Worry Not !!!
Verily, beloveds, be pleased to find herein the truth about your
unshakeable faith. The names in the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ were
written before the foundation of the world by the finger of God!
No further names are either added or deleted in time! And because
in a sense those names are written with the very blood of Yeshua,
THEY CAN NEVER BE BLOTTED OUT! Indeed this is the neverending
joy for all the faithful. Be mindful as Yeshua told well, to love one
another as I have loved you - John , ...
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The White House • April 25, 2018
Driving the Day
This morning, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Capitol Hill
with Vice President Mike Pence to address a joint meeting of Congress.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today about President Donald J. Trump’s
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President Macron comes to Washington
It was a ceremony befitting America’s oldest ally. President Trump and the First Lady welcomed the French delegation yesterday with all the decorum of an official state visit, including a 21-gun salute, military inspection, and hundreds of guests waving French and American flags across the White House South Lawn. “In America, I saw more than America,” French President Macron quoted from Alexis de Tocqueville, adding that the two countries share ideals of freedom and peace. “It is together that the United States and France will defeat terrorism. . . . It is together that we will counter the proliferation of arms of mass destruction, be it in North Korea or in Iran.” In many ways, the alliance is stronger than ever. France is America’s third-largest European trading partner, to the tune of $1 billion in business transactions each day. President Trump has worked closely with France to combat terror around the world and, most recently, confront Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s heinous chemical weapons attack against his people. President Trump called it a friendship “forged in revolution”—and one that changed the course of history. “Our two great republics are linked together by the timeless bonds of history, culture, and destiny.”
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Watch President Trump’s full speech welcoming the French delegation.
A call 220 million miles away
“ISS, this is headquarters. How do you hear us?” The video call to the International Space Station came moments after Vice President Pence swore in Jim Bridenstine to be the next Administrator of NASA. “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Bridenstine, welcome onboard the International Space Station,” the crew replied. “A year ago, President Trump relaunched the National Space Council,” the Vice President said. “The President has signed his first space policy directive that we’re going to renew America’s commitment to human space exploration, starting with the moon on to Mars.” He added that President Trump wants to make NASA’s extraordinary work for the past six decades “just a preamble” to renewed American leadership in space.
Watch Vice President Pence talk to U.S. astronauts in space. (Clip begins at the mark).
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To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Colossians 1:27-28 KJV
Your Destiny is Rest Assured in The Lamb's Book of Life !
Worry Not !!!
THE ‘LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE’! THE TWO BOOKS OF LIFE
THE NAMES WRITTEN IN THE ‘LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE’ CAN NEVER BE BLOTTED OUT!
by Mike Jeshurun
The names in the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ were written before the foundation of the world by the finger of God! No further names are either added or deleted in time! And because in a sense those names are written with the very blood of Jesus,
THEY CAN NEVER BE BLOTTED OUT!
To the question – “Is your name written in the Book of Life”? all kinds of answers are given, such as
– “I am working on it”, “I hope so”, “I will know only when I die” etc.
But the Scripture testifies that whosoever’s names are written in the ‘Book of Life’
were written there BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD!
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the Antichrist), whose names are
not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. [Rev 13:8]
What I may do or not do in time does not determine whether my name will be written in that book! The names of those who are written in the Lambs Book of Life are not written there because God either foresaw or knew that they would someday ‘choose Him’ as ‘personal saviour’!
A MAN BELIEVES IN CHRIST IN TIME BECAUSE HIS NAME
WAS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE BEFORE TIME BEGAN!
If your name is written in this ‘Book of Life’, then you are among the chosen or the elect of God. And that is the reason you believed the gospel when you heard it – i.e. because you were ordained to eternal life! “And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and AS MANY as were ordained to eternal life believed”. [Acts ] Notice, not any more or any less, but AS MANY as were ORDAINED TO ETERNAL LIFE – BELIEVED!
These whose names are written in this “Book of Life” become true believers and followers of Christ by and by not by their ‘own free-will’ but because GOD has chosen them to be His own! As the Lord said- “ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you”! [John ]. And the Apostle reiterates this when he says, “But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath FROM THE BEGINNING CHOSEN YOU TO SALVATION through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth”! [2Thes ]
All that to say, if God has written your name in the ‘Lamb’s book of Life’ then you are ETERNALLY SECURE and will be preserved and kept faithful till the end! The Lord Jesus is the author of your faith and He is the ‘finisher’ too! (Heb 12:2). It is He who began a good work in you, and it is He who will finish it, and to Him shall be ALL the glory! (Phil 1:6)
But there are objectors to the doctrine of eternal security who often ask “Do not the words of our Lord in Rev 3:5 imply the possibility of our names being blotted out of the Book of Life?” For there the Lord says, “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I WILL NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels”.
Does the above verse imply that one’s name CAN be blotted out of the “Book of Life”? We answer certainly not! When we study the Bible carefully we discover that God maintains many books and among these are TWO BOOKS OF LIFE. One from the CREATION vantage point and the other from the vantage point of the NEW CREATION. The former is the Book of Life containing all the names of every one whom God created and brought into the world. This is the book that is in view in Exodus 32: 31-33. And again this is the book in view when David said “Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfect and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Ps 139: 16.
Praying against his enemies, David said “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.” Ps 69:28. Here again the book in view is the Book of Life from the creation vantage point. Surely those whom the Father has not chosen to eternal life, those for whom Christ has not died and those whom the Holy Spirit has not made alive shall indeed have their names blotted out of this Book of Life.
But those whose names are written in the LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE are those who are loved of the Father with an everlasting love and ransomed by Christ who has paid their debt in full and made alive by the Holy Spirit with an everlasting life. These shall NEVER have their names blotted out of the Book of Life but are eternally secure in Him who has said “Rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because YOUR NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN!” [Lk 10: 20]. Hallelujah!
BIBLICAL PROOF OF THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF GOD’S ELECT!
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10 Things You Need to Know About the "Lamb's Book of Life"
by Sam Storms
On several occasions in Scripture we come across reference to something called “the book of life”
or “the Lamb’s book of life.” What is it and why is it important that we know?
1. There was an Old Testament "book of life."
In the OT the “book of life” (or its equivalents) was a register of the citizens of the theocratic community of Israel. To have one’s name written in the book of life implied the privilege of participation in the temporal blessings of the theocracy, while to be erased or blotted out of this book meant exclusion from those blessings. In other words, this book had reference to the rights of citizenship for the Jewish people (cf. Ex. 32:32; Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3). “So Moses returned to the Lord and said, ‘Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold. But now, if you will forgive their sin – but if not, please blot me out of your book that you have written.’ But the Lord said to Moses, ‘Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot out of my book’”
(Exod. 32:31-33; cf. Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3).
2. Not all of God's "books" are the Lamb's book of life.
The concept of a “book” was also used to portray God’s all-inclusive decree; i.e., the very days of one’s life are ordained and written in God’s “book” before one of them occurs: “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Ps. 139:16). But this does not appear to be the same as the Lamb’s book of life. There is also the notion of “books” of judgment in which are recorded men’s deeds. They serve as that by which or from which one shall be judged: “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done” (Rev. ; cf. Dan. ). Again, however, this is not the same thing as believers having their names inscribed in the Lamb’s book of life from the foundation of the world.
3. The Lamb's book of life lists those who have been (and are to be) saved.
On most occasions where the Lamb’s book of life is mentioned it refers to the register of those who have been chosen for salvation from eternity past. It is not temporal or earthly blessings that are in view, but participation in the eternal kingdom of God as recipients of eternal life. For example: “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect” (Heb. 12:22-23). “But nothing unclean will ever enter it [the New Jerusalem on the New Earth], nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. ).
4. Only the elect are written in this book.
It would appear from several texts that not all are written in this book, but only the elect. In Revelation, the terminology of “earth dwellers” or “those that dwell on the earth” is a standard designation for non-believers. These are the ones who “worship” the Beast (Rev. 13:8a). They are the ones “whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (Rev. 13:8b). Thus it would appear that to be one whose name has been written down before the foundation of the world is simply another way of saying that he/she is elect (see Eph. 1:4).
5. Paul makes an important reference to this book in Philippians.
The Apostle Paul spoke of his co-workers as those “whose names are in the book of life” (Phil. 4:3): “I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche, to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life” (Phil. 4:2-3). This appears to be the grounds on which he makes his appeal that they all learn to get along in love and unity, especially the two women in Philippi who were in some sort of conflict (Euodia and Syntyche). Those who are the objects of divine election, who, in spite of their well-deserved damnation nevertheless have been sovereignly and graciously chosen by God to inherit eternal life, should respond to such an immeasurable blessing by doing everything they can to get along and to work in harmony for the sake of the gospel.
6. All the names written in the book of life were inscribed in eternity past.
We see this in Revelation 13:8 and 17:8. There are two ways of translating Revelation 13:8, both of which are grammatically possible:
(1) “whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (ESV); or,
(2) “whose name has not been written in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain from the foundation of the world.”
The parallel statement in Revelation 17:8 clearly indicates that (1) is correct. There we read: “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the best, because it was and is not and is to come” (Rev. 17:8). Also, whereas it can certainly be said that the Lamb of God was “foreknown before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter ) and that he was “delivered up [to die] by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God” (Acts ), what can it possibly mean theologically to say that the Lamb of God was “slain from the foundation of the world”? The point of the text is that the people who worship the beast do so because their names have not been written in the book of life.’ That is why they are deceived by the Beast.
7. You don't believe in Jesus in order to have your name written, but because your name has been written.
People often ask: “What must one do to have his/her name written down in the Lamb’s book of life? Can someone whose name is not now written in the book do something, such as believe in Jesus, so that his/her name will be written in the book?” The answer to the first question is, nothing. The answer to the second question is, No. Names are inscribed in the book of life before the foundation of the world. This is by God’s sovereign and altogether gracious choice. You don’t believe in Jesus in order that your name will be written in the book. You believe in Jesus because your name has already been written down in the book. To those who do not presently believe in Jesus, we say: “Repent and believe!” If they do, it is because their names were written in the book of life before the foundation of the world. In other words, one does not have his/her name inscribed at some point in human history or as a result of anything he/she may do or believe. Belief in Jesus is the fruit of having one’s name inscribed in the book of life, not its cause.
8. God has not chosen to reveal to us the names written in the Lamb's book of life.
It is none of our business. We are not free to speculate about it. What he has revealed is the responsibility of each individual to repent and believe the gospel. If a person does not believe the gospel, he has no one to blame but himself. If he does believe the gospel, he has no one to praise but God. None of us deserves to have his/her name written down in God’s book. We all deserve eternal damnation. The only explanation for why a hell-deserving sinner has his/her name written down in the Lamb’s book of life before the foundation of the world is because God is gracious and merciful and wishes to provide his Son with a Bride that will enjoy his glorious presence and love for eternity. Had God chosen not to inscribe anyone’s name in his book, he would have done no one an injustice.
9. There's some debate around names being removed from the book of life.
Is it possible for someone whose name is written down to have it erased or removed? Some say yes based on Revelation 3:5 – “The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.” Colin Hemer refers to one particular custom in ancient Athens according to which the names of condemned criminals were erased from civic registers before their execution. The Greek word translated “to erase” (exaleiphein), “was the technical term for such degradation” (148). As insightful as this may be, it is more likely that we should look for a biblical background to this imagery. On the one hand, Jesus may be saying that it is possible for a sinning, unrepentant Christian (such as were many at Sardis) to fail to overcome or conquer and thereby to forfeit their place in the book of life. Their names, already inscribed in the book, will be erased, signifying the loss of their salvation.
~ Some suggest having one's name "blotted out" is not about salvation.
Others suggest that to have one’s name blotted out refers to something other than salvation. In Revelation 3:1 Jesus referred to the people at Sardis as having a “name” for being alive, i.e., they had a reputation for spiritual vitality. The idea, then, is that such people are saved, but will forfeit any hope of an honorable position in the coming kingdom of God. They are saved, but will experience shame at the last day. It is not the loss of life, per se, but the loss of a certain quality of life that otherwise could have been theirs. Thus, what one loses by having their name erased from the book of life is eternal rewards in the kingdom.
~ Several factors lead me to conclude that John does not envision the possibility of a true Christian forfeiting salvation.
We should begin by noting that all of the other promises to the “conqueror/overcomer” are coined in positive terms with no threat (implied or explicit) of losing a salvation once gained (see 2:7,11,17,26-27; ,21). This isn’t to suggest that Christians can’t backslide and sin badly. The rebukes in these seven letters indicate otherwise. Nevertheless, the evidence of the reality of true saving faith is perseverance (i.e., “overcoming”; cf. 1 John ). If it is asked why this promise is couched in negative terms, the answer is obvious: Jesus couldn’t say “I will write his name in the book of life” because the names of the “overcomers” (i.e., the elect) were already written in the book from eternity past (see Rev. 13:8; 17:8). There is no indication in Scripture, least of all in Revelation, of additional names being inscribed in the book as a reward for faithfulness or perseverance. Rather, faithfulness and perseverance are the evidence or fruit of having had one’s name written in the book. Those who worship the “beast” do so precisely because their names were not written in the book in eternity past (13:8; 17:8).
~ Two groups of people are shown in Revelation.
It is clear from Revelation 13:8 and 17:8 that there are two and only two groups of people. On the one hand are those whose names have not been written in the book of life from eternity past. They “worship” and “marvel” at the Beast. The second group consists of those whose names have been written in the book of life, which constitutes the reason why they refuse to give their allegiance to the enemy of Christ. Nowhere does it suggest a third group: people whose names had been written in the book in eternity past but, because they worshiped the Beast, failed to overcome or conquer and thus have their names blotted out. In other words, as John Piper explains, “having our name in the book of life from the foundation of the world seems to mean that God will keep you from falling and grant you to persevere in allegiance to God. Being in the book means you will not apostatize” (“Can the Regenerate Be Erased from the Book of Life?” 12/22/06 at www.desiringgod.org ). Or again, being written in the book means that God is committed to guarding your heart so that you will “conquer” and “overcome” the Beast by not yielding to the temptation to worship his name or receive his mark. Those who worship the Beast do so because their names were not in the book. Having one’s name written in the book from eternity past is what guarantees a life that overcomes, a life that perseveres, a faith that conquers. Piper summarizes: “This fits with Revelation 3:5, ‘He who overcomes . . . I will not erase his name from the book of life.’ The triumph required in 3:5 is guaranteed in 13:8 and 17:8. This is not a contradiction any more than for Paul to say, ‘Work out your salvation . . . for God is at work in you to will and to do his good pleasure’ (Philippians 2:12-13). It is not nonsense to state the condition: if you conquer, God will not erase your name (3:5); and to state the assurance: if your name is written, you will conquer (13:8 and 17:8). God’s ‘written-down-ones’ really must conquer, and really will conquer. One side highlights our responsibility; the other highlights God’s sovereignty.”
~ His word is a promise of security to overcomers, not a threat of insecurity to those who lapse.
Therefore, this declaration of Jesus is a promise to the elect that nothing will ever, by any means (he uses a double negative), prevent them from possessing the eternal inheritance to which they have been ordained. In other words, we must take note of what Jesus does not say. He does not say that anyone will be erased from the book of life. Rather, he says the overcomers will not be erased. His word is a promise of security to overcomers, not a threat of insecurity to those who lapse. So again, Jesus nowhere says he will erase names previously inscribed in the book of life. What joy! What comfort! What incentive to love him and praise him and serve him. Jesus will never blot my name out of the book of life!
10. Compared with having your name written down in heaven... everything else is next to nothing.
In what do you take deepest delight? What is it that brings the greatest and most intense joy and happiness to your heart? I’m sure that many of us would point to our families, perhaps our children. Others might say that their greatest source of joy is their good health and good friends and a robust bank account. Of course, if Christians give much thought to the question they would eventually say something like, “My greatest source of joy is in knowing Jesus and being assured that I will spend an eternity in intimate fellowship with him.” Others might point to the truth of our adoption as God’s children, or our being justified or declared righteous in God’s sight through faith in Jesus, and the list of answers could go on almost without end.
~ The disciples had misplaced joy:
There was an event in the lives of the first-century followers of Jesus that brought this question very much into play. It’s found in Luke 10. There Jesus sent out 72 disciples, not apostles, but average followers like you and me. He told them to heal the sick and proclaim the presence of God’s kingdom. When they returned to Jesus to give him a report of what happened, we read this: “The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!’ And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you’” (Luke 10:17-19). I can understand why the disciples of Jesus were so excited and filled with joy. To exercise the authority of Jesus himself in subduing demonic spirits is a wonderful thing. But then Jesus said this: “Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke ). Jesus isn’t saying it is wrong to rejoice that we have authority over demons. This is a standard way of speaking in biblical times. His point is that compared with having your name written down in heaven exercising authority over demons is next to nothing.
“The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!’ And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you’” (Luke 10:17-19).
I can understand why the disciples of Jesus were so excited and filled with joy. To exercise the authority of Jesus himself in subduing demonic spirits is a wonderful thing. But then Jesus said this:
“Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke ).
Those who worship the Beast do so because their names were not in the book. Having one’s name written in the book from eternity past is what guarantees a life that overcomes, a life that perseveres, a faith that conquers.
It is clear from Revelation 13:8 and 17:8 that there are two and only two groups of people. On the one hand are those whose names have not been written in the book of life from eternity past. They “worship” and “marvel” at the Beast. The second group consists of those whose names have been written in the book of life, which constitutes the reason why they refuse to give their allegiance to the enemy of Christ.
None of us deserves to have his/her name written down in God’s book. We all deserve eternal damnation. The only explanation for why a hell-deserving sinner has his/her name written down in the Lamb’s book of life before the foundation of the world is because God is gracious and merciful and wishes to provide his Son with a Bride that will enjoy his glorious presence and love for eternity.
Names are inscribed in the book of life before the foundation of the world. This is by God’s sovereign and altogether gracious choice. You don’t believe in Jesus in order that your name will be written in the book. You believe in Jesus because your name has already been written down in the book.
The point of the text is that the people who worship the beast do so because their names have not been written in the book of life.’ That is why they are deceived by the Beast.
Thus it would appear that to be one whose name has been written down before the foundation of the world is simply another way of saying that he/she is elect (see Eph. 1:4).
“But nothing unclean will ever enter it [the New Jerusalem on the New Earth], nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. ).
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Is Atheism a cult?
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