The word current means – noun 3. flowing 4. water, air, etc., moving in one direction 5. the movement of electricity.
A current is the flow or cycle of something. If you stop the current, then you stop the flow or cycle.
Jesus tells us about a Heavenly current in Luke 6 “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (See Luke 6:38 NLT) Every time I hear this particular verse preached, it always is associated with money. The truth is that Jesus doesn’t even mention money when He says this in Luke 6. Jesus is revealing to us a flow, cycle, or current. Before Jesus says this, He gives a few examples of how this current works. He says don’t judge and you won’t be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
T.D. Jakes, Senior Pastor of the Potter’s House, preached a message yesterday called “Choked.” He mentioned how when an animal wants to overpower another animal it goes right for the throat in order to choke it. The reason is that when you choke someone you stop the air flow, cycle, or current. When we breathe, we take in what we need and breathe out what we don’t need. When we only take in what we need, we no longer have capacity for anything else.
This is what Jesus is talking about in Luke 6:38. In order for us to keep the current flowing, we must give out. So many times though, we stop or choke out the flow. We only take in, like a basin, and don’t give out. We receive mercy but don’t give it. We accept forgiveness but don’t give it. We take love but don’t give it to others. We are judgmental and condemning.
Quit putting up dams and stopping the flow. Quit reaching for the throat and choking out the cycle. Let the current flow freely today.