The Book of Life
HEADLINE: "And the beast which thou sawest was and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was and is not and yet is. If any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things that are written in this book," Revelation 17:8, 22:19.
In dealing with this subject we must first define the "book of life" and learn who HE IS. A book in the human mind is an object, a scroll or a hard or soft covering over pages of paper with words written on them. That is the concept-picture the natural mind sees as the meaning of the word, "book". But the word of God is spiritual and a spiritual definition is necessary in order to understand God's speech. I will not go through an elaborate proof to define "book of life" spiritually. Those of you who have been following "GOOD NEWS" through the years know the BOOK OF LIFE is your FATHER -- and in particular His HEAD. It is His photographic mind where all the names of His children are "memorialized". In this computer age, record books and files on paper and even storage film are becoming obsolete. Records are now being stored on super-computer chips. Even that technology is from God's wisdom and understanding. When we use the word GOD as a reference to our Father, we refer to His Omnipotence as total Creator and giver of all things. As God -- He is in that category all by Himself, the one and only Supreme Being. Failure of memory is a characteristic of the human mind which has two sources of input, either crowns of angels, or crowns of thorns, Barnabas XIV:3,4 (Lost Books of the Bible). What we have learned, we must be reminded of by those two sources in order to "remember". If they refuse to re-mind us, we say we have "forgotten". To avoid forgetting and to memorialize thoughts, ideas, and history throughout time, man began to draw and write on cave walls, stone tablets, scrolls, books, and now computer chips. So books in man's world serve a purpose -- to "memorize" man's ideas for present and future generations. For the kingdom of darkness, books serve as a proof and record memorializing their influence and works in the affairs of men. They also serve our Court as written evidence against demons.
Your Father's mind is better than the best computer chips and programmers. Computers, chips and the best programs can fail and information can be lost. Microfilm, tapes, and extra diskettes serves to support and back-up computer memory to avoid an unfortunate erasure or loss of memory. But God's mind never fails and He has power to forget only what He chooses to forget, Isaiah 43:25 ("sins" and demons). We will use three scriptures which express the spiritual definition of "book".
1) Psalm 40:7-8: "Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of THE BOOK (the "Playwright", God) it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy LAW IS WITHIN MY HEART." Therefore Jesus is called the WORD OF GOD -- a walking "Book of LAW and LIFE," John 1:1,14, 5:24-26.
2) Proverbs 3:3: "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine own heart."
3) II Corinthians 3:2-3: "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us ...
So the human mind is also a spiritual "book" which may be written upon by angels, human ministers, and by devils. Because corruption, error, and imperfection is written in us, we as pages of the Father's "Family" book must have our minds washed and renewed above before we take our "place prepared", Secrets XXIII:2, XLIX:4,5, Revelations 7:9-17. The "pages" of our Family "book" (album) are numbered on both sides. The numbers correspond to the birth sequence numbers of God's son/daughter pairs, Secrets LXVIII:4,5. As you know, Noah took the animals into the ark paired, the male with his female, analogous to men entering the wings (schools) of the Archangels to become "eyes" or "Watchers", Acts 10:9-16,28, Psalm 49:20, and Revelation 4:6-8, Ezekiel 1:5-19, Hebrews 12:1, Daniel 4:13-17. For example, if a man's birth number is 1301, then his corresponding "spouse's" birth number would be 1302. Together they make one leaf of the Family Book (album) with pages numbered 1301 and 1302. NOW, you see why God cannot lose any children. Since we are immortal spirits -- the very image of His own eternity as little pieces of whatever "I AM" -- the destruction of any one of us would mean destruction of the Father (His Body) or the BOOK OF LIFE. WE ARE THE VERY PAGES OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, Wisdom 2:23.
Now let us go to our HEADLINE. It mentions the beast climbing out of the pit and going into perdition. We know this part refers to devils. And speaking of God's children, Jesus said "none of them is lost but the son of perdition (any demon); that the scripture might be fulfilled," John 17:12, II Thessalonians 2:2-9. Those who rise at death have to be shown the kingdom of darkness, that they are the cause of all evil and slave masters of mankind, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Malachi 3:18. And they are amazed (filled with wonder) when they are finally able to see devils, Isaiah 14:16-17. They also begin to wonder "who's name is not written in the book of life?" No man's earthly name is written in God's book of life! I looked in my city telephone book and saw eight or nine names identical to mine who had listed phone numbers. Two had middle initials of "M". Mine is "P". I am sure there is more than one person in this world with the same name as mine. When a man returns to heaven, God calls us all by the name He gave us at conception in the beginning, Isaiah 40:26, 48:13, Psalm 147:4. Can you imagine all the confusion that might occur if God called us by our earthly names? Too many of us have the same identical names. NONE OF OUR EARTHLY NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE. These names, faces, and bodies are identifiable and associated with sin in our earthly roles. So when we rise or "pass over", each "star stands up" in heaven when the Father calls him by his own personal name. Each name is unique and one of a kind. All the names identical to mine in my city area have their own heavenly name. When the roll call comes to you, all the rest of the people in the world with your name will have to wait on their turn. Above, you will be informed of what your name is and introduced to the Hosts of Family members, Revelation 2:17, Isaiah 35:1-2,9-10, 55:12,13. There shall be cheering and clapping for each one introduced. "Palms of victory" are congratulatory hand shakes from the Hosts above, Isaiah 49:16, II Esdras 2:45-46, Revelation 7:9, Song of Solomon 7:7,8. The last part of our HEADLINE is a threat to prevent men from believing slanders that devils cast against the Word of God. Your Father is wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove. Because of that statement men are less likely to attempt "fooling around" with The Revelation. But those who have spoken against the truths written in it can expect that their names do not appear in the book of life. Devils are the "men of sin" whose names do not appear in the book of life. Attempting to be shrewd, they have caused men to be named by their names, Hosea 2:16-17, Isaiah 65:14-17. So any devil, who thought he could ascend up into heaven when God calls by causing a man to have his name, can forget it. They cannot sneak in "by hook or crook". God does not call us by our earthly-role names.
To summarize what we have discussed so far we have concluded that:
(1) the BOOK OF LIFE is our Father, specifically His mind,
(2) we are "pages" of that book, a son/daughter pair is one leaf "numbered" on both sides, and
(3) each man or spirit is an individual "epistle" or book on which thoughts may be "memorialized" or written.
It is important to keep these three spiritual meanings of "book" in mind in order to understand what is to follow. A natural minded man ignorant of these spiritual "keys" will be totally confused in his attempt to fathom God's WORD, Isaiah 40:12-14,28.
The Books Were Opened
With your definitions of "book" you should have a better focus on the message of 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 that were written in the books according to their works." What we have in this scenario is the Father as JUDGE (Book of Life) and the Hosts of JURIST-WITNESSES (the other books) who rose in previous generations -- all testifying or "opening-up". Those who died are those Host members who stand before the Father Revelation 7:9-14. Your Father and our whole Family above is a kingdom of kings and priests, Exodus 19:6, Revelation 5:9-10. The words of kings have the power of life and death Proverbs 16:14-15. And all the priests above think like the Most High Priest, Ode 8:16-19, Ode 12. The Most High Priest ATONED one time at the beginning, Enoch 10, Leviticus 16:17-22. NOW AS SUPREME JUDGE, His thoughts embody His PRIESTLY DUTY OF ATONEMENT and His judicial VERDICTS BLAMING DEVILS FOR ALL SIN, Numbers 23:18-23, Acts 10:9-16,28, II Corinthians 5:18-19. So Revelation 20:12 is a picture of Heavenly Court deliberations where JUSTIFICATION OF ALL MANKIND is set forth and damnation of the sons of perdition (devils) "who (alone) are judged" is reverified, John 16:8,11, 17:12, II Thessalonians 2:3-9, Isaiah 14:12,21-22, Enoch 10:9,21,22, 68:4,5. Now ... all those books have been "open" for a long time. THEY READ AND TESTIFY EXACTLY WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS PARAGRAPH and what they "watched" demons do. These are the Court Verdicts and Decisions of the Most High. They will never change. If your view of judgment diffes, it is because "Your thoughts are not His thoughts and your ways are not His ways" (Isaiah 55:7-11) and you are snake-bitten with "judgment turned backward", Isaiah 59:13-15. To natural-minded, earthly, and blind "black chess pieces," their "bishops" and "hirelings" among men, the righteous judgments of Revelations 20:12 in this paragraph are "No--No!" Human and demonic opposition cannot make it change! Testament of Gad I:23,24, Song of Solomon 8:6,7.
Now consider Isaiah 29:18-21: "And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness ... for the terrible one is brought to nought (Daniel 7:7-8) ... and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought." Now that you understand what an open book means, it is time to apply it to the written word of God. Previously before the TIME OF THE END the written WORD was "sealed" by angelic priests who delivered the WORD OF GOD to the writers and by "badger skin" (devils) on the writers who inserted their own words and gave men a natural minded application to the meanings of the spiritual words. So words of scripture in the Bible and the other writings come to us with a double seal of "blue and scarlet cloths" and "badger skin" coverings, Numbers 4:5-6. The Ark contained Moses' books and the tables of ten commandments. This pattern of the Heavenly Priesthood illustrates that the WORD available today comes double- sealed -- so that no human being -- not even the prophet Daniel -- can unseal it! This is very important for all Bible readers to understand, Isaiah 29:10-14, Daniel 12:4,8-9. Not one human being past, present, or future can "unseal" (open) the WORD ... but the one given that power. His name is Jesus! Revelation 5:1-5. The disciples could not understand the previous writings of Moses and the prophets, and it took Jesus to "open their understanding" of certain things pertaining to him, Luke 24:25-27,32. "Times and seasons" knowledge was not given to the disciples Acts 1:7-8. You cannot read the New Testament writings to learn that part of the truth. God works by time -- and only in the time of the END has He revealed ALL THINGS! Revelation 10:1-7. I know some of you exalt men of the past and revere them for certain key pieces of God's WORD puzzle given as a "talent" to them. But the END was not in their days. TODAY is the END ... and JESUS speaks to one man for whom God chose to open the scriptures concerning JUDGMENT and all mysteries, Psalm 75:4-7, Revelation 10:11. As the Father's Court Recorder this man must present the JUDGE'S VERDICTS to the very faces of Satan and Babylon exactly as it is written, II Esdras\Chapters 11-13, II (Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament), and Jeremiah 50:44-46. These devils have to be on his body or the bodies of his family members when God speaks through him to them! So with the honor of this glory comes the ultimate terror and wrath of both Satan and Babylon in Court having his body as their Court seat! By opening the scriptures through His Court "recorder", God fulfills His part as JUDGE reproving, condemning, and mocking the powers of darkness to their very "faces". Because all this is "role play" in an act, one should anticipate that this "secretary" has to be named "John", Revelation 10:11. He must reveal and explain everything! For mankind there is only "good news", but for devils there is only wrath, torment, and "weeping and gnashing of teeth". This "John" of the END-TIME must speak to and about DEVILS of COURT matters and to men about the glory of our "Family" heritage for ALL. God arranges the scriptures in their proper order -- minus "badger skin" scriptures -- IN THE END and dictates to His "secretary", JOHN, Psalm 50:16-21. And all the "mysteries of God and of godliness" unfold.
Let us emphasize something in particular from Isaiah 29:18-21, that is, "all who watch for iniquity are cut off." Regarding "watchers" there are two kinds, angelic above and demonic below, Psalm 35:19-21. The Court is convened to make "iniquity stop her mouth" ("sirens" or female demons) Psalm 107:42, from "accusing men before God day and night," Revelation 12:10. Man is not on trial and will never be on trial in our Court. Therefore, "John" records from the JUDGE that neither God, Jesus, nor the Heavenly Hosts will judge human beings -- even if they see them used by demons in the act of sin while on earth, John 5:22, 8:15,3-12. The earthly mind and human thinking cannot fathom Numbers 23:18-23 or Acts 10:9-16,28 and its agreement with II Corinthians 5:18-19. So "black piece" bishops and religious lawyers set up by the "Accuser" to condemn men -- even those caught in the very act of sin --- are denounced in Court! Jesus says to you "Depart from me ye workers of iniquity! I never knew you!" Matthew 7:22-23. You may think recalling men's sins and asking them to confess to them is great preaching. That was allowable two days ago (2000 yrs. ago) but it is disallowed in THE END -- TODAY. "All who watch for iniquity will be cut off" who "point fingers" (Isaiah 58:19) and preach a "gospel (?) of death and condemnation of men," II Corinthians 3:6-11. You who remain on a lower step and square in this spiritual chessmatch are out of time, season, and harmony with the JUDGE and the Heavenly Court because you "fiddle" around with "fat worms" in the "manna" of the day before yesterday. All you "chickens" out there who think that is "good" eating --- should go visit Colonel Sanders at his Kentucky Fried Chicken shops! When you come out "finger lickin' good," then I will be glad to eat you! But if you teach and preach condemnation and death to mankind "which is done away" -- YOU AND YOUR WORDS ARE REJECTED BY THE COURT and OUR FATHER! If you want to be "accepted" by God and Jesus, you better learn to dance to Heavenly music, the Court "sounds" of TODAY, Isaiah 30:27-33. We do not "make men offenders for a word" coming out of their mouths, Mark 3:28 -- But if a demon offends, he is damned, Mark 3:29. If you want to help men, you must find edifying and non-accusatory words to enlighten them and encourage them in righteous works and ways. Those who do otherwise are stumbling blocks for the blind, Isaiah 62:10. This is the King of King's super HIGH-WAY of "judgment"! Isaiah 49:7-13. Only the "circumcised" can pass over it, Psalm 2:1-9, Revelation 2:27, Jeremiah 18:1-6. Every "hireling" of men and every "bishop" moved by the "black pieces" to church squares on the world chess board -- shall be "circumcised"! The Hosts want to shake your hands!
The Lamb's Book of Life
Enoch was told "All the things that I have told thee we have written (memorialized). Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity before the formation of the world," Secrets XXIII:2. In remembering these words Enoch "wrote" in his own "epistle of his heart." The Lamb also has a book of life. Concerning Satan it is written, "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," Revelation 13:8. Names may be confessed on it -- the earthly names of men still on earth. "Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened and heard it and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord and thought often upon his name," Malachi 3:16. "Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angles of God," Luke 12:8-9. Denying Jesus' WORDS OF TESTIMONY is to deny him and raises the possibility of having one's earthly name blotted out of the "Lamb's book of life". This is the peculiar characteristic of the "Lamb's book of life" -- EARTHLY NAMES can be added or blotted out! Observe: "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; (like Joshua the priest, Zechariah 3:1-4) and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my father and before his angels," Revelation 3:5. It is the Lamb's book of life in which those earthly names of faithful men below have the possibility of being blotted out as in the last part of our HEADLINE. This quality, along with the appearance of men's earthly names, differentiates THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE from the Father's BOOK OF LIFE where He alone knows our names and calls them only in our birth orders while drawing all men unto Him! Psalm 147:4, Isaiah 40:26, 48:13.
Earlier we said that Jesus, as the WORD OF GOD with the "law in his heart", was a living, breathing, walking and talking 'BOOK OF LAW AND LIFE'. God gave him life so that he could give power to continue in existence to anyone he chose. "For as the Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will ... For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the son to have life in himself, John 5:21,26. "Whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day ... It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you, they are spirit and they are life," John 6:54,63. WHEN JESUS SPOKE THE BOOK OF LAW AND LIFE WAS OPEN in the Outer Court and his disciples recorded his words. In The Wonderful One (dated April 1, 1989), it was stated that Jesus' WORD of testimony has power to overcome the Dragon's deception in all doctrinal matters, Revelation 12:11. So when we present to you the direct words (the blood) of Jesus testimony in red ink in red letter editions of the Bible, we are giving you both the law of life and testimony from the "Lamb's BOOK OF LIFE. Be very careful about denying Jesus' doctrine. He will deny you and blot your name from the "book of life", and if you anger him he might visit you with a rod of iron, Psalm 2:9-12. Those of you pushing a Sadducean or Pharisaic concept of resurrection beware! ... "Now that the DEAD ARE RAISED Moses showed at the bush ... he is not a God of the dead but of the living; for all live to him," Luke 20:37-38. If you feel "lucky", deny the power of Jesus' resurrection again! Your name will be blotted out of the Lamb's book of life and God might prove it to you sooner than you expect ... "face-to-face". Now you have no excuse, John 15:22-24. Be very careful about denying Jesus' words or preferring someone else's "knowing-in-part" conclusions to Jesus' perfect testimony! Concerning God's Beloved Son, you are commanded by the Father to "Hear ye him!" . . . not brother "so-and-so" or sister "what's her name." Those two might be snake-bitten and sent to teach by their "dark piece" controllers on the "chess board". Do not let them "square you off". Believe Jesus' "red" WORDS and be sure of light, John 8:12,17-18. Hopefully, you now see why we push Jesus' WORDS so strongly in the "GOOD NEWS". We do not mean to offend anyone in doing so. But we know who and where we worship! John 4:23-24. "And he needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man (namely, demons: Matthew 12:43-45)," John 2:25, I Corinthians 3:4-6,21-22. "And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth and no man receiveth his testimony (how about Luke 20:37-38? Huh?). He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true," John 3:32-33.
The Book of Life is your Father. As part of Him, we are numbered pages in the Book of Life. No pages are missing. We also form a "Family Album" by our very faces. We are also individual "epistles" which may be written upon. While on earth, many "in-part" concepts and demonic errors are written in our minds. This must be erased by the regenerating fires of the archangels in their "perfecting" schools above. The Lamb also has a "book of life". The earthly names of faithful men below may be confessed on it before the angels and the Father. Those who deny Jesus' testimony run the risk of being blotted out of the Lamb's book of life and feeling his wrath in the form of an "iron rod". Great care must be taken in who we choose to hear and who's words we accept and push. No man at any time anywhere, past or present, could open seals on the WORD OF GOD. Power to open seals went to Jesus. He is a "heavenly priest" empowered to uncover the holy things. A heavenly priest ATONES according to his DUTY and views men bound in acts of sin below as "guiltless" according to the edicts and verdicts of our Supreme JUDGE. The Judge speaks to the powers of darkness and condemns them to their very faces as they sit in Court on the body of His Court "recorder". Jesus opens the scriptures for the man revealing only "GOOD NEWS" for mankind and wrath and annihilation pending for Satan's invisible family only! Great caution must be exercised when dealing with the writings of the men of God. Much of it is "shewbread" lawful only for God-made priests. "Dark pieces" on the chess board have their human bishops and hirelings in squares on the earth board. God also has His own BISHOPS and KINGS on the earth board. You can differentiate between the two. God's priest has ATONED and he views mankind as "faultless" through the eyes of our Father. Those who do not place the sins of all people for all times on devils' heads are not God's priests and may be lightly regarded! If you look closely on earth's chess board, you will see them as "dark" controlled "lawyers", Luke 11:52.