I've been coming across file formats in life and none have knocked a load of interest on me more that ".ZIP" formats. If you are used to downloading from the net, you must have come across this file format.
Sometimes, when you need a software and a friend is sending you a ".Zip" format, what comes to your mind? In times like that, other informations, like registration details and different versions of the same software could be embedded in it. Examples of this additional files that comes with a Software of ".zip" format are Keygen, Patch, Serial numbers and installation instructions, among many others.
With ".zip," file upload and download from the net comes handy. Soothing enough, ".Zip," can help you save up to at least 50percent of your disk space.
In Practise, you can't just guess what is embedded inside this file format until you "Unzip" them.
Interesting enough, microsoft word has the ".Zip" compression format already built, such that you can save many microsoft documents as a single file. Of all document types, "Miscosoft Word" documents are the best to compress. In this way, some numbers of "word" documents, when "zipped" could save up to 80percent of all the individual files added together.
One bad news however is: if you don't have the "Win Zip" or "WinRar" application to help "unzip" the received files, having such file formats is equal to just acquiring worthless loads.
Even if you have the "WinRar" and the "WinZip," some files still come with encryption-password. For you not to have the password is for you to just be seeing a security door without the key.
Like it is applicable in the physical, it is much applicable even in the Spiritual. In that God promises are always Zipped.
What do I mean? He said:
"I can do exceeding abundantly, above all you are able to think or imagine, according to the Power which works in you" (Eph 3:20) It's like he is saying "My ability is Zipped." If He gives you anything, you explore it and find more than you thought He could give.
When God gives you two fish and five loaves and you have the FAITH APPLICATION to UNZIP it, you are likely going to have a meal capable of feeding thousands.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men (John1:1-4).
Did you understand this? Let me explain.
Every word you receive is like "Zip format" with other "Zip formats" also embedded in it.
The "DIVINE WORD" software can do practically all things. It has all the Versions you could ever Imagined; all embedded in Single file called "Divine Word.zip."
One of the Zipped files in the word is "LIFE" (..in him was life..) which when unzip further, you will get a new file called "THE LIGHT" (and the life is the light of men) . You Got that?
When it comes to receiving from God, you make ready your Faith application to Unzip whatever you receive. In reality, no one has been able to know God's ability. It's like, It is zipped!
Jesus said "...if you have FAITH as a grain of mustard see, you shall say unto this mountain, remove from here to yonder place..." (Matt 17:20) Here, small faith is to be Unzipped to deliver the power to move great mountains.
You sure must have read "The Secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever..." (Deut 29:29). This means God gives everyone an encrypt "Zipped file" and only those who has connection with Him are going to have the access-the password- to explore it.
One of the Zipped promise in the bible, which remains headache for Professors, is "One shall chase a thousand, and two ten thousand" (Deut 32:30)
One more: When it has to do with receiving a life partner from God, God never gives them without getting them Zipped. You must have heard testimonies like: "When we met, He or She was nothing to write home about: He/she was very ugly, unlearned and poor.
But thank God I accepted Him/Her as the Will of God. In this way, God does not give a partner without Zipping them; He makes them come handy. When you have one, you Explore! Exploration(Unzipping) is the key to getting the best out of your partner.
My friend, whatever God gives you, accept it with joy. There is surely a future hope for those who cling to the "Zipped" Will of God; to such, their expectation are never cut short.
Listen to this: "But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise: and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and the things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:" (1Corinth1:27-28)
Do you see yourself then as a worthless, foolish, weak, ugly, limited, poor, dejected, sorrowful, a failure, a nonentity and whatever? Do people even see you as the Israelite from whom nothing can come out? Rejoice, for God has "Zipped" you, and only Him knows your worth, so don't ever mind what people say about you. You have been made a great package that comes in little package.
(Can you smile with me?)
And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bind/loose on heart shall be bound/lossed in heaven." (Matt 16:19) Receive the key-the password to encrypt/unlock- today!
So friend, UNZIP! (But I do not mean you should unzip your trousers and Skirt anyway. As regards this: Zip up!)
By Adegoke Olalekan Adebumiti