Mind the Heavenly Treasure

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

Eighth Month 1, 2023.

Be Valiant for God
         For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous.         
         (Psalm 125:3)

  And therefore, be valiant for God's truth upon the earth, and fear Him, that can break their fetters, their jails, and their bonds in sunder, and can make your fleece to grow again, after the wolves have torn the wool from your backs; for the rod of the wicked shall not be always upon the backs of the righteous.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 2, 2023.

That You May Float Above
         The World's Sea Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast.         
         (Hebrews 6:19)

  And hold fast the hope which anchors the soul, which is sure and steadfast, that you may float above the world's sea; for your anchor holds sure and stedfast in the bottom, let the winds, storms, and raging waves rise never so high. And your star is fixed, by which you may steer to the eternal land of rest, and kingdom of God.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 3, 2023.

Let the Gentle Wisdom of God Order You
         Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.         
         (Philippians 1:27)

  All be careful of God's glory, and seek the good one of another; and strive all to be of one mind and heart, and that the peace and gentle wisdom of God may order you all, and be courteous, and kind, and tender-hearted one to another.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 4, 2023.

Through Christ You Overcome
         In all these things we are more than conquerors.         
         (Romans 8:37)

  And so it is through Him [Christ] you overcome, and he that overcomes shall go no more forth out of His fold, out of His pastures, who shall sit down in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, who is your priest, that offered up Himself for you, and sacrifices for you, and makes you holy and clean, that He may present you blameless up to the holy and pure God; and here you come to witness and know him in His offices.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 5, 2023.

God's Power
         The effectual working of his power.         
         (Ephesians 3:7)

  Keep your testimony for your heavenly spiritual Bishop, Christ Jesus, who is the bishop of your souls, who doth oversee you with His light, power, and spirit. And keep your testimony, for the sufferings and resurrection of Jesus Christ; for they that suffer with Him, shall reign with Him.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 6, 2023.

Let Not Visible Things
         Separate You From God Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.         
         (Romans 8:39)

  And therefore let your minds and hearts be with the Lord, and your care cast upon Him: and though the Lord is pleased now to try you....to try whether your minds be in Him, or in the outward things He gives you: yet let not visible things separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus, nor no persecutions amaze you, nor separate your minds from the love of God.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 7, 2023.

Always Fresh and Green In Him
         All my springs are in thee.         
         (Psalm 87:7)

  And by this faith you come to Christ, the author, and as many as receive Him, walk in Him, that you may be always fresh and green in Him...
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 8, 2023.

God's Presence Felt Amongst You
         And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.         
         (Leviticus 26:12)

  So serve God in the spirit, and in newness of life, which is over the old, that the Lord God's presence may be felt amongst you; and His Son, a prophet to open to you, and a priest to sanctify you, a bishop to oversee you, and a shepherd to feed you; the rock of your age, and ages, the foundation of your generation, and many generations.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 9, 2023.

That Songs May Be In Your Mouth
         Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.         
         (I Chronicles 16:23)

  Oh! be valiant for God's glory and His truth upon the earth, and spread it abroad, answering that of God in every man and woman's conscience; knowing Him that hath brought everlasting peace into the earth: so that the songs of salvation may be in your mouths.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 10, 2023.

Live and Dwell In That Love
         Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus and toward all saints.         
         (Philemon 5)

  So, in that love which bears all things, and keeps your hearts, minds, and souls up to God, which comes from God, through which you come to love God, and Christ, and one another: in that live and dwell.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 11, 2023.

This Rock Will Stand Foul Weather
         It fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.         
         (Matthew 7:25)

  Through Him you all have life eternal;....their rock to build upon, that will stand the waves of the sea, and all storms and foul weather; who is the horn of your salvation, to push down all that stands in your way to God.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 12, 2023.

Increase Your Heavenly Treasure
         Provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not.         
         (Luke 12:33)

  And therefore labor in God's power, that you may increase your heavenly treasure, and enter into the joy of the Lord.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 13, 2023.

Look Over Suffering
         He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.         
         (Song of Solomon 2:4)

  And so feel His banner of love over you, and you sitting under the shadow of the Almighty, and look over that which maketh to suffer, to that which was before it was.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 14, 2023.

In Him You Have the Victory
         He will swallow up death in victory.         
         (Isaiah 25:8)

  But He is risen, and hath overcome the world, and hath the victory: glory to the Lord God and the Lamb for ever. Amen. And in Him you have the victory, and do overcome.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 15, 2023.

His Love Will Carry You Above All Things
         Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.         
         (Jeremiah 31:3)

  His love will keep and carry you above all things, to the glory of God. And this love will enable you to bear all things what ever wicked men can do unto you; or, what the Lord may try you withal. So let your faith be in the invisible God and His Son.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 16, 2023.

Adorn the Truth
         That they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.         
         (Titus 2:10)

  Let your lives, and words, and conversations be as becomes the gospel, that you may adorn the truth, and honor the Lord in all your undertakings. Let that only be in your eye, and then you will have the Lord's blessing...
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 17, 2023.

Be Not Over Eager After Outward Things
         And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.         
         (Mark 4:19)

  And therefore be not over eager after outward things, but keep above them in the Lord's power, and seed Christ Jesus, that is over all; in whom you have all life, election, and salvation.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 18, 2023.

Faith In All Generations
         Now faith is the substance of things hoped for...for by it the elders obtained a good report.         
         (Hebrews 11:1-2)

  That faith, which is the gift of God, which all the saints lived in, (and by which they pleased God, and had victory, by which they had access to God, and by and in which faith they did walk: and all the just, in all ages and generations, did love by the same faith,) do you all live and walk now in your age.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 19, 2023.

The Gospel of Peace
         And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.         
         (Ephesians 6:15)

  So that you may now all labor in the gospel, the power of God, in His glorious and comfortable gospel, joyfully serving the Lord in his gospel of peace; through which gospel you have peace with God: so that in this gospel, the power of God, there can come nothing between you and God.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 20, 2023.

So That Righteousness May Flow
         But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.         
         (Amos 5:24)

  And you all, men and women...be diligent, laboring in the light, life, and the power of God, the gospel, in the garden and church of God; so that righteousness and peace may flow down amongst you.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 21, 2023.

Keep In the Gospel Of Peace
         Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.         
         (Galatians 5:1)

  Keep in the liberty of the everlasting glorious gospel of peace, which is not of man, nor by men, but from heaven.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 22, 2023.

Let Your Wills Be Subjected to God
         Jesus prayed: Nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.         
         (Mark 14:36)

  Suffer as lambs in the time of your sufferings; let all your wills be subjected with the patience that hath the victory; and run the race, and obtain the crown of life.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 23, 2023.

The Rock of All Sufferers
         But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel.         
         (Philippians 1:12)

  And I do believe that all your sufferings will be for good, for your establishing upon the holy rock of life, which was the rock of all the sufferers, the prophets and the apostles.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 24, 2023.

Such Joys Which Transcend
         All Your Suffering The joy of the Lord is your strength.         
         (Nehemiah 8:10)

  And my desire is, that you may all be kept alive to God, and live in the living unity of the Spirit, which is the bond of true heavenly peace, that passeth the knowledge of the world; which peace brings such joys which transcend all your sufferings, and will carry you above them.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 25, 2023.

The Blessings of the Gospel
         Will Out-Last Other Joys Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.         
         (Psalm 145:13)

  The gospel...is everlasting, and leads you into an everlasting fellowship; and in the Gospel is everlasting joy, comfort, and peace, which will outlast all those joys, comforts, and peace, that will have an end.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 26, 2023.

Heavenly Blessings and Riches of Life
         For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.         
         (Luke 12:34)

  And so he that hath the Son of God hath life; who is the fountain that filleth all that wait upon Him, with His heavenly blessings and riches of life, from Christ the rock and foundation, that cannot be shaken, though the rocks and foundations of the world may be shaken.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 27, 2023.

His Holy Will
         Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?.         
         (Psalm 24:3)

  Therefore, consider who it is that abides in the tabernacles of God, and dwells in His holy hill; it is the faithful and the upright, which holy hill is a safe place for all the upright.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 28, 2023.

The Heavenly Oil
         Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning.         
         (Luke 12:35)

  And the golden lamp in your tabernacle, all to have to burn with the heavenly oil, which you have from Christ your high priest, being returned to Him, the great Shepherd and bishop of your souls, who will bring you, the sheep into his safe fold.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 29, 2023.

He Will Renew Your Strength
         And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee.         
         (Judges 6:16)

  And so though there may be troubles without, and troubles within; yet if you wait upon the Lord, He will renew your strength.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 30, 2023.

All God's Children Dear to Him
         There hath not failed one word of all his good promise.         
         (I Kings 8:56)

  All God's children are dear and tender to Him, whom He hath begotten again by the word of God to be heirs of His kingdom; He feeds them with life eternal, and the milk of His word, which word lives and abides, and endures for ever, and is always full and plenteous of milk, and nourishes all God's children unto eternal life.
  (George Fox)

Eighth Month 31, 2023.

A Living Rock and Foundation
         Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone.         
         (I Peter 2:6)

  .....Jesus, who was dead and is alive again, and lives forevermore, a prophet, a counsellor, priest, bishop, and shepherd, a circumciser and baptizer, a living rock and foundation for evermore, the beginning and ending, the first and last. _________________________________________________________________
  (George Fox)

Compiled by Gary Bowell

Copyright 1989 by Gary Bowell

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