Is YOUR NAME in THE BOOK?

By pastor Freddie Beard

Dec. 22 2013

Scripture(s)   Rev. 20 4-6, 10-15

The Revelation 20

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 worshipped 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.[1]

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. 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 hella 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.[2]

1.                      The Book of Life.

a. The Great White Throne Judgment.

Rev. 20 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 hella 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.[3]

  • Heaven’s roll call- Do you remember the school days you would hear the roll call, and then your name? You would hear everyone say… Here, here,here,here, your name was there, you would say, “HERE”.
  • Likewise all those who shall spend Eternity in heaven have their name written down in “The Lamb’s Book of Life”.

b. This book contains the names of everyone who Received JESUS free gift of Eternal LIFE. They heard The Gospel! The One and Only Gospel.

Mark  16  15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. [4] (ye must be born-again)

c. The other Book. Contains the works each one has committed. Vs. 12 They who refused to receive JESUS will stand before God for all the sins they committed. And all those sins have been recorded in this book.
d. At this point the party is over. [America is laughing her way to hell-drunk on the wine of her fornication]

  • Time no more, and life without JESUS (death) has now finally come to claim its reward.

Romans 6  23 For the wages (payment) of sin is death (the eternal lake of fire-eternal separation from God); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  [Notation mine][5]

  • Satan laughs when he sees one put off the securing of their personal eternity, or when he sees one rejecting The Gospel Message.

e. Formal sentencing, after having suffered in hell for hundreds or thousands of years all the unsaved get to leave the flames of torments of Hell for a short piece, for formal sentencing. And we see the end result of the un-redeemed: Those whose names are not found is The Eternal Lake of fire.

Rev. 20 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.[6]

f. Oh but God has made a way for every man, every woman in all the world to escape this awful place, and to be covered, to be washed, to be cleansed, and thusly to be saved, and also to be “found in the book”.

Ephesians 2 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. [7]

Rev.1 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.[8]

g. Can’t you see why this is to be the Church’s main mission, to preach The Gospel and to be vessels of God to prepare the hearts of men for Eternity!

 

        2. The Day of Grace.

(The Church age)-Because it had a beginning, and it will end one day.
a. It Began The Moment JESUS said, “it is finished“.

John 19 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. [9]
b. It continues until we reach that day The Bible tells us The Lord will declare, “Time no longer“.

Revelation 10 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: [10]
c. Every time you see a faithful preacher who… (Preaches the whole counsel of God), you see the day of Grace is still being extended to this lost and dying world.

  • The only real message of hope!

d. While little few still teach on vital doctrines such as this, it is still The Criteria for entering Heaven.

  • The Apostasy is here,
  • the great departure from God, and His Word is rampant in the land.
  • False Prophets, false teachers are everywhere.

e. And these are signs that The Time of the end of this age of Grace is near, and the Day of The Lord is near!

Luke 21 28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”. (The resurrection or rapture)

  • This is the consummation or completion of the redeemer’s salvation. Eph. 1 12-14

 

3. After the Day of Grace, and Before the Great White throne.

a. Until God’s final judgment there is a chance still to be found in The Book of Life. Revelation is God’s final Love Letter to the world and it tells us of the time of the Wrath of the Lamb, millions will turn to God, but will die for their faith.

b. But it will harder and harder to make the step of repentance (think about it, if you won’t live for Him now, you sure won’t die for Him later).
c. Now we have little worry of turning to JESUS in much of the world.
d. But there is a steady and growing intolerance for true Bible believing Christians (both in the world, and the church-the emergence of the Great Whore of Revelation).
e. Laws are now flooding through these hostile anti-Christian Governments essentially banning Christian faith and conviction in practice. (This is leading up to the Mark of the Beast that will demand worship of The Anti-Christ- headed by the False prophet in Revelation the “Mark” will be a religious mark).Rev. 13 11-16
f. Oh but when the Rapture happens and all who are worthy are taken out of the way (Luke 21 36, 1 Thess. 5 1-11), then the floodgates of evil will be opened and there will be evil beyond comprehension. And [the False Prophet] will appear and ultimately force every human in the world to take his mark. And If one does not take it they will not be able to buy, sell, or even trade. Rev.13 16-18
g. They will even pay with their lives, and die for their faith.

Rev. 12  11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. [11]

Rev. 14 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforthb: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.[12]

Rev. 20 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 worshipped 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.[13]

h. But, and if you had rejected JESUS before the Rapture, it will be TOO LATE FOR YOU! [Tell of my new understanding of True Repentance].

  • God Himself is going to send a Strong Delusion, and cause you to believe The Lie, and you will be (not might be) damned, for NOT receiving The Love of The Truth.

2 Thess 2 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. [14]

 

4.          Is YOUR NAME in THE BOOK!?

a. Contrary to what many think that “no one can know if they will make heaven for sure”.

John 14 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. [15] [16]
b. The Bible teaches that… We can know.

1 John 5 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
c. And even that we had better Know!

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: [17]

 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation”.[18]       Heb. 9:27-28

  • So how many of you are “looking for Him”?

 

IN CLOSING!

  • You have heard tonight of The Book of Life!

 

  • You have heard tonight of The Coming Day of Judgment.

 

  • You have heard of the Eternal fate that awaits all of whom aren’t found in the Book of Life. And that fateHell Eternal “The Lake of Fire”.
  • You have also heard The Way as prescribed by God to insure that you be found Written in the Book of Life.
  •  But Let me also tell you that God promises no man tomorrow.  We are everyone but one breath away from our own personal Eternity.
  • All we can do is be ready. …That ye be also READY…
  • So, is your name written down?

If not…

  • Do you hear the call of God to “come unto me”? Oh, if you do, you need to heed that call TODAY! For TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!
  • Come turn to Him, Repent of your sins, get your NAME written down.

Saints pray! And remember time is quickly running out!

Rev. 22 7

… Behold I come quickly….


[1] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 20:4-6

a hell: or, the grave

[2] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 20:10-15

a hell: or, the grave

[3] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 20:11-15

[4] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Mk 16:14-16

[5] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Ro 6:23

[6] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 20:15-21:1

[7] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Eph 2:13

[8] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 1:3-8

[9] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Jn 19:30

[10] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 10:5-6

[11] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 12:11

b from henceforth…: or, from henceforth saith the Spirit, Yea

[12] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 14:8-13

[13] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Re 20:4

[14] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. 2 Th 2:7-12

[15] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Jn 14:1-3

[16] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. 1 Jn 5:12-13

[17] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Heb 9:27

[18] The Holy Bible : King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S. Heb 9:27-28

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