March 11th, 2021

Christ must be manifested in us by His Holy Spirit

2. Christ must be manifested in us by His Holy Spirit. Christians! look to your hearts, what manifestations of Christ are there? When Paul speaks the gospel in general, he adds in particular, "That "it pleased God to reveal Christ in me," Gal. 1:16. And when Peter speaks of the word of God, he adds, That "we take heed thereunto, 2 Pet. 1:19,-until the day dawn, and the day star (that is Christ, Rev. 22:16,) arise in our hearts;" till then, though we be circled with gospel discoveries, our hearts will be full of darkness; but when Christ, whom the prophet calls "the Sun of righteousness," Mal. 4:2, and Peter the day star, shall arise within us, we shall be full of light. Sometimes, I confess I wonder that in these days there should be such glorious discoveries of the beauties, and sweetness, and excellencies of Jesus Christ, and yet that men's hearts are generally so full of darkness; but this takes off the wonder; hearts are carnal, John 1:5. "Light shines in darkness, but darkness comprehendeth it not;" leads a blind man through a glorious city, and though there be such and such thing in it, yet he tells you, he cannot prize them, he sees them not; though "Jerusalem should come down from God out of heaven," (as John saw it in his vision) "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband," Rev, 21:2 yet the natural man sees neither walls, nor gates, nor streets; you may tell him, "All is gold, and jasper, and precious stones," but for all that he cannot prize them, alas, he sees them not: how many glorious objects do the unregenerate slight? They see no beauty in Jesus Christ, they feel no sweet in his ordinances, the Sabbath is a trouble, and do no delight in them; and whence all this? It is because there is no light, no manifestation of Christ within them; the Spirit of Christ has not witnessed, Christ hath not manifested Christ within their souls, and therefore they remain in darkness." Isaac Ambrose "Looking Unto Jesus" pg, 244,245
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neoprimitive solutions to the problem of industrial capitalism

It is 2:33 PM Thursday afternoon in the death flow presently here. It is a warm sunny afternoon.

I got up this morning around 6:33 AM. I got up to find my wife in her usual spot. I got myself a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin and sat in our dining room waking up. After waking up somewhat I carried my cup of coffee over to our main computer I checked for e-mail. When I am our main computer I looked at the News, check for e-mail, and watched videos.

After messing with main computer I ate breakfast and wrote in my paper diary. Carol left around 7:25 AM for an appointment at the local hospital. I read my books most of the morning and left around 10:30 AM to visit thrift stores Northside. I found these used book today to ADD to our library-

'Mystical Paths' a novel by Susan Howatch

'Glittering Images' a novel by Susan Howatch

'Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned To Map, Predict, And Dramatize Weather' by Mark Monmonier

'The Monk Downstairs' a novel by Tim Farrington

'A History of Western Philosophy' by Bertrand Russell

'The Hero With A Thousand Faces' by Joseph Campbell

'One Minute To Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, And Castro On The Brink Of Nuclear War' by Michael Dobbs

After visiting thrift stores I came home because I needed to eat something. When I got home I found Josie here with Carol. Carol invited Caleb, Emily, Josie and Cora over for take home pizza for dinner. Before leaves for out West tomorrow afternoon she wanted to have them over for a meal. A last meal before she leaves for Denver CO.

I suppose I will close to wait it out. Existence keeps disappearing.
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