GOT SIGNAL?


      Among the clouds above us there is a network of electrical impulses and unseen signals racing past and around us. Cell phone towers scatter the chatter to the four winds and the wireless PC connections soak up our time and afferent broadband curiosities. Satellites far above our world transmit various surveillance codes and photograph our whereabouts. So it is in the Spirit world as Angels of the Most High and demons seemingly share the same atmosphere in this invisible exchange. The Lord too is always broadcasting to whosoever will listen, believe and acknowledge Him in their lives. We must have a Ďperceiverí and be tuned into His frequency in order to hear from Him. We are made aware of His news updates, weather alerts and traffic conditions as we stay connected. Often when attempting to tune in through prayer and waiting on the Lord we are annoyed by the static and crackling noise. When you are far away from a desired station the signal will fade in and out. Sometimes the effort is so tiring that we turn off the receiver and just do without. Such religious interference comes from too many voices trying to talk over each other. One says you should be saved in this manner, another, that tithing is a blessed necessity and still another requires your undivided devotion to more devotion. Then the latest contemporary gospel music plays seductively with the intention of getting you to hum along at first and then go buy the CD. These pied pipers with their convenient electronic methods are what form the opinions and theology of those who have given themselves to the white noise of iTunes Christianity. The psychological interference alone leaves the hearer in a low frequency relationship with the Lord. The right connection is the careful study of the scripture and allowing the Holy Spirit to interpret His own transmissions. The personal altitude for honing in on that signal requires an antenna and that antenna is an effectual, fervent and high frequency prayer life. .

 

       Radio announcers are known for their authoritative voice which causes us to surrender our attention. Orson Welles was such a voice. In the radio production of The War of the Worlds back in 1938 he was so convincing with his description of space aliens invading the earth that several people committed suicide and panic was induced in much of America as a result of the prank. It worked so well that the government realized that you really can fool most of the people most of the time and this could work again and again. It did, it has and it will. The point is if a person is willing to pay close attention to what is being communicated, believe it and entertain the concepts, the future could very well be a bamboozling success and a complete and yet lucrative disaster.

 

       Who or what do you give your attention to these days? Do you rely on C-span, ESPN, Dr. Laura or MTV? Our spiritual nature is drawn to sources like EWTN, One Place.com, Charles Stanley or other seeker friendly network static. Donít get me wrong I like Dr. Stanley. In the end we all choose what we will give our ears to. Jesus said that he that has ears let him hear. Then he says something to the effect that to him that hath shall more is given. Hath what? Hath ears!  So the one who is paying attention will be given the ability to pay more attention and those who are not paying attention will have what they thought they understood, taken away from them. Disinformation is now usually accepted because most of us donít care for personal investigation which requires examining the forensic evidence. When a person has no discerning heart he isnít capable of comprehending what is being broadcast and the truth of God (pardon the pun) just goes over the head of the hearer. The directional signal is the gift of the Holy Ghost and He will sort out and tune in the content of each broadcast and now the only question left for us now is..  Got Signal?

 

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. .. ..  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:  For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Matt 13:12 &14    * my bold italics

 

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