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Friday, October 21 2011
The Book Of Life
While many regard the Book of Life to be a "New Testament" document because of the historic and prophetic references to it there, it was revealed by Jesus Christ (Who was "the LORD God" of the Old Testament; see The First Christian Church; also The LORD And The Two Angels) right from the beginning. Moses knew very well of it - and that those who rebel against God's Word can either be excluded, or erased, from the Book of Life i.e. "the LORD said unto Moses, whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book."
"32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies [see The Mount Sinai Riot]: 32:26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
King David (see also The Restoration Of David's Fallen Tabernacle and David, Future King Of Israel) knew very plainly of the Book of Life - and who can either be excluded, or erased, from it i.e. "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous."
"69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. 69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. 69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous." (Psalm 69:25-28 KJV)
"Whose names are in the Book of Life"
The apostle Paul spoke of the Book of Life - how those who repent and obey the LORD are written in it i.e. "whose names are in the book of life."
"4:1 Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow [see The Yoke Of Freedom], help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life." (Philippians 4:1-3 KJV)
In the Book of Revelation (much of which is actually an epistle, a letter, to the Seven Churches - see Where Are The Seven Churches Of Revelation Today?), the LORD promises that He will not blot those who do their best to obey Him out of His Book of Life i.e. "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."
"3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
During the "great tribulation" in the "end-time" just prior to Christ's return (see How Long Will 'The End Time' Last?), it will be those whose names are not (or not yet) written in the Book of Life who will be deceived into receiving "the mark of the beast" (see What And Where Is Babylon Today? and The Tabernacles Celebration After The Fall Of Babylon).
"13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [see From What Sea Has The Beast Risen? and The Beasts Of Antichrist], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
It is, and will be, those who are not (or not yet) written in the Book of Life who are, and will be, deceived by the great "harlot" church that claims to be Christian, but in fact is antichrist (see Is Your Religion Your Religion? and Antichristians).
"17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written,
When all is done, after the first resurrection (see When And Where Your Eternal Life Will Begin), and after the second resurrection (see The Eighth Day: What Does It Mean?), the free gift of salvation will be granted to those who have chosen to repent and obey God - and "whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
"20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire [see The Lake Of Fire Into An Ocean Of Fire - When?]. This is the second death. 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:11-15 KJV)
Fact Finder: As we read in the Holy Scriptures, only those who truly repent and obey the LORD will be written in the Book of Life. How does the LORD say to obey Him?
The Way To Salvation: Step 1
This Day In History, October 21
1097: During the First Crusade (the "Crusades" were a series of wars fought between the great false "church" of Christianity and the Muslims over which of them would control Jerusalem), Church of Rome Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse, began the Siege of Antioch.
1520: On the first-ever voyage around the world, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan entered a passage off the southern tip of South America. Today it is known as the Strait of Magellan.
1520: The coronation of Charles V (Hapsburg) at Aachen.
1529: King Henry VIII of England was named "Defender of the Faith" by the Pope after defending "the seven sacraments" against the teachings of "protestant" reformer Luther. Henry later rebelled against the papacy (when the pope refused to grant Henry's repeated divorces) and created the Church of England with adulterous Henry (who thereafter declared himself not to be an adulterer) as the head of his church.
1790: The French Tricolor was chosen as the flag of France.
1805: The Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars. A British fleet under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain, thereby leaving Britain the greatest naval force in the world for the next 200 years (until the Second World War when the U.S. Navy was expanded and replaced Britain as the world's Imperial power - ironic, in that the U.S. became what it was founded against). Admiral Nelson, age 47, was killed in the battle.
1824: Portland cement was first patented, by Joseph Aspdin of Wakefield in Yorkshire, England.
1880: John A. Macdonald (Canada's first Prime Minister) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company signed a contract for the construction of a cross-Canada railway. "The Last Spike" was put in 5 years later, on November 5 1885.
1923: The first planetarium was opened, at the Deutsche Museum in Munich, Germany.
1940: At the start of the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in referring to a German invasion of Britain across the English Channel, challenged Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) in a radio speech, "We are awaiting the long-promised German invasion - and so are the fishes" (listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).
1944: During the Second World War, the first documented "kamikaze" attack occurred when a Japanese plane carrying a 200 kilograms / 440 pounds bomb attacks the HMAS Australia off Leyte Island.
1950: The Battle of Yongju during the Korean War. British and Australians of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade fought the North Korean 239th Regiment.
1959: U.S. President Eisenhower signed an executive order to enable the captured Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun (the developer of the rockets that Hitler used to bomb Britain) and other "rehabilitated" Nazi scientists to work at NASA.
1960: HMS Dreadnought, Britain first nuclear submarine, was launched.
1966: A coal mine slag heap slid and buried a school in the Welsh village of Aberfan. 116 children and 28 adults were killed.
1967: A few months after the end of the Six Day War, Egyptian missiles sank the Israeli destroyer Eilat off Sinai. Israel responded by shelling the major oil installations in the Egyptian port town of Suez.
1983: The seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures defined the metre as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
1988: In New York (ironically, in the Empire State), a U.S. Court indicted former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, on charges of fraud and racketeering that they committed in the Philippines.