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We see all their days and the stories of lifes , years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds
All that was said and all that is too be said, all that is thought and all that is to be thought
All of History unfolded chapter after chapter by God Himself whom knows all things and
is everywhere at any time as if all at once
This book is the book of the living , And we open the "Lambs book of Life" and we see the names of every person that has been
and every person that is now and every person that is yet to be, those chosen and known of
before the foundations of the world,
Before the breathe of God breathed upon the nostrils of the first man
This book has not changed since the dawning of time and has the names of every believer and those who walk in the light of righteouness and of truth whose name is Jesus, the armour that
Every action performed by a person affects another, every person who might not believe can help
or hinder a believer, every person who is a believer can help or hinder a non believer
Everything moves and has its being affecting another and so the great cog mill of time begins
and every movement of the time spring sets in motion the events that are too be
Lord God In Jesus name let your word be known and let your name be praised and let your
enemies be scattered In Jesus name we commit this time to you now ...amen
The BOOK OF LIFE
Lets begin at the beginning of the book of life at Genesis
And even if you only take in a small amount of this study , even if you only manage to
take in a few sentences , thats good, take those few sentences as God speaking to you
God will draw out things that He wants you to remember and implant them and He will
bring them to your remembrance when the time is right , whether you have the time or the
concentration to take all this in is irrelevant, God may only want you to see certain things
depending on your path and your ability
He may want you only to see one sentence and He will make that one sentence pop out
in front of you like a tiddly wink being forced to jump
So remember it may not be for you to take it all in, it may only be for you to see a certain word
or phrase,...lets begin
You might ask why we are starting in Genesis when we are looking at Psalms 69 and 70
Well you see we can come under attack from many enemies, the scriptures declare
"If God is for us WHO can be against us " Romans 8:28-31
I included verse 28 and 29 as this includes the foreknowledge Of God
And I see this verse as a question "So who can be against us " ?
You see David had many who were against him and we also know that scripture declares...
"There will be persecution" ...."You will have persecution"
2 Corinthians 12:10 2 Corinthians 4:8-11 Matthew 5:10-12
The bible never states that " nothing will be against you and life will be easy"
We follow Jesus / God who was depised and rejected a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief
We follow in the dust of our Rabbi who is Jesus, what do you think will come up against us ?
YES God is bigger far far far far bigger and is able and is more than able and we are more than
conquerors and Our God is a Great Big God
And we hide under the shadow of His wings under His protection , BUT there will be enemies and
there will be persecution, WHY do you think we have the armour ? WHY do you think we have God
our refuge and our strength ? WHY do you think we have the giftings ?
WHY do you think we have
the Holy Spirit ? WHY do you think God equips us for battle ? WHY do you think we have been given
sooo much ?
Would it be because we are safe and all snug and exempt from enemies and persecution and attack ?
David was attacked, he was under attack all the time from enemies, you see the enemy who is the
devil uses people, he mimicks God, he copies God, he imitates God,
he will use people, he will infiltrate the ranks, he will do all he can to disrupt and cause chaos
But you see God does'nt have to use people and that is the difference between the two
God can do anything , anytime, anywhere, and satan cannot
So we look to the question "If God is for us who can be against us ? "
And we see that a great number can be against us but that God is bigger than numbers and He
has overcome the world
And so David had many enemies and there were times as we see In Psalm seventy when David cried
out so much that his throat was parched and his eyes where swollen through weeping
He was scoffed at Psalm 67:9 and the insults that were aimed at God had fallen on David
NOW go to Romans 15:3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written:
"The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."
You see we walk in Gods trail, we walk in Gods footsteps, we walk in the dust of our Rabbi
They scoffed at David for weeping and fasting, they made fun of David when he showed sorrow,
David was gossip and the drunkards sang songs about him
I had and have a picture that keeps reoccuring of a soldier dressed in armour and he is dressed
from head to foot in shining brilliant armour like silver reflecting the sun and the prominant thing in
this picture is the helmet and the head gear
I had this before I started typing this message and it has reappeared now
Now lets go to Jesus and his ministry and we see that Jesus Himself came under great persecution
and the crowds at times swallowed Him up in shouts and demands and screamed abuse
Lets look at some more scripture
Matthew 27:48 do we see many enemies ?
Now read Psalm 69:19 onwards and see these scriptures again in the following verses
Psalm 69 verse 21 and relate this to john 19:28-30
Psalm 69 verse 22-28 is again in Romans 11:9-10
Psalm 69 verse 25 relates too Acts 1:20
Wow how prophetic is'nt it ?
Almost like God knew !! almost like these things had been written before they happened .....is'nt it ?
Like these things had to be acted out as they were already written !!
Almost like they had been written before time itself !!
Rev.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."
We tend to think of the "Lamb of God " as being in the New Testament and we see this as a New
Testament name and we relate it to Isaiah 53:7
But then we read " BEFORE the foundation of the world"
Wow the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world ?
This is where we come to Genesis
This is where we have the "Book of Life" this is where the Book of life "The Word"
brings revelation to the world and breathes life into all things
Can you imagine your name being in the Lambs book of life ?
But even more so before the foundations of the earth ? or world ?
Even more so can you imagine all your days being written in His book ?
All the days of your life before you were even born ?
In Psalm 139 we read that He created our inmost beings, He knit us together and we were not
hidden from Him for where could we ever hide ?
His eyes saw our unformed bodies and all the days of our lifes were ordained for us and
were written in His book before one of them ever came to be and that is what that Psalm
says. wow how prophetic and how God speaks through the psalms ... as if God knows that
this Psalm is going to be read by us !!
Psalm 139:16: "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." God knows who are his, even before they are born, everyone who lives is written in the book of life.
Do you know that what you did today God knew about as He stood at the dawn of time ?
'I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back
side, sealed with seven seals' Revelation 5:1
Do you know that He knew you would be reading this on this page now at this exact second ?
Do you know that He knows what you will do tomorrow before you do it and knows every
thought that you will think tomorrow before you think it ?
Not only that but He knew of it at the dawn of time and before time
He knew otherwise He would'nt be the all seeing ...all knowing God that He is.....would He ?
And so imagine your name being written before the foundation of the world and as the names
were written He knew of you and He knew who were His
And the book of Life named Jesus began life in the beginning who was and is and is to come
Life as we know it now on this earth although this life has always been and always will be
Heaven has been and is now and our names are written in heaven
Luke 10:20 (King James Version)
20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice,
because your names are written in heaven.
Heb. 12:23: "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect."
Rev.20:12-15: "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.
Now we come to Psalm 69:28
May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
oooo ...so can names be blotted out ?
Well there is a difference between the Book of the living and the Book of Life !
Isaiah 4:3 relates to the Book of the Living
People can be blotted out of the book of the living
Exodos 32:33: "And the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book."
Revelation 20:15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Rev.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."
Again we have a divide here , again we have those who are written in the book of the living
but that may not be written in the book of life
Jesus knows who are His, those that are His confess Him and He knows them, He has relationship
with them and they have relationship with Him
Have you confessed Jesus as Lord and saviour ? do you know Jesus as Lord and Saviour ?
Well today can be the first day of knowing Him and today if you hear His voice you can follow
Him and if you do , He knew you would before the foundations of the world
If you don't He knew you would'nt before the foundations of the world !
We are now living in acts 2010, this is the day when you are living the very things that God
wrote about before you did them !
We are living in the chapter of our lifes that God knew about
We are living in the sentence that God knew about
We are living the written word that God wrote about before it ever came to be
You say "Nooooo ...He knew of each day but not what I would be doing "
No He knows each thought before you think it and each action before you perform it
He spoke of what He would do on the earth before He did it, He spoke of Jesus before Jesus
did what He did, God spoke through David of things that wouldn happen long before they
happened, God spoke through the Prophets of things that would happen long before they had
God spoke of things through the prophets that would happen that are still to happen and are not
yet fulfilled and He speaks even now through His people of things that will happen
Because God is the great time traveller and God made time in the beginning
This now today is the book of Acts, this now today is the book of revelations, this now today is the
book of Genesis, this now today is the book of the Exodus and shall we go on ?
We are acting out NOW Gods word, Gods plans, Gods history, Gods book.
He is bringing revelation in this day of revelations
He is creating today new creations in this book of Genesis
He is bringing us now today through the waters and saving us from the enemy and leading us
to the promised land (if we are not already there )
We are living now today in the books of Matthew. Mark, Luke and John as we testify and give
an account to others of what we see and hear of Jesus
We are living now in the books of the letters of the New Testament as we meet with one another
and fellowship and join together as the Churches and prasie His name
We are living now today in the "Book of Life "
As we live and move and have our being in Him who lives and moves and Has His being in us
The book of life is waiting to be read and lived and acted out now today
The book of life is the living word that goes from our heads to our hearts and transforms and
renews as a living word
What chapter are we in ? what book are we in ? what sentence are we living through today ?
Are we as David in a battle ? or we as Jesus in the crowds as they jeer and slander ?
Are we in Exodus as we walk through that wilderness ?
Are we in Genesis as we begin our walk as new creations ?
Whatever book we are in and in whatever sentence we are in remember that God wrote your days
before one of them ever came to be
Are you under attack ? then remember you walk in the footsteps of Jesus...
Remember the soldier with the armour ? this armour is Jesus
Lord God in Jesus name you are the Book of Life and we walk in you and we know that you
walk ahead, behind, at our side, below and above, in us and with us
You know our every move and our secrets, you know our comings and our goings, you knew
all htings and know all things and nothing is hidden from you
You know our rising and our waking , our sitting and our laying down, you know our thoughts
and our motives, you know the hidden things and the outward things
Lord let us not just know your word but live in you word and act out your word today
in Jesus name amen