I was just thinking about this yesterday…isn’t interesting that God uses things like WordPress to spread out His Word.
In the book of John it talks about the Word of God –
There is two types of Word when that we get when we associate with the Lord. We have the logos word, which is the Scriptures and there is the rhema word, which is the Word that God reveals to us. Well, I believe that it is no coincidence that the Lord has me using WordPress to blog.
But there is the other part of the term, “WORDPRESS”, that is the word “Press”. I looked at the definitions of the word, “Press” and it’ many definitions.
Press definitions –
“Squeeze (someone’s arm or hand) as a sign of affection” –
I definitely believe that WordPress can be used to show signs of affection to other members of the Body of Christ by building them up and edifying them.
“Move in a specified direction by pushing”- this definition was used in reference to the phrase “pressing forward” – so we can definitely use WordPress to encourage others to Press forward.
“(of an enemy or opponent) Attack persistently and fiercely” – this one I like – we can definitely attack satan persistantly and fiercely by using tools like WordPress to preach the gospel.
“Continue in one’s action”- This was used in the term to “press on” as related to work. But whatever actions we are doing for God that show the fruit of the Holy Spirit and that help us grow, we can “press on” in those matters
Extract (juice or oil) by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc. – This has very interesting implications – the extraction of oil (Anointing Oil/Oil in Lampstand/The Holy Spirit). We can use WordPress to express our anointing through writing and therefore extracting the Oil out of us.
“Insist that (someone) accept an offer or gift”- I think I used this once to insist that someone accept the Lord as the Savior. “Insist” if I’m not mistaken can also mean to urge.
Then finally, I found it’s original purpose in using the term – “A printing press”.
Paul uses the word “press” in a positive light –
12Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
14I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
The rest of the Bible uses press in terms of pressure and as a hard difficult and crushing experience. When a piece of sand goes through pressure inside an oyster it turns into a pearl.
Also they talk about the juice press in the Old Testament. I think in Hebrew and Greek they must have used other meanings, but it translated to another word in English. But isn’t fascinating that the Author and Creator of the world and all it’s languages can show us such hidden depth to even the words we use and speak?
FYI: I don’t consider it a coincidence that I got more responses by using WordPress than by using any other blogging tool I subscribe to.
I hope this was a blessing to you and I encourage you to “Press on” with your WordPress!!!