Monday, November 25, 2013

Don't Be Left Out

No one likes to feel left out, they like to be included.  When people look at a school program, music or band program, or graduation program, etc., they always look to make sure their name is in it, that they are included.  But of a much more important place to have your name written is in the Lamb's Book of Life.  Every person who ever lived had their name written in the Book of Life at one time because God loves everyone and sent his only begotten son to pay for all the sins of the whole world, so that anyone could be saved, no matter what degree of a sinner.  John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  I John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

You see, God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved, but some people will not come to Jesus and trust in him alone to save their souls, and so God has no choice, but to blot their name out of The Book of Life.  God cannot permit any sin into Heaven, and that is why he provided us with Jesus, to bear the punishment for our sins and pay the price for them, so we could enter Heaven by Jesus's merit. Instead of our name being blotted out of the Book of Life, our sins are blotted out by Jesus's shed blood in our place, if we accept him as our saviour.  Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.  

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that you sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Repent does not mean to repent of all your sins, it means to admit you are a sinner and deserving of going to hell, but are putting your trust in what Jesus did for you on the cross and that he was buried and rose again as payment for your sin, and only through his mercy will you be allowed into heaven.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

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.

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 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.

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.

Who would not want their name in the Book of Life.  How tragic and how heartbreaking it would be when the book is opened to look for you name and it is not there, but blotted out, because you didn't trust Jesus as your saviour.

If you have never trusted Jesus as your saviour, I hope you will today.  The bible says that today is the day of salvation.  We are not promised another tomorrow.  2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Poetry About Jesus And Salvation