Psalms 69:28  May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.

My blog on 2/22/2012 was very important and today I want to tell you why.

What is the book of life? The book of life is the names of everyone ever born.   The evil sinful people will have their names blotted out of this book. The Lambs book of life are those who have made Jesus their personal Lord and Savior and are born again and their names are permanently written in this book and are in the book of life also.  John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” This is the only way that you can get into heaven when you die.  Your name must be in the Lambs book of life.   If it’s not this is what will happen:  Revelation 20:15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

I tell you the truth from God’s word.  This is what God says and many have not told it like it is.  This is it!  There is no getting around it or putting perfume on it…or putting a different spin on it.  If you think it’s cruel or unfair…then you don’t know about or understand the Holiness of God.  I don’t try to understand His ways and I can’t because I’m human.  I will understand all of this one day….and that day will be when I am in my glorified body because I have died.  It will be clear to me as I will be perfected and know what God knows.  Until then…I’m not going to go outside of God’s clear word on this.  I won’t be moved!  I know my name is written in both these books.  John 10:28-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. Give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

This is the real important thing I want to say here…….

If you are not a Christian your name will be blotted out of the book of life.  Now I am a Christian and all of my immediate family members are Christians.  But those family and friends who are not…their names will be blotted out of the book of life and when I get to heaven they will be as if they never existed to me.  God would not let me spend eternity missing them.

So…’s very important and urgent that we:

  1. Pray for the unsaved
  2. Pray for our boldness to share the gospel of Jesus Christ AKA the good news
  3. After doing the two previous things…Just do it!   Word up, Show up, and Speak up!
  4. Follow the Holy Spirits leads and be obedient to the Lord as He directs you.
  5.  Be available!

Philippians 4:3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

As you can probably tell….I’m burdened for souls….it could be your husband, mother, sister or brother I’m burdened for.  There are so many catastrophes going on everyday now….strange weather events…mass killings…so many car accidents…robberies and on and on.  We should not be fearful…but alert.  I know the Lord…I’m happy in my home and my church…and my life….but I see what’s going on around me and I know and feel the need to pray for those who know not Jesus Christ!

Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.