I was studying and meditating last week and this thought came to me. Corrupted file analogy. I think a lot about computers and the technology of the programs etc. because it so correlates with the natural and spiritual process of the mind. I mean computers have hardware, and software. These two must work together to get any actual work done.
I always see the next revelation of God as a new program or software system. We receive new software technology of the Spirit. But there are some new concepts, revelation, and processes of the mind and Spirit that are introduced but we can not run them on our current system! For example when our computers went to the 64 bit upgrades for processing, our old 32 bit programs could not run on the system. Likewise the new 64 bit programs could not run our old 32 bit hardware. It was a necessary step in the evolution of technology. Many people complained, but it was pretty much futile because change is the inevitable fact of life.
God has downloaded spiritual technology and upgrades to those who continually seek to progress deeper in the revelation of Him. The best way to describe what I am saying here is; try to think of some how trying to run the new Windows 7 operating system on an old computer system that has the 32 bit Pentium 1 processor, and with only 500mb of RAM. Well if you don’t know what would happen I can tell you! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!! Most likely it wouldn’t even begin to install. But if by some chance it began to install, I am quite sure that an error message would pop up telling you that you don’t have enough memory to even install the operating system, much less run it. So with all of the great program innovations, apps, and wonderful upgrades being revealed, it is pointless without a proper hardware equipment upgrade!
This is what Jesus was trying to tell us over and over again when He spoke about the new wine and old wine skins. He said you can not put new wine into old wine skins, the skin will burst and you will lose the wine and break the skin. With this thought in mind let me give you some ideas as to what I am sharing. The next and new real revelation that God is giving us will most likely not be able to run on your old (belief) system. I would venture to say that if you have the exact belief system that you had 10 years ago, then I’m pretty certain that you are not running the current software (revelation). I found it freeing this week to learn that it was OK to believe a little different from I did 10 years ago! I believe in the evolutionary process of growth and development as manifest son of God. So it is dangerous when the prophetic people bring back this great revelation from the future for the ‘NOW’, but not take the time to upgrade the system.
This is a frustrating event to everyone involved. The ones that have the new technology of the Spirit are rejected by those with the old systems. I mean think about the benefits of the technology of the computer. At first I remember the days of AOL and having to find the codes and manually set the settings at the various cities I travelled in. We used to have to connect to the internet via the phone line. The next progression was the ethernet, and now wireless, and coming on the scene having our own hotspots! This is all a natural progression, for the most use and benefit to us the consumer. I am thinking in this season, the prophetic revelation will be delivered and instituted to the groups that have had apostles upgrade to their belief system.
I learned something about these situations. Sometimes it just is a glitch in the software, and or hardware. Most of the time the file can not be repaired, and if you open it in another program you will see nothing but useless letters and numbers in some code form. The most common problem when you get this message, if it is not a glitch or a software problem, it could be a virus.
I thought it was awesome that the best and most efficient fix for this kind of file is to RESTORE from a backup version of the ORIGINAL! That is precisely what I have learning for the last 30 years. For the most part people have corrupt files (thoughts and situations) that no longer open or run. To put it another way, we have been trying to run Christology on Adamic systems and software! When we restore the corrupted file (Adamic mindset) with a certified copy of the original (Mind of Christ), then we will begin to see things unfold in our worlds like never before!
I believe now more than ever that we are in need of an upgrade to our (belief) systems. This is the only way to progress in the spiritual evolutionary process. I love the fact that everyone wants a revolution, and reviving, but these will all be futile without a proper infra-structure to support the new thing. I personally considered myself and revolutionist, and a man spreading revival with power everywhere we went. But I realize now it was new revelation and spiritual technology that the people could not run on their own, because their systems needed an upgrade.
Lets face it, most people hardly buy a new computer or system unless theirs crashes! So with that in mind, it could be quite possible that this year you will get your belief system upgraded before it crashes so you can run the spiritual technology!
Grace & Peace