June 7th, 2020

the practice of heavenly-mindedness



the practice of heavenly-mindedness

'The Christian Warfare Against the Devil, World and Flesh' by John Downame

'The World Conquered by the Faithful Christian' by Richard Alleine (1611-1691)

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'The Christian Warrior Wrestling with Sin, Satan, the World, and the Flesh' by Issac Ambrose (1592-1664)

'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda

'The Holy Spirit in Puritan Faith and Experience' by Geoffrey F. Nuttall

'The Spirituality Of The Latter English Puritans' Edited and with an Introduction by Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

'A Pelican In The Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries And Recluses' by Isabel Collegate

"[1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
[2] And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
[3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
[4] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
[5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
[6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
[7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
[8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
[9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
[10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
[11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
[12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matt. 5:1-12
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the denial of the coming of the Christ in the flesh is the beginning of the antichrist

It is 2:15 PM Sunday afternoon. Outside this afternoon the sun is shining. I have not been outside yet so I do not know if it is cool or hot. I have the shades down so inside it is not too bad temperature wise.

I got up this morning around 6:43 AM. I got up and immediately messed with our main computer. I wanted to see if there was any response to a video I filmed last night. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read from these books-

'The Christian Warfare Against the Devil, World and Flesh' by John Downame

'The World Conquered by the Faithful Christian' by Richard Alleine (1611-1691)

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'The Christian Warrior Wrestling with Sin, Satan, the World, and the Flesh' by Issac Ambrose (1592-1664)

'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda

'The Holy Spirit in Puritan Faith and Experience' by Geoffrey F. Nuttall

'The Spirituality Of The Latter English Puritans' Edited and with an Introduction by Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

'A Pelican In The Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries And Recluses' by Isabel Collegate

I also filmed a video this morning sharing my thoughts on the practice of heavenly-mindedness. I then dozed till 2 o'clock PM, woke up and ate a hot-dog for lunch. Now I am writing in my online diaries. A simple day thus far. Not much else going on. Carol got home from work this morning around 8:28 AM. She works tonight and then she is done. Carol is retiring and no longer plans to work. She has worked 46 years as a Nurse and plans to go unto the next stage of her life. We are here only for a moment and then eternity.

Last night I read mainly from a novel by Robert Coover titled, 'The Origin Of The Brunists'. I read late into the night.

Well, I suppose there is nothing else to report this afternoon. I will close to drift through the rest of this day. It is a new week.

"[9] After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
[10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
[11] Give us this day our daily bread.
[12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
[13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
[14] For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
[15] But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
[16] Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[17] But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
[18] That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
[19] Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
[20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
[21] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
." Matt. 6:9-21
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