November 2nd, 2014

they shall reign forever and ever

It is 10:25 AM Sunday late morning in the flow of time. I can not stop time even though I know there will be a time when Time will be no more. Someday it will be just Eternity with no End.

I am down in the lower level messing with my Samsung lap top computer which I hate. I rather write on a standard desk top computer. So here I sit with our electric heater keeping me warm. This morning it is 26 degrees outside, but there is a sun shining in the sky. There will be no sun in the Eternal State. We read in Revelation, "They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever" Rev. 22:5.

I was up this morning around 5:15 AM. It has been a long morning. I do not like time changes! I have had thus far a normal morning. Carol went to church and this afternoon she drives to Lapeer, Michigan to visit with our daughter-in-law Emily and our new granddaughter Josephine with her family. Carol hopefully will make it back here this coming Tuesday afternoon.

I wrote in my paper diary this morning and read my commentaries on the Gospel of John.

"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture

"Discourses And Sayings Of Our Lord" by John Brown

"John" [Baker Exegetical Commentary On The New Testament] by Andreas J. Kostenberger

"A Theology of John's Gospel And Letters" by Andreas J. Kostenberger

Not much else to report this morning.

Yesterday we watched college football most of the day. We went to bed around 10 o'clock PM last night.

music Caribou 'Our Love'

Do not know what I will do while Carol is gone. Existence keeps decaying. I will close to read "History and Spirit: The Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac.

"[13] I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
[14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Daniel 7:13,14

"[26] And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
[27] To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
[28] And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
[29] And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
[30] And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
[31] And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
[32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
[33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." Luke 1:26-33

"[29] And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
[30] For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
[31] But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
[32] Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:29-32
  • Current Music
    SUNN O))) 'Black One'

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless king
Through all eternity.

Crown Him the virgin’s son,
The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won
Which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose,
As of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows,
The Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Son of God,
Before the worlds began,
And ye who tread where He hath trod,
Crown Him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known
That wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own,
That all in Him may rest.

Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing,
Who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of peace,
Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
And all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end,
And round His piercèd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of love,
Behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye
At mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heav’n,
Ethroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the king to whom is giv’n
The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns,
As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,
For He is king of all.

Crown Him the Lord of lords,
Who over all doth reign,
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word,
For ransomed sinners slain,
Now lives in realms of light,
Were saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night,
Their God, Redeemer, king.

Crown Him the Lord of years,
The potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
Ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.

"His eyes were as a flame of fire; and on his head were many crowns" Rev 19:12
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    contemplative contemplative

morning devotions

morning devotions

"[8] For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
[9] This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
[10] For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
[11] These things command and teach.
[12] Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
[13] Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
[14] Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
[15] Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
[16] Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." First Timothy 4:8-16
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    contemplative contemplative

work for eternal bread

It is in the Flow 8:11 PM Sunday night. It has been a super long day! This time change is for dragons!

I had a normal day. I read my books most of the day and watched birds on our bird feeder from our kitchen window. It was a cold sunny day. I did not leave the house today.

Carol left for Lapeer Michigan around 2 o'clock PM to visit Emily, Josie and Emily's family. Carol called me at 5 o'clock PM to tell me she had arrived in Lapeer alive. The road is a dangerous place. Millions have died on American roads.

I plan to go to bed early tonight since I have been up since 5:15 AM. I do not know what I will do tomorrow. I need to get fresh coffee beans tomorrow morning. I hate to go far in our old Dodge van since I do not trust this vehicle to keep running. I hate for the van to break down far from home especially knowing Carol is east of the state visiting Emily and granddaughter Josie. How would I get home if the van was to quit on me out in the Wasteland?

Well not much else to report this evening. I suppose I will close to read my books. There is no way out.

"[26] Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
[27] Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
[28] Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
[29] Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." John 6:26-29
  • Current Music
    SUNN O))) 'Monoliths & Dimensions'

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
[or Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer…]
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be Thou still my strength and shield;
Be Thou still my strength and shield.

Lord, I trust Thy mighty power,
Wondrous are Thy works of old;
Thou deliver’st Thine from thralldom,
Who for naught themselves had sold:
Thou didst conquer, Thou didst conquer,
Sin, and Satan and the grave,
Sin, and Satan and the grave.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee;
I will ever give to Thee.

Musing on my habitation,
Musing on my heav’nly home,
Fills my soul with holy longings:
Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
Vanity is all I see;
Lord, I long to be with Thee!
Lord, I long to be with Thee!

"[21] And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night" Exodus 13:21
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