Have you ever wondered if your name is in the book of life? There is a possibility your name may not be in the book of life.
Young people probably have not given that much consideration, but if you are old like I am, that thought crosses your mind quite often. But the question is “What do you do about it?”
If you read the bible you will find there are names written in the book of life. Revelation 13:8 and all who dwell on the earth will worship it (The Beast), everyone whose name had not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
Although the above passage was written before Jesus was physically born, it is referring to a time after he was crucified, because Jesus is the Lamb in that passage. Jesus is the way, unlike previous times when only God could select the names to be written in the book of life.
The crucifixion of Jesus made it possible for everyone on earth to have their names added to the book of life. Jesus has some commandments we must obey in order to have our names added to the book of life. If we obey these commandments as best as we can, Jesus will not require us to worship the beast.
Also, if we get to know these commandments and obey them, Jesus himself will be revealed to us, and we will get to know him personally. So, when Satan arrives on the scene claiming to be Jesus, we will not be deceived by his appearances or his lies.
Everything on earth that has life will worship the beast, which includes trees, grass, frogs, animals, etc… just to name a few. Not to mention a large number of people, this is the saddening part, because all humans have a choice to obey or not to obey the commandments.
It is not mandatory that we humans obey these commandments, but that is the only way to get your name in the book of life. Obeying these commandments can seem burdensome at times, because of our flesh bodies but Jesus will help us carry the load.
While I have no idea what it will be like or the consequences of worshiping a beast, I do know that is not something I want to do. The Demons, Dragons with horns, and the beast in the book of Revelations are all one and the same better known as Satan (Devil).
Revelation 14:11 – And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” I do not know if the mark will be physical or mental, but I think it will be mental having something to do with the way we think.
The above verse can best be summed up as, if you are not obeying Jesus’s commandments, then you have the mark of the beast and you will worship that beast. As I stated earlier, I do not know if people will be required to have a visible mark on their foreheads or in their hands or something else.
Only humans will be concerned about these visible marks, Jesus and Satan will check your hearts to know whose side you are on. And to think all of these events are going to happen within the next twenty-five years. Now is the time to start preparing for that day.
If you do not have the mark of the beast on your body, in your financial institution database, and you are a believer, you will only be able to buy or sell on a certain day of the week or month. So do not go to the supermarket and forget something, because it will be next week or next month before you can buy or sell again.
Let’s go back to the title of this post “your name may not be in the book of life.” Only Jesus, Satan, and you know if that is true. And as for you do not deceive yourself because the cost is too high.
by: Ron S. | Image: Plain Bible Teaching