New Updates Are Ready To Install

New Updates Are Ready To Install



It is 6 am and I am sitting at my desk reading my Bible. Before I started reading, I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal something to me in what I was reading. Before I opened my Bible I was just sitting there thinking about what it was that I should read and the word “Parable” came into my thoughts. I was drawn to Ezekiel 21. In this chapter, the Lord was speaking to Ezekiel about what He wanted him to do, in the form of a parable. It was a parable about a sword. After reading this chapter twice, I didn’t quite understand what it had to do with me, although I felt that the Holy Spirit somehow led me there.

         After reading it twice and sitting there reaching for the significance of what I read, I looked at the computer on my desk and it had a pop up message that said, “New updates are ready to install”. All of a sudden, it was clear what the Holy Spirit was trying to reveal to me. The chapter I read was about God installing updates in Ezekiel. The lesson for me was not what God was saying to Ezekiel, but that He was saying something to Ezekiel. The pop up box that told me that I had updates to install gives me the option of installing them now or later. I was in the middle of trying to hear from the Holy Spirit, so I chose to install them later, since it would distract me from what I was currently doing. I had no idea that this update window was going to pop up, especially at such an inconvenient time for me. I was trying to hear from the Holy Spirit and the last thing I needed was a distraction. What I didn’t realize was that the Holy Spirit had the pop up window appear so that I could learn what He was trying to teach me. Pop up windows aren’t mentioned in the Bible or are they. When God spoke to Ezekiel, Ezekiel’s routine was interrupted by a pop up window that said, “New updates are ready to install”.

         The purpose of updates for a computer is because there are imperfections in the operating system and these updates make the system run better. I wonder if God’s updates for our operating system serve the same purpose. I don’t understand exactly what all these updates do for my computer, but never the less, I need them. Sometimes I am short of time and I put off updating my operating system because that means that I would have to stop whatever I am doing and just sit there while I am being updated, and you know I am a busy man. The sad thing is that if I don’t update my operating system, it might cause my system to crash.

        God constantly monitors your operating system and in order to keep your system from crashing, He sends a pop up window that says, “New updates are ready to install”. Are you to busy to let these updates be installed or are you more concerned about having a system that will not crash? The choice is yours. You will never know when one of God’s windows will appear, but I can tell you that if your system needs updating, He will send you a notice. The question is whether or not you will stop what you are doing and allow God to update you. One more thing, a computer that needs an update to keep it from crashing, will crash if the update is not installed. You are no different.


Jonah 1:1-4

Jonah's Disobedience

 1The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. 4 The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.


Update: to provide somebody with more recent information than was previously available 


Sounds like Jonah refused to have his operating system updated!