Mind the Heavenly Treasure

Thoughts for each day from the Scriptures and the eight volumes of the writings of George Fox

Eleventh Month 1, 2023.

Blessings of Him Who Dwelt In the Bush
         And for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush.         
         (Deuteronomy 33:16)

  And you have the blessings from above, and the blessings from beneath, in this holy seed; yea, the blessings of him that dwelt in the bush, that made the very ground holy, that Moses trod upon, who brings you out of the world, which is as a bushy, thorny wilderness, that ye might dwell in this blessed seed, in which all nations are blest.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 2, 2023.

Good Fruits of the Spirit of God
         Covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I shew unto you a more excellent way.         
         (I Corinthians 12:31)

  All strive to excel one another in virtue, in patience, courteousness, kindness, tenderness, meekness, and humility, in temperance, modesty, and chastity; and whatsoever things are decent and comely, and of good report, honest and lovely, those follow: for these are the good fruits of the Spirit of God and His heavenly seed.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 3, 2023.

The Rock and Foundation From Above
         Salvation is of the Lord.         
         (Jonah 2:9)

  Christ says, no man comes to the Father but by me. So He is the new and living way; and God has given Him for a leader and counsellor, to counsel His people; who is the holy living rock and foundation, which is above all the rocks and foundations below: for He the rock and foundation is from above.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 4, 2023.

Settled Upon This Rock
         He...set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.         
         (Psalm 40:2)

  And so, the Lord God Almighty with His eternal power support you all, in all your afflictions and sufferings, trials and temptations, that you may be built and settled upon this rock and foundation that cannot be shaken.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 5, 2023.

God Cares For You
         The Lord is nigh unto all that call upon him to all that call upon him in truth.         
         (Psalm 145:18)

  I commend you to Him that has all power to support, who is God all-sufficient to supply you, and is near unto all that call upon Him in truth and righteousness. Therefore cast your care upon Him; for He cares for you.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 6, 2023.

Outstrip the World In Virtue
         Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?.         
         (Esther 4:14)

  And now...brethren, who profess and possess that which is above all...ways in the world; our desire is, that you may always outstrip and exceed the world in virtue, in purity...godliness...holiness...that you may overcome the evil, and with the good overcome the bad.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 7, 2023.

A Greater Danger
         For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ...and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.         
         (Romans 16:18)

  And now, dear friends, you that have stood such hard and cruel sufferings so long, for the Lord's name and truth and could not be overcome by cruelty, take heed now lest you be overcome by fair words and flattery; for in that is a greater danger.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 8, 2023.

Keep In the Sanctuary
         The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.         
         (Psalm 9:9)

  And whatsoever storms or tempest should arise in the world, keep in the seed Christ Jesus, your sanctuary, who was before the world was, who is your Saviour.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 9, 2023.

Never Be Ashamed of Christ
         Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.         
         (II Timothy 1:8)

  Neither be ashamed of Christ your shepherd, who hath laid down His life for His sheep, whose voice you are to hear; who doth feed His sheep, and give them life eternal.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 10, 2023.

The True Subjects of Christ
         Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.         
         (Matthew 11:29)

  Therefore learn of Christ, who is meek and low in heart: for He rules in the hearts of the humble, who is king, priest, and prophet, and a shepherd to feed them, and a bishop to oversee them, and an Everlasting Father, who begets man and woman up into the image of God, and an Everlasting Prince of peace, and so all that are in true humility, are the true subjects of Christ.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 11, 2023.

Gathered Under His Wings
         The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee, of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.         
         (Ruth 2:12)

  See here Christ encourages His lambs and sheep; therefore stand in His will. And if the Lord suffer you, who are His lambs and sheep, and are as doves and chickens, that Christ hath gathered under His wings...His sheep and people cannot go anywhere from the Lord, for the Lord and His presence is with them.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 12, 2023.

The One Who Changes Not
         I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you.         
         (Haggai 2:4-5)

  For the Lord God He changeth not, He is the same that He was, who inhabits eternity, and dwells in the humble heart; and therefore you humble ones, fear, and serve, and worship Him. And keep under the wing of Christ, and in Him your sanctuary and Savior, who destroys the destroyer, and is over all, the first and the last.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 13, 2023.

Show Forth the Nature of the Lamb
         That he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.         
         (Titus 2:8)

  My desire is, that you may show forth the nature of the Lamb, and by the virtue and the life, in which the nobility of true Christianity is seen and manifested in your peaceable, modest, and virtuous behavior...
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 14, 2023.

The Light of Christ Jesus Letteth You See
         For whatsoever doth make manifest is light.         
         (Ephesians 5:13)

  ...You who profess the light, faith, grace, and spirit of Christ, and the pure undefiled religion before God the Father, are to keep yourselves unspotted from the world, and to bridle your tongues from evil words, which corrupt good manners; the light of Christ Jesus letteth you see the spots of the world; and the grace of God will teach you to deny them.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 15, 2023.

Take Heed of Greediness
         And covetousness, which is idolatry.         
         (Colossians 3:5)

  And take heed of greediness, and earthly mindedness, and covetousness, which the apostle called idolatry; for it is a great spot and blot of the world that lieth in wickedness.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 16, 2023.

The Love That Can Bear All Things
         Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.         
         (I Corinthians 13:7)

  And my desires are, that you may dwell in the love that can bear all things. And keep the word of patience, which will never be worn out; for the word liveth, and abideth, and endureth for ever, and over all trials keeps.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 17, 2023.

Keep In the Lamb-Like Nature
         The fruit of the Spirit is...gentleness.         
         (Galatians 5:22)

  And keep in the Lamb-like nature; for the suffering lamb must have the victory. And so the man of God must not strive, but be gentle, and yet valiant for God's truth.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 18, 2023.

There You Are Safe
         The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him.         
         (Ezra 8:22)

  Keep in your heavenly habitations, in the spirit of grace and truth, and the gospel, the power of God, and the holy divine faith you will feel in your habitation Christ Jesus; for all storms and tempests, and clouds of darkness, and the tempter with his temptations, you will see without. And therefore keep in your habitation Christ Jesus; there you are safe...
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 19, 2023.

He is a Sign and a Wonder
         Behold, this child is...for a sign which shall be spoken against.         
         (Luke 2:34)

  This Christ, the Emmanuel, God with us, He was a sign to the Jews, and a wonder, when He came; and He is a sign and a wonder to all outward professors of the Scripture, without possession, where He is revealed and manifest in His people.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 20, 2023.

Heavenly Riches Laid Up
         Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.         
         (Matthew 6:20)

  It would be very well to visit the generation of the righteous, and to see how their seed and vines do grow in their heavenly vineyards and plantations, and what heavenly riches they have laid up in God's kingdom.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 21, 2023.

You Are But Sojourners Here
         Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims.         
         (I Peter 2:11)

  May all be diligent, serving the Lord and minding His glory, and the prosperity of His truth, this little time you have to live...use this world as though you did not use it; for they that covet after this world, fall into divers snares and hurtful lusts. And therefore consider, that you are but sojourners here.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 22, 2023.

You Could Lose Your Condition
         The care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.         
         (Matthew 13:22)

  For if ye should settle down in the earth, and have plenty, and be full, and at ease for a time, and not keep in the power, and service, and spirit of God, you would quickly come to lose your condition.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 23, 2023.

Prize the Mercies of the Lord
         It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.         
         (Lamentations 3:22)

  My desire is, that all Friends may prize the mercies of the Lord, and live in humility, in His power that is over all, that you may answer God's witness in all people, in His spirit and truth, in a righteous, godly life and conversation. And let not liberty lift them up, nor sufferings cast them down; but live in the seed of life, that no man can make higher or lower; for that is the heir of God's everlasting kingdom.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 24, 2023.

Sons and Daughters
         And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.         
         (Joel 2:28)

  And so that all men and women may exercise their talent, their gift that God had given them in the "true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world"... And that all may profit in the manifestation of the spirit that God hath given them...that you all may be the sons and daughters of God in this day of his new covenant, and new testament, wherein God poureth forth his spirit upon all flesh, which none are to grieve, vex, nor quench, nor rebel against, but obey it.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 25, 2023.

All May Know
         For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.         
         (Romans 10:12)

  God, who made all, pours out of his Spirit upon all men and women in the world, in the days of His new covenant, yea, upon whites and blacks, Moors, and Turks, and Indians, Christians, Jews, and Gentiles, that all with the Spirit of God, might know God and the things of God, and serve and worship Him in His Spirit and truth.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 26, 2023.

Heavenly Joy
         Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.         
         (II Corinthians 1:3)

  The heavenly joy fill your hearts, and comfort you in the inward man in all tribulations.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 27, 2023.

Therefore Be Faithful To God
         Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.         
         (I Corinthians 4:2)

  Therefore be faithful to God, and mind that which is committed to you, as faithful servants, labouring in love; some threshing, and some ploughing, and some to keep the sheep. He that can receive this let him. And all to watch over one another in the spirit of God.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 28, 2023.

Learn That Good Lesson of Jesus Christ
         I am meek and lowly in heart.         
         (Matthew 11:29)

  Dwell in the Truth, and walk in the love of the Truth, in patience, and every one in your measure keep your habitations, and learn that good lesson of Jesus Christ, to be low and meek in heart, giving no occasion to the adversary by evil doing.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 29, 2023.

Dwell in the Power of Truth
         Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.         
         (Hebrews 12:2)

  Let not hard words trouble you, nor fair speeches win you; but dwell in the power of Truth, in the mighty God.
  (George Fox)

Eleventh Month 30, 2023.

The Dew of Heaven Is Falling
         I will be as the dew unto Israel.         
         (Hosea 14:5)

  So, God Almighty be with you all! The dew of heaven is falling upon you to water the tender plants; and the blessing of God by amongst you, which showers down amongst you!
  (George Fox)

Compiled by Gary Bowell

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