Book of Life?

Written by pastor Freddie L Beard

This question, whether you know it or not. Is quite simply the most important question you will ever be asked in this lifetime. You may not even have any idea as to what I am talking about: nevertheless it is the most important thing you will ever deal with. So let me ask you, Is YOUR name in THE BOOK?

What Book? It is called “The BOOK of LIFE” it is the book that will determine where you, I, and every human being that has ever lived will spend ETERNITY. The Bible is very clear on this issue, You see every human being will live FOREVER. The problem is, where? and given there are only two destinations, heaven, and hell: this is the base importance of why you, and every other person on this planet hear this message (Heb. 9 27). I know that many churches these days are not to faithful in declaring this truth, But the sad fact is, It is still the criteria that determines your, mine, and every one else’s eternal destiny. Many churches these days are so fleshly (more concerned with earthly-(worldly things) than Godly things), and blind to their real reason for being, that they have abandoned their call in doing so. This is why so little preaching about the important things like heaven, and hell is preached, and are being replaced with fleshly things like how to have a better life and things that are not of the utmost importance. Let me say this. If you put GOD FIRST (Matth. 6 33), YOUR WHOLE LIFE WILL BEGIN TO SHAPE UP FOR THE BETTER, But you must first be “born-again” (John 3) to even begin to think about a happy, fulfilling life.Friend, God loves you, He loves you so much, That He sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, To pay for your sins,and mine, by dying on the cross. And give us the opportunity to choose our eternal destiny (only when The Father draws us- we can NOT get saved just anytime we want)(John 6 44). When we hear Him calling us, It is then up to us, to make up our minds, and receive Jesus Christ as Savior, and LORD( John 1 12), also (Rev. 3 20)and thereby make Heaven your eternal home. But, and if one denies His salvation, their sin is ever upon them, and it will keep them from entering His Holy Heaven.  That’s why it is to be the main mission of God’s Church, to preach “THE GOSPEL” to every creature, To extend this message of hope to all whom we can, To be a light to a world of darkness, and warn every human being to turn to Jesus Christ, and repent of their sins. That means to turn from their old lives, turn to Jesus, and serve Him until death. Jesus then will give each”Christian” a burden to reach out to the lost.That is, everyone who has not yet heard the gospel story, and believed it.

That brings me back to my original question. Is YOUR name in THE BOOK?, Have you heard that you were born a sinner in need of God’s Amazing Grace? Have you heard Jesus Christ is “The ONLY way to GOD? Have you heard that you must REPENT of your sins, and turn, and serve God with all your heart? If not I am telling you now, that these things are TRUE, They are the Gospel story, and that is this church’s mission: to be faithful to preach this gospel until God calls us home. The words I speak are not mere rhetoric, they are words given me to tell all who will hear. Do you feel God tugging on your heart drawing you unto himself? If you do you need to confess your sins to Him, you need to ask him to save you, and wash your sins away, in His precious blood. You must also believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He died for the sins of the whole world, that He was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the scriptures, and is now seated on the right hand of God, interceding for the saints ( He is praying for His children), and you must turn away from your old life (forsaking all including our old sinful desires) and serve the Living God, by and through Jesus Christ, every day of your life. If you do feel God tugging on your heart, and pray to God these truths, In Jesus’ Name.  And believe Him to save you, (BECAUSE we CAN NOT SAVE OURSELVES) You will be saved, and guess what? Your name will be written in ‘The LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE”! And if your name is there, You my dear friend, are set to be a part of the first resurrection which if you are a part of it, you will be forever free from the chance of suffering the second death.(READ Revelation chapter 20 below) asking God to help you see the truth, also do not dwell to much on your past thoughts of God, begin today, and ask Him to help you understand, and know the truth.   read …John 16:13

H owbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all
truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear,
[that] shall he speak: and he will shew you
things to come.

If you have prayed to receive Gods forgiveness, and Jesus Christ and your Savior, and LORD, PLEASE email me and let me know of your decision to have your name written in the Lambs book of life. I have some very important things I wish to share with you, and help you to better understand what has just happened unto you.

You can read Revelation chapter 20 below…

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The Authorized King James Version

1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.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.13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Is YOUR name in THE BOOK?

Mathew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ~ The Lord Jesus Christ

It is a
fearful
thing to
fall into
the hands
of the
living
God.
Hebrews
10:31

And others
save with
fear,
pulling
them out of
the fire;
hating even
the
garment
spotted by
the flesh.
Jude 1:23
Let him
know, that
he which
converteth
the sinner
from the
error of his
way shall
save a soul
from death,
and shall
hide a
multitude
of sins.
James 5:20

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4 thoughts on “Book of Life?

  1. I don’t understand this… And give us the opportunity to choose our eternal destiny (only when The Father draws us- we can NOT get saved just anytime we want). I’ve been praying for my family to be saved, so my prayers are not being received by Jesus if it’s not the right timing to be saved? I know the Lord wants all of us to be saved, so why can’t people just decide to be saved without God’s prompting? I have never been able to figure this out. Thanks for your help with this.

    • Thank you for your good questions, these are so very important as many do not even fret over such things. So “Thank You”, for your genuine concern over your loved ones.I will say that it is not that we can’t get saved “when ever we want to”, as much as the fact that the scripture I put in the article tells us emphatically that we can NOT come unto Jesus (be saved) unless The Father draw us (John 6 44) and this is Bible, so the main concern should be whether or not God is drawing one to Christ. I say it like this to my congregation, that the Lord will not always strive with man. This lets us know, that He will deal with us so long before He hardens our hearts ( make one a reprobate). and then we are without hope. Read Romans chapter 1 and see the slippery slope of indecision, and failure to maintain God in our lives then it ultimately becomes an all out free-for-all of utter rejection, and even becoming diabolically opposed to it. Sadly, this is the spiritual state of our nation USA, we have pushed God out to the point that we are not even moved by Him (generally speaking-there are still, God faring Christians, though they are few, and far between), His Word is little more than a possible opinion among many. And mostly is labelled blasphemous names like “hatemonger” and so many more, when one stands upon His Word. As you can see, it is a dangerous thing to reject His Holy Call. Americans are good at quoting John 3:16, this is a WONDERFUL verse! But, most have no idea what is in the next five verse. Go and read them, and you will see that if one rejects Jesus, then they are IMMEDIATELY under condemnation, and this is not a FUTURE event, they are already condemned! This is so serious, because if they die after having heard, and rejected (regardless of how they reject him) that call then they will spit hell wide open.Heb, 2:27. This should be the passion for biblical evangelism, the fact that it is not enough to tell someone “God loves them’, and NOT tell them of the “CONSEQUENCES” of rejecting His Holy Pardon (which must be received along with true repentance toward God Luke 13 3) That is exactly why I don’t go around telling people God loves them, most hear that and think aww how sweet without any thought about their sinful state, and without hearing how lost they are, they can NEVER learn how to repent, and be saved.
      As for praying for our loved ones, No, we aught to pray they hear His call to be saved, and pray until they do. That is never a wasted prayer. But, believe it or not, there will be times when we will lose our burden to pray for certain people, perhaps they have been turned over to a “reprobate mind” and in this case they are truly without hope, that is what that means. Again I Thank You for your genuine desire and concern for your loves ones. That is precious to my heart, I see it so little anymore. I will also be praying for God to convict, and draw your family to the Lord Jesus! And I look forward to one day hearing in Heaven of God’s saving them! amen
      In His Service
      pastor beard

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