The Book of Life

Revelation 20:11  Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Nothing, no man or woman, could stand in FATHER’S Presence.  No adversary, no beast, no devil… nothing!  It amazes me that men think they have any power and authority other than that allowed by FATHER.  Acts of defiance only serve to reveal that blindness in men.  Nobody is able to stand before the magnificence of the Creator of all existence.

Our bodies retain “memories” of when a toxin entered into our energetic bio-field.  When Dr. Speckhart was alive, he could inquire of the body about when a specific toxin, bacteria, or virus entered into the person’s body.  I experienced this inquiry firsthand when he was testing me for DDT.  Without me telling him, he tested me and discovered that in 1959 this chemical entered into my body.  Back then, DDT rings were painted on trees at the local park and we climbed those trees while playing.  Our bodies are constantly “recording” events and surpass the super computers’ ability to store.  The recording of events is constantly occurring throughout the universe in various forms.  Nothing is truly hidden.

The Book of Life is tied to the Tree of Life.  The other books are tied to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  The other books focus on soulish and fleshly records whereas the Book of Life records our acts which are led by HIS Spirit of Love.  The mature Sons’ acts are recorded in the Book of Life.  These acts of Love originate from FATHER’S Divine Intent and promote life.  The dead works of men have no place in this book.  These are the same works where Jesus proclaimed He never knew them:

Matthew 7:21  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

The Book of Life contains no lawless acts even though men might judge their acts to be worthy of inclusion.  Men’s rationalization from a viewpoint of carnality will not pass muster.  As we fully submit to HIS Will and Plan, our acts will be recorded in the Book of Life.  Those acts are known by FATHER because HE initiated those acts out of HIS Divine Intent of Love.  This is why it is critical for us to “wait” on THE LORD until HE shows us an action to take.  We do this instead of “doing” out of our own soulish thinking, hoping that we we do might “stick” and be acceptable in HIS Sight.

The sea giving up its dead refers to those who walk according to the flesh and are part of the sea of humanity.  Those in the depths of the sea are those who lived fully by the carnal flesh.  The lowest level of this walk is represented by the term “Hades” or hell.  When you are in constant and severe lack and craving, never having any fulfillment of any type, you are surely in a personal hell.

All men have experienced the process of death from the moment they are born.  They were subject to the Adamic curse:

Romans 5:17   For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

The second death refers to dying to the flesh and thus becoming Spiritually alive.  This is only accomplished through the process of purification.  Our fleshly nature must die so that our Spiritual nature may live.  It is counterintuitive to the mind of man but is that pathway to everlasting life.  Just as the seed must “die” in the earth in order for life to spring forth, we too must die to the earthly nature in order to Spiritually be alive.

FATHER is the only One Who can judge us and our acts for it is HE who initiates the acts recorded in the Book of Life.  Acts apart from HIS Intent are ultimately burned up in the lake of fire and are purged from us.  This is truly an act of kindness by FATHER in order to cleanse us from all unrighteousness in order that we might by fully reconciled unto HIM.  Just as the prodigal son returned and was restored to his father, all of us will be restored to Our Heavenly Father.  The only question is in what order it occurs. 

There are those who submit early.  They are quick to separate themselves from unrighteousness.  The barley harvest represents this group for it is easily removed from the chaff by the action of “winnowing”.  Winnowing is defined: to free (grain) from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc., especially by throwing it into the air and allowing the wind or a forced current of air to blow away impurities.  The Holy Spirit easily moves in and among those who willingly submit.  They quickly embrace being led by THE SPIRIT.

There are those who receive salvation but never come to the fullness of being led by THE SPIRIT.  They are represented by the second harvest of wheat.  Wheat is harvested by “threshing”.  The seed is separated from the chaff by “beating” it for it does not easily give up the chaff.  Those who are “religious” are quite content to stay in their designated pew and let someone else hear THE FATHER for them.  They are content to be in the second group to be reconciled to FATHER.

The final group of mankind, those who reside in the tumultuous sea of humanity, are represented by the final harvest of grapes.  Grapes are harvested by being “pressed” or trodden down.  This final harvest is relatively extreme when compared to the other harvests.  Nevertheless, even the fleshly-minded will finally be harvested.  Their flesh will be removed so that their life will come forth and be reconciled to FATHER.  Love does not waste anything!

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