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6/30/2019 ~ Book of Life


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Darkness cannot forget what it is not.
Depth has a quality of knowing.

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, ... ~ Psalms 139:16


The Bible confirms that at the point of conception a heavenly soul is
created. Laws of man do not supersede the announced ordinances
of God. The Book of God includes life in His light.


... Of making many books there is no end, and much study
is wearisome to the flesh. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:12


Knowledge cannot replace the wisdom of God that transcends knowledge
itself. Some choose to see God while others deny His power and grace
of salvation. While God has knowledge of souls, souls do not
necessarily have knowledge of God. It is in this creation, where
choice is given, that God examines the merits of hearts.
Without God there would be no knowledge.


"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the
end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase." ~ Daniel 12:4


And the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me,
I will blot him out of My book." ~ Exodus 32:33


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23


God watches all, and as such, our actions will
reveal the destiny we choose, either in Him or not.


... God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of the truth. ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:3-7


The heavenly cause is to stay in Heaven
God our Savior
    ⮡  Desires all men to be saved
        ⮡  Come to the knowledge of the truth

The question will always remain, do we come to God or a substitute?
His truth is plain in His call to come, and through His son,
Christ Jesus our savior God incarnate.


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15


The word of truth is written for man to know how to approach
that which has been denied, a return to His eternal kingdom of life.


So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters,
but God who gives the increase. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:7-9


Each of us is a worker. The fruits of which are shown by our labors.
Where one labors for good, another schemes for evil. As it is Godís
kingdom, the field will be purged of the weeds that have no root in Him.
Power belongs to the Lord, not men.


... who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my
fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life. ~ Philippians 4:3


Certainly women are called as equally to
be servants and laborers in His kingdom.


A good name is better than precious ointment, And the
day of death than the day of one's birth; ~ Ecclesiastes 7:1


A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold. ~ Proverbs 22:1


"... do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather
rejoice because your names are written in heaven." ~ Luke 10:19-20


Many gifts and talents have been spread about His kingdom of life
throughout time. More important than rejoicing in one's own talents
is rejoicing in the forgiveness and grace He offers to all,
especially made available to ourselves.


"He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will
not blot out his name from the Book of Life; ..." ~ Revelation 3:5


To be in the Book of Life one must overcome the practicing
of those things He has commanded not to practice. The reward
is greater than the passing sinful practice, and so many cannot
muster the strength to overcome the weakness they cannot defeat.


"... who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will
give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name ..." ~ Revelation 2:17


"... To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." ~ Revelation 2:7


God has promised that those who overcome will
partake in the eternal life giving fruit of His giving.


"... whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man
also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me
before men will be denied before the angels of God." ~ Luke 12:5-9


Heaven or Hell is declared by actions
Confess Me
Before men, him the
Son of Man also will
Confess before the
Angels of God
He who Denies Me
Before men will be
Denied before the
Angels of God

Many hearts perceive their destination of choice. Both those
descending and ascending have an inkling of the path they reach out for.


... no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie,
but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. ~ Revelation 21:27


Lamb's Book of Life does not include evil
A lie
Defiles
     Abomination     

Darkness will have no entrance through the gate of eternal light.

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
And not be written with the righteous. ~ Psalms 69:28


God retrieves those who live nobly in Him
Righteous written in the Living Book

Only the righteous will appear in His Book of the Living.
By righteous it is a call to His ways, and not the pompous elite
that only find favor with themselves.


But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company ... ~ Hebrews 12:22-24


Heaven is a destination
To Mount Zion
To the Living God
   ⮡  the heavenly Jerusalem
To an innumerable company of angels
To the general assembly of the firstborn
                 ⮡  who are registed in heaven
To God the Judge of all
To the spirits of just men made perfect
To Jesus the Mediator

For all those who desire to arrive in heaven,
Jesus is the only master and mediator between God and men.


... above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, ...
~ Philippians 2:9-11


It is Godís own proclamation that all will return to Him through Jesus,
either knowingly of unknowingly. Quite a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of a living God without knowledge of Him.


... "As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God." ~ Romans 14:11


All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not
been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb ... ~ Revelation 13:8


Those not written in the Book of life have denied where He calls us out,
to be in Him, rather choosing to worship creations of manís imagination.


... And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names
are not written in the Book of Life ... ~ Revelation 17:8


There is an abstraction of where those that are not are.
Nothing good comes to those dealt to this eternal damnation.


... books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of
Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, ... ~ Revelation 20:12


Terminal time will come as timeís gravity runs out. The well will be
purged of all those who have not made it to His fountain of life. Salvation
is a work of character and willingness to share in His truth and spirit.


And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to
everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. ~ Daniel 12:2


Heaven and hell are real with the latter most dreadful.

"... those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who
have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation." ~ John 5:28-29


Life or Death is in the Breath
Done good
  Resurrection  
of Life
Done evil
Resurrection of
Condemnation

A divide between good and bad is an eventuality for all He calls forth.

... judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were
cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. ~ Revelation 20:13-14


Let no one fool you that works are not an essential part of our
eternal judgment. It is awareness of this judgment, of our works,
that makes men of higher integrity under accountability.
No one is impervious to Godís own wave of truth.


And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
~ Revelation 20:15


Destruction is an inevitable consequence, for the
casting off of God, in the lustful preferences of man.


"... at that time your people shall be delivered, Every
one who is found written in the book." ~ Daniel 12:1


"And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to
everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt." ~ Daniel 12:2


Deliverance cannot be done alone as it is a gift of God,
so observance in His call is vital for salvation.


Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right
to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates ... ~ Revelation 22:14-15


The despicable will fall from His presence
  Outside:
              ● Dogs
              ● Sorcerers
              ● Sexually Immoral
              ● Murderers
              ● Idolaters
              ● Whoever practices a lie  

Those whose works are of the darkness, which He has clearly
defined in His goodness, will not find His blessings.


You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book? ~ Psalms 56:8


In life we weep for the children where the heartless devour spirit.
Do not let your sorrows defeat your courage to remain faithful.


The Greatest Gain in Life is Forever
It is sin that blots oneís name out of Godís book
God wants all to be saved & come to know truth
Godís workers are His field and holy building
Workers of gospel have names in the Book of Life
Rejoice name written in heaven over given talents
One must overcome to eat of the tree of life
All abominable that defiles or lies not in Book/Life
Sacrifice of Jesus brings us directly to God
All will confess and bow to Jesus Christ
All are judged by what is written in the Book of Life
The good receive life where evil gets condemnation
Anyone not in the Book of Life cast in Lake of Fire
Obedience blesses with the right to the tree of life

Joy is where life flourishes in His presence

Darkness has an ugly gut wrenching blast.




 

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