Rev. 20: 12, “…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.” “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in THE BOOK OF THE LIFE OF THE LAMB slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:8).
Continuing with the words of R.J. Campbell, “…Those whose names are in the Book of Life are life-givers. They are the servants of Jesus, working in the spirit of Jesus to minister more abundant life to the world.”
The point is, these are not merely believers but such that have become living sacrifices (Rom. 12:1-2) filling up the measure that is behind of the sufferings of Christ in the service of creation. These are not the ‘choose-and-pick’ type of Christians, but such that are following on to know Him on a daily basis in their walk.
In the words of Paul, 2Cor. 4:11,
“For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh” (KJV). And John would declare, “He must increase, but I must decrease”(John 3:30).
So when we are talking about the “Lamb’s Book of Life,” we are not talking of the compilation of names in a Book of those who have escaped something. It is the designation of those who have achieved something in and for the Christ. Until we are conformed to the image of the Son in every way, His sacrifice is useless.
Notice that of a truth the Father God has a MESSAGE for the world. And it is called
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants…”
He was meant to open this to His servant(s). It is a ministry to as such that will believe in Him and abiding by His words. It is a message to the called out ones who no longer own their lives to themselves but to Him.
Again in the words of Paul;
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).
So we are talking of the message of the Christ, the Son of God, being written in flaming words of glory upon the pages of the lives and hearts and minds of men and women who are walking the walk and living by the spirit of HIS LIFE.
“… The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.“ “…Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”(John 3:63; 2Cor. 3:17-18).
So what are we trying to describe here? It is God’s BOOK OF LIFE COMPANY of people. The worlds’ ‘BEST SELLER’ Book in the making that will be read by all in all ages to come when fully ready, prepared and published by the Father.
This is the Book that alters the course of history just like the author in human existence altered the human calendar for just His stay here within the period of thirty three and a half years. Then there shall be a full realization of the prophecy of Isaiah when he said; “And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations,” Isa. 25:7.
Yes, on this mountain of the Lord, the Zion People shall be brought forth as a glorious light of knowledge and wisdom that will obliterate all forms of ignorance and natural man’s wisdom as the Father’s glory is revealed through the SON’S COMPANY of people; as the truth, knowledge and glory and power will be shining forth from the living pages of God’s eternal and incorruptible BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB, a people!
To be continued…