7/20/17

Gender-X Canada Baby Was The Set-Up...All Babies 'Gender-Neutral' Now Pushed By MSM - Fox 'News' 7-17-17 [777]

Two script readers reading their lines...running the Hegelian Dialectic on the world. Pit the two sides against each other in 'friendly debate', the 'against' side then, incrementally, over time, concedes point by point until objective is gained. It always works. It is absolute pure lying propaganda though. Tough to listen to (video), but, what is exampled here is no doubt just the beginning of what is about to become an onslaught. May as well get the drift of it now so as to be aware of what's going to be force fed unrelentingly from here on out. By the way this little msm production is clear proof that the infamous 'Gender-X Canadian Baby' story that 'broke big' just two weeks ago is pure psyop [see below]. Very clearly without that to set the stage this next-level propaganda for the agenda, blasted out for all the world to be 'Hegelian-programmed' ala 'Tucker Carlson' and 'expert-lady' three days ago [7-17-17 (777)], would not have been possible. It opened the door, and right on cue now comes the push:
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[1:20]  "Canada isn't the only place that's doing this...legislation was just introduced in Washington D.C. and in New York over the past couple of months..."


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Above is a follow-up on: Canada's No-Gender Baby: World's First Ever Official 'Minion' - Is The Psyop; Minion Birth Certificate 7-6-17 "Little British Columbia Canada no-gender baby got a health card but the birth certificate case is going to court. Doubtless all have heard this story by now. It's been out for a few days and now it's everywhere you turn. An obvious conditioning exercise for the entire world. All babies to be born gender-free, with the child to determine for itself at some later point what it 'wants to be'. No question that is the end goal, and so here comes a first case to set the precedent. The precedent that will be used to designate all babies born on the planet, never again male or female, but officially, just 'minions'..." [see post, 'minion' video]


Concede no points. Ever. Taking gender is taking the soul. 666 devil-possession ultimately...is what they are aiming at. That is the real agenda.

Designating all babies as genderless at birth is the final push. The final push has officially begun. It will be an onslaught. Be prepared.


Rev. 18:4
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Jeremiah 32:35 'And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not...'

7/19/17

IOC Says No Gender Testing For 2018 Winter Olympics - And Maybe Never Again; And Simone, Sir-Rena, 'Semenya'

Here’s What The 2018 Olympic Gender Regulations Look Like

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in charge of making the rules for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, said that there will be no sex or gender testing required for the upcoming games.

“With regard to Hyperandrogenism in female athletes, there were no regulations in place at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and there will be no regulations in place at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018...

Caster 'Semenya' won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil...Before the Rio Olympics, women like 'Semenya' whose functional levels of the hormone are higher than 10 nmols/L were barred from international competition...Sex testing was not required of any athletes at the Rio Olympics, however, meaning intersex track athletes could compete with their natural testosterone levels

Between 2011 and 2015, the IAAF ruled that any woman with less than 10 nanomoles of testosterone per liter of blood could compete in women’s events ...The Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended the IAAF’s testosterone rule in 2014...The court gave the IAAF a deadline of July 2017 to come up with more evidence otherwise the rule barring competition would be permanently void.

...most elite female athletes had testosterone levels between 0.1 and 3.08 nmol/L and that 99 percent of female athletes had testosterone below 3.08 nmol/L. They argued the 10 nmol/L cap for women was “too generous.”

Sweden-based Professor Martin RitzĂ©n, a specialist in pediatric endocrinology, testified on behalf of the IAAF and said the probability of a healthy woman reaching 10 nmol/L of testosterone was “zero.”

In the past, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world’s governing body for track and field, sought to preserve the male-female division by administering gynecological exams, chromosome tests, or hormone tests to ensure fair competition.

Unless the Olympic Committee changes its mind before 2018, athletes competing in the South Korea Winter Olympics will not be required to undergo sex testing or adhere to testosterone limits.

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re: 'Unless the Olympic Committee changes its mind before 2018...'

According to article July 2017 was the deadline to prevent no-gender-testing from becoming permanent. Obviously that did not happen. And the Olympic committee change their minds before 2018? What are the chances of that happening? Exactly the same as, according to the pediatric endocrinology specialist quoted in the above article, the chances of a healthy (i.e. real) woman reaching "10 nmol/L of testosterone" - which is - "zero" [on 'Semenya' (#33 see image below) being 'over 10' see first linked post below image]:


XY (males) or XX (females)? Can't fake the torso - for women it's the classic hourglass
shape (narrowest point is above the navel), for men it's the classic 'V' shape (narrowest
on the point of the hip). Hourglass or 'V" on these 3?  see: 'Sir-rena/Simone' 2nd link below
"Intersex" Man 'Caster Semenya' Takes Women's 800m Gold Medal Rio 2016 - ZWO History Made 8-20-16 "The 'official story' on this person going by the name Caster Semenya is that this person is not actually a 'transgender' but an "intersex". Born that way, in other words - they would have all the world to believe. Is this 'official story' supposed to be believable - especially as it fits perfectly the planned new-androgynous-world-order agenda now being forced upon the global populations. Answer? Not even for a nano-second. Nothing remotely female about Caster Semenya... The name is the [very crude] obvious hidden-in-plain-sight give-away. A pathetic 100% psyop in other words. [see post]

See also: Serena Williams Is A Man Irrefutable Video - Or You Can't Fake The 'Indent'; And Gymnast Simone Biles...Transgender? 8-6-16 "'Changing the world's 'perception' of the difference between women and men is the globalist-agenda now underway. Creating super-'woman' athletes would go a long way in "changing the game"... Speaking of super-'woman' athletes to "change the game", there is a young athlete that has been dominating women's gymnastics for the past few years by the name of Simone Biles...' -- Is it conceivable that some mysterious behind-the-scenes power-brokers would carefully select some young males for 'transgender' alterations in order to use them to dominate women's sports..." [see post]

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Fake females beating up on the real girls. And then there's plastic-surgery hormoned-up Bruce Jenner wanting to run for congress [link]. And this is just a little preview of the would-be Zionist-Luciferian planned new-world-order. Just a preview, yes, and it's already a real nightmare.

Book of Revelation ahead. Opting out of the coming ZNWO highly recommended - Rom. 10:13; John 20:31


Rev. 18:4

7/16/17

Believer - No Place For You In This World Gone Mad? Say "The LORD Is My Portion"   -- Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

The world has gone off the deep end. It is not to be saved but judged. Unregenerate Professing-Christendom, compromised with the world - lifeless counterfeit forged-bibles and all, along with every other world-religion, is not to be saved, but judged with the world, for they all are of the world. But true believers - they are few says the Holy Bible. So should it be any wonder then in seeing that in this world now nearing it's final destination on the Broad Way - which is destruction [Matthew 7:13], in the form of a face to face confrontation with the Lamb-of-God whom they slew [Rev. 6:15-17] - that there is no more place for you in it? No place to turn, no place to go, and perhaps even no companions with whom to-not have a place to turn, or with whom to-not have a place to go? Wonder not, for the Word of God said it would be exactly as you now find it. And be not dismayed, for if this is you, you may say with the psalmist:
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Psalms 119:57 'Thou art my portion, O LORD'

Luther counsels every Christian to answer all temptations with this short saying, "Christianus sum, " I am a Christian; and I would counsel every Christian to answer all temptations with this short saying, "The LORD is my portion." O Christian, when Satan or the world shall tempt thee with honours, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; when they shall tempt thee with riches, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; when they shall tempt thee with preferments, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall tempt thee with the favours of great ones, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; yea, and when this persecuting world shall threaten thee with the loss of thy estate, answer, "The LORD is my portion": and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of thy liberty, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of friends, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of life, answer, "The LORD is my portion".

O, sir, if Satan should come to thee with an apple, as once he did to Eve [Genesis 3:1], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a grape, as once he did to Noah [Gen. 9:20-21], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a change of raiment, as once he did to Gehazi [2Kings 5:25-26], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a wedge of gold, as once he did to Achan [Joshua 7:20-21], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a bag of money, as once he did to Judas [Matthew 26:14-15], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a crown, a kingdom, as once he did to Moses [Hebrews 11:24-27], tell him that "the LORD is your portion."  -- Thomas Brooks 1608-1680; excerpted from Spurgeon's Treasury of David - Psalms 119

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Lamentations 3:24 'The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him'

It's Official - It's Now A 3-Ring Circus: 'Used-To-Be-Bruce' Jenner 'Might' Run For U.S. Senate; And Pedo-Agenda

Jenner weighs run for Senate

Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist 'Caitlyn' [emphasis added - AV] Jenner is the latest celebrity to reveal she has considered launching a run for Senate, telling radio host John Catsimatidis she is in the process of determining heris future in activism and politics.

“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner, who is a Republican, told Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that,” she said.

“Yeah but I would look for a senatorial run,” she continued.

Jenner told CNN's Don Lemon in April she would "seriously look at a run for office."

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Would they really subject us to such a mocking atrocity as this? -Why of course they would - that's what they do. Mocking and atrocious - that's how they get their fun. Twisted gang they are - as twisted as it gets. Truly, with things as far gone as they now are, at this point it almost comes down to just saying 'why not' - the crazy train has got a head of steam and is not going to be stopped. Not until the inevitable train wreck known as the seals, trumpets, and vials of the Revelation, that is. Might as well just hurry up and get on with it.

Used-to-be-Bruce for Senate? Oh well why not - their gonna do it anyway if that is the script. Baphomet-male/franken-female (or vice-versa) unisex creatures as the new human ideal? Shocking. Or is it anymore? Is there anything left that can shock - or has John Q. Public been rendered virtually shock-proof at this point in the Babylon-conversion-of-the-world agenda. Pedophile-normalization conditioning is everyday news - no question that's right on the verge. As heavily inundated as the masses have been with that agenda it may even be realistic to say that the 'shock value' has been stripped even from it. There really is absolutely nothing, no human conduct, that could be worse than what 'pedophilia' is. But the masses have been to a large degree numbed and they do not get a 'shock' when they hear it anymore. Rub your feet on the carpet and touch something or somebody - and you get a shock. Well they took out the carpet and replaced it with a hardwood floor.

Answer: There is one and only one. Get off the crazy train immediately [2Cor. 6:15-18; 1Tim. 2:5] - the tracks are out around the bend - and it's not going to be pretty [Rev. 19:17-20].

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Rev. 18:4

7/14/17

DHS: Mandatory 'Face Scans' Of US Citizens For Foreign Travel Starts Now - By Private-Partnership

DHS Outlines Mandatory Biometric ID at Airports for Foreign Travel

[excerpted] What at first seemed like creeping tip-toe incrementalism toward the use of biometric ID for travel is quickly becoming a warp-speed reality. Over the past couple of months I’ve been covering some disturbing developments at national airports that seem to show an acceleration of the plan to use biometric identification in a variety of ways.

However, these stories were nothing compared to what followed on June 20th when U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that they would integrate government databases with a private company to speed up biometric processing.


"JetBlue is working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and SITA, an information-technology provider for airlines" ...

“This is the first integration of biometric authorization by the CBP with an airline and may prove to be a solution that will be quick and easy to roll out across U.S. airports,” Jim Peters, SITA’s chief technology officer, said in the statement. (emphasis added)


With that as the backdrop, if one weren’t already alarmed by this trend, DHS is now laying out a clear plan for mandatory face scans for all travelers to foreign destinations, stating that “the only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling.” That’s right, no opt-out, just stay home.

"John Wagner, the Customs deputy executive assistant commissioner in charge of the program, confirmed in an interview that U.S. citizens departing on international flights will submit to face scans"

This should only be viewed as the next stage of incrementalism before biometric ID will be required for domestic travel as well. And, as we have seen with the TSA, airports may not be the final destination.

People are being transformed into digital organisms made easier for scanning and processing. The political will is there, the databases exist, and the technology is clearly being rolled out across every meaningful area of human activity. [got Windows 10? - ed.]

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re: 'integrate government...private'

Mandatory facial recognition for foreign travel for US citizens beginning now - no opt-out - according to above article. Stay home if you do not like it says DHS. Ready to roll out at all airports across the USA. How long before the same for domestic travel? Already being tested in a few locations actually. Facial scanning, once the 'national database' is fully wired up, allows full-on Brave New World total surveillance and tracking ultimately of everybody anywhere and everywhere. Digitalizing 'humans'...being done only to gain absolute control over all populations, is about de-humanizing them. It literally comes down to the mindset of owning them - as personal property [link].

Note additionally, and especially, the 'privatizing' aspect of the new system. Government of the people by the people for the people - it is not. Government of the people by the private for the private - it is. In fact, as for the privatizing of air travel, this should go hand in glove with ZWO-Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control announced just five weeks back, the topic of this recent post:


'Privatizing' Air Traffic Control: ZWO Trump-Card Plan To Convert USA To Private-Ownership Begins 6-5-17 This subject of privatization was the topic of a number of previous posts...three of which are linked below. Privatization can have only one purpose which very simply is ownership. Complete and total ownership of everything to be precise...including persons ... Privatization... [meaning] ...they, the would-be masters of the 'sheep-cattle' - Trump now the icon - own everything [link]' -- Globalization known otherwise as Agenda 21 is designed to be built upon what the would-be Overlords of Humanity call "public-private partnerships". Public meaning basically government entities, private meaning essentially corporate interests. "Partnerships" meaning basically the merging of the two. The catch is in the merging part. By design, the merge blends the two separate societal-sectors, if you will, into a single 'beast'. The power in the 'partnership' then goes always to the biggest 'partner'. The biggest-partner always is the one bringing the big money...which of course are the corporatists. Public-private partnerships are created for this purpose only. No other reason for them to exist. Public-private partnerships are how the governments of the nations are being absorbed i.e. essentially 'privatized' by the scheming would-be global-empire builders... In other words, the United States of America is now officially a PPP - Public-Private Partnership..."

Facial recognition tracking system going far and wide - compare very recent posts on CA and UK:

CA Launches 'Integrated' Statewide Facial Recognition System; Totalitarian World, North Korea 5-6-17 "California and the NEC call their new system the Integrated Criminal Justice Image System (ICJIS) which is actually run by DHS Fusion Centers [link]! ... The Feds, are using corporations to spy on everyone, what's wrong with this picture? ... Courthouses, DMV's, Social Services etc., to be equipped with facial recognition cameras. The key word in the equation is "integrated". An "Integrated Criminal Justice Image System" essentially has to be a single entity. As seen in the article, this 'ICJIS' is run by the DHS. This obviously means national integration of the state-level integrations. Only one place left to go after that, which is 'global integration'. [see post, videos]

UK Airport Begins No-Passport Facial Recognition Boarding - AKC Control Mechanism 3-25-17 "Three gates are now using the equipment, with another 33 planned in the coming months" ... It's what the people want say the would-be Biometric-overlords of AKC (antichrist-kingdom-come - link). This UK 'first' obviously can lead only to an eventual industry-wide global rollout, then once the system is in place no doubt tie in with the cashless agenda, also plug the individual's data into the IoT, probably pull up your 'Face'book profile, and W10 info, and then maybe you get on the plane...or maybe you don't -- Freedom of movement in the planned 'Planned-opolis'? - uhhh that is not part of the plan ... Step by step, in everything, the electronic 'cattle' fences are being erected. [see post]


Compare: TSA Announces Body Scans At U.S. Airports to Be "Mandatory" 3-21-10
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Body scans were made mandatory March 2010. Face scan to get on a plane - July 2017. You are there. While it won't be stopped, becoming complacent and accepting - oh well whatever - is to be absorbed by the 'beast'. Be not absorbed in mind or heart - ever.

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Rev. 13:1 ' And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy'

7/12/17

They're All In On It: Putin Exactly 777 Months Old On 7-7-17 1st Trump meeting - 1888 Days In Office; And NK Hoax

[originally posted 7-8-17]
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Follow up on: Inauguration Day Kabalist-Numerology: Trump '777' From Birth Date, Obama '666' - 'Don' Of The New Order 11-11-16 "...as very evidently all things have been carefully planned, Obama will leave the White House as a '666', while Trump comes in as a '777' [Trump 6-14-46 to inauguration day 1-20-17...exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days]. Note also that '777' is a hidden-Hebrew '666' [see post] ... Worth noting also, while on the subject, is how these same schemers showed off their numerology-handiwork to apparently mark the occasion of '777' Trump's very first 'presidential' visit to the White House. This was for the widely reported first meeting with Obama November 10, 2016. The closing numbers of the Dow Jones for that day (11-10-16) were an unmistakable little sorcery spell-casting double '88'. [see post]
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Trump and Putin's first meeting

The much-anticipated meeting between Trump and Putin is now being dissected on both sides of the Atlantic. On July 7 [7-7-17], Trump and Putin met in person for the first time at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany... For once, Russian and American media seemed to agree one thing: more talks were needed before one could really judge the next steps in the US-Russia relationship.
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Putin 777 months old exactly first ever meeting with 777-Trump on 7-7-17. Once again impossible numerology - naturally occurring that is, which reveals all to be a long in planning, very carefully constructed production. Inauguration Day 2017 Trump was exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old from his given birth date. Obama on the same day was in his 666th month from his given birth date [see link at top], and now we have Russia's Putin, on the 'historic' 7-7-17 first meeting between himself and 777-Trump, being exactly 777 months old from his given birth date of 10-7-52:

"Vladimir Putin (born 7 October 1952) is the current President of Russia, holding the office since 7 May 2012" - wiki

64 years and nine months. 64 multiplied by 12 is 768. 768 plus 9 is 777. As will be noted in the above image the day of the meeting 7-7-17 added one additional day to the total. This would be only a partial day though. Interesting thing about this is that it makes Putin to have completed exactly 777 months, not a day less, not a day more. A complete and full, finished, 777.

777-Putin, 777-Trump, 666-Obama. Are the given birth dates for these 'world leaders' true? This numerology could never happen by chance, that much is beyond all dispute. Raises an interesting thought though. Numerology is sorcery, this is also plain. Would the master-strategists behind these things use falsified numbers to work their witchcraft? - that would seemingly be problematic. How could their magic-spells work if they were cooking-the-books. Just running through the logic on that. Which then leaves the only real alternative - the idea that somehow the birth dates of these 'world leaders' would had to have been controlled. Have they been literally bred for their roles. Does it really go that deep and that dark. It's one or the other. How else could it be.

Still more kabbalist numerological-wackiness surrounding this 'historic' first Trump-Putin meeting. Not surprisingly actually, it connects to Trump's first ever 'presidential' visit to the White House [11-10-16] where he, as president-elect, met with Obama. That day was strongly marked with the kabbalist favorite number '88' [see link @ top]. So too, now, the first meeting of Putin and Trump, as seen below. Referencing the wiki link above the first image, Putin's first day in office as Russian president was 5-7-12. Exact total days from that day to this first meeting with Trump - 1888:

7/10/17

Oregon 1st State Ever Passes Bills To Make Heroin, Meth, Cocaine 'Not Illegal' - 'Zombify' The Sheeples Agenda

For the First Time in History, State Moves To Decriminalize All Drugs – Even Heroin and Meth

[excerpted] In an unprecedented move, Oregon is on its way to becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, while also lowering the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor in some drug-related cases.

Two groundbreaking bills were passed by the Oregon legislature this week, and will go to the state’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, for approval. House Bill 3078 reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It passed in the state House with a vote of 33-26, and in the Senate with a vote of 18-11.

House Bill 2355 seeks to decriminalize at least six hard drugs, as long as the user does not have any prior felonies or more than two prior drug convictions. It passed in the state House with a vote of 36-23, and in the Senate with a vote of 20-9..."

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Make cocaine, ecstasy, meth, heroin 'not illegal'. Just needs democratic governor signature in Oregon. That of course is a foregone conclusion. Whatever could be the rationale for such a ludicrous action? Well first this is not a new thing. It is a global agenda. And it is ongoing agenda. The agendas never go away. They may go on the back burner for a time, but never away. Evil agendas they are. The evil agenda in this case is 'zombify' the sheeples for docility, as was the topic of these previous posts from 2014-15:

'Global Leaders' Now Pushing To Legalize Pot And Cocaine Worldwide - Government Regulated 9-9-14 "...what could possibly be the real reason for the sudden push to 'get America stoned'? The answer to that question is painfully obvious. Smoking marijuana makes people "dumb and numb" - which is why they call it 'dope' - which is exactly how the NWO-ites want their "useless eater" slaves during these late (final) stages of transition from old order to new order - dopey - they are so much easier to control that way. Legalize it, and hurry up about it, says the novus ordo seclorum Washington D.C. division" [see post]

NWO Plan To Get America 'Stoned' Underway - Dumb And Numb, Zombified; Colorado, Phillip Seymour Hoffman 2-4-14 "...as a result of the alleged death of 'Hunger Games' star Zio-Hollywood actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman for alleged heroin (slang: horse) use, the zio-msm conglomeration has now begun to flood the outlet-channels with stories (do a search) claiming that this Hoffman 'episode' evidences the dire need to decriminalize "recreational drug use" throughout the USA, including even 'hard' drugs like 'horse'... The same day the Superbowl 'horse' [Denver Broncos 2014] was led to the slaughter as a symbolic sacrificial appeasement to the NWO devil-gods [link], a 'horse' of another color made the front page too with the Hoffman story. Think it's a 'coincidence'? And that horse has a definite agenda. And that agenda is to drug America. Another contrived 'tragedy' to introduce another agenda? Does it ever happen any other way? Amazing how whatever the current agenda is a corresponding 'crisis' or 'tragedy' always shows up as if right on cue. -- "Everybody must get stoned" is what Bob Dylan used to sing. Apparently somebody in the upper echelon of zio/nwo-dom heard that song and thought it sounded like a good idea...Creating a population of drugged-out mindless zombies for easy control. Be aware - the plan is underway, it is nationwide, and the push will only intensify now that the 'hard drug' door has been forced open..." [see post]

The Stoning Of Amerika: Federal Government Ends Ban On "Medical Marijuana" - Clearing Way For 'Full Legalization' 12-27-14

ZWO Drug-The-World Plan Advances: Mexican Supreme Court Rules 'Getting Stoned' A Constitutional Right 11-5-15 "Note: in the Word of God, the Holy Bible, the Greek NT word for witchcraft is "pharmakeia" [far-mak-i'-ah], and the English definition of that Greek word is: "medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively):--sorcery, witchcraft" [Gal. 5:19-21]. The meaning is unavoidable: Drug use - pharmakeia - is witchcraft and sorcery.


see also: Oregon First State To Legalize 'Gender-X' On Drivers Licenses - CA Looks To Be Next 6-15-17
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Doped-up androgynous sheeple-minions for antichrist-zwo slavery - what a grotesque wretched mess... Anathema maranantha

Rev. 18:4

7/6/17

Canada's No-Gender Baby: World's First Ever Official 'Minion' - Is The Psyop; Minion Birth Certificate

Canadian baby given health card without sex designation

[excerpted] A Canadian baby has been issued a health document that doesn't specify male or female, in what campaigners are claiming is a possible "world first." Parent Kori Doty wants to avoid assigning gender to the child. Doty identifies as non-binary trans:

"It is up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity," Doty said in the statement. "I am not going to foreclose their choices based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals."

Despite difficulties in obtaining a birth certificate, a health card for the baby with the sex listed as "U" has been issued. Initially, Doty was unable to receive a medical number for the baby. The child has also been denied a birth certificate.

Separately, Doty is one of eight complainants in a case being heard by British Columbia's Human Rights Tribunal, according to the Gender Free I.D. Coalition. The complainants are seeking to have gender designation removed from all new birth certificates.

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Little British Columbia Canada no-gender baby got a health card but the birth certificate case is going to court. Doubtless all have heard this story by now. It's been out for a few days and now it's everywhere you turn. An obvious conditioning exercise for the entire world. All babies to be born gender-free, with the child to determine for itself at some later point what it 'wants to be'. No question that is the end goal, and so here comes a first case to set the precedent. The precedent that will be used to designate all babies born on the planet, never again male or female, but officially, just 'minions'. Below is a sample of what these new 'minion' birth certificates might look like - this a British Columbia sample since that just may be where the very first one is issued:


The reality of what this is all about is as trans-parent as anything can be. There is one goal and one goal only. Destroying gender is about creating 'minions'. Minions - just like in the movie by the same name, the topic of this post from July 2015:
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'Minions' The Movie 7-10-15: Androgynous Global-Slave Programming..."Because You're A Minion", Says ZWO 7-9-15 "No male, no female in the new transgender world order...only 'minions'...minions who live only to happily serve an evil master... Minions are "an androgynous mass of servile worker-drones"... Minions are mindless, genderless, with no individuality - all dress the same, all look the same..."

[and say they] 'because you're a minion':




What is all this really about? The answer is actually very simple:

*From the Jewish Talmud: "Only the Jews are humans, the Non-Jews are not humans, but cattle" (non-Jews aka "goyim" = human cattle) - Kerithuth 6b page 78, Jebhammoth 61a

“When the Messiah comes, all will be slaves of the Jews” - (Erubin 43b)

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*As for the Talmud quotes, the truth is quite otherwise; see Zionism and Bible prophecy - scroll down

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Rev. 18:4

US Army Mandatory Training Giving Non-Surgical 'Transgenders' Full 'Rights' To Everything

Recommended read [very informative article - this is a brief excerpt]:
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New Army Training Tells Female Soldiers To ‘Accept’ Naked Men In Their Showers

"...the new “Tier Three Transgender Training” materials—a PowerPoint and accompanying lesson plan excerpted below, with full documents at these links—that the Army is now using in mandatory training for all soldiers.

The policy allows transgender soldiers to switch their “gender marker” in the Army’s personnel database [DEERS] without undergoing sex reassignment surgery or any other physical changes.

For a soldier to officially change gender requires only some paperwork. A military doctor or civilian medical professional must certify that the transgender person has achieved “stability in the preferred gender” and the soldier must change the gender designation on the soldier’s passport or birth certificate. From that point on, the transgender soldier is “expected to adhere to all military standards associated with their gender,” and “use the billeting, bathroom and shower facilities” of their new gender.

For example, “Vignette Four” of the training module presents the following scenario: “following her transition from male to female (which did not include sex reassignment surgery) and gender marker change in DEERS [DEERS is the military’s personnel database], a transgender Soldier begins using female barracks, bathroom and shower facilities. Because she did not undergo a surgical change, the Soldier still has male genitalia.”

The slide tells soldiers to “understand that you may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex despite having the same gender marker in DEERS.” The next bullet point adds, “all Soldiers should be respectful of the privacy and modesty concerns of others. However, transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not ‘match’ other Soldiers.”"

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Rev. 18:4

7/5/17

'Planned-Opolis': Chicago Students Not To Graduate W/O School-Approved Plan For Future; Chris Christie - July 4

updated  Chicago Schools to Students: Submit to Our Choices for Your Futures or No Diploma

[excerpted] Chicago...city's school district is pushing forward with its plan to demand—as a requirement to graduate—that seniors prove to the school that they have a plan for the future. What's more, this plan has to match what school administrators think your kid's future should look like.

Reason previously warned that this order was in the works and that Mayor Rahm Emanuel was fully supporting it. It is now officially in place, and it will start applying to students graduating in 2020.

Here is a list of options that graduating seniors will be allowed to pursue:

College acceptance letter received and returned
Military acceptance/enlistment letter
Acceptance into a job program (i.e., coding boot camp)
Acceptance into a trades pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Acceptance into a "gap year" program
Current job/job offer letter

Washington Post's coverage of the policy on Monday [link]...Here's what's going on at Morgan Park High School:


"Given the new graduation requirement, seniors beginning this fall will take a year-long seminar on planning for life after high school. [Principal Carolyn] Epps said she hopes to reach younger students through assemblies, parent meetings and instruction in home-room classes..."
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The above is a follow up on, but not just a follow up, it is a notice of precise implementation of the 'Planned-opolis' depicted in the below video and linked post. Note especially according to above article the new graduation requirement will apply for the first time to the class of 2020. Very clearly then the program is now already underway so as to have that class of 2020 ready:

"Planned-opolis" - Globalism Is Communitarianism And Privatization - To Be Alive And Well Under Trump; Blue Zones 12-8-16 ""Much talk about Trump bringing about the demise of globalism, etc.. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ultimately, globalism, in the final practical outworking, will come down to two things. Those two things are communitarianism, and privatization.." -- Communitarianism: community-based global management. Herd all sheep-cattle into managed communities worldwide... [and] Privatization... [meaning] ...they, the would-be masters of the 'sheep-cattle' - Trump now the icon [link] - own everything, the 'sheeple' minions cattle goyim...own nothing..."  [see post; links]

PLANNED-OPOLIS

[1:34] 'our kids were allocated a school...'
[1:40] 'what do you know...today the little darlings get their career announcements...I'm sure they'll get something good...not that there's anything wrong with fixing carbon scrubbers for a living'




Planned-opolis - Chicago 2017 launch, Class of 2020 first 'minion' roll-out
One world antichrist-government? - this is exactly that. Communitarianism and privatization. Privatization of everything does not exclude persons. By no means. Persons are also viewed as property. Human resources, they may refer to them as, to be managed as any other 'resource', for their own use. Which in the case of 'human resources' is to 'staff' the globe. Without question the novus ordo seclorum-ites have envisioned that running the globe as their own personal playground will require a very large workforce. No problem. Manufacture 'em in the schools for every different field, then plug 'em in where ever needed. That is exactly what this is about. Service animals - is very truly the mindset. As for the globe as a personal playground - think July 4th Chris Christie publicity stunt lounging on the NJ beach closed to the public because of 'financial shortages'. 'We are the elite, you the minions' was that message.

Are various States becoming insolvent - as John Q. Public is now being told. Really? And what suppose we shall the solution be? Why privatization of course. Private money coming in to 'save' the day, and just like that, the privatization-transition of the USA makes huge advances, all the while the masses remain oblivious.

Be not oblivious. Schools claiming ownership over students futures, and in that their person, is a huge step in the overall agenda. It's this much closer now.

Be aware. Be aware. Be aware. Be informed. Bow not to these god-complexed 666 Baal-worshiping would-be global minion-masters.


Rev. 18:4
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Job 20:4-5,27 'Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? - The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him'

7/4/17

Audio: 'Simon Peter Sifted As Wheat - By The Grace of God' JN Darby 1800-1882  (Lk. 22:14-34)

JN Darby (1800-1882) was a voluminous author, and at the forefront of the Plymouth Brethren movement of the early to mid 19th century on into the early 20th century. The Plymouth Brethren distinguished themselves as staunch proponents of Dispensationalism, including pre-tribulational rapture eschatology. JN Darby is to this day vigorously derided by opponents of these views, which is another subject, not to be entered into here. Here now is an interesting thing though. While Darby's writings are prodigious, an internet search for audios of Darby's writings returned exactly zero results. Not a one could be found. This being the case, it seemed a thing to be rectified. Many have heard the name but never heard or read any of Darby's work. So here now is an online JND audio - if not the first, one of very few. It is a short teaching [20 min.] on the passage in Luke 22 the 'Sifting as Wheat' of Simon Peter. It is quite excellent actually. Some very good things in it for the careful listener. [Note: audio is done with a robo-voice - MS 'David' - but nevertheless is very 'listenable to']

Luke 22:31,33 - 'Simon, Simon, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift thee as wheat' were the words spoken by the Lord Jesus to Simon Peter. Note Peter's response:

'And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death'

Peter said "I am _______". There it is. "I am". These are words to be handled very carefully. "I AM or I am" is how God identifies himself: Exodus 3:13-14; John 8:58

Note also that Judas who received from the Jews payment to betray the Lord Jesus unto the Romans is also seen in the Luke 22 passage in contrast to Peter [vss. 21-22]. This is brought out in the audio. Judas was revealed to be nothing but chaff, blown away entirely by the wind. Not so though with Peter, wherein by the grace of God in Christ Jesus, grain of wheat was brought forth:



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2Peter 3:18 'But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen'

7/1/17

M. R. DeHaan On The Rapture Of True Believers Only: "God's Magnet"

M. R. DeHaan was a widely respected bible teacher and pastor. He founded the Radio Bible Class in 1938, conducting a weekly program for 27 years. From that ministry came also the well-known "Our Daily Bread" daily devotional:
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God's Magnet

"For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air" 1Thes. 4:15-18

The most certain thing in all the world is the return of Jesus Christ. He said to His disciples, I will come again and receive you unto myself” (John 14:3). Death is not the “surest” thing in the world for “we shall not all sleep” (1Cor. 15:51). When the Lord Jesus comes (and each day brings us one day nearer), He will shout from the air and two things will immediately happen. First, all the dead who have died in faith shall be resurrected (1Thes. 4:16). Then, all living believers shall be instantaneously changed (1Cor. 15:52; 1John 3:2), and be joined with the resurrected ones and together be caught up to meet the Lord (1Thes. 4:17). But all the rest of the wicked dead shall remain in their graves and the wicked living ones will be left behind to [enter into] the Tribulation (Dan. 12:1; Matt 24:21)

The coming of Christ will be like a magnet. If I place on my desk a mixture of dust, paper scraps, pieces of glass and wood and steel shavings it may be impossible to see all the bits of steel among the scraps. But now I take a magnet and hold it above the pile of material and immediately something happens. The magnet lifts out every bit of steel to itself and separates it from the refuse, leaving everything else behind. It is the nature of steel to be attracted to the magnet. There may be bits of metal which look like steel but when the magnet is applied they fail to respond. The magnet makes no mistakes It reveals the true nature of the metal and distinguishes the true from the false.

It may be impossible now to tell the difference between the true and the false, but when the Saviour Jesus shouts from the air all deception will be revealed. Only the dead in Christ (Col. 3:1-3) shall respond to the "pull" of His blessed voice. Have you received the new nature (2Peter 1:4), the nature of Him whose voice will soon be heard? Make your calling and election sure, by receiving Christ Jesus the Lord as your personal Saviour. Yield now to the pull of His Spirit. The magnet makes no mistakes!

M.R.D. (1891-1964) - Our Daily Bread 1959 (?)

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also: The Return Of The Lord Jesus Christ For His Bride Is "Imminent" - MRD
and: Not Wrath But Rapture For The Regenerate

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'By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him...'  (Hebrews 11:5)

6/27/17

US Soccer Forcing LGBT On World Wearing Rainbow 'Pride' Jerseys June 2017  ('Pride' Month)

US Soccer Team Celebrates Pride Month by Wearing Rainbow Jerseys

The United States official soccer team joined Pride celebrations by giving their jerseys a rainbow-colored makeover.

In some posts on the team’s official Instagram account players are also wearing a rainbow version of Nike’s popular Equality-shirts.

The new kits was first seen in action in Sandy, Utah on Saturday [June 3], when the team played Venezuela.


US Soccer are also selling the jerseys in their official store. The proceeds will go to the You Can Play Project, who work ‘to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports – including LGBT athletes’.
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Compare; see post, links: Pro Sports Submitting Fans To LGBT: NFL Patriots To Sponsor "Gay Bowl XVII" - October In Sodom/Boston 5-27-17 "NFL gone gay 2017... "Do not be in denial sports fan. You are absolutely the target of the brainwash. To hold on to fan-dom will be impossible without accepting everything that is now bundled with it. Sitting under the rainbow flag to watch 'the game' or match (hockey) is just the same as waving it yourself. That is the reality" -- "'At a conference held just days ago [8-9-16] - this is bad news sports fans - every major professorial sports league pledged absolute allegiance to not only the radical LGBT agenda in general, but to their "responsibility and role" in furthering it' ... This will be done by weaving 'the theme' in various ways into everything surrounding each particular sport -- It's over sports fans. Forever. No going back. No way to remain without 'going gay', as remaining will not be possible without saying 'gay is okay'. Sit down and watch...you are now watching the 'Gay Bowl' too. Pro sports and the LGBT gender-robbing androgynous-transgender 666-soulless-android minion-making global agenda...are now 'teammates'. It's a package deal - every league every team.
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NFL sponsoring it, and US Soccer clothing themselves with it - before international audiences. Brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven coming soon [Gen. 19:24].
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Malachi 4:1 'For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch'

6/26/17

TSA Morphing Again - Now Starting Checks Of 'Citizens' Reading Material; And TSA The 9/11 Baby

To Keep The Skies Safe, The TSA Wants To Know What You're Reading

[excerpted] The TSA continues to expand the intrusiveness of its searches, supposedly justified by an increased threat to air travel that doesn't seem to have materialized.

Now, the TSA wants to know what you're reading. As airlines have increased rates for checked bags, travellers are packing more and more into their carry-on luggage. This is causing problems for the TSA's X-ray machines, which are having more trouble discerning what's actually being carried in passengers' bags. The densest materials are the hardest to "see" through, so TSA agents will now be demanding access to reading materials travelers are carrying.

The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the sensitivity of our reading choices, this raises privacy concerns.

Tests of the policy are underway in some small airports around the country, and DHS Secretary John Kelly recently said that “we might, and likely will” apply the policy nationwide.

X-ray machines are supposed to minimize intrusiveness by allowing travellers to keep their bags closed. The TSA is undoing this small privacy protection step-by-step, with books and other papers following electronic devices onto X-ray belts and into the hands of TSA agents. If the TSA is honest about its reasons for examining books separately, the lack of exterior identifying information shouldn't pose a problem. If it does, the TSA (or the agent performing the search) has ulterior motives and should be prevented from stripping away yet another layer of personal privacy at security checkpoints.

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re: 'TSA...expand the intrusiveness'

Undress you, scan you, molest-frisk you...and now they want to see what 'citizens' are reading. But wait say they...no big deal because they only want the reading materials on the conveyor belt with the laptops because it messes with their luggage scanners. Everything starts somehow does it not? How long until non-government approved materials will be 'banned'? Here now is absolutely the opening of that door. Hey you what's with that King James Bible? Too far a reach on that, one might say. Here is the response though: Who and what exactly is the TSA, and how exactly did they come into existence? Oh that's right, they came into existence after the greatest hoax of modern history was played out before all the world on September 11, 2001:


Wikipedia: "The TSA was created as a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Its first administrator, John Magaw, was nominated by President Bush on December 10, 2001, and confirmed by the Senate the following January. The agency's proponents, including Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, argued that only a single federal agency would better protect air travel than the private companies who operated under contract to single airlines or groups of airlines that used a given terminal facility...Prior to its creation, private security firms managed air travel security.[4]"

That's the whole story right there. Everything anybody needs to know to understand the true purpose for the TSA. TSA sprang to life out of nowhere as a 'response' to 9/11. That folks is classic Zio ordo-ab-chao technique. New order out of the chaos. New rising from the ashes of the old. TSA rising from the literal ashes of the perfectly-imploded Twin Towers. Ever-increasing draconian 'security' birthed overnight - including now the beginning of 'reading checks' - entirely based upon an absolutely manufactured incident. That being fact, everything TSA from that point forward can only be part of the original agenda. And that reality exposes clearly that this latest move to now have 'citizen's' reading materials going through the hands of federal-government TSA agents can only be nefarious.

Get in the naked scanner and show us your books...citizen.

2017 - you are here.


Rev. 18:4
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Rev. 13:1 'And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea...'

6/24/17

Audio: 'A Treatise Of Earthly Mindedness' By Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) - A Great Sin; Original, Unedited; 3 of 3

Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) - one of the 'Puritans' - well regarded in his day, by his writings is still today. Very few audio resources of Jeremiah Burroughs online, or printed in readable text format even. This particular audio in it's original unedited form as it is here is nowhere else to be found. There is one partial-recording of JBurroughs 'Earthly Mindedness' on YT but it has been 'modernized'...which is to say...stripped of it's essence. The writings of Burroughs are a treasure. Very practical, very applicable, and depending on the hearer, may be very impactful. This particular work 'A Treatise of Earthly-mindedness' - 'Who Mind Earthly Things' is widely considered a classic. Well worth the effort, time.

It is done with a robo-voice - MS 'David' - but nevertheless is very 'listenable to'. Note: Does not have to be listened to all at once. Carefully listening to it in parts can be a good way to go. And, repeated hearing is always best  [Part 3 - 42:58].

Note: the images for the video is the original table of contents, showing chapter titles and subtitles. Helpful to follow. It has two columns. The first image is at about 45 seconds. 'Chapter IV' will be seen in the left hand column at bottom. That is the start point. To follow note that the table of contents is a few pages so the page changes a couple of times and when it does the column will change. The Ch. IV start point is at the bottom of page so after a few moments the image will go back to the top and the column will change from the left to the (top) right column. Conversely when the right column reaches the bottom of page the next page will come up and the column will change to the (top) left column. And so on.

Below video in scrolling window is the unedited text for these last four chapters retaining the original spelling and punctuation.

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Chapters 4, 5, 6, and [last] 7 from Jeremiah Burroughs book entitled 'A Treatise Of Earthly Mindedness'; original unedited

Philip. 3. latter part of the 19th verse - 'Who Mind Earthly Things'

CHAP. IV - 7 Reasons of mens Earthly-mindednesse
Chap. V - 11 Considerations to take off mens hearts from Earthly-mindednesse
CHAP. VI - Exhortation to beware of earthly-mindednesse
CHAP. VII - 5 Directions to get our hearts free from Earthly-mindednesse


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CHAP. IV.  Seven Reasons of mens Earthly-mindedness.

I Shall now proceed unto the Reasons of the Point, Why is it that mens hearts are so much set upon the earth, to mind earthly things.

I give you briefly these Reasons for it.

First, The things of the earth appear real to them, but spiritual and heavenly things be but a notion: Now that that hath reality in it, takes with the heart most; though men are deceived in this, for the Scripture speaks of spiritual things as the only real things, and earthly things as that that hath no being at all; in Prov. 23. 15. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not, (speaking of the riches of the world) it hath no reality at all in it. But in the 8. Prov. 20. 21. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of Judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; to inherit that which is, that which hath a being, other things they are not, the honors of the earth are but a fantasie and vain shew; you have read of Bernice and Agrippa, They came with much Pomp, with great Fansie, so the original is: but to an earthly man these earthly things are real things, and therefore he minds them: and wisdom is a lye unto a fool.

Secondly, These things they look upon as the present necessary things, though the Scripture tells us, but of one thing that is necessary, but yet they think that these are present now, they may have need of heavenly things hereafter: They may have need of reconciliation with God, pardon of sin, peace of conscience, and such things, they may have need of them, that is, when they depart out of this life. Oh! the infinite folly of most hearts to think, that there is no present necessity of spiritual and heavenly things, whereas indeed, our life consists in them for the present, This is eternal life: we may come here in this world to enjoy eternal life; but the generality of people they look upon all spiritual things only as our good for the future, when we go from hence and are seen no more.

Thirdly, These things are most sutable to mens hearts. It's no wonder that they mind earthly things; They are of the earth, and from the earth, they have nothing but the first Adam in them; now the first man was from the earth earthly. The truth is, the happiness of mans estate even in innocency in the morning of the day of his creation in comparison of the things that are now reveal'd by the Gospel, was but earthly: take man when he was in Paradice, that Paradice was but earthly: but then take man in his fallen and corrupt estate then he must needs be earthly, and every thing closes with that that is sutable to it: comfort, it doth not come so much from the goodness of a thing but from the sutablness of the object with the facultie. Now the things of the earth, they are sutable to men that are of the earth, and therefore they mind them: the heart will abundantly run out upon that which is sutable to it.

Fourthly, These things of the earth have a very fair shew in the flesh, they have a kind of goodly appearance in the eye of sence, yea, and in the eye of that reason that is now corrupted by sin; we have a most elegant expression of these earthly things, and earthly minded men having their hearts set upon these things, it is in the 6. to the Gal. 12. verse, As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh saith the Scripture, the words are to signifie when a man looks smug and neat, as you shall have some men dresse themselves curiously, and having handsome bodys they look so trim, fine, handsome, and very brave to the eye of all that do behold them. So saith he, these men that are the false teachers, they desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, that is, they look upon the things of the flesh as those things that are very brave to the eye, and they love to have all things so compleat about them, that they may look smug, and carry themselves with such beauty before the Page 66 world; Oh! this is their happiness, this they take content in, they seem to have fine estates, and to have brave cloathing, and all curious things about them, this looks so brave in the eyes of the world, and therefore it is that their hearts are upon them, they are here enemies to the Crosse of Christ, they think suffering for Christ, poverty, disgrace looks but untowardly. But now, those that desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, that would have their countenances well wash'd, fair, and beautiful wheresoever they come, and be as sombody in the world, these do thus and thus, these forsake the truths of God, and seek to provide for themselves in the things of the flesh.

Fifthly, Men naturally never knew better things than the things of the earth: and therefore no marvel though they mind earthly things so much: Children that are born in a dungeon and never knew any better place, they can play up and down in the dungeon: So it is with men that never knew what the things of heaven and eternal life meant, they can mind earthly things better than those: but when once the Lord opens the eyes of their understandings to see into the reality, excellency, and glory of spiritual things, they then wonder at their former blindness in minding such poor, low, mean foolish rattles, as the things of the earth are.

Sixtly, There are earthly principles continually dropt into men by converse with other men that are men of the earth: 49. Psal. 11. and 13. Their inward thoughts is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling place to all generations, they call their lands after their own names. Their hearts are set upon these things, then in the 13. verse, This their way is their folly, yet their posterity approve their sayings. They are applauded by men, they see that every body do applaud them in these waies, and when they converse one with another, they do converse about the things of the earth, and the common example of men, they see every body following the things of the earth, and are greedy after these toyes, and that likewise doth incline their minds to the things of the earth.

Lastly, The sensible experience they have had of the sweetnesse that there is in the things of the earth: This is that that takes off their minds from spiritual things, and makes them to mind the things of the earth. But though these be the reasons why men do thus mind the things of the earth, and an earthly-minded man blesses himself in his way, and thinks he hath good reason for what he doth, and thinks all men fools that do not grovel in the ground like a mole with himself, and looks upon the matter of Religion but as meer words and talk, let them do what they will, I find contentment here: yet certainly at length it will prove folly, this their way, as the holy Ghost saith in the 49 Psal. This their way it is but their folly, and in the end the wise men of the earth, those that have sought the things of the earth, and blesse themselves in their way, they will prove to be the greatest fools, the holy Ghost accounts them so: In the 17. of Jere. 11. verse, As the Partridge sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not, so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his daies, and at his end shall be a fool. He applauds himself for the present in what he hath got, but at the end he shall be a fool.

CHAP. V.

NOW the main thing that is still behind in the Point, It is therefore to endeavour to take off the minds of men and women from the things of this earth, that so by it I may make preparation to the next Point, which is of infinite concernment, The Conversations in Heaven. But because their conversations cannot be in Heaven till their minds be taken off from the earth, till the disease of Earthly-mindednesse be cur'd; therefore we must now propound those things that may help to take off the minds of men from the earth.

Eleven Considerations to take off mens hearts from Earthly-mindedness.

First, Consider this, That all the things of the earth that thy mind and heart is upon, if thou couldst possess them all as thine own, yet there is not so much good in them as to countervail the evil of the least sin, not of the least sin of thought; thy heart is mudling upon the things of the earth, and thinkest that thou shouldest be blest if thou hadst thus and thus as others have. Let me tell thee, if thou hast but one sinful thought, there is more evil in that than there's good in all that ever thou shalt get all the daies of thy life in the world; and if this be so, that there is more evil in the least fin than there is good in all the things of the earth, it concerns thee rather to have thy mind how to avoid sin, or how to get the evil of sin to be remov'd, and how to get thy sin to be mortified, that concerns thee more than the minding and plodding about the things of the earth: that's one consideration.

A Second Consideration.

A second is this that may take off the hearts of men from the things of the earth, That the chief things that are in the earth yea, name what terrene excellency possibly a man may be crowned with under Heaven, hath been the portion of Reprobates heretofore, and is to this day, and shall be the portion of multitudes whom God hates, and hath set apart to glorifie his infinite Justice upon eternally. Shall thy mind and heart be set upon such things as are the portion of Reprobates? will a Reprobates portion content thee? will it serve thee? art thou satisfied with dogs meat? If it will not content thee, why is it that thy mind is so much upon the things of the earth? It may be thou that art poor and mean in the world; thy mind is upon some little matter: thou canst never expect to have any great things in the world, and yet thou mindest them as if that there were thy portion, and thy happiness, some small pittance to furnish thy house, to provide for thy self and thy poor family; Oh friend! if it were possible for thee to get the Empire of the whol world under thy foot, yet thou shouldest get no more than hath been the portion of such as God hath hated; and if so be that Kingdoms and Empires have been the portion of Reprobates, why doest thou mind things that are lower abundantly, and let the strength of thine heart flow out upon such things as these are?

A Third Consideration.

A third consideration is this, Surely God hath made man for higher things than the things of this earth. Oh! if thou hadst but thy thoughts often working this way, Wherefore do I think in my conscience hath God made the children of men, for what end? why hath he sent them hither into the world? Of all the creatures that God hath here upon the earth, he hath none capable to know him the infinite First being of all things but only the children of men, & God hath given them such a nature as is capable of some converse with him, surely then there be other things that God made man for than to have meat, and drink, and cloathes, and here to live a while only to enjoy creatures. Do not we reade often, That Jesus Christ was God and Man, took mans nature upon him, and died for man? Surely there must be some other manner of things that are the fruit of the purchase of the blood of Christ than the things of the earth; Oh my brethren! had you but this setled upon you, that certainly God hath great, glorious, high, and wonderful thoughts about man-kind, this would be a mighty means to take off your hearts from the things of this earth, when thou hast thy heart grovelling here: Oh but are these the things that God made man for? had not God higher thoughts in making of the children of men? do not I find in the word that when man was made there was a kind of Divine consultation with the Trinity, Come, let .s make man according to our own Image? God had other thoughts of man than of other things. And if man were made for nothing else but meerly to dig in the earth, Certainly, the thoughts of God about man have been but very low and mean (as I may so speak with holy reverence) for these are but low and mean things here that men enjoy in the earth.

The Fourth Consideration.

As God hath higher thoughts concerning man; so the dignity of mans Nature, the rational soul of man is of too high a birth for to have the strength of it spent about the things of the earth. God breathed into man his soul: It's (I may say) a kind of a Divine spark, the soul of man it is of the same nature with Angels, a spirit as Angels are: the thoughts of the minds, the Faculties and Powers of the soul are more precious things than to be poured out as water upon the ground. If a man have a Golden Mill, he would not use it only to grind dirt, straws, and rotten sticks in. The mind of man, the thinking faculty is too high to be exercised in the things of this earth; the mind of man it is of a most excellent capacious Nature: it is fit to converse, not only with Angels, but with the eternal God Himself, with Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and to bestow the strength of such a faculty that God hath put into the soul of man upon such dirtie, drossie, low, base, mean things, as earthly-minded men and women do bestow it upon, this must needs be a great evil. Know, the dignity of your Nature, the excellencie of your Mind, the Soul of man it is of a transcendent being. Put all the world into the Ballance, with it it's nothing. Therefore you know what Christ saith, What shall it profit a man, to gain the whol world, and lose his soul? The soul of the meanest gally-slave is more precious than Heaven and Earth, Sun, Moon, Stars, and all the host of them: Let me add then, all the Silver and Golden mines under ground; and al the unsearchable Riches of the great Page 71 and wide Sea, yea put all these together; and the Soul of the most contemptible beggar that cries for a crust of bread at thy door, is unexpressibly more worth than all these: Now, if mans soul be of such an high-born Nature, if God hath put such a Spirit which is a spark of Heaven into the bosom, for man of him to imploy it in no other use and service, but meerly to be an earth-worm to creep in and upon the ground: this must needs be a very great evil.

The Fifth Consideration.

The fifth Consideration is, The uncertainty of all these things, uncertain Riches. How may any Causality come and take away from thee all the things of the earth that thy mind is upon? God sends but a little too much heat into the body, and puts thee into a feavour, and where's thy delight then? thy body being either too much heated, or too much cold, what's become of all thy comfort here in this earth? Thou goest abroad, and art dangerously wounded by an enemy, what refreshing then doest thou receive from all these things? Let me tell thee, thou art in the midst of a thousand thousand Causalities here, every moment ready to take away all the Comforts of the earth; and usually at that time (observe it) when the minds of men and women are most fixed upon the earth, that's the time that God hath to strike them in those things, they be then neerest to be depriv'd of the Comforts of the earth, when their thoughts and minds be most set upon them. As you know it was with the Rich man in the Gospel, when he was blessing himself, and crying to his soul, Soul Soul, take thine ease, thou hast goods laid up for many years; even that night (the text saith) this message came so him, Thou fool, this night shall thy soul be taken away from thee, and then, whose shall all these things be? And at that time that Nebuchadnezzer was blessing himself in the pallace that he had built for His Honor, then there comes a message to him from Heaven, so that he was presently outed of all his Court-vanities to graze among the beasts of the field. So you may find it in your own experience, that God hath many times then most crost you in the things of the earth, when your minds and hearts have been most glued to them: and it may be in mercy, yea, it's a greater mercy to be crost of these things at such a time, than to prosper in the midst of them; for it may be a good argument that God intends good to a soul, to crosse him at that time when he is most earthly. Oh! many that have been godly indeed, but yet have bin earthly minded, and have found God coming at such a time and crossing them in some earthly Contentment have seen cause to blesse God for thus dealing with them. Whither was I going? I was going altogether to the earth, and minding such things, my heart was set upon them, and God came in in a seasonable time, to shew me the vanity of my heart, and of those things that my mind was busied about; Oh it was a happy crosse that I had at such a season, there was much of Christ that did hang upon it. And that's the fift Consideration.

The Sixth Consideration.

Do but consider what's become of those that have been earthly heretofore, that injoyed the greatest accomodations of the earth, what's become of those men in former ages of the world, that lived here, and vapour'd so much in their generation, who but they at Court and in Citie, and had all the earth according to their desires? what's become of Agrippa and Bernice with all their pagentry greatness? now they have acted their parts and are gone off the common stage of the world, all their vanity is buried with them in one grave. What difference is there between the poor and rich when they die? they go all the same way; only they were for a little time, and flourished in the things of the earth, and now are gone, but have left a great deal of guiltiness behind them; look but to their example, and what's become of theme? and consider thy case must be as their's within a while, the wheel is turning round, which will bring thee as low as them, so that thou ere long must be numbred amongst the dead. Oh! it's a mightie means to take off our hearts from the things of this earth.

The Seventh Consideration.

Consider further, How short thy time is that thou hast here in this world. That's the argument of the Apostle, because the time is short, therefore let us use the world as if we used it not, therefore let our hearts be taken off from these things; we have but a little time, and a great deal of work, we have in this short winter day of life to provide for eternitie, now considering the great weight of the work that doth depend upon us here in this world, it may be a mightie reason for us to bid adue to all the things of this world; indeed if we had time enough for our work, and were sure of our time then we might spend it about trifles. If a man comes into the Citie to do business, of great weight and consequence, and hath but a little time to spend about it, he never minds any thing he sees in the Citie, never minds any body that comes by him, or any shews in shops, what braverie there is there, but goes up and down the streets minding only his own business. Oh! so it should be with us my brethren; consider the great work we have to do, and the little time that we have to effect that work in, there depends upon our little short uncertain inch of time matters of more consequence than ten thousand thousand worlds are worth and if we miscarry in this little time of our lives, we are lost and undone for ever, better we had never been born, or had been made toads or serpents, or the vilest beasts whatsoever, than reasonable creatures. Oh! have you so much time for the spending the very spirits of your souls upon the things of this earth, can you spare so many hours? Certainly if God did but make known to you what eternitie means, if the Lord did but cause the fear of eternitie to fall upon you, you would not mispend so much time as you do; many times though you complain for want of time for spiritual things, Oh how much time do you spend in letting out your thoughts and affections upon the things of the earth, more than you need?

The Eighth Consideration.

Consider therefore in the next place, That a little will serve the turn to carry us through this world. We are here but in our Pilgrimage, or in our voyage; now a little will serve the turn here for the carrying of us through this world: men will not take more in a journy than may help them. If a man that is to go a journy should get a whol bundle of staves and lay them upon his shoulder, and you should ask him the reason why he carries that bundle, why saith he, I am going a great journy, and I know not what need I may have of staves to help me; it's true, to carry a staff in a mans hand will help him; thus Jacob was helped by his staff over Jordan; but to carrie a bundle upon his shoulder will hinder him: Now a little will serve your turn, if you have but meat and drink, food and raiment (saith the Apostle) be content; and the servants of God in former time, past through this world with a very little, and manie of them the less they had, the more peace and comfort they had in God, and they were the more fit to die. I remember Ecolampagius when he was to die being verie poor, profess'd that he would not have been richer than he was, for he saw what a hindrance it was, and so he could pass out of the world with more ease and quiet a great deal; Certainly a little will serve the turn here: we say, Nature is content with a little; and if there were Grace it would be content with less; and therefore let not our minds be upon the things of the earth: we have not so much need of the things of the earth as we think for.

The Ninth Consideration

And then further, consider though upon our minding the things of the earth we should enjoy never so much; Yet there is no comfort, no good to be had in them any further than God will be pleased to let himself through them; they are but as channels to convey the blessing and goodness of God to us: Man lives not by bread, nor meat only, you are deceived to think that if you had such and such things you should certainly have a comfortable life, I say you may be deceived in this, for it is God in these that doth comfort the heart, there is a notable Scripture for this in the 62. Psal. where the holy Ghost saith at the 10. verse, Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery, if riches increase, set not your hearts upon them, do not mind them, why? in the 11. verse, God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this, That power belongeth unto God, if riches increase, set not thy heart upon them; let not your hearts and minds be upon riches, or any thing in this earth: why? God hath spoken once, twice have I heard, that is, again and again: God hath spoken effectually to me that all power to do any good belongeth unto him, it's not in riches, there's no power there for making of thee happy, but all belongs to him. This I confess is a spiritual meditation that earthly minded men will have but little skill in, yet where earthly-mindedness prevails in any one of the Saints, this may do him good, whereas the truth is, it is not in the creature, or creature-comforts can do me good, if I had a thousand times more than I have, I might be miserable in the earth, and have as little comfort as those that have least, and therefore let me set my affections upon things above, and not on things on the earth.

The Tenth Consideration.

Moreover lay this to heart, If you be godly God promises to take care for you for the things of this earth, and to that end that he might ease you of the burden of your care, cast your care upon God for he careth for you, and take no thought for these things, for your heavenly Father knows you have need of them, your heavenly Father takes care, See how he cloaths the lillies, and are not you much better than they? Now children they do not much mind the things of the earth to provide for themselves, because they know they have their father to provide for them; a child that hath his father and friends to make provision for him, it very much easeth him; but indeed those that are left fatherlesse, and friendlesse, they seem to have some excuse; I had need take care of my self for. I have no body to provide for me: I but the Saints cannot say so, they have a father to provide for them, and all the earth is the Lords as well as heaven, and the fulnesse of them both; now the earth being the Lords as well as heaven, the earth being thy fathers, why should thy care be so much upon the things of the earth? Let thy care be to do thy duty to thy father, to walk as a child, but let it not be for the things of the earth, thou dost as much as disavow the care of thy father for thee; and canst thou beleeve that God shall give his Son to thee and not give thee all things else? hath not godliness the promises of this life as well as of that to come? Oh! thou unworthy child that professest an interest in such a father, or unworthy Christian that professest an interest in such promises, and hop'st that God hath done such things for thee as he hath done, and yet hast thy heart in the things of this earth, as if the Lord had settled thee only here, and put thee to shift for thy self here from door to door: no certainly, the care of God is over his people in the things of the earth, as truly as it is over them in regard of spiritual and eternal things. Some men can think, at least they trust that they do trust God for their souls, but cannot for their bodies so well; but surely faith will teach thee to trust God for thy body as well as thy soul, for God hath care of both, and both were redeem'd by the blood of Jesus Christ, and hath told thee, that he that fears the Lord shall never want any thing that's good for him: Now these considerations may mightily prevail to take off the hearts of men from the things of this earth.

The Eleventh Consideration.

The last that I shall name is this, That all that are Professors of Religion, they are dead to the world, or should be so: nay, if you be truly Religious you are so, by profession you do professe your selves to be dead unto the world. The Scripture makes this argument to take off mens hearts from the things of this world, in the 3. Colos. 2, 3. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth: why? for you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Ye are dead, the Apostle writes to the Colossians, and yet he tells them that they were dead; the Scripture speaks much of the death of the Saints: As it's said of women that liv'd in pleasures in Timothy, that they were dead while they liv'd: so it may be said of Christians that they are dead while they live, dead to the world, I am crucified to the world (saith the Apostle) and we are dead with Christ, I find that some interpret that Scripture in the 1. Cor. 15. 29. Else what shall they do that are baptized for the dead? they interpret it thus, That all those that came in, which were Heathens and converted to Christianity and were baptized, they were baptized for dead men; that is, by their baptizm; now there was a profession that they did professe themselves from that time for ever as dead men to the world, baptized for the dead; you have it in some of your books over the dead, but the word is, for, and so it is translated in this last translation, For dead men: your baptizm is administred unto you as a sign of your profession, to be as dead men unto the world, so I find some carry it. This is the profession of Christians to be as dead men to the world; Oh do not dishonor your profession of Religion, for indeed there is a greater evil (as we said) for professors of Religion to be earthly minded than for any others, and yet how many are guilty of this? It's an observation of Luther, when God revealed himself to Abraham and told him, that he would multiply his seed; he made use of two similitudes, one was this, That he would make his seed as the stars of Heaven, and at another time God saith, that he would make his seed as the sand upon the sea shore; Now saith Luther, by these two expressions there is signified two sorts of Abrahams seed, there are some that are as the stars of Heaven, that are heavenly minded; There are others that are as the sand of the Sea: that is, There are some professe themselves to be of Abrahams seed but are of earthly spirits: Oh now, my brethren, we should labor to have such minds and hearts so as we should appear to be the seed of Abraham, as the stars of heaven, to be of the number of those that are as the stars of heaven, that is, through heavenly-mindednesse. But that we shall come to when we come to speak of the conversation of Christians, how it ought to be in heaven.

But now, if any one should say, May we not mind earthly things and heavenly things too?

Know there is a great mistake here, you cannot serve two masters, God and Mamon; and it's very observable that text of Scripture, in the 3. of Colos. 2. verse, mark the opposition, Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth: they are there opposed one to another: Set your affections or minds, for so I think it is the same word with that in my text, who mind earthly things. A man cannot look up to heaven and down to the earth both at the same time, there is an opposition between these two, between the earthly-mindedness that hath been opened to you, and minding of heavenly things.

I but you will say, For these things while we are upon the earth we have need of them, how can we do otherwaies but mind them? When we come to heaven, there we shall have dispositions sutable to heaven, but sure not till then? To that I answer, Though Christians do live upon the earth, yet they are not of the earth, there's a great deal of difference between one that is of the earth, and another that lives upon the earth: Christ saith concerning himself, that he was not of the earth, it's true, though he did live a while upon the earth, yet he was not of it: In the 3. of John 31. He that cometh from above, is above all, he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: now Christ while he spake these words he was upon the earth; but He was not of the Earth: And so it is with Christians, they are upon the Earth, but they are not of the Earth, they are a people redeem'd from the earth, therefore that's not enough: it's true, these things are things that we need, therefore we must not mind them, for so in the 6. of Mat. where Christ speaks against taking thought what we shall eat, or what we shall drink, or what we shall put on. Saith he, Your Heavenly Father knows you have need of these things; you have some need, I but you have need of other things, and greater need of other things than of these things, what need is there for thee to live upon the earth but in order to providing for eternity, and of living to the honor of Christ and the praise of his Gospel? I say thou hast no need of any thing on the earth but in subordination to higher things; there is no need thou shouldest live, but for some other end, and therefore let not that be any such argument to plead for earthliness, as indeed an earthly spirit is very witty in pleading for its self.

I shall close this Point with some Exhortation to you, and Directions about this Point of Earthly-mindedness.

CHAP. VI. EXHORTATION.

OH! considering what hath been delivered, I beseech you lay it seriously to heart, especially you that are yong beginners in the way of Religion, lest it proves with you as it doth with many that are digging of Veins of gold and silver under ground; that while they are digging in those mines for riches, the earth many times falls upon them and buries them, so that they never come up out of the mine again: and so it is with many that are beginning in the way of Religion, that are digging in the mines of Salvation, for unsearchable riches, for that that is abundantly better than gold and silver; now while you are thus seeking for grace and godliness, Oh take heed that you be not covered with the earth while you are digging in the world, but keep wide open some place to Heaven, or otherwise if you dig too deep there will come up damps, if the earth falls not upon you, yet I say, there will be damps rise from the earth that may choak you, if there be not a wide space open that you may let the air that comes from heaven in to you. Those that are digging into Mines they are very careful to leave the place open for fresh air to come in; and so, though thou maiest follow thy calling, and do the work that God sets thee here for as others do, be as diligent in thy calling as any, yet still keep a passage open to Heaven, that there may be fresh gales of grace come into thy soul, if at any time thou beest got into the world, if thou spendest one day and hast not some spiritual air from Heaven, take heed, there's a damp coming up that will choak thee. Oh! that Christians would consider of this while they are here below! I remember I have read of Austin in his Comment upon the 72. Psal the 19. vers. saith the text, They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust: He in a wittie way applied it to earthlie-minded men, saith he, If you do so lick the dust, by this you will come to be accounted one of the enemies of God.

It's true, the scope of the place is different, but take heed that in this metaphorical sence that you do not lick the dust and so come to be accounted an enemie to God. You that would be accounted as friends and seek reconciliation with God, Oh do not lick the dust, to be alwaies here as Moles upon the earth, they say Moles, though they be blind, yet if they be without the earth then their eyes are opened, and then they shake and tremble: and so though the earth may close the eyes of men here for a while, yet certainly there will be a day when their eyes shall be opened, to see how they have gul'd and deceiv'd themselves. And now it's worse too in the time of the Gospel to be earthly-minded than at other times, it was not such an evil thing to be an earthly minded man in the time of the Law, when all the promises of God were carried in a kind of earthly way. Though I do not say that all promises that were made to them under the Law were meer earthly, but they were carried in an earthly way; therefore you shall find when God promises his people in the time of the Law what great mercies they shall have, it is by earthly expressions, as of gold and silver and such kind of things, and their promises for Heaven it went under the expression of living in the Land of Canaan as being a type of Heaven, now though they were taken with earthly things when God reveal'd himself to them in an earthly manner; yet now in the time of the Gospel, lift up your hearts for your calling is from above, now there are Heavenly things revealed, he that is from above is come amongst us, and the Heavens are broken open, and the glory of it doth shine upon the Churches in a far more brighter manner than it did before. And therfore Gospel-light doth aggravate the sin of earthly-mindednesse, and therefore now above all times should the hearts of men and women be disingaged from the things of the earth

CHAP. VII. Five Directions how to get our hearts freed from Earthly-mindedness.

First
, To that end be watchful over your thoughts, do not take liberty to let your hearts run too far in the things of the earth, what time you have for meditation let it be as much as can be reserved for spiritual things; most men and women think they may take liberty in their thoughts; why the thing in its self is not unlawful, I but your thoughts will steal upon you and affect your hearts very much: therefore watch narrowly Over your thoughts, keep them within Scripture bounds.

The Second
Direction

Be much humbled for sin, That will take off the heart much from earthly-mindedness. Your earthly-minded men, who have earthly and drossie hearts, they have not known what the weight and burden of sin hath meant, let God but lay the weight and burden of sin upon the soul, it will take off the soul from earthly things quickly; Oh! those men that have gone on in the world in a secure condition, and never knew what trouble of conscience meant for sin, they grow seer'd in those earthly Contentments; but now those men that have had but the weight of sin lie upon them, know what it is to have to deal with an infinite God, in the bearing of the burden of the wrath of an incensed Deity, such know, that they have other things to look after than the things of the earth: If God did but humble your hearts, the humiliation of your spirits would quicken you, and take off the dulness and deadness of your spirits, and stir you up to look after other things than the things of this life.

The Third Direction.

Further, Set the example of the Saints before you, that have been the most precious servants of God, in former times; how they accounted themselves as Pilgrims and strangers here in the earth: read at your leisure that Scripture in the 11 of the Heb. at the 13. verse, These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were perswaded of them, and imbraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth: and mark therefore how it follows in the 37. verse, They were stoned, they were sawn asunder were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wandred about in sheeps-skins and goats-skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented. Who were these? They were they of whom the world was not worthy, They wandered in deserts, and in Mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth: and yet such precious Saints of God as the world was not worthy of. Now when we set before us how joyfully these servants of the most high went through all their wildernesse condition, this should make us ashamed of our earthly-mindedness, and would be a mighty help to us.

The Fourth
Direction.

And then if we consider the great account that we are to give for all earthly things; you only look upon the comfort of them, but consider the account you must give for them: this would be a means to take off the heart from earthly-mindednesse: And consider, what if you were now to die, and to go the way of all flesh, what good would it be to me to remember what contentments and pleasures I had in the earth?


The fifth
Direction.

But above all, the setting Jesus Christ before you, and Page 88 the meditating of the death of Jesus Christ: (I say) that's the great thing that wil take off the heart from the things of the earth: The looking upon Christ Crucified; how he that was the Lord of Heaven and Earth, yet what a low condition he put Himself into, meerly for the redeeming of us! The conversing much with the death of Jesus Christ deads the heart much to the world. In the 3. to the Philippians we have a notable text for that, in the example of Paul, he accounted all things as dung and drosse for Jesus Christ: at the 8. verse, I account all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but DUNG that I may win Christ. And then in the 19. verse, That I may know Him, and the power of his Resurrection, and the fellowship of His Sufferings being made conformable unto his Death. Paul desired to be so conformable to the very Death of Christ, that he accounted all things in the world but as dung and drosse in comparison of that; Paul had the death of Christ before his eyes, and meditated much on the death of Christ, and that meditation had a great impression upon his spirit, that made him account all these things as drosse, as dogs meat in comparison, and that he might have fellowship with the death of Christ, Perhaps some of you may think of the glory of Christ in Heaven, and that may for the present make you lesse worldly; but let me intreat you to meditate on the death of Christ, and know that there is an excellencie in Conformity even to the death of Christ, such an Excellency that may take off your hearts from the things of the world. It's said of the King of France, that he asking one once about an Eclypse, saith he, I have so much businesse in the earth, that I take little notice of the things of Heaven.

Oh my Brethren! for the close of all, I beseech you let not this be said concerning any of you, that you have such and such worldly imployments, that you cannot enquire after Jesus Christ. Plead not that you have such great businesse, that you have so much to do in this earth that you take little notice of the things of Heaven; no, surely, the Saints of God have their businesse in Heaven, (as we shall see God willing hereafter:) Their City Business, their Trading, their Aims, their Bent, it is higher than the things of this earth. There are things that a man may let out his thoughts and affections too as much as he will: This shews the vanity of the things of this world, that a man had need be very wary how much he minds them, he cannot enjoy the comforts of this earth without some fear: but now, when he comes to converse with Heaven, there he may let out himself to the uttermost; that shews the excellency of these things. And you that are but poor and mean in the things of this earth, be not discomforted, because there is a charg from God that men should not mind these things; surely there is no great matter in them, as God charges that we should not mind them: Oh the excellency it lies in things above which are heavenly and spiritual, where the Saints have their conversation.

But of this more at large in this following Treatise of Heavenly Conversation.

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A TREATISE OF Earthly-mindedness; PHILIPPIANS 3 - latter part of the 19TH verse

—Who mind Earthly things.

by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

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Philippians 3:19 'Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things'