September 4th, 2016

our bodies must be transformed and changed to enter the kingdom

It is 8:54 AM Sunday morning in the cosmic death flow. It is a sunny morning. It feels like the end of Summer this morning. A good day to pick apples. Many years ago I picked apples for a couple of months to make money to support my family. I had just graduated from college and our second child had been born. It was summer and I got a job picking apples in the mornings and quit around late afternoon.

I got up this morning around 6:33 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. After messing with our computer I wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my paper diary I read some of the book, "The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday. When my wife got up I made for us oatmeal for breakfast. So has gone by existence this morning. Carol is out walking the dog and I am sitting here writing in my online diaries. It will soon be over.

Yesterday when I got back from volunteering at the library used books store I watched college football all day. When I was at the library book nook when not helping people with their used books I read some of the book, "The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made The Future" by Jenny Uglow. I bought at the book nook these used books to ADD to our library-

"Doing Theology for the People Of God: Studies in Honor of J.I. Packer" Edited By Donald Lewis & Alister McGrath

"New Testament Theology" by Donald Guthrie

"New Testament Introduction" by Donald Guthrie

I got home from the book nook around 1:10 PM. I then watched college football all day. I did not read anything. Now it is another day and a new week.

Well, I suppose I will close to wait for the end. There is no way out.

"[39] All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
[40] There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
[41] There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
[42] So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
[43] It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
[44] It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
[45] And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
[46] Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
[47] The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
[48] As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
[49] And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." First Corinthians 15:39-49
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Weekend Reads

Books mentioned in this video-

"The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made The Future" biography by Jenny Uglow

"Pinkerton's Sister" a novel by Peter Rushforth

"A Dead Language" a novel by Peter Rushforth

"God has Spoken in his Son: A biblical theology of Hebrews" by Peter T. O'Brien

"Commentary On Hebrews" by Thomas R. Schreiner

"The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday

"New Testament Introduction" by Donald Guthrie

"New Testament Introduction" Revised Edition by Donald Guthrie

"New Testament Theology" by Donald Guthrie

"Hebrews" A New Translation With Introduction And Commentary By Craig R. Koester

"Commentary On Hebrews" [New International Greek Testament Commentary] by Paul Ellingworth

"The Letter To The Hebrews" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by Peter T. O'Brien

Many years ago when I was working as farm laborer I would buy good Christian books to comfort me in my state of despair and exhaustion. As a book worm one always wants to read the very best literature. I have over the years collected a library of Christian books to have near me as I wait for death. I am always wondering what books I will have by my bedside as I am dying. I know for sure I will have a King James translation of the Holy Bible. I still believe I will have someplace in my death cell "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross". Maybe I will have no books near me. I might be in a coma or have lost my mind.

Carol has been gone all day. She went to church this morning and then drove to Grand Rapids to visit her older brother in a hospital. She told me she would be home in time to go to church tonight. All we can do is wait to find out if she gets home alive. We can be killed off anytime. Our days are numbered by our heavenly Father.

I have been reading this afternoon from a book titled, "A Visit To Don Otavio: A Mexican Journey" by Sybille Bedford.

Tonight there is a college football game we plan to watch. Carol works this week Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Well I will close to read and wait to see what the future holds for us.

"[7] Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
[8] Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
[9] Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
[10] Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
[11] Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
[12] There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
[13] Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
[14] Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
[15] For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
[16] But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
[17] Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." James 4:7-17
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