In the future, knowing a secret will be the least of secrets. As lifestyle data becomes unveiled, the act of tapping a secret will itself be made known, and what we do with it, will be the greater importance of the two.
Years ago my physics teacher placed a large, thick-walled glass jar on his desk and pumped the air out of it, creating a low pressure vacuum chamber on the inside. The higher pressure on the outside threatened to break the glass, and to force a high pressure stream of air back through the seal.
In a similar way, empty humans may seem strong on the outside but they are vulnerable because they have nothing to push back with. That is why we need the Holy Spirit.
Jesus warned the disciples not to leave Jerusalem without being “endued with power from on high”, Luke 24:49 (KJV). Jesus knew that empty jars could not change the world, but a jar filled with the “Holy Spirit” could.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
One day when I was making chocolate chip cookies, I dropped one of the chips on the floor, and as I bent down to pick it up, I heard God ask, “How much trouble was that?”
I answered that it wasn’t any trouble at all, and in fact, it was so little trouble, that I hadn’t even noticed that I was doing it until God brought it to my attention. I had picked up the chip from off the floor, as an automatic behaviour, completely without stress of any kind.
Then God said that all of my encounters should be that way. God said that with Him, nothing is trouble.
When humans find themselves in trouble, they look to the bible for the promises of God to hang onto. However, we often claim them as if they are life-buoys thrown off of God’s ship into the ocean to save us from drowning.
In contrast, the promises of God are not "things", but are God Himself. Each word carries the full power and essence of God within it, and has the ability to perform the same works that created and hold the stars in place.
It is fascinating that gender neutral language has taken so long to emerge, but it is even more fascinating that the universe has waited until now, when there are no more secrets, to raise up a generation that can truly understand the need for transparency.