March 4th, 2020

the book of the covenant

It is 9:26 AM Wednesday morning here where we live out our ordinary lives one moment at a time. This morning the sun is shining and the plague is spreading.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. I got up because I thought I heard my wife singing some old gospel song. But when I got up I found my wife was not home, but still at work. I ate for breakfast a bowl of cereal and then made a fresh pot of coffee. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary. As I was writing in my diary Carol arrived home from work. She said during the night a woman died with the same thing that killed Uncle Dave last year. The woman was only 52 years old and had a lovely family. It is hard to let go of loved ones once they have died and gone into the Eternal State.

Carol went to bed around 8:30 AM for the day. She goes back to work tonight. She is counting off the shifts till she fully retires this coming June 2020.

I have spent the morning reading from a book titled, 'Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel' by Matthew Barrett [New Studies In Biblical Theology].

Last night I read till 10 o'clock PM and went to bed. I did film last night a video for my Youtube channel.

I plan to spend this day drifting writing in my paper diary and reading my books. I am tired.
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    anxious anxious

the true image of God

"As the true image of God, this Son of God becomes incarnate to fulfill his mission of redemption as the last Adam. Like the first son of God, the first Adam, the last Adam represents his fellow man by becoming a man; yet, unlike Adam, he is the Son of God (Luke 3:38), who listens to the word of the covenant and remains obedient to his Father (John 5:19; 8:28), securing a new covenant by which Adam's race will be redeemed through his righteousness (Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:45). As a Son, he is the perfect image and representation of God; all those adopted into the family of God are privileged to participate in his sonship (Eph. 1:3-7) so that by the Spirit they are conformed more and more into his image (Rom. 6:4; 8:29; Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10).

Adam failed to rule, to have dominion over the Edenic kingdom, and to cast out the serpent as an intruder (Gen.3:1-7). But the last Adam announces at the start of his ministry that in him the 'kingdom of heaven'-a phrase that conveys the universal extent of Christ's royal reign-is at hand (Matt. 4:12-17; cf. Mark 1:15, which uses 'kingdom of God'). The proof of that claim is seen when he casts out demons (Matt. 4:24) and binds the strong man, the devil (Matt. 12:29; cf. 2:15; Rev. 12:7-12; 20:10), After he accomplished his mission of redemption, he ascended to his throne in heaven to reign over creation (Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9; Eph. 1:20-22) until his second return, when he will judge the living and the dead (Matt. 24:29-31; 25:31-46; Mark 9:1). The last Adam's victory over the evil powers of this world inaugurates a new creation, which is both individual (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 6:15) and corporate (Rev. 21:1-8). He is the King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:14), the righteous Davidic king who will restore God's kingdom rule over the whole earth (Eph. 1:7); Rev. 5:9-10). Genesis 3:15 is but the beginning of this eschatological hope." pg. 50, 51 Matthew Barrett 'Canon, Covenant and Christology'
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    contemplative contemplative

come as you are

It is now in the flow of constant decay 12:35 PM Wednesday afternoon. I am writing just to list the used books I found today at local thrift stores. I decided to venture forth into the unknown and visit thrift stores near we live in search of used books to add to our book collection, these are the old used books I found-

'The World That Never Was: A True Story Of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists & Secret Agents' by Alex Butterworth

'The Visitors' A Novel by Sally Beauman

'Edward R. Murrow: An American Original' biography by Joseph E. Persico

'Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Evolution Of Work' by Richard Donkin

'Comes As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana' biography by Michael Azerrad

'Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners' biography by Laura Claridge

'Heresy: An Elizabethan Thriller' by S. J. Parris

'Longday's Journey Into Night' a play by Eugene O'Neill

'Middlemarch, Silas Marner, Amos Barton' three novels in one large paperback by George Eliot [Great Classic Library]

'The Lord Of The Rings' The Complete Best Selling Classic Now An Epic Motion Picture Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (a one volume edition paperback)

When I got home from visiting local thrift stores I ate lunch and cataloged the used books I purchased today for four dollars into our LibraryThing site. I will close to face it.
  • Current Music
    Nirvana 'Nevermind'

new books & a another used books haul



new books & a another used books haul

'Opioid, Indiana' a novel by Brian Allen Carr

'The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight For A Human Future At The New Frontier Of Power' by Shoshana Zuboff

'The Eye You See With: Selected Nonfiction' by Robert Stone Edited By Madison Smartt Bell

'The World That Never Was: A True Story Of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists & Secret Agents' by Alex Butterworth

'The Visitors' A Novel by Sally Beauman

'Edward R. Murrow: An American Original' biography by Joseph E. Persico

'Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Evolution Of Work' by Richard Donkin

'Comes As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana' biography by Michael Azerrad

'Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners' biography by Laura Claridge

'Heresy: An Elizabethan Thriller' by S. J. Parris

'Longday's Journey Into Night' a play by Eugene O'Neill

'Middlemarch, Silas Marner, Amos Barton' three novels in one large paperback by George Eliot [Great Classic Library]

'The Lord Of The Rings' The Complete Best Selling Classic Now An Epic Motion Picture Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (a one volume edition paperback)
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    exhausted exhausted