Our Chapter in the Book of Life

Psalm 40:

7 ​​Then I said, “Behold, I come;

​​In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

8 ​​I delight to do Your will, O my God,

​​And Your law is within my heart.”

FATHER knew us before HE formed us in the womb and we shouted for joy when the morning stars sang together.  Each of us are in one of two books: the Book of Life or the Book of death.  Men who follow the Adamic nature are found in the second book and are among those who worship the beast.  Adam was formed from the dust of the earth and gave up his relationship with FATHER and took on the corruptible nature.  He represents the earth dwellers.

The Book of Life of the Lamb contains all of those who have put on the incorruptible through the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Our nature is represented by by our name.  Once our nature has changed, FATHER gives us a new name and we become a chapter in the Book of Life of the Lamb.  Jacob was a great example of taking on a new name once his nature was changed:

Genesis 25:24  So when her (Rebekah) days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.

26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob.  Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Jacob’s name means supplanter, manipulator, negotiator, schemer, strategist, one who overreaches.  It is clear that Jacob’s trust was not in FATHER but rather it was in himself.  It was his nature as he came out of the womb.  Could he ever change?  Sure.  Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed because his brother Esau was out to get revenge.  It was due to Jacob’s successful scheming to get the blessing from Isaac, true to his nature.  But then something happened, he had an encounter with the messenger of THE LORD in Genesis 32:

24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.

25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.

26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”  But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

27 So He said to him, “What is your name?”  He said, “Jacob.”

28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Jacob had a change in nature once he encountered the FACE of GOD.  His new nature means “Prince with GOD”, a far cry from his previous nature.  This brings up an important point-  Is your time better spent seeking FATHER’S Face or seeking signs or watching the calendar for some event to occur which could bring forth the manifestation of the Sons?  I would suggest that seeking FATHER’S Face will bring forth your manifestation!  Just as Jacob’s nature changed, our nature will also change and each of us will receive a new name reflecting our new nature as we put on the incorruptible.  Paul speaks of this in 1st Corinthians chapter 15:

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

Could the mystery be that we are asleep until our eyes are opened and awakened to the Kingdom of GOD?  Notice that Jesus said “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”  Doesn’t this refer that those who are asleep are the ones who are tempted by their flesh?  We all assumed that Paul was speaking of those who had physically died, referring to them as being asleep but the disciples were asleep at the Mount of Transfiguration and then awoke to Jesus in His glorified state.  Their eyes had been opened.  We must set aside past doctrines and look at the Word from a fresh view with our eyes fully open.

Each of us can have a nature change.  Jacob, the disciples, and most of all Paul had a nature change when they came face to face with the Presence of FATHER through His Son.  After all, Jesus is HIS manifestation in the flesh.  Let us each become chapters in the Book of Life and let not the carnal man allow our name to be blotted out of that book.  Our callings are written in the Book and FATHER has a full and complete record of all aspects of the nature we have been chosen to receive.  This Book of Life existed before the oldest books of the Bible were written.  Moses spoke of this Book when he talked to Father about the sin of the children in the camp.

Our chapter is being walked out right now.  Some who were called allowed their chapter to be blotted out.  Those who are chosen have their place in this Book of Life and let each of us fulfill the callings ordained in the Book before we were formed in the womb.  Let us shout for joy!

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