Mind the Heavenly Treasure

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

Fourth Month 1, 2023.

Mind That Which Is Eternal
         Ye are our epistle written in our hearts.         
         (II Cor. 3:2)

  Mind that which is eternal, which gathers your hearts together up to the Lord, and lets you see that you are written in one another's hearts.....
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 2, 2023.

The Everlasting Arm of the Lord
         The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.         
         (Deuteronomy 33:27)

  ....the everlasting arm of the Lord hold thee up, and break all thy bonds asunder, and set thee upon the rock on thy feet, in which thou mayest know His presence, and His everlasting, supreme power. And the God of life be with thee.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 3, 2023.

Sound, Sound, Ye Trumpets of the Lord
         But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.         
         (I Corinthians 15:20)

  He is risen from the dead, the grave could not hold nor contain him, neither could all the watchers of the earth, with all their guards, keep him therein. Sound, sound, ye trumpets of the Lord, to all the seekers of the living among the dead, that he is risen from the dead.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 4, 2023.

Knowledge of Him
         That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.         
         (Ephesians 1:17)

  And that mind may talk of God, and speak of God, but not in union with God, nor from enjoyment of God in the Spirit, nor from having purchased the knowledge of God in the Spirit, nor from having purchased the knowledge of Him through death and sufferings; but from hear-say of Him.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 5, 2023.

Take You Heavenly Censers
         Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense.         
         (Psalm 141:2)

  Take your heavenly censers, and offer up your spiritual prayers to the Almighty God.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 6, 2023.

Keep Your Tongues and Hands
         Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.         
         (Psalm 34:13)

  And keep your tongues, and hands, and bodies, and lips, and minds, and words of all that which would defile and corrupt you, and bring you under the indignation and wrath of God, and his hand to be turned against you.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 7, 2023.

Let Nothing Draw Your Minds
         From the Lord But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.         
         (Joshua 23:8)

  So, let not the world, let not things visible draw your minds away from the Lord.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 8, 2023.

That Ye May Come to Heavenly Rest
         Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.         
         (Revelation 14:13)

  All are to receive your spiritual bread and water from the Father of life, by which ye may be strengthened and watered from the Father of life, in your passing and traveling on in your spiritual journey heartily and comfortably; that ye may come to your heavenly rest....
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 9, 2023.

Wait in the Pure Spirit
         Wait, I say, on the Lord.         
         (Psalm 27:14)

  But everyone wait in the pure spirit to guide you to God, then ye shall see the promise of God fulfilled in you, and the springs of life opened to you, and refreshment daily coming in from the Lord.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 10, 2023.

Your Strength Is to Stand Still
         Their strength is to sit still.         
         (Isaiah 30:7)

  And your strength is, to stand still, that ye may receive refreshings; that ye may know, how to wait, and how to walk before God, by the Spirit of God within you.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 11, 2023.

Watered With His Blessings
         I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily.         
         (Hosea 14:5)

  So, God Almighty be with you, and multiply you, and give you the dew of heaven, the heavenly dew, the living mercies (which nourisheth the tender plants, which causeth them to grow, bud, and bring forth) and water you with his blessings.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 12, 2023.

The Ground of All True Love
         In the Heart The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.         
         (Romans 5:5)

  And the love of God is the ground of all true love in your hearts, which casts out the love of the world, and the enmity, which was begotten betwixt you and God.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 13, 2023.

It Will Teach You Holiness
         For the grace of God that bringeth salvation...teaching us.         
         (Titus 2:11-12)

  To you all, who are enlightened with the light of the Spirit, that is the light which shows you sin and evil...it will teach you holiness, walking in it, and bring you into unity; and it will draw your minds up to God, and in it ye will see more light.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 14, 2023.

Put Off the Body of Sin
         In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh.         
         (Colossians 2:11)

  ...wait upon the unlimited power and spirit of the Lord, which baptizes into one body: where ye will have all unity in that which crucifies the flesh, and mortifies all evil desires, and puts off the body of sin, the old man with his deeds, and circumcises without hands, and joins together your hearts up to God, from whence the living mercies come.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 15, 2023.

Nourish the Tender Plant In You
         Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish.         
         (Psalm 92:13)

  Oh! wait, wait upon the living God to nourish the tender plant in you, that ye may bring forth fruits of righteousness unto God, for he accepts such, and none else.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 16, 2023.

Follow the Lamb With Joy
         For ye shall go out with joy.         
         (Isaiah 55:12)

  ...that ye may all know, what it is to follow the Lamb with joy and peace in your minds... Take heed that none of you walk by imitation of others only.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 17, 2023.

Stand With Your Minds Girded Up to God
         Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind.         
         (I Peter 1:13)

  But that which will not come to the everlasting foundation, is apt to be tossed to and fro with airy spirits, who are now gone out into the world, to deceive such whose hearts look back after worldly things. Therefore, stand with your minds girded up to God above the world, lest ye run in vain, and lose your crown; which none receives, but he that continues to the end.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 18, 2023.

The Way May Seem To Be Diverse
         ...They shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.         
         (John 10:16)

  And this know, that there are diversities of gifts, but one Spirit, and unity therein to all who with it are guided. And though the way seems to thee diverse; yet judge not the way, lest thou judge the Lord, and knowest not that several ways (seeming to reason) hath God to bring his people out by; yet all are but one in the end.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 19, 2023.

Take Heed of Being Hurried
         With Many Thoughts In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.         
         (Psalm 94:19)

  ...mind the seed of God, and the Life of Christ: And take heed of being hurried with many thoughts, but live in that which goes over them all, that in it ye may reign, and live in the Seed of God.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 20, 2023.

His Heavenly Dew of Mercy
         My heart trusted in him, and I am helped.         
         (Psalm 28:7)

  ...so ye will see the Lord God present with you, a daily help, his hand always ordering of you, and as a shepherd always keeping the dogs from his lambs, whom he feeds in green pastures, and waters with his heavenly dew of mercy, who makes them all fruitful.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 21, 2023.

The Words Which Came From Light
         Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.         
         (Psalm 119:105)

  Wait all on the Lord, that ye may be settled and stay in the Lord, and to grow up in the light, that gave forth the scriptures; that there may be no stumbling about the words which came from light.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 22, 2023.

Well-Fixed In His Glorious Gospel
         According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God.         
         (I Timothy 1:11)

  Love the truth more than all, and go on in the mighty power of God, as good soldiers of Christ, well fixed in his glorious gospel, and in his word and power; that ye may know him, the life and salvation, and bring up others into it.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 23, 2023.

Toward the Holy City
         And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem.         
         (Revelation 21:2)

  And the Lord God of power bless you, guide you, and preserve you on in your way toward the holy city, being called out of the unholy city; for he that hath called you is holy.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 24, 2023.

See Over the Day of Darkness
         Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.         
         (Psalm 112:4)

  Live in the dominion of the life that is hid in God,...And live in the power of God, and of life, that ye may see over the day of tempest, over the day of darkness, and blackness, and mists: and feel, and know, and come into that which comprehends the world; that ye all may be guided with wisdom, and ordered to God's glory.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 25, 2023.

Some Good Out Of All Your Suffering
         Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptation.         
         (I Peter 1:6)

  Be faithful in the life and power of the Lord God, and be valiant for the truth on the earth, and look not at your sufferings, but at the power of God, and that will bring some good out in all your sufferings.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 26, 2023.

The Living God Nourisheth His Plants
         ...that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord.         
         (Isaiah 61:3)

  So feeling the presence of the Lord God with you, ye receive virtue into your souls from the living God, who nourisheth his own living plant and plants.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 27, 2023.

Your Own Will Offered Up
         For he [Moses] endured, as seeing him who is invisible.         
         (Hebrews 11:27)

  Stand in the will of God, with thy own will offered up, as his was who said, "Not my will, but thine be done." And beware of striving in thy own will against the eternal providence and power, which is now working invisibly, cross and contrary to all the powers of darkness. And wait in the fear of the Lord that thy duty to the Lord thou mayest know, whose everlasting love is to thee.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 28, 2023.

Grace of God Sufficient In All temptations
         There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.         
         (I Corinthians 10:13)

  And look at the grace of God in all temptations, to bring your salvation; which is your teacher to teach you; for when ye look or hearken to the temptations, ye go from your teacher, the grace of God, and so are darkened. The grace of God is sufficient in all temptations to lead out of them, and to keep over them.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 29, 2023.

The Hasty Spirit Does Not Get Victory
         He that believeth shall not make haste.         
         (Isaiah 28:16)

  And do not strive one with another, lest ye hurt one another; for it is not the hasty spirit that gets the victory, but the Lamb, who must reign over the world.
  (George Fox)

Fourth Month 30, 2023.

Let This Be Your Daily Exercise
         If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily.         
         (Luke 9:23)

  Dwell in the Seed, which is heir of the promise of life eternal, and dwell in the possession of that. And in all your doings (and words) be faithful to the Lord, and to men; let this be your daily exercise.
  (George Fox)

Compiled by Gary Bowell

Copyright 1989 by Gary Bowell

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