What Is Written On Your Record?
The Record Of The Sinner
Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
Isaiah 30:9-13 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
The record of Judah's failures, their sin and rebellion, and their coming judgment - written forever in God's sight, and in His Word.
Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
Jeremiah 17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
Their sin was not only written in the Word of God, but was written in their hearts!
Deuteronomy 31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 31:20-21 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
The Record In Heaven
But God is not only keeping the records of the nation of Israel, He is also keeping the records of all that have ever lived upon this earth.
Revelation 20:11-15 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. 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. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
While man may seem to get away with much, and his sins are hidden from the eyes of others - they are known to God, and will one day be known to the whole world at the Great White Throne Judgment - the judgment of all those who have rejected the Saviour.
The Record Of The Saviour
Thank the Lord God that He is keeping records of something so much better than that of our sins: there is also the record of the Saviour!
Job 19:23-24 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
Not only will the Bible reveal to us that we are sinners that have sinned against a Holy, righteous God - it tells us of the Saviour who came to die for those same sins! If we will repent of those sins and turn to the Saviour, trusting in His finished work on the cross of Calvary, believing that He took the punishment for our sins and shed His sinless blood to wash those sins away, He will forgive us of them, and blot them out forever.
The Record Blotted Out
Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
The word for "blotted" in the above verses means to "erase; rub out, utterly wipe away."
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
This word for "blot" in the New Testament means to "smear out; obliterate."
If God obliterates the record of our sins, we will never have to face them again or face the judgment that those sins deserve.
The Record Written In Our Hearts
Jeremiah 31:33-34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Quoted in reference to the New Testament Christian in Hebrews 8:10-12 and 10:16-17)
2 Corinthians 3:2-3 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
Not only does God write His law in the believer's heart, the Holy Spirit also writes about Christ and His salvation there for others to see - true believers are the epistles of Christ to a lost a dying world! How is the world reading you?
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The Love Of God
(Words: Frederick M. Lehman)
The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saintsí and angelsí song.
When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
Godís love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adamís raceó
The saintsí and angelsí song.
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
What Is Written On Your Record?
What is written on your record? Are your sins written forever in God's books - ready to be revealed at the Great White Throne Judgment, or is the record of them blotted out forever by the blood of Christ? Are God's law and His love written in your heart? If you have repented of your sins and have received the Saviour (the Lord Jesus Christ), trusting in Him alone for salvation, He has blotted out all your sins and written His law and love on your heart.
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