May 26th, 2020

Who Are These Arrayed In White a hymn by Charles Wesley

Who are these arrayed in white,
Brighter than the noon-day sun?
Foremost of the sons of light;
Nearest the eternal throne?
These are they that bore the cross,
Nobly for their Master stood;
Sufferers in His righteous cause,
Followers of the dying God.

Out of great distress they came,
Washed their robes by faith below,
In the blood of yonder Lamb,
Blood that washes white as snow:
Therefore are they next the throne,
Serve their Maker day and night:
God resides among His own,
God doth in His saints delight.

More than conquerors at last,
Here they find their trials o’er;
They have all their sufferings past,
Hunger now and thirst no more:
No excessive heat they feel
From the sun’s directer ray;
In a milder clime they dwell,
Region of eternal day.

He that on the throne doth reign,
Them the Lamb shall always feed,
With the tree of life sustain,
To the living fountains lead;
He shall all their sorrows chase,
All their wants at once remove,
Wipe the tears from every face,
Fill up every soul with love.
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the Holy Spirit creates a robust sense of enjoyment of Christ

It is 12:55 PM Tuesday afternoon. It is hot and humid today. I think Carol told me it was 86 degrees today. I have not been outside today, we have the central air system on so the house is at 72 degrees. We also have all the window shades down so the house is dark inside. Due to the cool house and the shades down all I want to do is doze. I keep finding myself falling asleep today.

I got up this morning around 6:05 AM. I got up found Carol in her usual spot reading her Bible and drinking coffee. I got myself a small glass of ice water and sat in my easy chair seeking to wake up. I sat for awhile and then decided to mess with our main computer. I wanted to find out the reaction to my last video. Last night before going to bed I filmed a video wherein I expressed my thoughts on the recent videos in Booktube that expressed a denial of the existence of God. Someone has to stand up for the Lord Jesus is this culture of death.

After messing with our main computer I got a cup of coffee and then wrote in my paper diary. I wrote in my diary and then spent the morning reading from these books when not falling asleep, 'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda and 'Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, And Converted Humanity' Volume One by Herman Bavinck.

Carol just went to bed to sleep. She works tonight and tomorrow night. She has only six shifts to work and she is done with working the rest of her life. Her last day of work is June 6, 2020.

Last night Carol went to bed early and I stayed up and messed with with our main computer and filmed a video for my Youtube channel.

This afternoon I have been reading off and on from a book titled, 'Before The Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus' by Rick Perlstein.

Carol and I did go down the street yesterday afternoon to have hamburgers with our oldest son and his family.

Well I will close to feel like a sack of potatoes.

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