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. — Revelation 20:12 (KJV)
Do you believe life after death? Do you believe the day of judgement? Do you believe God is fair? Do you believe one day you will be in heaven with Jesus?
There are four final facts await the world at the Last Day:
1) The return of Jesus Christ.
2) The resurrection of the dead.
3) The last judgement.
4) The creation of the new heavens and earth
In revelation 20, it reveals to us Satan is now completely defeated and thrown into the lake of fire to be destroyed. Now, In front of God, the last judgement starts. All are judged, no matter great or small. There are two books before God, one is the book of deeds, the other is the book of life.
The book of life contains the names of those who have put their trust in Christ to save them. The books of deeds includes the recorded deeds of everyone, good or evil. Everyone’s life will be reviewed and evaluated. NO ONE IS SAVED BY DEEDS, BUT THROUGH FAITH. However, deeds are seen as clear evidence of a person’s actual relationship with God.
Doesn’t this remind us how we should live our life and chose our destinies today? Step our in faith, you the children of God!
Also if anyone is interested in the great book of revelation, here is a full movie about it from you tube. Very Good!
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18
Today is a very important day for three of my friends in church. Because it is the day of their baptism. I’m really pleased for them. As you known, baptism is to celebrate about ‘their old selves have gone and the new lives in the Love of God have come’. What an exciting journey ahead of them! I would like them to know about today’s verse, God is love! God is pouring his love on them!
Fear, we all have. It can be the fear of our future, job losts, financial crisis, terrorists, terrible family situations, life difficulties, death and so on, it can also be the fear of objects, such as snakes, spiders, sharks, rats, you name it.
Love, we all long for! It can be the brotherly love, parental love, friend’s love as well as partner’s love.
However, the Perfect love comes from our heavenly father, which is the unconditional love, a love above all else. In his love, there is no fear! His love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:16-19
God loves you!