God has recorded every passion and motive of every personevery single thought, word and deed. The motives of the Christian are entered in a "book of remembrance," which is the Book of Life, and on the day of judgment, Christ is going to remember all who are in this book.
"Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord . . . heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord. . . . And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him" (Malachi 3:16-17).
If you love Jesus with all your heart and are cleansed by His blood, then your name is written in His book of remembrance. This message should not produce fear; in fact, it should bring great rejoicing to your heart as you see all that God has planned for those who love Him!
There are books but then there is The Book. The Bible says each life has its own book, a record of an entire lifetime on earth:
"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. . . . And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened . . . 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 according to their works" (Revelation 20:11-13).
The wicked and ungodly will be judged by everything written in those booksone by onebefore the Judge of all!
Scripture says every person will have a resurrection body at that time. The sinner will have a body "fitted to destruction" (Romans 9:22). But the godly will be given a new body, likened unto the Lord's! And when the judgment is over, the Lamb will rise up from His throne and lead His flock into eternal paradise.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon