We recently replaced our old tube TV with a flatscreen, 1080p, high definition. Whether it's when I'm flipping through the HD channels or watching a DVD, I'm amazed at the picture that it can produce. The colors are so vibrant, the depth so…. well, deep. But what really amazes me is what my eyes are capable of processing. They're obviously capable of beholding such incredible color and clarity. The advances in technology will surely never fully catch up to all that the incredible human body is capable of seeing. As I was sharing with my dad about how I'm anticipating watching NCAA football and basketball in HD this fall, I got to thinking about, as I often do, the spiritual view of a simple life experience.
Is this same principal not the same in the realm of the spiritual? As with an HD signal in the natural, the spiritual ability to see and hear - to process we'll say - exists. The potential to capture and see it is there. You simply need something capable of transferring that signal into a picture. When God breathed the breath of life into mankind, He placed within us all the ability to know Him intimately- to hear Him, see Him, feel, experience Him. Spiritually speaking, many don't even realize that there is a "signal" trying to get through. Some have their "television" on mute because they don't like what they hear. Others are OK with watching a signal that only broadcasts in snowy black and white. Many only watch the channels that they like – the ones that make them feel all warm and fuzzy. Some people though have discovered that a "high-definition" connection exists and have experienced the awesome "programming" that is available to them, originating from the very throne of God Himself. Jesus, The Christ is the absolute only way to gain access to this signal. In Christ, I now have been enabled to commune with God – supernaturally brought from death to life. The Holy Spirit guides us into a realization of this remarkable experience and it is our choice on whether or not we daily live in this reality and receive all that is broadcast.
I want spiritual HD.
Do you want to dwell in the fullness of all that God desires for you to experience? I do. Just as I've upgraded in the natural, I desire to stay connected to the signal that God is broadcasting. There is no limit to what we can see and hear that He is declaring! We could spend every second of our lives embarking to know the innumerable facets of God and never even scratch the surface of all that He is. What signal are you getting? If you could relate it to a television, what is it that you're viewing? Just as the parable of the old wineskins, today's "signal" cannot be viewed on a console set from 1972. God is the same yesterday today and forever, so it's not about receiving a "better" broadcast now as opposed to then. It's the simple fact that we must be willing to constantly assess our approach to hearing what the Spirit is saying in the current hour. If anything keeps me from beholding all that God is broadcasting to mankind, I want to cast it aside. All that hinders and obstructs my view of Him must go. If I can obtain something, whether it be from fellowship with Him or revelation within His Word, I want it. Anything that enhances my intimacy with Him is what I'm seeking.
Whether it be television channels, radio signals or what the LORD is speaking, they are all being broadcast all around us, yet they're only heard when one tunes in to hear and see them. Only when you deliberately seek it out can you experience what's being transmitted. Check your spiritual receiver today and first and foremost, make sure you're connected. Take the time necessary to tweak the signal. If necessary, update your wineskin so that you can receive what the Spirit is saying in this hour. Don't be afraid to throw out the old, out-dated one that you've been using! There are no bounds to what we, as ones created in the very image of God Himself, can experience of Him in the here and now. Spiritual HD. I kind of like the sound of that.