Monday, January 19, 2015

Technology and the Bible

Technology and the Bible
Technology from a Kingdom Perspective
The body of Christ has backed away from technology in times past claiming that technology was something that was evil. The only reason evil has access to it is because the body of Christ has not operated in the dominion and authority God has given them and  not taken control of the technology. We are responsible for determining what the culture is around us. We have the responsibility of bringing the culture of heaven into the earth. We cannot allow fear to keep us from operating with wisdom concerning technological advances. God has to use us, the body of Christ, to operate in the earth and to spread the Gospel message. Technology is a great tool to bring this to pass.
Technology according to Webster’s Dictionary is the practical application of knowledge in a particular area, a capability given by the practical application of knowledge, it is a manner of accomplishing a task using processes, methods or knowledge.
My definition for technology is a tool to be used that comes from the ability to apply knowledge.
To have a proper Kingdom perspective of technology and its use with the Word of God, you have to look at three things:
The Purpose God has for technology
The Purpose the enemy has for technology
Why we should not fear technology but be knowledgeable about it
The Purpose God has for technology
God is the Creator of all true knowledge and wisdom. His intention for anything good He makes available to man is to bring it into manifestation. To understand God’s purpose for technology, you must understand His ultimate purpose toward mankind. God’s ultimate purpose is to manifest His Heavenly Kingdom here in the earth in partnership with His sons.                    Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 6:1033                                                                                                        We must also understand that God has to work through the freewill of men to manifest His will in the earth. Genesis 1:26b We are better able to spread the message of the Gospel through the vehicle of technology. Therefore, God’s purpose for technology is to better equip us to fulfill our purpose which is to manifest His Heavenly Kingdom here in the earth.
The Purpose the enemy has for technology
When you do not understand the purpose of a thing, abuse of the thing is inevitable. The enemy always tries to counterfeit or twist whatever God creates for good into something wicked or evil. When we see the problems with identity theft, pornography, the proliferation of darkness and governmental control through technology, we see the enemy fulfilling his purpose which is to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10 AMP  We, the representatives of God in the earth cannot allow evil to go forth. God has given us dominion and we must not allow fear to stop us from taking advantage of this useful tool called technology.
Why we should not fear technology, but be knowledgeable about it
Anything based in fear comes from the enemy. 2 Timothy 1:7  The enemy has used fear to keep the body of Christ from operating in the boldness and dominion that God intended. If we are the salt and light that is operating in the world and we don’t make our influence felt in every sphere of life, how can we accomplish God’s ultimate purpose here in the earth. Matthew 5:13-16  We must operate with technology wisely, but with boldness. When you are knowledgeable about something, the enemy cannot use fear to hinder you. Fear of the unknown should not be operating in our lives. Here are some scriptures that let us know what God’s intentions are for us concerning knowledge and wisdom:
Proverbs 1:5 AMP “The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly]-“
Proverbs 4:5 AMP “Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.”
Proverbs 4:7 AMP “The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).”


1. What do you believe caused the body of Christ to back away from technology?

2. Do you understand what the Law of Dominion is?

3. Do you know what God's ultimate purpose is for mankind?

4. What is God's purpose for technology?

5. Do you recognize the infiltration of the enemy throughout technology?

6. Do you recognize how fear is used to keep you from your dominion?

7. Do you believe God wants the body of Christ to be able to operate effectively in every area of life?