Is Your Name Written
in the Lambs Book Of Life
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus,
Wow! What a beautiful day it is
outside to be serving Our Lord and Saviour, JesusÖ Today Iíd like to
ask you a very important question; Is your Name Written in the Lambs
Book of life??? And as we ponder this most important question today;
Iíll ask that you bear with me as Iím still fighting this cold.
Revelation 3: 5
Now before we get started Iíd like
to bring out one very important point here. If your name is not
found in the Book Of Life; you are going to spend all of eternity in
a devilís Hell??? BUT, and listen closely now: If you are
saved or as we read here, one that overcometh, you will be
clothed in white raiment, signifying purity, and your name
WILL NOT be blotted from the Book of Life. Thatís right; God
doesnít have a big eraser and remove your name from the Book of Life
every time you sin. If He did the pages would be torn to a frazzle
for everyone sins even after being savedÖ
Does that mean our attitude shall be that we can live like the devil after being saved and our name written in the book of life. NOOOO SIREEE. Folks who think along those lines, donít have their hearts right in the first place and even though they go thru the motions they are most time NOT truly saved. Does that mean you and I can live sinless lives. NO. But folks who are truly saved will be striving to live for the Lord and will repent when they get away from the Lord. And if they donít get themselves right with God they will be punished, even to the point of death. Otherwise they are bastards and not sons.
Well Iím getting away from where I was going today. LOL
I wish to talk about a rich man and a man by the name of Lazarus. Jesus tells this story which we find in Luke 16; 19, 31
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
I picture this man as we might
picture a rich person today. Well dressed, an elaborate mansion for
a home with electric gates down in front; with servants and chiefs
and gardener. Fancy cars and perhaps a plane and all the trimmings.
Yes, a prominent Mr. SO and So in mans eyes. Odd, isnít it that this
manís name isnít even mentioned in the Bible. On the other hand;
23 And in hell he
lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his bosom.
We find here that the rich man goes
into ĎHadesí, ďthe unseen worldĒ. This is the place of departed
human spirits between death and resurrection. This Greek work,
Hades, is equivalent to the Old Testament word; ďSheolĒ. Hades here
is before the ascension of Christ. This passage makes it clear that
Hades was formally in two divisions. Those who abode there were
respectively of the saved and of the lost. The former was called
paradise and Abrahamís bosom. The blessed dead were with Abraham and
were conscious and were comforted. Vs25.The lost were separated by a
great gulf fixed. The rich man was alive, conscious, had his full
faculties, and his memory but was in torment.
Hell is no longer divided because
when Christ died and was buried He descended into hell and took all
the saints which were there to Heaven before the third day when and
as we recognized His resurrection from the dead. And it was at this
point that hell enlarged itself and the great gulf is no longer
there as told in the Old Testament. Isaiah 5; 14
We notice in these last 5 verses
that the rich man all of a sudden wants to become a missionary. He
has five brothers and he doesnít want them to come to this dreadful
place. Iíve heard folks laugh and tell me that they are going to
hell where all their friends are. How sad. If they only knew that
their friends donít want them to be in that terrible place of
torment. People make fun of hell all of the time donít they?
But this rich man believes that if
Lazarus would go back from the dead and tell his brothers that they
would listen to him because he came back from the dead. But they
wouldnít because we have a risen Saviour who has come back from the
dead and folks didnít and still donít believe in Him.
Yes, Lazarusís name is written in
the Lambs Book of Life and he, along with all the Old Testament
saints and those who have died in Christ are in Heaven today. As for
the rich man? Well he is still in the holding tank of hell. The
reason I said holding tank is because hell is like being in a modern
day jail awaiting trial to be sentenced to go to prison. Only these
who are in this devilís hell are awaiting for that great white
throne judgment when they shall stand before God and sentenced to
spend all of eternity in that lake of fire and brimstone.
Oh -- I pray that youíll not be one of these lost folks standing before God in that dayÖ I can only ask; Is your name written in the Lambs Book of life today? If not:
Why not get your life right with God today? Youíll be eternally glad that you did and I can look forward to seeing you there in Heaven. Well Glory! Well folks, The time seems to slip away so fast so let me say; Thank you so much for coming and so, until we meet again,
May the angels watch over you this next week and may Our Heavenly Father fill your hearts in His love and give you that victory in Jesus.
Thank you for coming today and Iíll ask that you ponder on this thought. IF your name isnít written in the Lambís Book of Life then you'll not be singing this song; "Lord, I'm Coming Home"...
Have a great week & May God Bless
Midi playing is:
Lord, I'm Coming Home
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