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Colossians 2:13 |
“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses” NKJV
I remember reading of a group of wordsmiths from the American Dialect Society who chose the word “subprime” as the word of the year for 2007. Now, although this word has been around for some time in banking circles, with the collapse of the subprime mortgage markets at that time, it soon became a word affecting all kinds of people in all kinds of places. The bottom line is, that this word now means something that is far, so very far below the best. “This food is subprime!” “My preparation for this test is subprime.” “This man’s heart is subprime and God, my God, that heart is mine!”
This is, more than any other time in history, the time of identity theft. Anyone and today that means just about everyone, can now have their identity hijacked and utilized for fraudulent means to the benefit of the thief. Speaking as a subprime individual, sometimes I wish that someone would steal my identity and give me a new one! Some reverse identity theft, if you will, that’s what I need folks, I tell you the truth. It’s this last thought that brings me tonight to Jesus my ‘googleganger.’
Yes, coming a close second to being chosen as word of the year in 2007 was the new word ‘googleganger!’ Literally, a ‘googleganger’ is someone with the same name whose online records are intermixed with your own when you Google yourself.
Now, bear with me please, for it struck me as a saving thought and a delightful muse at that, that whenever a search for the eternal records of the Rev. Victor Robert Farrell might be made on the heavenly internet, mixed in with my details, indeed overlaying all the poverty, all the moral bankruptness and low moral credit ratings of every kind of mine, shall be the goodness of my Savior, Jesus Christ my Lord. All His righteous records shall be written to my account. Do you see that?
Of course dear friends, I am so very pleased to say that tonight this is more than an idle thought, it is an ever present reality! Jesus is my googleganger, make sure to make Him yours as well. Now then, take this this to bed with you tonight and sleep in perfect peace.
Listen: “Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.” (Colossians 2:14-19 NKJV)
Pray: Lord, overlay my details, my actions, my thoughts, my very self with all that You are, with all that You have purchased for me O Jesus, my eternal googleganger. Amen and let it be so!