Perhaps today’s school systems have abandoned permanent records but this morning I was remembering the phrase that was heard from time to time in my school days, not in regards to me, of course 🙂 : ‘this is going on your permanent record‘!
It is a sobering thought. You see even if our schools or our society abandon permanent records, GOD does not. Every thought that does not measure up to His perfection, every action that is not pure in motive and perfectly executed goes on our permanent record as SIN.
Daniel 7:9-10 King James Version (KJV)
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
via Dan 7: 9-10 KJV – I beheld till the thrones were cast – Bible Gateway.
Psalm 53: King James Version (KJV)
2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
via Psalm 53:2-4 KJV – God looked down from heaven upon the – Bible Gateway.
Matthew 5:48 King James Version (KJV)
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
via Matthew 5:48 KJV – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your – Bible Gateway.
See what I mean? GOD keeps a permanent record and if you and I are not PERFECT we will bear the fiery stream for our imperfection – our sin.
I don’t know about you but that is HORRIBLY BAD NEWS if you ask me! The absolute worst of all bad news!
A permanently flawed, permanently bad, permanently imperfect record that cannot be expunged by any effort I make! So tell me does it get any worse than that?
But hold on! There is GOOD news! Glorious! The BEST in the Universe GOOD News!!
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. via Romans 6:22-23 KJV – But now being made free from sin, and – Bible Gateway.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. via 2 Corinthians 5:16-18 KJV – Wherefore henceforth know we no man – Bible Gateway.
1 John 4: King James Version (KJV)
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
via 1 John 4:9-11 KJV – In this was manifested the love of God – Bible Gateway.
So has your permanent record been expunged from your name and placed over into JESUS? Have you been adjudicated to have received His permanent righteous record?
Yes? Then rejoice and be exceedingly glad today!!
No? Then in truth, you have NOTHING to be glad about. REPENT and BELIEVE the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST and LIVE!
Who’s permanent record do you want to stand on in the Day of Accounting? HIS or yours? That’s a No Brain-er if you ask me.
ABBA, I had only an inkling when You introduced permanent record in my thinking this morning. My words will never be enough to say thank You to You so, HOLY SPIRIT, I invite You to move me to acts of gratitude. And I pray that for each who comes here to read and pray. Another precious, hurting, gravely ill child was brought to me last night via email for prayer. We are privileged to bring him to You this morning, collectively, asking that You heal him and restore him to his family. And others, all that comes to mind in all of us we ask that You heal our sick and afflicted and that You save and rescue our lost and wayward. Thank You for saving and rescuing us; for expunging our records and replacing them with Your very Own, LORD JESUS. It is more than we can comprehend but we accept. Thank You. We look forward to worshiping and thanking You Face to face. Amen.
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
via Mark 1:14-16 KJV – Now after that John was put in prison, – Bible Gateway.
Mark 16: Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].
16 He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned.
via Mark 16:15-17 AMP – And He said to them, Go into all the – Bible Gateway.
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,