Which god? God or god?
“Thou shalt have no other god before me.” (Exodus 20:3 KJV)
March 27, 2010
Last night, I expected to be writing something about Revelation & Hype Cycles -
No problem -
This afternoon while I was working on 1 Corinthians for the men's group I'm in -
Old Jeffrey – March 27
In 1697 Samuel and Susanna Wesley assumed responsibility for the church in Epworth, England, and they soon filled the parsonage with children. Susanna gave birth to 19 in all—among them, John, the future founder of Methodism. The Epworth years were hard, days of poverty, disagreement, and discouragement. The difficulties increased in December, 1716, when an unexpected visitor arrived—a ghost. The parsonage came alive with mysterious sounds. Groaning. Loud knockings. Feet on the stairs. Bottles breaking. Chains rattling. The house sometimes shook from top to bottom. No explanation could be found, but strange apparitions were occasionally seen.The ghost (or demon, or whatever it was) became most agitated during family devotions when Rev. Wesley prayed for the royal family. Terrible poundings came from upstairs, which so provoked the minister that he prayed with increasing defiance and volume. Losing all patience, he once shouted, “Thou deaf and dumb devil, why dost thou frighten the children? Come to me in my study that am a man.” Afterward, it constantly annoyed Wesley in his study.At first, Susanna had attributed the noises to rats. But when strange horns began blaring throughout the house, she grew convinced that no human or animal could make such sounds. On March 27, 1717 she wrote to her skeptical son Samuel, away at school, “I cannot imagine how you should be so curious about our unwelcome guest. For my part, I am tired with hearing or speaking of it; but if you come, you will find enough to satisfy all your scruples, and perhaps you may hear or see it yourself. ”The family eventually named their ghost “Old Jeffrey.” The children grew accustomed to him, finding they could tease and anger him with personal remarks. His antics finally died down, but years later John, then a world-
I added a comment of my own (of course):
Based on the source, I'm assuming it's most likely true. If so -
Stay with God -
After that -
Bump. Major Bump.
First off -
I tried reinstalling it. Won't work.
I have now removed the whole thing from control panel and am reinstalling from scratch.
HHhhmmmm. Do you believe in spiritual warfare? I do. I figure at this point, I've got a couple options. One would be to get really frustrated & just go to bed. (I'm not ready to totally give up -
I could also get really frustrated and insist on moving on with Revelation & Hype Cycles part four in spite of this. Or -
I know -
After all -
We can choose to follow either Satan or God. It's entirely up to us.
Am I overreacting to imply -
I wish I could always make the right choice -
I don't know why this is happening today. I don't know what will come from it. But if I truly believe that God is always in control -
But to not believe that it is there -
And so the lesson -
But what about when it's not so trivial?
If God can make something good out of something this small -
An maybe that's the good that comes from today's bump. It's a reminder for me -
While I've been writing -
Stay with God -