Everything is interconnected. The Spirit of God has created everything and this commonality connects us. The Holy Spirit brings life – rich, reproducing, abundant life, the kind of life that swallows death – life that lasts forever. Take God’s Spirit out of the equation, and futility rules. Productivity without the Spirit of God inevitably leads to a dead end. On that note, Jesus observed (John 6:63):
“The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.”* Bible Version: New Living Translation (NLT)
Since everything has sprung from God’s Spirit there is a noticeable spiritual bond between God and His creation. Unfortunately, human beings cut themselves loose at some point, and they strayed far from heaven. It has been the Lord’s mission to overcome the apparent disconnection, and this is why Jesus came.
Interestingly, as I’m writing out these thoughts our internet connection went down. The worldwide web has revolutionized our culture and made information more readily available. Imagine today’s world without having this powerful tool. It is safe to say, the interconnectedness provided by various computer devices has accelerated problem solving. The ratio of human inventions went through the roof with the introduction of the personal computer, especially when the computer reduced in size and became a portable device. Power outage and loss of connectivity, even if it is only for an hour, creates havoc in the modern world. However, the repercussions of being disconnected from the source of all beings are intrinsically more serious.
The Holy Spirit is poured out globally and not unlike the Internet accessible everywhere. When people pray, the Spirit of God listens. This is what Jesus was referring to in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:7):
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
To be reconnected to heaven all we have to do is ask and the Holy Spirit will re-establish the lost connection; His breath revives us. Reconciliation with the Godhead is only a prayer away.