Windows 8 came upon us with the grand promise of a new beginning for Microsoft Windows, our beloved operating system that moves our lives in the digital world.
"The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man's true 'born again' event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life."
(thanks to "http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/8.html")
Could this be the intended way of the future with enhanced capabilities, moving away from the large cumbersome PC box into the cloud, where we operate from smarter devices of the future getting smaller and more powerful every year.
However, as we know Windows 8 did not live up to the much anticipated expectations of the new and flash design; Microsoft quickly tried to patch it up with Windows 8.1.
Lets face it, we need the familiar start button, how can we even get started was a major flaw in the design.
So you would think the next best thing would be Windows 9.
Instead we have the much raved about Windows 10 version.
Granted it is an improved version with some of Windows 7 and Windows XP familiarities, but with the whole new jazzy look of Windows 8 and the trend away from your very own PC box, to the growing trend of smaller devices, Operating Systems.
"Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual)."
(thanks to http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/8.html)
I think that Windows 7 is as close as Microsoft can get to completeness in a home and business computer OS, I do hesitate to use the word perfection in this case.
"Ten therefore represents man's responsibility to keep the commandments."
(thanks to http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/8.html)
This sounds like to me that "thou shalt not use a personal PC", but advance to smarter technology devices, which will be conveniently connected to the internet of everything and store your data in the "global collective cloud".
Share resources, make use of the global think tank in the sky, where we will all benefit as an interconnected internet of everything AI data mine bank super mind.
Well this concept of sharing your resources and network based benefit for all connected, is not new. We are taught under God given Holy Spirit inspiration, that the Body of Christ works as a unit, interconnected and all mutually benefiting from one another's strengths and receive help from others to support deficiencies.
1 Corinthians 12:4-14
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ-
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
This is a God given principle on how we interact with each other as a Body collective but notice that also we are connected to the Head, who is Jesus King of kings and Lord of lords.
The Body Has the mind of Christ and functions within His scope and influence as we progress into His attributes and qualities of character and love.
So lets get back to the question whatever happened to Windows 9?
I think that you might be beginning to see a pattern emerging on the global scale.
The number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality.
Nine also represents the fruits of God's Holy Spirit [and might I add importantly the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.]
(thanks to http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/9.html)
In computers the Operating System is written in digital machine language in order that machines follow instructions to bring a desired result.
Humans made in the image of God are more complex beings, we are not equivalent to a machine in that we have an eternal spirit and have a mind and emotions, so this is only a metaphor to illustrate a higher spiritual principle.
We could say that an OS is like having Laws and Policies in the Governance of humans.
OS means Operating System.
Mankind were given the authority to create and rule planet earth.
We are capable of so much and can create wonderful inventions and objects of great beauty with the desired functions and enhancements, but we are missing the quality and perfection that only God can bring.
Without God filling our beings we lack the dimension of the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
I am not saying that man is devoid of gifts and fruits, as we know Adam and Eve ate from the tree of good and evil. So we can choose the God given good with a mixture of our independence from God, kind of a Yin and Yen configuration of black and white entanglement of opposing values.
There is evil in the world and it did not originate from God.
Jesus came to give us life and life to the full.
When we are born again into the Kingdom of God meaning Jesus is the Head and we are His Body of believers of His Kingdom on earth, then we receive the promised gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit enables us to develop the fruits and empowers us to display the gifts for the common good inspired by the everlasting love of God.
He is described as our helper and counselor who leads us into all truth and shows us things to come.
There is a shift happening in the elite style of world leadership and ideology.
Presently we have a Neo Liberalism form of governance in the western countries.
Does this mean white European dominance and the elite run the world with free market capitalism?
This style of leadership is causing a lot of unrest as the populations become aware of imbalances in how the wealth of the world is distributed.
The move now is towards Democratic Socialism.
The world needs new champions.
What about Windows 6?
That would have been Windows Vista.
Looked like on the surface that it was a real performer and upgrade to Windows XP which actually was quite stable, but limited to 32bits apart from the 64bit version that was superseded by Vista.
Vista is a new outlook and a freeway corridor way of seeing.
The number 6 represents Man - was Windows Vista the ultimate lens for man to see.
In the Bible, the number 6 symbolizes man and human weakness, the evils of Satan and the manifestation of sin.
(thanks to http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/6.html)
In Daniels time the Angel of the Lord contended with and had a continued battle with two principalities.
Persia and Greece.
Persia represents the rule of a dictator king, who was all powerful in influence and world domination.
Greece developed democracy to the people and for the people.
Dictatorship V Democracy.
Nimrod developed a Ziggurat to the heavens.
Nimrod reached for the stars of utopia and a civil monument that connects to the universal mind of freedom of rights.
The new and rising heroes lead us into the Liberty of Whatever.
Without God at the Head, we are still eating the fruits of the Tree of knowledge.
When we piece it all together, join the dots and tie it up into a string theory, meaning of everything, we find hidden elements with the underlying cause of the effects.
In our quest to resolve our operating system, we could be sucked down into a never ending vortex and end up in a black hole, bent in time.
Download and allow permissions to Windows 9 to read - write - execute. r/w/x
The Nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
God doesn't expect you to reach righteousness on your own.
He gives you grace to be and grace to do what you were created to be and do.
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Even the prodigal can return and find his way back from a long way off and discover his true identity.
The other brother can have the eyes of his imagination enlightened and freely enter into his inheritance.
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