Revelation 20: Are You Found Written In The Book Of Life?
Verse of the Day: (V15) “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
1. Beheaded (V1-4)
V4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
At the end of the Great Tribulation period, the Almighty God shall bound and cast Satan, the Devil, the old serpent, into the bottomless pit. God shall then raise His precious saints, and let them victoriously reign with Him for 1,000 years. These are the precious and faithful saints who choose to be beheaded for the Lord Jesus Christ and His holy Word, than to worship Satan, the beast, and receive the mark 666 upon their foreheads or hands.
2. Blessed (V5-10)
V6 “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”
God shall raise the saints who die during the Great Tribulation period, and they shall be blessed and happy and holy because they shall never experience second death but shall reign with Christ for 1,000 years and join Him together with His heavenly armies to fight and defeat Satan and his earthly armies at the final and ultimate battle of Armageddon, and then live with Him as His priests forever. After the defeat, Satan is then cast once and for all into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and they shall all be tormented day and night forever, and shall never ever deceive men again!
3. Book (V11-15)
V11 “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.”
After the Great Tribulation period and the Millennial Kingdom, the Almighty God shall judge all the people - famous and unknown, rich and poor - with His books - the book of life and book of works - at the great white throne. Those whose names are written in the books of life and works shall be with Christ forever, while those whose names are not found written in the books shall be cast into fiery hell, and then into the lake of fire, the second death. Let us therefore repent of our sins, and believe and receive Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and Lord, and we shall never perish in fiery hell, but our names shall be in His books of life and works, and be with Him in glorious heaven forever!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I trust You, and am found written in Your book of life.