“Is There a Vessel?”
Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “ There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased.” (2nd Kings 4:3-6)
We see throughout scripture that oil is a type of the Holy Spirit. It’s a type of the divine intervention of God.
In this passage of scripture we see that as long as there were vessels the oil would keep flowing. When there were no longer vessels, the oil would cease. When it comes to the moving and operation of the Holy Spirit, the question will never be “is there oil?” Heaven has an endless supply of oil. The big question is this “is there a vessel?” Is there somebody who God can flow through? Somebody who is available to be used by Him?
Here in scripture the full vessels had to be set aside. The only thing necessary for the oil to be poured into the vessel was for the vessel to be empty. We have to be empty of self in order for God to pour His oil into our lives. That oil, a type of the Holy Spirit, flows as we maintain our faith in Christ and the Cross. That is what allows the Holy Spirit to accomplish everything God intends to in our life.