interface

I don’t know how many people will get this.  It really paints a clear picture to me, though.   Let me know what you think.

When you click on a web page link, this is  what’s really happening:  you’re sending a request to a computer somewhere on the internet that has a web server on it.  In response, that computer sends back a screen-full of information to your computer.  There’s a little more to it than that but it’s not important just now.

What is important is this.  When you click that link, the server that handles your request might be thousands of miles away.  But it doesn’t make a bit of difference to you.  In fact, you don’t have to think about where the server is.  And if someone moved the server between your requests, you wouldn’t even know it.  And why is this?

It’s the Internet!  We don’t have to know where the other computer is.  We just click out mouse to send the request and the Internet does whatever it needs to do to get our request to its destination.  The Internet lets your computer and the other computer act as if they’re in the same room connected by a wire.  They carry on their conversation oblivious to the miles of cable and switches and equipment between them.

So here’s the point.

The Holy Spirit is our Internet.  He doesn’t have a message of his own.  He doesn’t add or subtract anything from what he tells us.  He’s just there to get the message to us.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.  For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come. – John 16:13

For me, that clarifies the function and purpose of the Holy Spirit.

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One Response to “interface”

  1. shannon1c Says:

    This was soo great!! Excellent revelation! I love it! wow!

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