(fundie bought a house from someone who had a dog named Satan, hilarity ensues)
Spiritual warfare impact of neighbor's dog's name
I bought this house from our neighbor, an elderly widow who had had quite a few economic problems. I've pretty much gutted it, and the outside and inside are all pretty much brand new by now. Some great things have happened here, as I've grown in Christ and helped people and such.
However, at times it feels like I've been test4d like Job and I was just wondering last night if there was somereason. Such as, what this lady called her dog, which died maybe 1.5 years before she did.
She had named it Satan.
Now, even as a baby Christian coming home from college hearing she'd gotten one, back around 1990 or so, I thought that sounded like a Really Bad Idea , no matter how bad the dog was at first. It actually was a really nice dog, but I mean, the idea that every time she called it, or spoke to it, she was saying the devil's name, which i don't even like to say...
Do you think that could have had something to do with it? I've never seen anything weird, or anything like that, and she wne downhill just in the normalw ay older people do, becoming incontinent, not being able to get aroudn mcuh; she was ashamed of the condition the house was int he last couple years and always went out he garage door, but older people do that without naming their dog after the devil. One could argue that when the dog died that was the end of it (or, at least, when I bought the house and prayed and dedicated it to the Lord.) But, do you think that could have been part of the problem of the spiritual warfare that I've felt from time to time? The fact that name had been called or used a lot int he early '90s, even though it was only used to refer to the dog?
I didn't really think about that till now, it's funny. maybe because it's nothing. or, maybe because the Lord didn't wnat me to lose sight of Him as He worked through these intrusive memories with me and helped me and guided me to a solution, which I mentioned in the prayer requests.
What do you think? At the very least, as I've said, namign a dog that was Really Dumb, but was there more to it?
ANewCreature, RR 81 Comments
[2/20/2009 5:19:15 PM]
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