Jesus Died for the Sins on the Internet

Correction–Jesus died especially for the sins on the internet.  In the 90’s, when the internet first became available in homes, I heard warnings from a few people, leaders that I respected, to stay away from the internet. They saw its potential for evil and it scared them. As I considered their fears, the Lord gave me a dream.  In the dream, I saw my computer screen and at the top of the screen I saw the top of the cross.  Jesus looked at me from the cross and spoke! He said, “I died for the sins on the internet, too.”

Wow.  That was revelatory to say the least.

The internet can be a useful tool but, except for fellowship with the wonderful people God created, it has no life. It just knows things.

I go to the internet to research word definitions and medical advice. I check in with my “peeps” on Facebook. More often, I use the internet to research craft ideas, Bible verses, and commentaries for the vast array of children’s curriculum I am involved with in 2019.

However, knowing GOOD things can be deceitful.  It is better to know GOD and be led by the Spirit of God. God wants us to lean into Him, wait and listen for Him, and consult Him first.  Look at Jesus, as Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be led by God’s Spirit:

The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;

The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord–they go together. Fear God enough to go to Him first. It is better to know LIFE and be led by the Spirit of God than to get KNOWLEDGE without Him. May I be so bold as to say that the internet is actually a huge part of that original Tree of Knowledge? It just knows things. There is no life there.

Let’s live life from the inside out, not the outside in.  Don’t allow outer beeps and buzzes of our cell phone dictate our day, but live with one ear to heaven at all times.  God LOVES this because He can easily give His life to a person who is paying attention to Him.




About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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2 Responses to Jesus Died for the Sins on the Internet

  1. markssong says:

    Yes, sin is sin, no matter where it occurs. Usually in the heart and mind first.
    When first saw the internet called ‘The Web’
    All I saw for the future, were people stuck in it-
    Literally , like a spider web. Now, all life it seems, is connected to the web. Conversely, humanity has instant access to education on anything at their fingertips- though at the cost of self-sufficiency and no longer the need for direct contact with people or manual type information. We all need to exercise self-control. Thanks, Hope

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    • That’s quite a picture–people stuck in “the web” of the internet. It is true that all life seems connected to the web. I know some elderly people who still have no computer in their home and I kind of admire them. They seem to be more content and less consumed by information. The two trees in the Garden of Eden still present themselves to us. Wow. Thanks for the great comment, Mark.


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