Ctrl+Z, says God


In computing, most software use the combination of the control (Ctrl) key along with the “Z” key to undo the last operation. In Genesis 6, God repents for having created man because man had willfully chosen to be sinful and totally and solely evil (wicked) perpetually and the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7) In other words, God states that he will undo his creation that were upon the face of the earth, which included man, the beasts, creeping things, and the birds of the air, because of man’s perpetually and total wickedness.

Points to ponder:
When we believe and abide in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are made a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and if we walk according to the Spirit of God and not according to the flesh, there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1). But after we have the foreknowledge of the Sacrifice and Salvation of Jesus for our sins, if we continue to walk according to the flesh, willfully choosing to be wicked (evil), then there remains no sacrifice by which we can be saved, but only a fearful expectation of God’s impending judgment (Hebrews 10:26-31). Let us not live our lives in such a manner that it would grieve the heart of God, so much so that he will would have to Ctrl+Z (undo) us, his creation. Let our prayer, today, be “Search me O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).

Genesis 6:5-7 (KJV)
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV)
23. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Computer Christianity


As I was teaching our beloved 7 year old son, Reuben, to write a computer program, he was figuring out that by using the shortcuts such as Command+C to copy and Command+V to paste, he could hasten his development time. He then started asking me about other shortcuts and I told him the importance of Command+S to save his work and Command+X to cut a piece a code and when he made a mistake, he could use Command+Z to undo his mistake.

Suddenly, he experienced an epiphany and gleefully expressed with a twinkle in his eye, “Dada, dada, Command+S is what Jesus does – he saves, while Command+X is what the devil does – he cuts.” and I said “Yes, that is so true.” and then we digressed into thinking as to what Command+C (to copy) and Command+V (to paste) and Command+Z (to undo) could mean and Reuben said, “Jesus is the Copy of God – fully God and each time the devil tries to cut us down, he uses Command+Z to undo the work of the devil and uses Command+V to paste back what the devil tries to take away from us.”

Out of the mouth of babes, God perfects praise (Matthew 21:16).
All of these are Biblically sound and supported.
Command+X: The thief’s (devil’s) purpose is to steal and kill (cut) and destroy. (John 10:10, NLT)
Command+S: For the Son of Man (Jesus) came to seek and save those who are lost. (Luke 19:10, NLT)
Command+C: Jesus Christ is the visible image (copy) of the invisible God. (Colossians 1:15, NLT)
Command+Z: He that doeth sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. In this thing the Son of God (Jesus) appeared, that he undo the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8, WYC)
Command+V: Restore (paste) to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. (Psalm 51:12, NLT)

Points to ponder:
Are your under the bondage of the devil who seeks to cut you down and take away the joy of your salvation? Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who has come to seek you and me and save all those who are lost. He is the copy of the invisible God and he came to undo the works of the devil and restore to us the relationship that man once had with God, before he sinned.