As we saw in the previous portion, Christ as the all-inclusive replacement of everything else in God’s economy with Himself is represented by David – Christ is the real David, since He is the One who builds the house of God and the kingdom of God. As the greater David, Christ has built up the house of God, the real temple, and He has set up the kingdom of God, the dominion in which He can exercise full authority to represent God. Hallelujah, Christ is the One who has the key of David – He’s the center of God’s economy, the One who expresses and represents God, the One who holds the key to open everything in God’s dominion!
Besides all these, our Christ is so much more! Listen to Isaiah 22:23-24,
And I will drive him as a peg into a sure place, and he will become a throne of glory for his father’s house. And they will hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the issue, all the smallest vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.
In this universe nothing is sure / certain, but Christ is the One that God drives as a peg, or a nail, into a sure place! Through His death and in His resurrection, God thrust Christ / drove Christ into the third heavens in His ascension – He drove Christ into God the Father, the surest place in the universe! Christ today is in the heavens as a peg driven into God. He is the peg upon which all of us hang. “The best hanger” in the universe is Christ who has been driven into God in the heavenlies!
Also, Christ is a throne of Glory and of Honor. The glory here is actually the children of God as the offsping and the issue of God, and so we as God’s children are the many vessels in the house of God – who are hanging on Christ as the peg. Wow! Here we clearly see that Christ being a throne of glory for His Father’s house is actually the issue of His people(who are vessels) hanging upon Him as the peg in order to contain Him and minister Him to others! We are God’s people, His children, filled with God and expressing God in His glory – we are the glory of Christ! On the one hand Christ rules and governs everything in the house of God, exercising His administrative authority, and on the other hand we are “vessels of honor unto glory” hanging upon Christ and glorifying Him by containing Him and ministering Him to the others!
This paragraph is so rich in meaning… these vessels are “from the bowls to all the jars” – the bowls are the small vessels that contain water, and the jars are the big vessels to contain the wine. This signifies that in the house of God all His children are vessels to contain His Spirit as water(to quench people’s thirst) and His life as wine(to cheer people unto rejoicing)! When we received the Lord – when we were saved, we received Christ as the living water into us; as we enjoy Christ and we grow in life, this water becomes the wine to us, cheering us up. We daily enjoy Him – so we daily are filled with the divine Spirit(water) and with the divine life(wine)! [enjoyment from the Life-study of Revelation & the life-study of Isaiah, as quoted in the morning revival on the Crystallization-study of Isaiah(1)].
Amen, Lord, thank You for being the One driven into a sure place – and we’re all hanging on You as the many vessels in Your house! Keep us enjoying You as the flowing Spirit-water of life and as the cheering divine life so that we may be filled with You and overflow You out unto Your glory and Your expression! Make Your home in our heart until You are fully enthroned in us and You are ruling and reigning within, with the goal of bringing in Your kingdom and building up Your house!