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Saturday, August 29 2016
Philippians 4: Is Your Name In The Bible Of Life?
"And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, 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"
The term "book of life" was used by two writers in the Holy Scriptures: the apostle Paul (see Paul, The Apostle To The World) in his letter to the Philippians, and by Jesus Christ (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour) in his letter that became known as the Book of Revelation (see Revelation: Thy Kingdom Come).
The New Testament was written in Greek. The English-language rendering of "book of life" is from two Greek words. The first, pronounced bib-los, came to mean a written record (the word "Bible" originated from that very word). The second, pronounced dzoh-ay, means life, or more specifically, the living - in the sense of a final, forever state.
"Book of life," as spoken by Paul (see also What Does Predestination Mean?):
"4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, 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 4:3 KJV)
"Book of life," as spoken by Jesus Christ, after His Resurrection and Ascension (see The Messiah's View As He Ascended To Heaven), to the apostle John:
"3:5 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." (Revelation 3:5 KJV; see also Linen In History And Prophecy)
Notice how those who follow the "Bible" would themselves be recorded in the LORD's "Bible of Life" (see also Who Tries To Imitate God?).
"4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
Even as Paul was being held in a Roman political prison, those "whose names are in the book of life" never abandoned him (see Apocalypse Now).
"4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Amazingly, but not surprisingly, Paul's preaching even in prison was "heard" by those whose time of calling had come - right to the top, "they that are of Caesar's household" (see the Fact Finder question below).
"4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
Fact Finder: What was the difference between the true Church of God at Rome and those who followed the Roman state-religion version of Christianity (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy)?
This Day In History, August 29
708: Coins made from copper were made for use in Japan (see also Solomon's Brass).
1350: During the Hundred Years war, a Spanish fleet of 40 warships was defeated by the English at the Battle of Winchelsea.
1475: The Truce of Picquigny was signed, under which Edward IV of England agreed to withdraw his invading army from France in return for gold and a yearly pension.
1498: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama prepared to leave Calicut (a city in southern India) and return to Portugal.
1526: The Battle of Mohacs in Hungary. Louis II of Hungary with an army of 24,000 was disastrously defeated by Suleiman I of Turkey (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate) with an army of 150,000. The king and nearly the entire Hungarian army were killed. Louis' defeat, which laid Hungary open to Ottoman/Turkish (the Ottomans were a ruling dynasty in Turkey) domination, was partly caused by the probably deliberate failure of John Zapolya to join Louis with his Transylvanian contingent. In 1687 Charles V of Lorraine routed the Turks on the same battlefield.
1756: Frederick II of Prussia (not to be confused with Russia; Prussia is in Germany - see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) invaded Saxony, beginning the Seven Years War.
1786: Shays' Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, began in response to high debt and taxes. It was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the New England rebellion against England a decade earlier.
1825: Brazilian independence was recognized by Portugal.
1831: English scientist Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction.
1842: The Treaty of Nanking was signed by Britain and China, ending the first Opium War. The treaty confirmed the ceding of Hong Kong island to Britain.
1885: The first motorcycle was patented, built by Gottlied Daimler in Germany.
1910: The Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 (also known as the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty) began the era of Japanese dominion of Korea.
1949: The Soviet Union detonated their first atomic bomb. The news was made public on September 22 when the U.S., Britain and Canada announced that they all had detected it.
1960: Jordanian Prime Minister Hazza El-Majali and 10 others were assassinated in an explosion set off by a time-bomb.
1962: A U.S. U-2 spy plane photographed Soviet technicians installing a SAM (Surface to Air Missiles) launch pad in Cuba (similar to U.S. missiles on the Russian border all across Europe). It was used as one of the excuses for the "Cuban missile crisis" 6 weeks later.
1974: Canadian astronomer Dr. A. G. Willis was credited with the discovery of "the largest object in the universe," a cloud of energy stretching 105,582,528,000,000,000,000 miles from end to end. It is 1.8 billion light years away.
1982: The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium (Atomic Number 109) was first synthesized, at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
1991: The government of the Soviet Union suspended all political activity of the Soviet Communist Party that had ruled the country for over 70 years.
2003: Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, was assassinated by a bombing that also killed about 100 bystanders as they were leaving a mosque in Najaf.
2005: Hurricane Katrina devastated a wide area of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida, killing more than 1,800 people and causing over $80 billion in damage.