is the Internet, or World Wide Web. The Internet
literally is woven over all nations, connected by strands of wire, cable, and
fiberglass. Some of you are on it at this instant,
reading this very
teaching from your e-mail inbox. Thank God for you!
A spider's web is
woven for the purpose of ensnaring insects, leading to their consumption and
death. Isaiah refers to this web as a "veil that veils all peoples" (Is
. Scripturally, the word "veil" refers to the cloth in the inner
sanctuary of the Temple that kept people away from God (see Lv
However, someday soon the Lord will destroy this web woven over
all nations (Is 25:7).
At the moment Jesus died on His cross,
the veil in the temple was torn in two by the Lord. Jesus destroyed what had
ensnared us and separated us from intimacy with God, giving us free access to
the Father (Eph 2:18; see also 2 Cor 3:16).
brings many closer to God. Yet it also separates many people from free access to
God. It can consume many hours of people's time needlessly. Many surf the Web
idly for hours instead of building their relationship with Jesus, their spouse,
children, or serving God. Many others are ensnared by Internet pornography or
destructive relationships through the lures of chat rooms, advertisers, or the
greed of sinful webmasters. During this Advent, let Jesus set you free from
anything that ensnares you. Let nothing separate you from His Christmas