Matthew 16:19(NIV) -I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[a] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[b] loosed in heaven.”
I wanted to share with you what I called the craziest way to download a NEW VERSION of software.
My wife, Altanya Gerald Burgess and I got up this morning and it had appeared her Iphone had update to the new sofware, the IOS 7 I believe(I am no Geek Squad Alum) andher phone was able to receive all of the updated software. While my phone was hooked up the desktop..I attempted to download the new software to my Iphone. Needless to say, it was able to download ITunes, but it was unable any of my contacts(all 400 of them) and all of my apps. I had a human moment..My wife, of course, who is so sweet and caring, made me some cinammon tea(from scratch ya'll) to calm my nerves. My phone had actually looked as if it had gone to glory with a picture of downloading Itunes and a picture of the cord at the bottom..It would have been a shame to know some you have lived with, done ministry with, done business with, had died as a result of a faulty download into their system and all you had to show for it was "I"-Tunes.
I immediately got myself together, dropped off Altanya and went to Iphone Heaven, The Apple Store..I went to the ALTAR(The Customer Service Desk) and asked if I could have some HELP..It's good to know even when there are large crowds among you..The only focus of the worship experience with their Phone is to make sure everything they came for is properly DOWNLOAD, UPDATED and all DATA has been BACKED UP in ICloud(Matthew 16:19)..I saw there were plenty of people their with a variety of ISSUES so not everyone there was coming for the same thing, but they all had something in common...The were all in ONE PLACE waiting on something AWESOME to happen(Acts 2:1). A representative walked over to me by the name of Ben and asked me how he could help.
I explained what the situation was..so he immediately took my phone and attached it to something that had a little more POWER than what my computer was offering..I guess sometimes, you have to come out of your comfort zone and go someplace to see if they offer just a little MORE POWER than what you've been getting. Ben said it would take a few minutes and the original display will appear on the phone..I was such in awe by his statement for the fact..God will have to take you back to the original display when you've allowed a faulty download from somewhere to enter into your SOFTware(Spirit, Soul, Body). I tried recover all of my information, which was backed up on ICloud..but I had to wait until I went back to the place of where I left everything STORED!
But what was profound was each time I looked at the screen..it kept saying two things, "RESTORE" and "RECOVER"..Anything you may have thought you lost along the way, due to a faulty DOWNload, all you have to do is get connected with someone who has ALL POWER and allow Him to update your SOFTware(your joy, peace, happiness, knowledge, wisdom and understand and host of other things you may need to have UPDATED) and rebuke anything that may have hindered from you receiving the UPDATED VERSION to your device, which allows you to COMMUNICATE effectively and others to be in TOUCH and in CONTACT with you......R.I.P. means Restoring In Progress..what you thought has died is in the PROCESS and in PROGRESS of being restored..
This experience taught me a lot..that what might appears to be SINKING is only SYNCHING up with God. I pray that it brought clarity to whatever you may be going through...God bless you and have an awesome day!!! Peace
Pastor Keith H. Burgess
Simon Of Cyrene Ministries ©2013