Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Book of Life!

The Book of Life contains a list of all the names of the people of God those who were chosen by the Father to salvation; redeemed by the blood of Christ; and called, renewed, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Here will be found the names of those people who were convinced of their sin and misery; humbled on account of their abominations; and who, being enlightened in the knowledge of Christ came to Him by precious faith, for life and salvation; and who proved the truth of their faith, by the holiness of their lives and conduct.

What watchfulness, what seriousness, befits us! Let us be concerned to be always ready daily walking humbly and closely with God sitting loose to all created objects, from which death may so suddenly separate us and having our affections set on heavenly things, to which death will so readily transmit us!

Look on death as a disarmed foe a serpent which may hiss, but cannot sting!

Look on judgment as a most desirable event when soul and body being united, and made perfect in holiness, shall be forever made happy in the full enjoyment of Christ to all eternity!

[George Burder]

Philippians 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.

Luke 10:20 ... Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Revelation 20:15 ... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:27 ... And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.❤