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I was hit by lightning! Well of course!


I was hit by Lightening. Seriously.

I know, I know, that explains everything! Well, I could have died you know. Its not funny. Well maybe a little bit. But lucky for me it just gave me, my electric personality! But Seriously, One day while up a ladder at church I got hit. Blam. Let me tell the story and what I got out of it all.

Once upon a time in my yesteryear, where the birds would sing sweety in the trees, and all I was concerned about was the birds and the bees, I was helping out at church one Saturday. I was 19. I had been reading my Bible where it talks about, ‘the Ark of the Covenant’ and on how God killed a guy, Uzzah, ( 2 Samuel 6) for touching it. ‘Uzzah ‘, was struck down for putting the ‘Ark of the Covenant’ on a Cart. Uzzah tried to fix his error by stopping the Ark from falling off the cart.

Yesterday, I was reminded of this story when I was asking God what Op he wanted me to post. First though before that, I was reminded by God to pray and ask him what to put in the Op. Then I was reminded again to listen when I pray and not leaping forward. Now was this my voice? or the spirit of God ? I guess we could ask that question every time we pray seeking answers. If we act and do not consult him are we not like Uzzah to some extent?

Its my belief that our mind has a table on which God tosses a few Ideas on. This is more than just a conscience. Its the table the conscience works off of. We wouldn’t fully know who put the Idea on the table, only there is something on the table. Some times Ideas come out of thin air. I believe we end up choosing depending on our character and God may remind us not to do something but again it depending on our character we choose to act on what is in our conscience or not. We ourselves end up choosing what way we go. So in this case while I was talking with God, As I started to pray, Blam out of the blue the story came up. This is the gist of what I heard.

Well, you should start with first things. Start with some proofs about faith and something personal. (not that I think teaching or preaching or Ops should be personal but this is just what I felt was being said.) And, I started to asked myself what that would be considered first things and a Poof, and this Idea of the Lightening came up.

To me, the lightening story and the Ark of the Covenant story is to a degree one in the same. God told me then and is telling me this lesson now, Do it Gods way. And so I am passing this on. You know, God can take care of himself. So, Let God lead. He doesn’t need me to make a Op, or Play a Piano, or Teach or Preach or whatever to get his message out. Yet he wants us to speak up. So we should do as he says, but Don’t take over Gods work, have faith that he didn’t fail. He does not actually need our support. Let God be the Lord.

I will show you how all this ties together after I put the basics of the bible story on the table. Then I will tell you the particulars of how I got hit. And then I will rap it up in a bow at the end. First scripture:

Exodus 25:10-14 King James Version (KJV)

10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.

13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

The Ark falling off the cart Story in Scripture: Its found in 2 Samuel 6 and the same story is found in 1 Chronicles 13 and a bit of an explanation at 1 Chronicles 15 but lets not forget Numbers 4:15 and Exodus 19:22 and the above passage Exodus 25

Numbers 4:15 New International Version (NIV)

15 “After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move,(A) only then are the *Kohathites(B) to come and do the carrying.(C) But they must not touch the holy things(D) or they will die.(E) The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the tent of meeting.

*Note: The Kohathites were one of the four main divisions among the Levites in Biblical times, the other three being the Gershonites, the Merarites, and the Aaronites. The Bible claims that the Kohathites were all descended from the eponymous Kohath, a son of Levi, .
The Bible ascribes a specific religious function to the Kohathites, namely care of the vessels and objects within the sanctuary – the Ark of the Covenant, Menorah, Table of Shewbread, etc.

Exodus 19:22 New International Version (NIV)
22 Even the priests, who approach(A) the Lord, must consecrate(B) themselves, or the Lord will break out against them.”(C)

Genesis 3:24 New International Version (NIV)
24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[a] of the Garden of Eden(A) cherubim(B) and a flaming sword(C) flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.(D)

Exodus 28:43 New International Version (NIV)
43 Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting(A) or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place,(B) so that they will not incur guilt and die.(C “This is to be a lasting ordinance(D) for Aaron and his descendants.

I think those scriptures speak for themselves but the New way, the New Covenant came with a different tone not to excuse or diminish things of the past. If you read Isaiah 1 you can see that God is not happy with the way things turned out. In spite of the clear cut deadly guidelines Israel with astray. So most of our issues of theology have points drawn from the changes while understanding God does not change.

Galatians 3:13-18 King James Version (KJV) 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Galatians 3 isn’t speaking directly to the story of the Ark but of the Curse of Deuteronomy 28 The curse of the Law, (the blessings and cursings.) But Galatians does speak to a huge change, the age of Grace, of a softer tone, that our salvation is based on the blood of Jesus Christ, not a single act of touching the ark or doing something displeasing to God. There is a understanding that God is saving filthy people that they do not warrant his grace, but Grace is Grace because it is unwarranted.

2 Samuel 6:1-19 King James Version (KJV)

6 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims.

3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.

4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.

5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.

7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

8 And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.

9 And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?

10 So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.

11 And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household.

12 And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.

13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

16 And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.

17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.

18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts.

19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.

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The Lightening Story.

So I was in the church I think I had just cut the grass or something and was standing at the door because it had started to rain, and Blam it started to pour rain beyond belief. One of the board members was besides me and we saw the down spout was disconnected at the south west corner of the church and water was flying all over the place. So I asked if there was a ladder and there was, so I ran out in the pouring rain, ladder in hand to get the neck of the downspout back on to the eve-trough. As I was working with the pipe to fit it on, Lightening Hit the far side of the church and chimney electrifying the roof and eve-trough. So it hit me indirectly and threw me off the ladder. My arm flung like it was being shoved away with a force. Then, not long after the rain stopped.

What i gleaned from reading the story I mentioned and from experiencing of the lightening was that God does not need mans attempts to fix things. We fix things in reverence unlike wooden Gods or things made which are dead, he is not dead or in need of anything. I don’t think I fully even grasp it now, I am to quick, not patient enough to slow down and listen for God. God should lead. He does not need me to help him up.

In the story the man made a cart. He wasn’t to do that. This was his lame Idea to make it easier to move it, rather than carry the Ark on Polls. God had commanded but others didn’t listen. We have a propensity to avoid people telling us what to do. Why? A Simple lack of patience. We figure we already know, so the conversation is a waste of our time. Who is it for them to suggest we don’t know what we are doing.

Like this Op, I can just as easily say , I can google it if I want to know these things. I can use my better Judgment. Still. Listen. God is simply asking That you Put his recommendations first. Listen. It could be someone who reads the blog is reading this story about the ark already. It could be that someone needs to hear it the story. So if God says, Publish it, Who am I to say no. Am I not like anyone else serving God? Should I not be the servant to do Gods work? If God says do this who am I to say no? If God says No, who am I to say Yes?

In the garden of Eden Adam and Eve had Contempt for God. This is the root of the issue. The Devil put doubt in their mind, suggesting that God was not being honest with them and that they would loose out on knowledge. So they went against God. The greater lesson is; return to God do it his way, He is not trying to short change you. He wants you to do life his way. And as David saw, that way is blessing. Carry the Ark, don’t put it on the cart. You can still take it to Jerusalem just do it properly.

Today, God is asking us, to ask him, will you lead, I will follow. He wants us To accept his forgiveness bought by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. And He wants us to live holy and follow His Holy Spirit guidance. Back then, they followed at a distance, but now we have the spirit of God in our hearts, if we are Born again if we are bo·na fide believers. How about, We take the time to listen to the spirit rather than blaspheme him by ignoring what he says by rushing ahead.

I needed the lightening strike! You know, I build homes. I built computers, I Play the piano. The List of talents a mile long that God gave me. They might cause me to think I don’t need God. And the richer people get, the more RRSP’s and bigger salaries the more we might think we can do it our way on our own, the farther we get from God. Lets not forget the blessing is from God because his Ark, his presence is in our hearts. Lets not show contempt for his loving kindness.

Jeremiah 10:10-14 King James Version (KJV)

10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

(Scroll way down to comment.) And don’t forget to click on a few links; they generally have a good scripture behind them. And go to the main page or the page for Christian links or my Utube. there is a lot to dig into, even some movies.

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