A closed vessel can never contain anything larger than its own size, but an open vessel has no limitations.
Which is larger, that which you know or that which you do not know? Yes, that which you do not know, so then it is only wise to seek that which you do not know! Here is a good example. In denominations the student learns about that particular denomination, its leadership, its principles, its beliefs and so on. Once the student learns all the teachings of that denomination, they usually settle down in what they know and thus become a closed vessel. Nothing more flows in or flows out. The student becomes like the Dead Sea. Remember, a closed vessel can never contain anything larger than its own size.
Only by opening yourself up can you come to know that which you don’t already know. And only by becoming an open vessel can you contain that which is greater than yourself. The truth is always greater than our knowing. Our minds and hearts are finite like clay jars. But the truth has no end. God has no end. The Eternal is infinite…never ending, never changing.
When the jar opens itself, it becomes unlimited. It would be wise to now open your mind, your heart and your life. It is only then when the open vessel and open heart can contain the infinity of God. Religion will always create boxes because it can control what is inside the box. Relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit will never create boxes. Relationship will cause us to open ourselves to all the Trinity has to offer. An open vessel has no limitations and invites the Eternal in with His infinite power, wisdom and authority…a never ending source of life and love.
Today open your mind, your heart, and your life to that which you don’t yet know, that you might contain that which is greater than yourself.
Isaiah 55:1-9; Jeremiah 33:3; II Corinthians 4:7
This article is taken from Jonathan Cahn’s writing The Book of Mysteries. We have taken the meat of the chapter and applied our own examples and how the writing has impacted us personally! We encourage you to do the same.
We have just finished reading Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s new and latest writing The Oracle. If you have a desire to know just how big our God is, we strongly recommend you read The Oracle. This book will change your life if you let it.