16 May PC or Mac, Who’s Operating System are You Runing On, God’s, the Holy Spirit or the Flesh, the Old Nature?
PC vs. Mac, we all love the ad’s demonstrate the two systems against each other in the form of two different people. I was thinking how that applies to Christians and salvation. I see a collation between the two computers operating systems and our nature, we have a operating system so to speak, that like a computer determines our course of actions, and who we interact with the world around us.
The big difference between the Mac and a PC is the operating system. The Mac is more stable, and not as susceptible to viruses, Trojans and worms out there that the evil cyberspace has lurking about waiting to infect and destroy your computer. To where the PC is total vulnerable to them. And because 90% of the computer market is a PC, it is far more compatible as to working/communicating with everyone else out there. That is when you live in the old nature, operating system, you fit in, work better with the rest of the world, your all on the same system, way of operating.
We are born a PC, have a sinful, worldly operations system therefore was are susceptible to the viruses, Trojans and worms, that is Sins. Becouse they are all written by and for the old operating system, the do not fit, work with the New Operating system, God’s system.
We are told in Eph 4:22-24 to “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Rom 6:6 Could be rewritten to say: “knowing this, that our old man (operating system) is crucified (deleted) with Him (new operating system) in order that the body of sin (viruses) might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve (be infected with) sin (viruses, Trojans and worms).
So in essence when we get saved, filled with the Spirit and walk in the Spirit we get reformatted with a new operating system. And the new operating system is immune to the viruses (sins) out there just like a Mac, and we are no longer compatible with the ways (non Mac programs) of the world. We switch from being a PC to being a Mac, more stable, not susceptible to viruses and not compatible any longer with the ways of the world.
So the question is are you a PC or Mac, who’s operating system are you operating under, the devils (old nature) or God’s, the Holy Spirit, New nature, making you immune to the viruses, Trojans and worms out there. That is sins such as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness, covetousness, envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revelings, and evil habits such as porn, drunkeness and idolatry.