Lamb Who Was Slain

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 All the inhabitants of the earth will fall down and worship him, everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who has been slain [as a willing sacrifice]. Revelation 13:8 (AMP)

Stuck in the middle of a discourse on the beasts that work for “The Antichrist” is this gem of a verse. It assures us that universal homage and worship of the beast will not happen, that a select few, a remnant of believers exist.

They are those whom God chose, His elect whose name was written since the foundation of the world in the Book of Life. This Book of Life is no ordinary book for it was purchased of the Lamb who has been slain, that is with the very Blood of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. 

Those who are not in the Book, well that has a different outcome. The Lamb’s Book of Life will be opened at the great white throne judgment, and those whose names are not found written ( those who rejected Christ, follow the beast etc.) they will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:12,15).

Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary

“The limitation of the devil’s power and success, and that both as to time and persons. He is limited in point of time; his reign is to continue forty-and-two months (v. 5), suitable to the other prophetical characters of the reign of antichrist. He is also limited as to the persons and people that he shall entirely subject his will and power; it will be only those whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life. Christ had a chosen remnant, redeemed by his blood, recorded in his book, sealed by his Spirit; and though the devil and antichrist might overcome their bodily strength, and take away their natural life, they could never conquer their souls, nor prevail with them to forsake their Saviour and revolt to his enemies.”

Is the Holy Spirit pricking your heart? Have you put off repenting of your sins and making Christ Jesus, the Lord and Savior of your Eternal Soul? We know not the day when He will return and the Book will be open.

 

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 31 March

    THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD

                       AND

     THE WORLD IN THE CHURCH

          The saints…that are of Caesar’s household – Philippians 4:22

         False brethren privily brought in – Galatians 2:4 (R.V.)

                  He that feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh – Exodus 9:20

As Christ hath his saints in Nero’s court so the devil his servants in the outer court of the visible church. – William Gurnall

Ishmael was an unbeliever in the house of faith. – Thomas Adams

Everyone that hangs about the court does not speak with the king.  – Thomas Watson

Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

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