The Impermanency Of Names Written In The LAMB'S Book Of Life
Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
2 Chronicles 19:7 "Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts."
Proverbs 23:17 "Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long."
Isaiah 8:13 "Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread."
Dear friends, whether you believed divine revelations and testimonies or not, I will share one here, which is very necessary based on the subject matter at hand.
BROTHER MICHAEL THOMAS SAMBO
Brother Michael had his divine encounter during a Deeper Life Bible Church retreat camp programme in Taraba State, Nigeria. His divine encounter (now available in CDs too) was written in a book titled "Divine Revelations of God's Holiness And Judgment" and published by Pastor Paul Rika, who was then a pastor in Deeper Life Bible Church. Today, he is the International Director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW).
Brother Michael testified about a faithful, holy and righteous Christian brother who died and found himself at the gate of heaven. However, when the angels searched for his name in the book of life so that the gate of heaven could open for him to enter, they couldn't find his name there. So the angels were astonished because the name of that brother was there in the book of life during the morning of that day, but at his death later that day, his name was no longer found in the book of life.
WHY THE BROTHER'S NAME WAS MISSING IN THE BOOK OF LIFE
According to Brother Michael, this man was seduced by a woman on his journey to another city, and he had sexual intercourse with the woman in a hotel and died immediately afterwards without the opportunity to repent. And so, he landed in hell fire because, he traded his ticket to entering heaven with sexual immorality. What a pity!
I encourage you to look for the book and CDs of Brother Michael Thomas Sambo, and other faithful believers, buy them and enrich your soul with undiluted messages of truth, holiness and righteousness. Strive to enter heaven please. God bless you.
IS YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
Brethren, you are very vibrant, zealous and fervent for the LORD. You have the best records of faithfulness in the church. Your general overseer is well pleased with you. Everybody in the church can testify to your good works that you are a true Christian.
But, does it mean that your good records among men is a determinant of your name being written in the book of life? Certainly not! Examine yourself today and make amendment where necessary.
Daniel 7:10 "A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened."
Daniel 12:1 "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
SIN ERASES ONE'S NAMES OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE
Proverbs 14:34 "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."
Sin which is the transgression of the law 1 John 3:4, will certainly erase your name out of the book of life. You must therefore strive to ensure that sin does not dwell in your mortal body. Romans 6:12, Psalms 24:3-6.
Hosea 13:1 "When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died."
Exodus 32:32 "Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. 33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book."
Deuteronomy 29:20 "The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven."
SINNERS NAME WILL NEVER BE FOUND WRITTEN THERE
Psalms 69:28 "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous."
The names of all unrepentant present sinners around the whole world today who will not repent of their sins before they will die, and the sinners who will remain in the world after the rapture of the saints to heaven, and all the people that will receive the mark of the beast (666), WILL NEVER be found written in the LAMB'S book of life.
Revelation 13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
Revelation 17:8 "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."
PRETENDERS/HYPOCRITES CHRISTIANS WILL NOT FIND THEIR NAMES THERE
Psalms 27:7 "Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me."
You must live a truthful and sincere life as a true born again Christian before your name can be found written in the book of life. You must be sincere in everything you do just like the woman with the issue of blood, and the sinner that went to pray in the temple. Don't be a pretender and compromiser like Apostle Peter, and it shall be well with you.
Galatians 2:12 "For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision."
Luke 8:47 "And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately."
Luke 18:13 "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner."
YOUR PERSONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SELF JUSTIFICATION WOULDN'T GET YOU THERE
Luke 18:11 "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican."
A lot of Christians today are thinking that due to the work they are doing for the LORD and in the name of the LORD, that their names MUST be written in the book of life. No! No!! No!!! Doing mighty works for the LORD is good but, you can do these mighty works and yet your name will not still be found in the book of life.
Hence the bible says 22 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:22-23.
GOD PLAYS NO PARTIALITY
Galatians 6:7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."
The Almighty God is a just God, who gives everyone the exact reward of his/her work. If you therefore work faithfully according to the lay down principles spelt out in word of God and do them, your name will not be found missing from the book of life.
1 Peter 1:17 "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear."
Revelation 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."
Revelation 22:12 "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
STAYING FOCUS ON THIS JOURNEY
Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."
To ensure that you don't lose focus on this heavenly journey, you should always charge yourself with brethren that are on the same page with you in the matters of Christianity, as far as holiness, righteousness, obedience and truth of the word of God is concerned. Avoid the company of compromisers and complacent Christians, who will ultimately wreck your ship to heaven in the high sea, with their 'it doesn't matter', 'God is looking only at the heart' diluted sermon. May the LORD give you understanding today in Jesus name. Amen.
Malachi 3:16 "Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name."
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."
DO YOU WANT YOUR NAME TO BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
Psalms 2:11 "Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling."
Brethren, to ensure that your name will be found written in the book of life, you must serve the LORD with genuine fear, and be ready to obey HIS word in total surrender and yieldedness, not with compulsion or forcefulness. God demands willingness and obedience from you always Isaiah 1:19.
2 Corinthians 7:1 "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
Hebrews 4:1 "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it."
Hebrews 12:28 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear."
WHAT MUST I DO TO ENSURE THAT MY NAME IS FOUND WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE?
To get your name written in the book of the LAMB, these among many others things you must acknowledge.
* You must acknowledge that you are a sinner. Luke 18:13 "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner."
* You must believe on the LORD Jesus Christ. Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Romans10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed."
* You must confess the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
* You must be born again. John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
* Your sins must be forgiven. Romans 4:7 "Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."
* You must be washed in HIS blood Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7.
* Your garment must be pure without spot Ephesians 5:27.
* You must be holy within and without Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Romans 12:1-2.
* The things of the world (jewelries, makeup, attachment, seductive materials and others) must not be used by you 1 John 2:15-17, James.
* You must be obedient to the total word of God in working out your salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12 "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
* Above all, you must overcome in everything possible. Revelation 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."
As you therefore make up your mind to make it to heaven by the grace of God, please ensure that you obey the word of God as it is written. Don't add or subtract from it because, this will SURELY ERASE YOUR NAME out of the book of life.
Revelation 22:18 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
Remember, heaven is a holy place and nobody with one form of defilement and the other will NEVER get there. It is only those whose names are found written in the LAMB'S book of life that shall be able to enter there. 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."
Jesus is ready. But, are you ready for HIM? Revelation 22:20 "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
Today, may your name which is written in the LAMB'S book of life not be erase for nothing in Jesus name. Amen.
May the Almighty God help you that anything desiring to stop your name from being written in the book of life, you shall overcome them in Jesus name. Amen.
Receive the grace to remain holy, faithful, truthful and righteous to the end of your life here on earth in Jesus name. Amen.
By the grace of God, your name shall never be missing in the book of life in Jesus name. Amen.
Thank you gracious God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.