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Back in 1996 our beautiful son was born under duress and lived only until November 5, 2003. He was just seven and half when he died and never developed beyond the mental age of 6 months. We spent many years wondering why God would allow that to happen to us and our son. It wasn’t until we accepted our Human OS 2.0 upgrade that we learned what we now know.
Let us briefly consider our human body as a default human operating system -- Human OS 1.0. We have the user manual (our Bible), and have learned about the Human OS 2.0 HS upgrade, which imparts the Holy Spirit at baptism and also includes the Eternal Life app.
God has a plan, and it is much bigger than you or I. His plan is so grand He wants every human being to take part in it (1 Timothy 2:3-4), even the people we have lost, like my son. God speaks of a time so wonderful that mankind is incapable of even imagining it (1 Corinthians 2:9). It is a time of great peace, in which there will be no more tears and no more suffering (Revelation 21:4).
Right now everything we experience and feel is physical! It is hard to grasp the spirit world in which God has His domain. Even with the Human OS 2.0 HS Edition upgrade and the receipt of God’s Spirit, we aren’t really able to imagine life in the world He has planned for us.
Now, if only you could just hide in a cave, shut down your mind and never mess up again! Except that would actually be bad for you. Christ gave us a parable about this kind of hiding in Matthew 25:14-30. You will find it in your user’s manual (the Bible).
The Creator wants you to tackle life’s problems! In order to make difficult decisions and for your iHuman machinery to be tested to its fullest capacity, you must meet those challenges that require you to “choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19). If you do God will open the doors for you to enter into His Kingdom.
You must demonstrate that your iHuman 1.0 hardware is willing to serve God by reading the user’s manual and accepting the sacrifice of Christ, so that your system is prepared to take on the Human OS 2.0 HS Edition software upgrade and receive God’s Holy Spirit.
Only then will you qualify to execute your new programming in a concerted effort to demonstrate to God that you are a worthy candidate for the Eternal Life app which is described in 1 Corinthians 15:52: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Vastly more advanced than any technology available today, your human body and spirit pale in comparison to the un-imagined glory of the future body of spirit God promises.
From my perspective there is no greater reward than to see my beloved son running and playing in God’s Kingdom, but His future will go even beyond what I can imagine.
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