"When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." ..Then the oil stopped flowing" ....2 Kings 4:6
This indeed is a most amazing fact! That the divine almighty-ness of God is content to confine itself to our capacity! The oil of God's Spirit flows according to the measure that man has prepared for God. Only then does it stop flowing! Divine blessing is subject to the limits of us human channels. "Make this valley full of ditches," said Elisha on another occasion. "For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain, yet that valley shall be filled with water ..." and, "This is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand"
Today in the real Church as the body of Christ, man has not the power to obtain anything more from God other than what God has given, but he does have the power to limit God and to settle for far less. "Ye search the scriptures because ye think that they have eternal life but the scriptures are they that testify of me, yet you will not come to me that ye may have that life (John 5:40)." Why is it that so many Christians worship the bible instead of worshiping the one who wrote it? (Do not think that I am saying that we are to neglect God's Word). Why is it that so many love to go to church instead of loving the one who gave Himself to be the Church? (Do not think that I am saying that we are to neglect fellowship with the saints). But is this not a settling for something less than what God has given? Neither doctrines of truth nor Church attendance give one eternal life but Jesus does! May we not limit our God, let us go for God's best; to love and worship the Lord Jesus with all our hearts, simply because God has given Jesus to be our best and our all, to be our everything! He is our way! He is our reality! He is our life!