13:8 and 17:8
".....whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation
of the world....." Revelation 3:5
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
20:12 "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."
What other book
could this be but the books contained in the Holy Bible with our names
and our works based upon what we understand from it, written in it? How
else could our individual rewards in the government
of God be determined?
recording is part
of the angels' jobs.
4:3; Revelation 20:12,15;
was offered the tree of life by God -Genesis
2:9. We are the branches of Christ.Revelation
2:7 ".....To him that overcometh
will I give to eat of the tree of life-(Proverbs
3:13-19), which is in the
midst of the paradise of God."
7:1 "Is there not an
appointed time to man upon earth?....."Job
14:14 "If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change come."
too was foreordained:
2:7 "But we speak the wisdom
of God in a mystery, even
the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory."
life was promised before time began -Titus
1:2 "In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before
is 'eternal', 'time'; in other words, it was always God's purpose
for us to have eternal life with Him)-began."
God and Christ's purpose; planned before the earth was in existence:
1:20 "Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
manifest in these last times
3:11 "According to the eternal purpose which
he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb
slain from the foundation
of the world."
26:31,32 "Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye
shall be offended because of me this night, for it is written-(written
about 520 B.C./B.C.E. -Zechariah
13:7), I will smite the
shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after
I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee."
9:23,24 "And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the
vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us,
whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
11:2 "God has not cast away his people which he foreknew...."
25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand; come, you
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world."
Even in the
example of the scapegoat, it is shown that God
had planned His Son to be sacrificed for a specific purpose.
controls details where He wants:
45:4 "For Jacob my servant's sake and Israel mine elect, I have even
called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you have not known
16:25 "Now to him that is of power
to stablish you according to my gospel
and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according
to the revelation of the mystery,
which was kept secret since the world began."
1:5 "Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came
forth out of the womb I sanctified you and I ordained you a prophet unto
the nations." Talking of Jeremiah.
10:41 "Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of
God, even to us, who did eat
and drink with him after he rose from the dead."
And, we were with Him, so very long