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Chapter 31

“Why do so many believers hinder the Lord’s deeper work within their lives? It is because they wish to achieve something, because they have a desire to be great. For this reason you find many believers attaching themselves to the … Continue reading

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Chapter 30

The man or woman who would attain to that deeper walk with their Lord must abandon and be detached from these four things: 1. Creatures 2 Temporal things 3. The very gifts of the Holy Spirit 4. Self Now, we … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 29

In this chapter Molinos contrasts “head knowledge” with “heart knowledge” and those that love mental knowledge more than God versus those that love God more than mental knowledge. His claim is that those that only have head knowledge will have … Continue reading

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Chapter 28/Week 28

  I’m sitting in chapter 28 of the Molinos book going “hmm.”  Not a bad “hmm.”  Maybe more like “hmm?”   The first part that talked about four aspects of internal love was pretty neat.  It was something I aspire for, … Continue reading

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Chapter 27/Week 27

“There are four signs by which you may know the inner man:” 1. The will is so trained that it engages in no act of love other than that which is toward God or pertaining to God and His purpose. … Continue reading

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Chapter 26/Week 26

This week Molinos summarizes the elements of inward experiences from God that are eventually found as the contemplative wages war against the self. It is good to remember that dryness and darkness have a pleasant destination. Remember too, that as … Continue reading

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Week 25/Chapter 25

This week Molinos touches again on the final stage of the monastic journey: union. To get to union a person must move from an outward encounter of God to an inward communion with God. Molinos describes 3 stages in the inward … Continue reading

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Chapter 24/Week 24

Molinos this week is giving insight into advanced contemplation. For those of us who are just entering these realms we can take his insight as instruction for our intentions. He teaches that there is an inner secret place. A center. Where the Lord sits … Continue reading

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Week 23/Chapter 23

The believer who finds inward solitude finds God. “For the believer who  comes this far there is the discovery that the Lord converses and communicates with him in his inward parts. it is that place that the Lord fills the believer … Continue reading

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Week 22/Chapter 22

This week Molinos tells us about true humility. “Two things must be discovered: the greatness of God and the vastness of the devastation of the fall as pertaining to your own soul”. True humility is “simply knowledge: an understanding of … Continue reading

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