Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are big communication companies. I know of one bigger.
We think we are creative beings that regularly come up with new innovative solutions to world problems. However, I believe that we will one day find, we just uncovered things that already existed. The cell phone industry has quickly evolved and opened the lines of communication all around the world. But is it a new idea? Did humans create a way, that is invisible to the human eye, to send communications back and forth to one another? I don’t think it’s unimaginable to claim that God invented this concept a long time ago and probably allowed us to uncover it so we could better understand how the Holy Spirit operates. Let’s look at the first communications network and how it still operates today:
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
God went public by sending Jesus to the cross. This act of compassion saved us from our sins but also gave us the opportunity to select Jesus as our provider to the network of the Holy Spirit. Without Jesus, we can’t connect to the source (God) because our sins block out the signal. The IPO took a privately held network and made it free to the public for those who accept Jesus as their Savior. Saying yes to Jesus allows the Holy Spirit to connect us to God, just like saying yes to Verizon makes it possible to use their network to connect to friends/family.
Someone Must Pay the Bill
You can choose T-Mobile as a provider and use their network. However, they will suspend your account if they don’t receive payment. You can choose Jesus as your provider and use His network. Nevertheless, your service can be disconnected if God can’t see Jesus in your heart—Jesus is the one that paid the bill. The Bible tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” There is only one network that can connect you to God; Jesus paid for it, and the Holy Spirit is the network.
You Will Need A Charge
A cell phone requires a daily connection to electric to operate. However, the Holy Spirit needs your purpose; what’s the sense in God communicating to you if you aren’t going to do what He asks of you? If you want to disconnect the Holy Spirit from your life, then unplug yourself from what God keeps calling you to do. If you want to charge the Spirit, then operate in faith on the things God calls you to do/say.
Keep the Line Open
The Holy Spirit was designed to accept calls from God and call out to God. Nevertheless, we sometimes turn into switchboard operators when problems arise in our lives. We spend our time reaching out to friends, family, and self-help books for quick answers. Through the Holy Spirit, God will speak to us. With that said, we must keep a line open to receive the call.
The plan that Jesus died for includes unlimited text—the Bible. The Bible is the infallible word of God and has the ability, through the Spirit, to communicate into our lives. If you're reading your Bible and not getting anything from it, then you need to check that you're on the right network.
All Networks Aren’t Created Equal
You would think that the more we understand how the mobile network operates, we would see more clearly how the Holy Spirit works and our potential to communicate to the Creator. However, that’s not the case. We are becoming more dependent on man-made networks to provide us answers from man-made sources. We may be more connected than ever before, but we're connecting to the wrong network. It’s okay to use Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to connect with friends. If you’re looking for God, you’ve got to get on His network—the Holy Spirit.
written by: mark bland