TITLE: Books in Heaven 1/18/2018
By Michelle Gretz
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Books in Heaven
Would you like to join me on an expedition of sorts? How do you feel about gleaning evidence? I find it can be such a thrill to extract additional knowledge from a few dry bones. In the archaeological site of the Bible, let’s dig up some old bones, shall we?
Where in the bible can we find evidence of our God being a writer? In Exodus, it is recorded God's finger wrote on tables of stone. Ezekiel saw in a vision a two-sided scroll written within and without. In the book of Daniel, a hand appeared writing words on a wall. In the New Testament, Jesus wrote on the ground. The bulk of the bones are found in The Revelation.
The Father while upon his throne passed a sealed, much-beloved book to his Son. Starting with chapter 6, we now have much of that book here on earth. John, like Ezekiel, was also given a scroll to digest. There is the Book of Life which is God's family tree. Then there are all those other books mentioned on the judgment day. They document all the sinful works of the condemned.
Here are some gleanings. Our God is indeed a writer. Since we have found some old bones of written matter, is it not possible there are more in his presence? Perhaps God or his angels are writing the biographies of his people. Is it not possible that God has kept a record of his people's victories? When we think of the new heaven and new earth surely there will be even more books detailing his purposes for what is to come. So then, where are all these books of God kept?
Hmm, could heaven have a library? Now we enter into the truly hypothetical realm. Paul mentioned the third heaven. Perhaps the library is in the 5th or 7th heaven. Just think Heaven might be something like a skyscraper of infinite dimensions; heaven upon heaven instead of a floor upon floor. My imagination zips around the bend like the start of a whirlwind lifting me up to timeless days spent reading books: books written by God.
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