Kid's Good News
3:5 "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments,
and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess
his name before My Father and before His angels.
said in above verse about the Book of Life.
Why this is called "Book of Life"?
To find out the reason we should go back to Genesis where we read
about the fall of Adam and Eve
God told them that, "the day you will eat the fruit of the
tree, you will surely die." And
when they ate the fruit of the tree, they died spiritually.
Death and separation came because of their sin.
But God did not left them without a solution. He gave the Law to Moses.
And according to the Law, all things are purified by the blood.
to the Law it was necessary to sacrifice the lamb at altar in order to get
the forgiveness of sin. Those
who got the forgiveness of sin or those who reconciled with God by the
blood of the Lamb, their names were written in the Book of Life.
That's why God called it "Book of Life". Those who got
life through the blood of the Lamb - Jesus Christ who gave His life for
us, their names will be written in the Book of Life.
Israelites sinned against God and when God got angry, Moses prayed this
prayer in Exodus
32:32, "Yet now, if You will forgive their sin; but if not, I pray,
blot me out of Your book which You have written.
And the LORD said to Moses in Exodus 32:33, "Whoever has
sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book."
And the same thing Jesus told in Revelation
3:5 that, "those who overcome shall be clothed in white garments, and
He will not blot out their names from the Book of Life."
your name is not yet written in the Book of Life then you need to accept
Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Because
no one can go before holy God with their sins but everybody need to get
forgiveness of their sins. Jesus
came for the very purpose and gave His life for us so that we may never
die but have our names in the Book of Life.
think that, "Once saved, always saved".
But it is not truth. If
you are saved, if your name is written in the Book of Life, and still you
are living in sin then it is possible that God will blot out your name
from the Book of Life. If
you are saved, you need to walk in His holiness and in His will.
You are not yours but you belongs to God.
The Bible says in James
1:12, "Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has
been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has
promised to those who love Him."
Jesus, Son of Maryam, heal me - 1
Fatima was born in a very wealthy Muslim Sayed family in Pakistan as
youngest and 5th child of that family.
She was in
the lineage of prophet Mohammed. Because
of strict orthodox Islamic rules and because of her disability she lived a
isolated life style. Even if
she wanted to leave her room, she could not without anybody's help.
As a six months old child she was infected by Typhoid and it
paralyzed her left side of the body completely.
when she was 14 years old, her father took her to England to seek the best
medical help though he disliked English men because he thought that they
worship three gods instead of one God.
He even did not allow her to study English because it was the
language of infidel and because of fear that somehow she may not drift
away from the Muslim faith and turn to Christianity.
A teacher named Razia used to come at home and teach her.
Her father took great deal of pain to teach her Arabic Quran.
It is obligated for every child who is raised in orthodox Muslim
family that he/she should recite Arabic Quran.
Muslims believe that Quran cannot be translated without losing its
meaning so they have to recite Arabic Quran compulsorily whether they are
understanding it or not. Father
also taught her that Islam is the greatest religion because many prophets
came but Mohammed was the last prophet who brought final message. And also
Mohammed destroyed all the idols and converted entire idol worshippers to
Islam. All these teachings
filled her heart with devotion toward Allah and her religious customs.
Not only that but she felt very proud thinking that, She is
descendent of Prophet Mohammed and not only that her father was religious
leader and wealthy landlord who had a large estate and big bungalow which
was surrounded by gardens. Her
father had a great place in society as many religious leaders used to come
and ask questions to her father which they did not know.
they reached England, they had little idea about the sorrow and despair
awaited for them. English
specialist came and examined her, after examining he declared, "There
is no medicine for this - only prayer".
It was heart breaking and painful because when she was three months
old, she was betrothed to her cousin who was waiting for the news of her
recovery back in Pakistan. If
she recovers from her illness then there was chance of getting married
otherwise a lonely future was awaiting for her.
a infant she lost her mother. Before
dying she told to Gulshan's father that, "he should not marry another
woman because of little Gulshan."
His father could have married four wives as according to the Quran
a person can marry up to four wives but he kept his promise all those
years and did not marry another woman.
He loved Gulshan very much and wanted to see her healed and well.
He was very concerned about her future.
After Doctor left the room, Gulshan asked, "Father, can't he
make me good?" Her voice
was trembling and eyes were filled with tears.
No, there is only one way left, we will knock the doors of heaven
and God will here our prayers, father told her.
We will go to Mecca and will return from there thanking God as he
will heal you.
smiled and Gulshan also tried to smile back as his father was encouraging
her saying, "surely we will find our hearts desire at Kaaba (A Muslim
shrine in Mecca) or at the healing spring of Zamzam water.
His father's voice was reflecting a new hope as he spoke.
To be continued...
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