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Another Book

15 September 2010

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 145; Revelation 20

Scripture:

12 And then I saw all the dead, great and small, standing there—before the Throne! And books were opened. Then another book was opened: the Book of Life. The dead were judged by what was written in the books, by the way they had lived. 15 Anyone whose name was not found inscribed in the Book of Life was hurled into Lake Fire. (Revelation 20:12, 15 MSG)

Everyone who has ever lived was standing before the Great White Throne of God’s judgment – everyone! Books were opened, books that contain the absolutely true and correct record of everything everyone has ever done, and we were all judged by what we had done.

Imagine being judged absolutely fairly, according to the absolutely correct record of everything you have ever thought or said or done, accurately recorded in God’s record books. Imagine this absolutely fair judgment being based on God’s absolute righteousness – no wiggle room, no excuses!

Then imagine another book being opened – the Book of Life – and finding your name recorded there as one who acknowledged your sin, repented of your sin and confessed it to a holy and merciful, just and compassionate God, and by faith received the pardon and redemption provided by God’s love and purchased by Jesus’ blood. Imagine that!

Imagine this… Imagine that because your name is in the Book of Life, nothing you have ever thought, said, or done wrong can keep you from spending all of eternity with the God who loves you and the Savior who gave up his life for yours. Imagine that because your name is in the Book of Life, you are adopted into God’s forever family as his beloved child, you will live forever in God’s eternal Kingdom, and you will rule and reign with Christ for all eternity!

Imagine that! And best of all, it’s all true!

Prayer:

Father, Thank you for loving me. Jesus, thank you for saving me. Thank you that there’s another book, the Book of Life, and that you wrote my name there. I believe your word and I receive your pardon and forgiveness. Amen.

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