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Webster’s defines a decoder as:

1. One that decodes; especially: an electronic device that converts signals from one form to another (as for unscrambling a television transmission)

2.An electronic device that changes signals for a radio, television, etc., to a form that can be heard or seen correctly.

Today we are living in a world so dominated by technology that our everyday lives can be altered in a daily basis. Take for instance, Amazon’s voice activated “Alexa”. This small device can turn the light on and off in your house at your command. It can give you daily briefings, the weather forecast and communicate with your friends and relatives. It’s amazing what technology is doing. Soon robots, will be interacting with humans in similar manners.

I say this to bring light to the fact that as the world gets more sophisticated, Father God had already anticipated this occurrence 3000 years ago. He made sure we always could have the edge or the advantage of things in life. For this He sent His Holy Spirit to assist us believers in this regard.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” —John.16:13

The sending of the Holy Spirit truly initiated a new relationship between us and Father God. He said that the Counselor was going to unveil that which Father God had placed in our spirits. Things such as our purpose, talents. gifts, abilities, and destiny. He would do this so we could truly impact the world and leave our mark behind as a legacy for generations to come.

The Person of the Holy Spirit would function and operate as a “decoder” to us. He would unscramble the mystery codes that have been hidden inside of us, so we could become everything He designed for us to become, and influence the world in the right direction. The ultimate purpose of such a plan was to establish His Kingdom on planet earth.

Let me clarify the following. The enemy of our lives can read just about everything that goes on in our lives. He assigns evil spirits to follow us since our birth. The Father assign’s angels to protect us and make sure we are not vulnerable to the sabotage of our purpose. However, He's hidden everything in codes, so the enemy can’t read it. It is the Holy Spirit, God’s decoder who finally makes everything clear to us as we respond to His purposes in our life.

If you are a believer, then you are called to cultivate a close relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” —John 10:27

The idea behind this is the following. When you realized you can decode God’s plan and purpose for you, (by knowing Him), then your desire will be to get others to know Him and do the same. The result of such understanding will establish His Kingdom on the earth. This understanding is His complete desire for mankind.

Apostle Carlos H. Lopez

Senior Leader , Paul and Silas Bible Church.

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