In the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in the Canadian Houses of ParliamentÂ are a number of massive books. They commemorate the Canadian men and womenÂ of the armed forces who have given their lives in the service of their country. EveryÂ name in every book is exposed to view for at least one day each year.
It was Prime Minister MacKenzie King who announced the plans for theseÂ books on Remembrance Day, 1928. He called the first book, â€œThe most sacredÂ memorial in the keeping of our nation.â€
In the Throne Room of Heaven there is a book which dwarfs even these largeÂ memorial volumes. It is called â€œthe Lambâ€™s book of life.â€ Having your name inÂ this book is of paramount importance because it insures entrance into Heaven.Â Revelation 21:27 says, â€œere shall in no wise enter into it (the heavenly city) anythingÂ that defilethâ€¦but they which are written in the Lambâ€™s book of life.â€
The tremendous significance of that book of life is also seen in Revelation 20Â where it is associated with exemption from judgment: â€œI saw the dead, small andÂ great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened,Â which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which wereÂ written in the books. . . And whosoever was not found written in the book of life wasÂ cast into the Lake of Fire.â€
At the close of His earthly life, the Lord Jesus was given an unjust trial, falselyÂ accused and wrongly sentenced to death for blasphemy and insurrection. HeÂ will never subject others to such unrighteous treatment. Heavenâ€™s justice will beÂ impartial and just. e proof will be seen in the opened books.
Each personâ€™s attitude toward the Bible, or what he knew of Godâ€™s truth, will beÂ revealed. The Lord Jesus said, â€œHe that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words,Â hath One that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge himÂ in the last dayâ€ (John 12:48). A personâ€™s actions will be brought to light when theÂ record books are opened, and God will â€œ judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christâ€Â (Romans 2:16). It is the absence of your name from the book of life that proves youÂ never trusted Christ. No wonder the Lord Jesus told His disciples to rejoice thatÂ their names were â€œwritten in Heavenâ€ (Luke 10:20).
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