The Book of Life
Updated: Jul 30, 2020
By Amir Tsarfati
Today we want to talk about a topic that is all throughout the Bible. From the old and throughout the New Testament and it comes to its culmination in the Book of Revelation. It is the Book of Life which a lot of you heard about it.
The question is: Is your name written there? I mean, do we know? What is it, exactly? How many books do we even have? It's important that you understand. God knows everything. God sees everything. God is everywhere. God is all-powerful. So, God can tell what you think. Before you even say something, he knows.
So, many times, in the New Testament, when Jesus sat with some people and they were thinking about something, He already answered them. Before they even said a word, He answered the thoughts that were going through their mind. God knows everything.
It's hard for us to understand that because we are people that love our privacy. We don't want the "Big Brother" to know what we're doing. We don't want the government to intervene and are in the privacy of our life. We don't want Facebook or Google to store all of our information. We're so protective of our privacy. We don't even know that actually, they know everything about us. They say that they know our habits more than we know our habits because we do things automatically, and they record it.
Now, what record does God keep? Interestingly, God keeps records of everything. Look, I can only give you things backed up by Scriptures. I'm not going to make up some things here. For example, all the works of all people. Everything is recorded in heaven. Every work, everything you did. By the way, not only the works, the motives behind every work. He knows. Now you may fool someone. You may fool everyone. But you can't fool him. He knows and he recorded that.
In Revelation 20, it says, "Then 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."
Isn't that interesting? There are two groups here. There are books which are' sort of like a "Book of the Non-believers" and there's the "Book of Life". Not only the works of all people. Every Christian's name is recorded in the Book of Life. Everyone's name. Also, the number and the names of all the stars. The Bible says in Psalm 147:4, "He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by name." Wow. He has a record of all of that.
The hairs on your head. Not hands, head! Amazing! Every hair! I mean, that's Matthew 10, "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Even your hairdresser doesn't know how many hairs you have on your head and he's a specialist. God knows everything. Every single hair on your head is numbered.
All of your tears! Often times we think, "Oh, nobody knows how sad I am. Nobody knows how many tears I shed over this thing." Well, God knows. Not only knows, he knows every tear that you shed. He knows exactly by the way; he knows what you're crying about. Like if the sale was over? And He knows what are the things he wished you cried about and you didn't cry over.
God also knows the physical features of every person. It's all recorded. In Psalm 139, "Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed." Before you were made. Before you were made, that means the minute of conception. Before you were something that looks like a baby. He already knew how you were going to look. He says, "Before being yet unformed and in your book, they were all written. The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." He already knew. Every spoken word.
Yeah that's why the Bible says in the book of James, "The life and death is in the tongue." Every spoken word, you'd better think twice. Sometimes it's better not to say things than to say things. Because every spoken word! Matthew 12, "But I say to you, for every idle word man may speak, they will give account of in the day of judgment."
Every Godly work, also, he knows. In Hebrews 6:10, "For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shown towards his name in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister." Every investment you made in God's kingdom.
So many times, I see in churches and I travel all around the world. I see, sometimes, there's offering baskets moving and I can see people looking around making sure everybody can see that they put something. Then you know that there are others that give in private. They don't want everyone to know. But God knows everything.
Every investment made in God's Kingdom. In Matthew 6, "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." He knows all who fear God. Amazing.
In order to tackle the issue of the Book of Life, I would like to start with the fact that in the Bible there are two groups. There are books about all people, of all times, everywhere. There is the Book of Life and the "Books" are also Books of Life in the sense that everyone who is being born. His name is automatically being written there.
I want to conclude that there are two. Just like many times in the Scriptures, the Principle of Duality. The things that are a "shadow", and the things that are the "substance". The things that are just a hint of the things to come. It's always like that.
Did you know that there are, in the scriptures, 2 different births? And 2 different lives? And 2 different deaths? And 2 different resurrections? What kind of births are we talking about? The regular birth. How many of you were born at some point in your life? All of you, you see? All of you were born, if you're sitting right here, right now.
But Jesus came to the rabbis of Israel and he said, "Let me tell you of another birth." He told that to Nicodemus in John chapter 3, "Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again..." Say that, "Unless one is born again". "He cannot see the Kingdom of God."
Especially here. My first time that I came to the Philippines was 1998. I was 5 years old. No, I was just joking. But it was 1998. For the record, I was 25. And somebody asked me, "So, what are you? Catholic or born again?" I'm like, what kind of a question is this? Then I realized, here, "born again" is a term to differentiate you from being Catholic. Are you Catholic or born-again?
I realized that should not even be a question. It's not: Are you a Catholic or born again? Are you only born of the water? Or are you born of the Spirit, also? That's the question. It doesn't matter if you're Catholic, or Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu. It doesn't matter.
Every person is born of the water because, look, Nicodemus is a Jew. He's saying, "Wait a minute. Born again? How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and then be born?" Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you. Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, He cannot enter the Kingdom of God."
Jesus is saying, "Birth of water and all of us were born of the water. Do you know that you were great swimmers for nine months? And the water broke and then we came out. That's the birth of the water. But it's not enough to be born of the water! In order to enter into the Kingdom of God, you must have Your water birth and your spiritual birth.
That is why it is called to be "born again". It's another birth. It can happen to you when you're 10, when you're 15, when you're 50, or when you're 110. But you have to have it!
Then the Bible records two lives. Wait a minute, what do you mean, two lives? Well, Romans chapter 8:11 says, "But if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you."
In other words, the life that you live now is not enough. This is the life of a person with a mortal body. But if you really want to live the life that God wants from you? You have to be born again. "And then the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead will be dwelling in you." The Holy Spirit will dwell in you. And that is.? How do you call this church? New Life. You must have "new life". You must be born again. Jesus said that and you must have a new life. That's what the Bible says.
So, two births and now, two lives. The Bible says actually, there are two deaths. There's the regular death. People die of old age, of some disease or some accident. Sometimes, it happens. The Bible says, "It is appointed upon man once to die and then comes the judgment." The judgment will come. Death is there.
But then Colossians 2 says, "Buried with him in baptism, in which you also were raised with him. Through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead and you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses."
In other words, you can be alive but because you're not having this new life, you're actually dead. Then he gives you a new life. Actually, a new life that brings you back from being dead. The world is full of "dead men" walking.
And then there are two resurrections, also. What is resurrection? To resurrect, must have to die first. One must die in order to resurrect. Elijah never resurrected because he never died. Enoch never resurrected because he never died. Jesus resurrected because he died. You must die in order to resurrect and the Bible claims that there are two different resurrections.
There is the resurrection known as the 1st resurrection. Then there is a resurrection at the end of the Millennial Kingdom known as the 2nd resurrection. The 1st resurrection started when Jesus resurrected from the dead. The Bible says He is the First Fruit of those who have
fallen asleep." He's the "First Fruit". No one ever in history died, resurrected, and never died again. Lazarus died. Resurrected, but died again. He's not alive. So, only Jesus died, resurrected and he's still alive.
Then the Bible says the next phase, of the same 1st resurrection, is: When, us, will be taken to be with the Lord. The Bible says, "The dead in Christ will rise first and then we, that are alive and remain, will be caught up with them. Together to meet the Lord in the clouds." So, there is the resurrection of the rapture.
Then after the tribulation, the saints of the tribulation will be also resurrected. The resurrection of Christ and the church is the 1st resurrection. Then at the end of the Millennial Kingdom, God says there will be a resurrection of all mankind. The sea will give its dead. The earth will give it's dead and God will judge them all.
Now, which resurrection do you want to have part of? The first? Or the second? You see, Revelation 20 says, "Blessed and holy is he who has a part in the 1st resurrection. Over such, the second death has no power. But they shall be priests of God and of Christ and they shall reign with him a thousand years." Wow! Amazing.
So, I concur and I conclude that there's two: There are the believers and the non-believers. Not all men are believers. Not all men are saved. Not all men go to heaven. If it was so, the Bible would have been wrong. The Bible tells us there are two types of books! There are the books that contain every person's deeds, and words, and everything and there is the Lamb's Book of Life. So, there are two books.
Revelation 20:12, "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God and books were opened." Isn't that amazing? We're going to be standing before God and books will be 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." There were books and there was the Book of Life.
The Bible says in Daniel 7, "I watched till thrones were put in place and the Ancient of Days [Jesus] was seated. His garment was white as snow and the hair of his head was like pure wool. His throne was like the fiery flame and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him. A thousand, thousands ministered to him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated and the books were opened."
A Public open trial. Do you know with God everything is public? Everything is out in the open. You can hide nothing. He is going to hide nothing. Everything you said; Everything you did. Everything you thought; Everything you gave. It's all recorded. He knows everything.
One day we're going to stand before him and thousands of thousands of people, millions of people will be there. "And the books were opened." This is amazing. We don't want to think about it but there is judgment! And there is only one way to escape judgment. It's by putting your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the only way!
Do you know that for the Israelites in Egypt? The only way they could escape the judgment upon the firstborn? Is by applying the blood of an innocent lamb on the doorposts of their houses. When God saw the blood of the innocent lamb, then he passed over their house. They were exempt from judgment. There was a picture of Christ and when his blood is on the doorposts of your heart. Think about it. I mean, they sprinkled on the top, on the bottom and on the side. Almost like a cross.
And the judgment of God will not even touch you. I'm not going to stand here and frighten you to wait for the judgment of God. If you are saved, if you believe in Jesus, if you follow him, if you are a true believer, if you have been born again, if you're Spirit-filled, if you serve the Lord, if you love him with all your heart, soul, mind and body: You are not going to be judged! That's a given!
But here, here the books were opened. I mean, you can't say, "I see a name here, but he's a good person. Why don't you just deal with me instead of him." You can't do that. Do you know Moses tried? When Moses came down from Mount Sinai and he saw the horrific sight of the golden calf. He couldn't even see that. He said, "I spent 40 days on that mountain. God gave me his word. God's presence was there." The whole mountain was burned. Did you know that fire came from heaven?
Did you know that the mountain, up until today? By the way, if you think Mount Sinai is in Egypt? You're wrong. Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia. By the way, the Bible says in the Book of Galatians, "And Mount Sinai which is in Arabia." There's a place called Jebel al-Lawz. I want you to know that. Until today, the Saudis fenced it and it's a closed military area. Nobody's allowed there. Why? Because everything within that parameter, shows and proves the Bible was right.
We found there a burnt mountain. We found there, stones with an engraving of a Hebrew menorah! We even found a gigantic rock, as the size of this screen. From this point all the way up. That is completely split in the middle! Remember, Moses split the rock? We found it there! And they don't allow anyone there.
If you want, you can go online and check Dr. Kim. He's a Korean doctor who treated one of the royal family members for back pain. He was given access to go anywhere he wanted in the kingdom. Being a Bible believer, that's where he wanted to go. He documented everything. Fascinating, every verse in the Bible was backed by photos there and Moses coming down from the mountain.
The Bible says that Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin and have made for themselves a god of gold. Yet now if you will forgive their sin. But if not, I pray, block me out of your book which you have written." I'll take the blame."
Don't try to be such a "macho" with God. God says, "Excuse me, Moses? Did you commit that sin? Because, if not you, I will not blot your name out." And the Lord said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot him out of my book." Wow.
First of all we see that sin leads to death. Death, by virtue of the name "death", takes you out of the Book of Life. The Book of Life is when you were born. Death takes you away. So, when you depart from the land of the living, you are no longer in the Book of Life, of everyone.
But the question is: Are you in the other Book of Life? You, also, cannot replace names. When Romans 9 was written Paul, the Jewish Orthodox Jew, that was there as a believer in Yeshua, in Jesus and was there interceding on behalf of his nation, Israel, on behalf of the Jewish nation.
By the way, he'd never been to Rome when he wrote those words. He wrote it to a church he had never been to and to a church that was comprised of a lot of Jews. He said, "I tell you the truth in Christ. I am not lying. My conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit."
He says, "Look, what I'm about to say, it's absolutely, the heart of God." "I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I, myself, were accursed from Christ for my brethren. My countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Lord, the service of God and the promises, of whom are the fathers, and from whom according to the flesh Christ came who is over all the eternally blessed God. Amen"
Paul says, "If it could have been possible that my death, or my separation from Christ could lead to the salvation of my nation? I would have chosen. But he understands that there's no way. I wish. I could wish but it's impossible. You cannot have someone "holier than you" interceding for you. Standing and going to take the test or going to trial instead of you. This is not a driving test where you can fool the authorities.
His Book: God has a book where every person who is born. Or may I say, not just born, conceived. You see, there is a misconception of what life is or when life begins. Let me tell you very, very, very simple. Biblically, life begins at conception. Biblically, there is no pro-life and pro-choice. The opposite of pro-life is pro-death. If choice is having anything to do with this, the Bible says, "Choose life."
So, biblically, God considers life from the moment of conception. How do I know that? Psalm 139 says, "For you formed my inward parts. You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Sounds like "Miss Universe". Then he says, "Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the lowest part of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed."
God's eyes can see the baby when he's yet unformed. "And in your book, they all were written. The days fashioned for me when as yet there were none of them." Before that baby was born, before he can say he lived out in the world, one day. All of the days were already written. You don't surprise God.
By the way, God hates the killing of the babies so much. That this is one of the major reasons he drove out all the nations in the land of Israel and told the Israelites, "Go and take them. Leave no one." Because of that! They used to take babies and sacrifice them to the Moleck. They used to put them in a cooking pot, put a fire underneath, play the drums. So, the drums will overtake the sound of the screaming baby. Thus, they will worship a god or a deity that sanctifies death and not life. God never wants you to kill someone to prove to him that you love him. He sacrificed his son to prove to you how much he loves you.
The Book of Remembrance. When we talked about the books, they have different names. In Exodus 17:14, "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua. That I will utterly blot out the remembrance of the Amalek from under heaven.'" In the book of Malachi, or if you're an Italian, Malachi. Chapter 3:16. "Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another and the Lord listened and heard them. So, a book of remembrance was written before him for those who feared the Lord and who meditated upon his name."
It's also called a Book of the Living, or the Book of Righteousness. Look, David himself, who wrote most of the Psalms or many of the Psalms. Psalm 69, in verse 28, when he talks about his enemies. He says, "Let them be blotted out of the Book of the Living and not be written with the righteous." This is a Book of the Living of anyone who is alive.
And there is a Book of the Righteous. Who is our Righteousness? Jesus. So, that is the Book of Life that is the Lamb's Book of Life. Do you know that every year, the Jewish people are fasting? It's Yom Kippur. We fast 25 hours because we're so afraid we might have missed a minute or two. So just to be safe, 25 hours, not 24.
The one thing that we wish one another is, "May your name be written in the book." In other words, your name may have been written. All the sins this year may have taken your name off the book. May your name be written, again, in the book. It's almost like, every year they want their name back, written in the book. They understand that in the "regular" Book of Living, sin brings death and sin can cause you to lose your name in that book.
Now, where is your name written today? I'm asking you that because everybody's name is written somewhere. The question is: Where? Location, location, location. Where is your name? In what book is your name written? And can your name even be erased?
Well, there is only one book! Your name is automatically written there. That's the books that we talked about. That everybody's name is there. Anyone who is being born, in this world, is recorded in that book. That's the book, once you die, that your name can be blotted out from. Only in one book can your name be erased. That book!
Because once you die, without Christ, your name is erased. You are no longer alive. But I want to tell you something, folks. The book that you want your name written in: Is the book where names are written, not with ink. But with blood and not your blood. But the blood of the perfect Lamb of God that shed his blood for you for remission of sin so you will have eternal life.
So, your name can never be blotted out from that book. You don't lose your salvation, one day. "I came to take your salvation away from you." No! What you need to ask yourself: Is not if I can lose my salvation? Am I saved? Because if you're saved, I don't believe you can lose it, one day.
Who is in the Book of Life? Let me tell you something. I don't want to offend anyone here but if you belong to a specific denomination? If you are a religious person? If you think that you can be born, born again? Kiss that thought good-bye. The only people on planet Earth, that their name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life: Know already that their name is in the Book of Life!
Philippians chapter 4:1-3, look at what Paul writes to the church in Philippi when he opens the 4th chapter. He says, "Therefore my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown. So, stand fast in the Lord, beloved." First of all, he says, "Stand fast in the Lord."
He's saying, "Christianity is not the absence of troubles. Christianity is the presence of Christ. You will have tribulations. You will have storms. Stand fast in the Lord.
Then he says, "I implore Euodias and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord." Like-minded people. Not divisive. Not intriguing and creating all sort of issues. I implore them to be like-minded. Standfast, be like-minded. I urge you also, true companion."
Do you know what it means? There are some false companions. There are some people that take a ride. Call themselves Christians. Give money, say "hallelujah", but they don't care neither about Christ nor about other believers. They don't have any part in God's effort. Or is God's kingdom to even share the good news.
"True companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel." Laboring in the gospel. Oh, I don't know how to evangelize. Really? It's not a big deal. Just tell them about Jesus. Tell them. Do you know Jesus? You will be surprised at how many people never heard. They never heard. They think Jesus is still on a cross. Half of the Philippines think that he's still a baby. People don't know! He's alive! And he saves! Tell them the truth!
"Labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers. Whose names are in the Book of life." He basically says, "All those, their names are already in the Book of Life. They already know that. Why? Because they are true Christians. They were born again. They were Spirit-filled. They are standing fast. They are like-minded. They are laboring for the Kingdom. They are true companions. 0Their name is in the Book of Life. They don't sit there. Hmm. Is my name there? No, they know.
In John 13, Jesus at the Last Supper talks to the disciples, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet? You also ought to wash one another's feet. You want to be in the Book of Life? Wash one another's feet.
For I have given you an example that you should do. [Say, "Do"] You should "do" as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master. Nor is he who was sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things..."
Knowledge is nice. Do you know when the blessing is coming? "Blessed are you if you do them." It's not enough to know. You need to do. Are you a Christian that is a "knower"? Or a Christian that is a "doer"? Good!
Who is in the Book of Life? Born again, Spirit-filled doers of his will. It's very simple. By the way, none of them is asking himself, "Do I have eternal life or not?" The Bible says that they know. One of the most tragic moments in the entire Bible is in the fifth chapter of the Book of Revelation. The first three chapters of Revelation,
John was given a picture of the church today. The different types of churches: Laodicea, Philadelphia, all of them. But then in the 4th chapter, the Bible says, "The angel called him, Come up! I will show you the things to come."
You are looking at the present, John. Let me show you the future. You're looking at the life of the believer on earth, John. Let me tell you what the rapture and the life of the believer are going to be in heaven, John.
Let me tell you. But in order to be there. You need to come up! Harpazo! Taken away! So, he was brought up to heaven. And he was there, standing. John, he's standing in heaven and he's looking.
The Bible says, "And I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne. A scroll, written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. This is the book with all of our names and then he says, "Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?'"
Those seals were the seals of the judgment of God. That we are so protected from, inside. But who? Who is going to open those seals? "And no one in heaven, or on earth. Or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look at it. John, in heaven, all the heavenly creatures, all the angels with their wings, all the elders, and all the creatures. He's looking.
Do you know what it is? Heaven! It cannot be anything wrong there! No one! No one could open that scroll. And John cried, "So, I wept much." He's crying. What do you mean who is going to do that? If the heavenly creatures cannot save you? Certainly not pastors, or priests, or some earthly creatures.
Jesus saves. A confession in a cell will not save you. A blessing of a priest cannot save you. Holy water sprinkled on you cannot save you. A mumbling and reciting of certain words cannot save you. Not even the heavenly creatures could open the scroll! No one could do that.
But! One of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold! The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals! And I looked and behold! In the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders stood..."
Now, look, what Jesus had to go through in order for our names to be in that scroll. He was called the Lion of the tribe of Judah but what is it that John saw? "And I saw a lamb as though it had been slain. Having 7 horns and 7 eyes, which are the 7 spirits of God." No wonder why the menorah has 7 lampstands. Then he says, "... Sent out into the earth.
Then he came and took the scroll out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne. Now when he had taken the scroll, the 4 living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints and they sang a new song, saying, 'You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals. For you were slain and have redeemed us to God by your blood. Out of every tribe, and every tongue, and people, and nation and have made us kings and priests to our God and we shall reign on the earth." Wow!
You see, when you are a believer and your name is there. It is so precious! It is so important! That only Christ, himself! Can ever open that scroll! Do you know if your name is written in the Book of life? And I will conclude with this because I really want you to understand that.
1 John chapter 5, "He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself. He who does not believe God has made him a liar. Because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of his Son and this is the testimony: That God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son, has life. He who does not have the Son of God, does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. That you may..." What? Know!
He says, "I'm telling you so you may know that you have eternal life. And that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." When you live your life as a witness, and believe in the Son of God: You know that you have eternal life!
So, I want to remind all of us this afternoon. Life in this world is like a vapor. It goes so fast. You may go out right now and, God forbid, the car will hit you. You don't know! Life in this world is so fragile but the fact that your name is in the regular Book of the Living doesn't mean anything!
You want your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life. And who is written there? The true believers, born-again, spirit-filled laborers in the kingdom who have the testimony of the Son of God in their life. That's who you are.
God loves them so much that only Jesus can open that scroll. Nobody else can and so, John who saw it, in the future, is writing that for us, today. So, we will appreciate that.
So, while our eyes are closed and our heads are bowed down. Take a few seconds to just think about your life today. Do you know that your name is in the Lamb's Book of Life? Do you know that you have eternal life? Do you know that there was a day that you have been born again? Do you know that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Because if you don't this is exactly why you're here today. God wanted you to know: That you must have your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life. If you want to know that you have eternal life and if you want to reign with him.
So, Father,we thank you for the gift of life for the amazing gift of eternal life that came to this world through the free gift of Jesus's death on the cross for all of us. You wrote in Isaiah, that he died for us. "All of us have gone astray." Each and every one of us turned to his own way.
You also said, Father, in the Book of Daniel that he died not for anything that he did, anything wrong that he did. He died for us.
Father, today I ask that everyone here, either surrender their lives to you today. Or live with the knowledge and the peace that they know that they have eternal life and that their names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life that only he is worthy to open.
We pray that in Jesus's name and all of God's people say, Amen.
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