Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Mobile Technology (Part 1)
Signs And Wonders
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 (NKJV)
To me, technology is a miracle. If I saw a fat pig sprout wings and fly, I would be no more amazed than to see a metal tube sprout wings and fly. But it does, and I am a frequent passenger.
Lightning bug... light bulb: equal awe. Both are miracles. Neither are understood--by me.
What would early Christians think if they saw cars, computers and cell phones? What would Peter, the fisherman, or Paul, the tentmaker, say of our modern world? Surely they would call these inventions signs and wonders.
Because they serve a God of signs and wonders. That's what He did in Egypt, 'Against Pharaoh, against all his servants, and against all the people of his land' (Nehemiah 9:10). God performed miracles to deliver the Israelites from bondage.
The disciples witnessed an even greater delivery. Peter described it: 'Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know' (Acts 2:22).
Upon the death of Jesus and the birth of the Holy Spirit within His followers, Peter and Paul became leaders of a new generation, a generation of power:
'And many wonders and signs were done through the apostles' (Acts 2:43). Jesus was the Generator. His followers became the mobile technology of Christ.
After all, what is technology but a 'discourse or treatise on an art' (Etymology Dictionary)? The art and science of signs and wonders began with God. They will end with God. He is the Creator, and we are His portable communication devices, a.k.a. disciples.
But what about the evil we see on TV? If Peter and Paul sat down for a day of television, what would they think? Surely they would be appalled by its content. But shocked? I don't think so. Because Jesus told them about it.
'For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect' (Mark 13:22).
Are we, His elect, deceived?
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Mobile Technology series.