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What's in Your Basement?
May 27, 2016By Ed Wrather

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. – Matthew 25:31 NKJV. 


He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. – Luke 1:32 NKJV. 


No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24 NKJV. 


Eileen Scanlon bought a New Jersey waterfront bungalow to use as a rent house in 2010. Eileen had heard rumors that there was something big underneath the house. In fact, she once looked under the house in the crawl space, and thought she saw a large rudder. Eileen is now having the house renovated, and it has been raised off its foundation to enable the work to take place. Now, it is clear what is under her rent house. What is it? It is a 19thCentury coal boat, that is 44-foot long and 12-foot wide, made with planks 3-inch thick; 18-inch long iron nails were used to hold the planks together. Russell Card of Historical Society of the Highlands said this about the boat, “It was beyond amazing. I've heard about it before and the first time I ever saw it was yesterday. I never realized it was so big. I was amazed at the craftsmanship of it.” It is thought that the boat was moved there on wheels, and the house was just built around it. (Fox News 05.27.16) 


A lot of strange things have been found in the basements of homes. In Cottage Grove, Minnesota a couple found a scientist in their basement that had been missing for 20 years making LSD in a secret laboratory. Another find in a New Jersey basement was far better than a 19th Century coal boat. After a couple passed away, their children discovered a Rembrandt painting that had been lost for years in the basement called, “An Allegory of The Sense of Smell” that the artist painted in 1625. The painting sold for $870,000. Then there was the 6-foot 200lb alligator in the basement of a house in Chicago. The owner apparently knew it was there, but not an appliance repairman. 


If you were to think of your life as a house, what’s in your basement? Where do you have the Lord Jesus at? Is He in your living room, your den, or do you have Him hidden away down in your basement? If the Lord is down in your basement, maybe you ought to invite Him up so you can visit with Him from time to time. Is Jesus on the throne of your life?

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