29 April 2016

The Promise Of Undeserved Grace


The world is a wonderful place, full of interesting things.

We have been gifted the animals, the vegetation and the waters above and below.

It is from these we learn much about life, if not all of it.

An idea can sometimes only go so far without a physical example or representation.

Thus why man has learned to 'fly' by observing the birds, and gaining the ability to swim faster by imitating the fins of the dolphin.

So it is no surprise that man has invented the computer, and has named certain aspects of the computer according to man's concepts of himself and the world around him.

Memory, storage, cells, mouse, screen, mail, web, bookmark, etc.

These terms mean different things outside of computing terminology, their meaning dependent on the subject matter in which they are mentioned.

Looking closer at the computer, these machines can also keep an account of your efforts and actions.

Cookies, history.

Some cookies, or certain things your computer remembers, are helpful.

But sometimes, cookies aren't so useful.

Same with history.

History is helpful, and can be bookmarked to find a website or virtual location.

Going a bit further with the concept of deleting history and cookies ( virtual memory ), have you noticed what this function can mirror in real life?

Clearing “cookies” and deleting “history” helps your computer run smoother, opening up “storage” and allowing for “memory” to run faster.

On a computer, clearing its history is like God's grace over our sin.

This redemption and grace, despite our humanity, was promised many centuries before Christ appeared in the flesh... read what has been promised:
I, even I Am He, who blots out 
   your transgressions, for My own sake, 
      and remembers your sins no more. 
- Isaiah 43: 25  
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, 
   your sins like the morning mist. 
Return to Me, 
   for I have redeemed you. 
- Isaiah 44: 22

No longer will they teach their neighbor, 
   or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ 
      because they will all know Me, 
         from the least of them to the greatest,” 
     declares the Lord. 
“For I will forgive their wickedness 
    and will remember their sins no more.” 
- Jeremiah 31: 34
God promised to erase the frailties of our humanity, our shortcomings, and promised to remember them no more.

As we could choose to do on a computer, God chose to do through His Christ:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Yeshua Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 
- Ephesians 1: 3-10

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