Chapter III

When Was Your Name Written
in God’s Book of Life?

If God has “all of the days” of your life from before time began to your future written on your page in His ‘”Book of Life,” just how much do you think He knows about you? Please remember that God does NOT show favoritism: “For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another].” [Deut 10:17; 2 Chron 19:7.] Romans 2:11 AMP What He knows about someone, He knows about everyone!:

He predestined ALL naturally conceived humans to be His physical offspring through God the Holy Spirit’s presence at each human copulation resulting in a zygote being formed with a God given “spirit” down through the successive ages. God has a “template” for this process. This reveals God’s spiritual omnipresence – His ability to be anywhere/everywhere at once during the successive ages of history to bring His foreknown and predestined plans of man’s generations to fruition:

Acts 17:28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His {physical} offspring. AMP

Genesis 4:1 AND ADAM {husband/man} knew Eve as his wife {/woman}, and she became pregnant and bore Cain {their offspring}; and she said, I have gotten and gained a man with the help of the Lord. AMP

Isaiah 41:4 Who has prepared and done this, calling forth and guiding the destinies of the generations [of the {peoples of the} nations] from the beginning {of man/Eve the mother of all of the living – Genesis 3:20}? I, the Lord — the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God] — I am He. AMP

God foreknew you personally and by name:
Exodus 33:17 And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name. {God does NOT show favoritism! If God knew Moses personally and by name, He also foreknows you personally and by your name.} [Rev 2:17.] AMP

He knew you well enough to know the number of hairs on your head along with your sex and your other features and traits, and He has them written down on your page in His Book of Life:

Luke 12:7 But [even] the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be struck with fear or seized with alarm; you are of greater worth than many [flocks] of sparrows. AMP {Jesus’ revelation reveals your intricacy and intimacy – your worth – to God. He foreknew AND currently knows all about you/me, your features and characteristics – everything!}

He predestined for you to be “Born Again” as one of His “adopted spiritual children:”

Ephesians 1:4-5 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy ({Born Again} consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. 5 For He foreordained us ({pre}destined us, {pre}planned in love for us) to be adopted (and revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] — {This ONLY happens when one is truly “Born Again” which means God predestined you to be “saved” in order for you to be His adopted child in His Book of Life.}. AMP

Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name {Jesus Christ} under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. AMP
John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the {adopted} children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name {happens when one is “Born Again”} — [Isa 56:5.] 13 Who owe their {new spiritual} birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are {spiritually re}born of God!] AMP

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] {Born Again} in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation {spiritually} (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and spiritual condition} has come! AMP

He had written in His Book of Life a foreknown and predestined ministry for you:
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb {and BEFORE your conception} I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you {setting you apart for the ministry of}; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. [Ex 33:12; Isa 49:1, 5; Rom 8:29.] {God also has a foreknown preplanned ministry for you!} AMP

He foreknew that you would have trials and tribulations:
Psalms 56:8 You number and record my wanderings {of my trials and tribulations in Your Book of Remembrance – Malachi 3:16 then}; put my tears into Your bottle — are they not {foreknown} in Your book {of Life}? AMP

And He foreknew the length of all of the days of your life and when and where they would be in time and place in history for judgment:

Job 14:5 Since a man’s days are already determined, and the number of his months is wholly in Your control, and he cannot pass the bounds of his allotted time {God foreknows the day you was to be born and the day you will die.} — AMP

Hebrews 9:27 And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment, AMP
All of these things are able to take place for you because God has the ability to make events for human life happen at His designated time and place in history – His omnipotence – His power over His creation:

Acts 17:26 And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes), AMP

The genealogy of Jesus found in the Books of Matthew and Luke reveal to us God’s ability to arrange the ancestors of Jesus from Abraham through Mary for His birth some 2000+ years ago. I also believe God had foreknown and predestined plans starting with Adam and Eve who is the “Mother of all the living” {Genesis 3:20} to Abraham as supported by other studies. If God had foreknown and predestined plans for Jesus Christ, He has SIMILAR foreknown and predestined plans for us from Eve to the natural sexual union of our parents that produced us!

Please remember that not only did God have foreknown and predestined plans for you, but I believe He had foreknown and predestined plans for ALL parts of His creation in the universe which are written in His Book of Life!

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