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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Judgment and Rewards, #34
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Revelation 3:5)
Part of having our name established firmly in the Book of Life is the open confession of our name in the Presence of God the Father and in the Presence of His holy angels.
To have one's name confessed before the Father and His angels (3:5).
The victorious saint is not ashamed of the Lord Jesus but confesses Him in the world by his behavior and his speech. Jesus is his Savior, present Lord, and soon-coming King.
The conqueror walks with Jesus. Jesus is central in his life, in his speech, in his thoughts. He looks, acts, and talks like a Christian, like a man or woman of God. The saint is a constant reminder to the people of the world that Divine judgment truly is coming and that God has commanded us to place our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ; for He will judge all men (Acts 17:31).
Heaven is proud of such a saint. Jesus, with the greatest pride and joy, calls out his name before the Father and before the holy angels. God, and the angels who obey God, are conscious of each overcomer. He is guarded carefully and his prayers are heard.
The lukewarm believer is ashamed of the Lord Jesus. When he is in the midst of the people of the world and of other lukewarm believers he is anxious to gain their acceptance and approval. If it becomes necessary or desirable he will conceal his relationship to the Lord. The opinion of people is important to him—more important than the opinion of God.
Heaven is ashamed of such a "believer." Jesus is the pride and joy of the Father, the holy angels, and the saints in Heaven. That anyone ever would be ashamed of Jesus is unthinkable to the inhabitants of Heaven. Why be ashamed of the glorious Lord and Savior of mankind?
Jesus will not call out, in the Presence of the Father and the holy angels, the name of the lukewarm believer. He is ashamed of Jesus and Jesus is ashamed of him. Also, Jesus will be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father to set up His Kingdom on the earth.
God gives His mighty, holy angels charge over each Christian who bears the testimony of His beloved Son. Jesus Himself guards the saint who is representing Christ in the midst of the darkness of this evil world.
To be kept from the hour of temptation (3:10).
Because thou hast kept [guarded] the word of my patience, I also will keep [guard] thee from the hour of temptation, that will come on all the world, to try them that dwell on the earth. (Revelation 3:10)
The latter-rain revival already has commenced in the earth. It will not reach its climax until every man, woman, boy, and girl on the earth has seen the power of God and has heard the Kingdom Word of repentance to life in Jesus' name.
After the testimony has been given, Antichrist, through deception, will be able to overcome the testimony. God will allow this to happen in order to purify the Wife of the Lamb.
To be continued.