Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rise Table Rise

When I was in the 7th grade, one of my friends invited me to join their group of Camp Fire Girls. Once a week we would meet at our sponsor’s house and there we were assigned projects to earn badges that we could sew on our uniforms.

At one of these meetings, one of the girls suggested that they play a game called “Rise Table Rise.”

They asked the Camp Fire sponsor for her card table and the girls gathered around it on three sides, leaving one side open. They placed their hands softly, flat on the surface of the table.

Then they began to chant softly, "Rise table, rise" over and over again.

Suddenly the table started rising up on two legs! No one was pushing down on any side, and the table would tap out answers to our questions -- one tap, yes; two taps, no.

Was this really a game??  Was it harmless?   I was excited and scared all at the same time.

This was all new to me, and the girls were laughing and having such fun. Yet there was something sinister about using the table in this manner and it seemed a bit devilish to say the least.

I wondered if this could be a cheap version of the Ouija Boards (also known as: spirit boards which is another form of fortune telling using spirit guides.)

I knew that the Bible speaks about wizards and witches and fortune tellers, and we are warned to have nothing to do with them.

Leviticus 19:3 
‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”

My mother would not even allow us to even look at the Horoscope in the newspaper, because this is a method worldly people use to seek out guidance for their day.

I quit the Camp Fire Girls, because all they wanted to do was play with that table.

Years later, I realized that I needed to repent for even having been a part of their game playing, and I needed to renounce all and any forms of unholy fortune telling in my life.

God sends us His HOLY Spirit, and He wants us to be filled with His Spirit. The inward leading of the Holy Spirit is how God will guide our pathway. When we are so filled with His Holy Spirit, we may not be afraid but understand that He is holy and only has good gifts for His children.

Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, there is no shadow of turning with thee.”


Anonymous said...

No it was not harmless...a trick. Vicki K.

Anonymous said...

Such a comfort when I know that I have fully entrusted to God all my worries and fears about the future.