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 3:5.
As the books of record are opened in the judgment, the lives of all who have believed on Jesus come in review before God. Beginning with those who first lived upon the earth, our Advocate presents the cases of each successive generation, and closes with the living. Every name is mentioned, every case closely investigated. Names are accepted, names rejected. When any have sins remaining upon the books of record, unrepented of and unforgiven, their names will be blotted out of the book of life, and the record of their good deeds will be erased from the book of God’s remembrance….
All who have truly repented of sin, and by faith claimed the blood of Christ as their atoning sacrifice, have had pardon entered against their names in the books of heaven; as they have become partakers of the righteousness of Christ, and their characters are found to be in harmony with the law of God, their sins will be blotted out, and they themselves will be accounted worthy of eternal life….
The divine Intercessor presents the plea that all who have overcome through faith in His blood be forgiven their transgressions, that they be restored to their Eden home, and crowned as joint heirs with Himself to the “first dominion.” …
While Jesus is pleading for the subjects of His grace, Satan accuses them before God as transgressors….
Jesus does not excuse their sins, but shows their penitence and faith, and, claiming for them forgiveness, He lifts His wounded hands before the Father and the holy angels, saying, “I know them by name.” … Their names stand enrolled in the book of life, and concerning them it is written, “They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4.
Christians may daily cultivate faith by contemplating the One who has undertaken their cause, their “merciful and faithful high priest.”
The Faith I Live By p. 212
—-please pray for my son in law. He is having a heart cath this morning. Vickie
—-Please for my friend Leslie with brain tumor. Also pray for my grandson Atlas he’s in the NICU with breathing problems. M
When Esther was in her early teens, she had a friend whom she counted as her best friend. Sadly, this girl was nice to her when they were together, but deep inside this girl was jealous of her. Because of these evil feelings, she spread rumors about Esther that grew with the telling becoming worse and worse as the years went by. These false reports followed her for years and caused her untold heartache and difficulty. Although the girl eventually repented of her betrayal, and Esther freely forgave her, it was too late to stop the rumors. In vain the girl tried to set the record straight, but most people chose to believe the rumors anyway. To this very day, there are some who still believe these false reports.
How many of us have had a similar experience. We are forsaken and betrayed even by those whom we count most dear. We feel like David’s prophecy, “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” Ps 41:9 How often we are misunderstood and misjudged and become the object of the most cruel gossip. The future seems dark and foreboding. Yet we are not alone. We may cling to the words of the apostle Paul when he said, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” 2 Cor 4:8,9
Our Dear Saviour, Who was forsaken by even his disciples in His time of suffering, knows how we feel when those we love turn against us. He has promised to be with us and never turn away. He is the “Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov 18:24 He assures us, “I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Josh 1:5 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.” Isa 49:15,16; 43:1-3 Precious Redeemer!
May we declare as did David, “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Ps 56:11 May we say as said Isaiah, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall [we] draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isa 12:2,3 May we look beyond the trials and troubles of this life and cling to Our Loving Saviour as did Jacob when he pled, “I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” Gen 32:26