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Ah I think I ran into a trap. 4 days would have been Sunday.
Okay lets try it this way Sunday Cornelius was praying Acts 10:1-3 Monday he sets his men off to find Peter Verse 8. Verse 9 on the next day as they were approaching the city Peter had his vision which would be Tuesday. It is a one day trip.
Verse 23 they stay over night. Wednesday morning they leave for Cornelius and Thursday they arrived. Cornelius says 4 days ago I was praying.
How is that? The problem is we don't know what day Cornelius sent his men Verse 8 and we don't know if there may have been a time lapse between verse 16 and 17.
I think my corrected above scenario is the probably what happened.
Not sure what you are asking but if it was thrusday when Cornelius said one day ago I was fasting then it would have been on Wednesday that Conrnelius was fasting.
If you are looking for chronology of this
Starting with thrusday as day Cornelius is talking we see the events began on Monday verse 1-3. Then on Tuesday Peter had his vision verse 9 the servants came later than day verse 17
They then stayed over night verse 23.
Then on Wednesday the began travel to Cornelius. the trip took 1 day so they arrived on Thrusday verse 24 and the rest of the events happened. Here Cornelius said 4 days ago (Monday) I was praying.
"There is as great an aptness to trust in other means and let out our hearts to them. An arm of flesh signifies a great deal, when the power of an almighty Spirit is reckoned as nothing. And persons are apt to be very contriving, and prone to forecast, how such and such external forms would do our business and make the church and the christian interest hugely prosperous. As great an extravagancy as if we would suppose that fine sights would fill a hungry stomach, or that gay clothes would cure an ulcerous body. It is a very vain thing to think that anything that is merely external can reach this end, or do this business. For it cannot be done by any other way, by any might or power, but by the Spirit of the living God." --John Howe (1630-1705)
In echo to your excellent quote, this is what our choir has offered on this Petecost:-
Hymn to the Trinity (P. Tchaikovsky)
Blessed angel spirits offer praise undying,
Ever crying Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Saints and Martyrs praise Thy Name, Trinity life-giving, Earth-borne sorrow leaving before Thy throne, Ever crying Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Father omnipotent, mighty in glory, Christ Thy Son, our Saviour Who died that we might live. Holy Spirit, mystic dove, dwelling with us evermore, we praise Thee, we praise Thee, Blessed Trinity.
With the Angels' sacred hymn, all Thy might proclaiming, with the mystic cherubim in songs of praise we join, Holy, Holy, Holy, join we all in songs of praise forever; Halelujah, Halelujah, Halelujah, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Today is Shavu'ot (Pentecost), a day of commemoration of God's providence. Let us praise our Lord for the Living Word, atonement, regeneration and the Spirit's enlightenment by which we receive the Word.
"Good men and wymmen, this day is called Wytsonday because the Holy Ghost brought wytte and wysdom into Cristis disciples, and so by her preaching after in to all cristendom, and fylled them full of ghostly wytte." --Wynken de Worde (14??-1534)
"Contrary to our distorted intuitions, the gospel does not encourage our conquest of heaven through intellectual, mystical, and moral striving. It announces that even while we were enemies, God reconciled us!" --Michael Horton, from his book Christian Faith
"Thus situated, many hundred miles from our families in the howling wilderness, I believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced. I often observed to my brother, You see now how little nature requires to be satisfied. Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is. This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence; and a resigned soul finds pleasure in a path strewned with briars and thorns." --Daniel Boone (1734-1820)