March 16th, 2021

17th Century Puritan classics on the Lord Jesus Christ

It is 9:19 AM Tuesday morning. It is a cold gray morning. I got up around 6:30 AM. Once again my wife was not sitting in her chair reading her Bible. My wife is out West visiting family. So I got up made myself a pot of coffee and then a portion of oatmeal for a morning meal. I messed with our main computer and then ate my oatmeal. Next I wrote in my paper diary and then decided to filmed a video showing folks my favorite 17th Century Puritan works on the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Below is a list of the volumes I showed folks in my morning video-

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'Christ Crucified: The Marrow Of The Gospel In 72 Sermons On Isaiah 53' by James Durham

'Commentary Upon The Book Of Revelation' by James Durham Late Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow Scotland Introduction by Dr. David C. Lachman

'Christ All And In All' by Ralph Robinson (1614-1655)

'The Glory Of Christ' The Works of John Owen Volume 1

'Of Christ The Mediator' The Works of Thomas Goodwin Volume 5

'Jesus In Jerusalem: The Last Days' by Eckhard J. Schnabel Foreword by Craig A. Evans

I have no plans for the days ahead of me. I will write in my diary and read my books through the coming hours. I will close for present time. Last night I basically read, 'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM.
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My Favorite 17th Century Puritan Books On the Life of Jesus Christ



My Favorite 17th Century Puritan Books On the Life of Jesus Christ

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'Christ Crucified: The Marrow Of The Gospel In 72 Sermons On Isaiah 53' by James Durham

'Commentary Upon The Book Of Revelation' by James Durham Late Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow Scotland Introduction by Dr. David C. Lachman

'Christ All And In All' by Ralph Robinson (1614-1655)

'The Glory Of Christ' The Works of John Owen Volume 1

'Of Christ The Mediator' The Works of Thomas Goodwin Volume 5

'Jesus In Jerusalem: The Last Days' by Eckhard J. Schnabel Foreword by Craig A. Evans

"The man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day."—Ruth iii. 18.

Behold! my soul, in this scripture history, some sweet features by which the disposition of Jesus's love, and the earnestness in his heart to relieve poor sinners, is strikingly set forth. When a poor sinner is made acquainted with the Lord Jesus, hath heard of his grace, goes forth to glean in his fields; at the ordinances of his house, and under the ministration of his word, lays down at his feet, and prays to be covered with the skirt of his mantle; Jesus not only takes notice of that poor seeking sinner, but gives the poor creature to know, by some sweet and secret whispers of his Holy Spirit, that he is not unacquainted with all that is in his heart. And when such have lain long, and earnestly sought, even through the whole night of doubt and fear, until the morning of grace breaks in upon the soul, yet may they be assured, the God-man, Christ Jesus, will not rest until that he hath finished the thing. It is one of the most blessed truths of the gospel, (and do thou, my soul, see to it, that it is written in thy best and strongest remembrance to have recourse to, as may be needed, upon every occasion,) that a seeking sinner is not more earnest to see Jesus, and enjoy him, than Jesus is to reveal himself to that seeking sinner, and form himself in the sinner's heart, the hope of glory. For Jesus will not, cannot cease his love to poor sinners, until the object for which he came to seek and to save them is fully answered. And it is a thought, my soul, enough to warm thy coldest moments, that all the hallelujahs of heaven cannot call off thy Jesus's attention from the necessities of even the poorest of his little ones here upon earth. In every individual instance, and in every case, Jesus will not rest until that he hath finished the thing, as well in the hearts of his people, as in the world, when he finished the work the Father gave him to do. Yes! Jesus will not rest until the last redeemed soul is brought home to glory. Precious consideration, how ought it to endear yet more the preciousness of the Redeemer!" Robert Hawker
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the living in Jerusalem

"And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy; even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning."—Isaiah iv. 3, 4.

What a precious scripture is here! and what vast things are contained in the bosom of it! Mark them down, my soul, one by one, this evening, and see what of thy personal interest thou canst trace in the whole. And first, who they are, of whom these things are said, namely," the living in Jerusalem; even every one that is written: and he that is left, and he that remaineth. "By living, and being written, can only be meant what the beloved apostle saith of being "written in the book of life."- Rev, xiii. 8. And of "him that remaineth," there is, as another apostle saith, "a remnant according to the election of grace."- Rom, xi. 5. Hence the Lord Jesus bids his disciples rejoice, not because the spirits were subject unto them, but because "their names were written in heaven."- Luke x. 20. Secondly, what they are; and we find, that they are called holy. This is the great object of gospel grace; whence the apostle saith," We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit." - 2 Thess. ii. 13. And when God saith, "Be ye holy, for I am holy," - Levit, xi. 44; his word works by his divine power, in the new creation of the soul, as he did in the old creation of the earth: the same efficacy is wrought by the one as by the other. "Let there be light, and there was light. "Thirdly, What they shall be. They shall be cleansed from filth and uncleanness. There shall be cleansing work, and purging work. Zion shall be washed, and Jerusalem shall be purged. Sweet and precious scripture, in proof of that fountain of Jesus's blood, opened in after-days," to the house of David, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness."- Zech, xiii. 1. Fourthly, Who shall do all this? - The Lord! this blessed scripture saith; for He, and he only, can be competent to the great work. The Creator of the soul must also be its Redeemer. None but the Lord can take away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purge the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof. Precious Jesus! it is thy blood only, which cleanseth from all sin. Fifthly, How will the Lord do it? By the spirit of judgment, and the spirit of burning! Yea, the Holy Ghost, amidst his manifold gifts and gracious offices, will thus act upon every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. "As a spirit of judgment," he will plead the cause of an injured God and Saviour, with the sinner's guilty conscience; "convincing of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment." And he will be a "spirit of burning;" for his word will act, (as the prophet describes it, Jer. xx. 9.) "as a burning fire, shut up in the bones," consuming all the day. My soul! what sayest thou to this solemn but sweet scripture? Hath God the Spirit been to thee all these? Hath he convinced thee, enlightened thee, and been to thee a spirit of judgment, and a spirit of burning? Hath he convinced thee of thy sinful heart, enlightened thy dark heart, burnt, up the lustful desires of thy corrupt heart, melted thine hard heart, warmed the frozen affections of thy cold heart, and formed a love there towards the person, grace, and righteousness of a dear Redeemer? Canst thou set thy seal to this blessed scripture, that God is true? Robert Hawker
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used books haul

It is 4:44 PM Tuesday afternoon. I am think of filming a video soon wherein I show folks the used books I have recently added to our library. Below is a list of the used books I have recently purchased-

'Scandalous Risks' a novel by Susan Howatch

'Parliamentary Reform 1640-1832' British History by John Cannon

'Balzac Droll Stories; The Dore Illustrated edition (With the Original 30 Unexpurgated Tales and 425 Illustrations by Gustave Dore)

'Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: A Marriage' biography by Kendall Taylor

'Land Of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950' American History

'Walker Percy Remembered: A Portrait In The Words Of Those Who Knew Him' biography by David Horace Harwell

'The Great American University: It's Rise To Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected' by Jonathan R. Cole

'The Bay Of Pigs' American History by Howard Jones

'Reappraisals: Reflections On The Forgotten Twentieth Century' essays by Tony Judt

'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

'KNOSSOS & the Prophets of Modernism' by Cathy Gere

This afternoon I started reading the novel, 'Scandalous Risks' a novel by Susan Howatch. Not much has happened today. Carol did call me this afternoon from out West. She said it was foggy outside today. Not much else to report so I will close to read.
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