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Revelation 13:8 and 17:8 ".....whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world....." Revelation 3:5 "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 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?
    Perhaps this recording is part of the angels' jobs.
    Also Philippians 4:3; Revelation 20:12,15; 21:27.
    Adam 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."

Job 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." 

The gospel too was foreordained:
1Corinthians 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."

Eternal life was promised before time began -Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world-(original is 'eternal', 'time'; in other words, it was always God's purpose for us to have eternal life with Him)-began."

Regarding God and Christ's purpose; planned before the earth was in existence: 

1Peter 1:20 "Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you."

Ephesians 3:11 "According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

Revelation 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." 

Matthew 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."

Romans 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?"
Romans 11:2 "God has not cast away his people which he foreknew...." 

Matthew 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 ancient example of the scapegoat, it is shown that God had planned His Son to be sacrificed for a specific purpose. 

God controls details where He wants:

Isaiah 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 me."

Romans 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."

Jeremiah 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.

Acts 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."

The crucifixion planned.

And, we were with Him, so very long ago-...continues


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