“An Out of Body Experience”
Now I am not talking about actually leaving your body.
But I have had experiences where let’s say I have decided even though I did something wrong I will not lie about it.
Then someone asked me a straight forward question that touched on what I wasn’t going to lie about and didn’t I go and tell the lie. I call it our of the body experience because it seems like I am outside my body watching me say what I don’t want to say.
Imagine the following episode with Peter might have been something like that.
Please read the following verses.
66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by.
67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him.
“You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said.
68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said and went out into the entryway.
69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.”
After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”
71 He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
I am sure Peter was sure of himself when he said he would be loyal to Jesus no matter if the other disciples were or not.
Jesus predicted Peter’s fall, and fall he did.
This is simply the old fallen nature that we must all deal with. When you are determined not to or to do something and you fail, don’t be defeated.
We have the Holy Spirit helper waiting to help us do our Lord’s bidding. Put your every trial and burden on him. To God be all honor and glory, Amen.