Blotting Out Of Sins
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. Rev. 3:5.
the books of record are opened in the judgment, the lives of all who have
believed on Jesus come in review before God. Beginning with those who first
lived upon the earth, our Advocate presents the cases of each successive generation,
and closes with the living. Every name is mentioned, every case closely investigated.
Names are accepted, names rejected. When any have sins remaining upon the
books of record, unrepented of and unforgiven, their names will be blotted
out of the book of life, and the record of their good deeds will be erased
from the book of God’s remembrance. . . .
All who have truly repented of sin, and by faith claimed the blood of Christ
as their atoning sacrifice, have had pardon entered against their names in
the books of heaven; as they have become partakers of the righteousness of
Christ, and their characters are found to be in harmony with the law of God,
their sins will be blotted out, and they themselves will be accounted worthy
of eternal life. . . .
The divine Intercessor presents the plea that all who have overcome through
faith in His blood be forgiven their transgressions, that they be restored
to their Eden home, and crowned as joint heirs with Himself to the “first
dominion.” . . .
While Jesus is pleading for the subjects of His grace, Satan accuses them
before God as transgressors. . . .
Jesus does not excuse their sins, but shows their penitence and faith, and,
claiming for them forgiveness, He lifts His wounded hands before the Father
and the holy angels, saying, “I know them by name.” . . . Their
names stand enrolled in the book of life, and concerning them it is written,
“They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” Rev.
Christians may daily cultivate faith by contemplating the One who has undertaken
their cause, their “merciful and faithful high priest.”
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 77, 78.