the old songs of their heart
now forgotten? Is not their victory still in My Son JESUS?
sons, My daughters, My shepherds, hear the choirs of the ages. In
praise all voices are heard... It is the day of the "new music and
the new song" but, if you listen closely you will hear such songs
from the ages that sweetly sing of the victory in JESUS, and about how
great I am. Like fine wine, I have kept many of
singing through their trails and the essences from them are pure. Do
not put away or put aside the honor that they have found in ME. Treat
them as The King's jeweled eggs, priceless and one of a kind. They can
not be replaced in this new day. They must be heard. My old men have
dreamed many dreams of MY coming.
have held faithfully to the words that they will see Me, before they
even taste of death. They shall see ME. I, will keep My word to them.
Treasure the elders within My temples. They are rich and have many
stories abundant with faith. They are living epistles. Decades of
fervent prayer has seasoned them. Storms and deaths of many have tossed
them as the tides raged. They have remained in MY ship with their faith
fully anchored to the cross of My Son JESUS.
Hear the new songs arising and as you tune in, you will also hear the
songs through the ages being sung quietly in the background. Bring those
faithful to the front and honor them by asking them to pray for My
people, My troops, and My children, before the battles rage. They will
bring forth sweet essences of tender songs and forgiveness to the
hearts of those who have lost hope and their will to go forth.
the pipes where the water has run out is now rusty,
but consider the sweetness of these deepest wells in ME, says The
LORD. This new day is their day also. They have waited for the work of
this day, that they might bring forth water to the thirsty battle torn.
My elders will stand as wells in the desert and I shall cause them to
bring forth My water, clean, refreshing, and pure, pouring forth and
even overflowing from the most unlikely vessels.
Corinthians 4:6 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, that the excellency of the power may be of
God, and not of us.
Divine Lordship is not a threat; rather it’s the
place of greatest safety.