December 14th, 2015

Scripture is a verbal icon (a textual mirror) of God

It is in the flow 9:08 AM Monday morning. A cold dark gray rainy day. At least it is not snowing. I do not enjoy snowfall. I am not into icy wintry days.

I got up around 6:30 AM this morning. Carol was already up sitting in the living room reading her Bible. I made oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and read from these two books for morning worship-

"Galatians, Ephesians" New Testament X Reformation Commentary On Scripture

"Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis" Edited by Michael Allen & Jonathan A. Linebaugh

So has gone by time thus far this morning. Not much else to report. Last night we watched professional football and went to bed early. Now it is another day to seek the Lord.

Carol goes back to work tonight. I have no plans for the rest of my life. I seek to go through each day living in the presence of God.

I will close to drift.

"[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
[4] According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
[5] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
[6] To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
[7] In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" Ephesians 1:3-7
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Swans

Last week I received in the mail another Swans reissue 'White Light from the Mouth of Infinity' & 'Love of Life'. I like the music of the Swans. Do not know why? Somethings remain hidden in mystery.

This day has gone by normal thus far. I did not go anywhere today due to the bad early winter weather.

I read this afternoon some more of the novel "Monkey's Uncle" by Jenny Diski. I cooked for Carol two turkey burgers for her to eat the next two nights at work.

In the mail this afternoon there was nothing but Christ Mass cards from people I do not know. Carol's friends send Christ Mass cards this time of the year. Carol sent out Christ Mass cards this afternoon. I do not have anyone that I want to send Christ Mass cards to. I am not into the Christ Mass holy day. To me every day is a holy day. In America Christ Mass has been totally secularized. No one celebrates the Birth of the Messiah this time of year in America/most Americans only think at this time of year of buying stuff/consuming food and drink. It is all to me very depressing how America has totally rejected God/the Lord Jesus Christ this time of year/bowing down to idols like Santa Clause and the Snow Man.

"[10] Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
[11] And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
[12] The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
[13] And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
[14] And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
[15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
[16] And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
[17] For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
[18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!" Rev. 18:10-18

Well, I will close to sit in silence and wait for the coming darkness.

Studio albums Swans

Filth (1983)
Cop (1984)
Greed (1986)
Holy Money (1986)
Children of God (1987)
The Burning World (1989)
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity (1991)
Love of Life (1992)
The Great Annihilator (1995)
Soundtracks for the Blind (1996)
My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky (2010)
The Seer (2012)
To Be Kind (2014)
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for in one hour is thy judgment come

Rev.18

[1] And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
[2] And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
[3] For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
[4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
[5] For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
[6] Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
[7] How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
[8] Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
[9] And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
[10] Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
[11] And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
[12] The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
[13] And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
[14] And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
[15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
[16] And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
[17] For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
[18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
[19] And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
[20] Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
[21] And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
[22] And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
[23] And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
[24] And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
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