"Paper Cups"

GET A VISION OF THIS; You are standing in the rain, more like a flood, with a paper cup in your trembling hand. With this paper cup you are trying to catch the rain. Don't try to catch the Latter Rain of God's Spirit in your religious paper cup but rather just soak it up!! The religious machine is big, powerful and real. It will draw you in quickly as if you were a piece of dust on the floor when the vacuum passes over, carried away into the bag of dust where everyone looks, acts, and says the same thing!!! God's original intent was that we be like His Son not like every one else. Sure we are unified in our common goals for Jesus but our diversity is powerful because you can go where I can't and I can go where you can't. My goal as a Preacher is to get you to be like Jesus not like me. YOU are who God is going to use, not a paper cup. Men have almost always mis-guided the moves of God by trying to duplicate the last move. Let's not do that this time, let God do something new and fresh. Throw your cup away..... It's called "Divine Discontent", (Thx, Sixpence Non The Richer), get HUNGRY FOR GOD or DIE EMPTY. All things are new in Him, don't be of an old wine bottle mindset that causes you to burst when He fills you with something new. "Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved." (Matthew 9:17) All change is not wrong, unfortunately we sometimes think it is. "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:18-19). Open your mind and heart because it's here; "Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." (Hosea 6:3)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner