Is our destiny written in the books of heaven? What are the books of heaven anyway? This study will explain how the books of heaven have a role in our destiny.
You can also catch up with the first study called My Life, His Plans.
Let’s open with this verse that illustrates what goes on in the spirit realm.
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. KJV
Jesus prayed for Peter. He represented him in the courts of heaven in defense against the accuser of the brethren.
The Enemy’s Plan
Satan is our adversary, the accuser is threatened by believers who are moving in the will of God. He wants to stop you so he looks for ways to distract, discourage, and defeat you. In particular, he looks for accusations, or sin, to hold against you, and when he finds sin in your life, he demands a trial so he can defeat you in heaven’s court.
Satan knows that when you have an active walk of faith, when you say “yes” to the Holy Spirit’s leading, that you are a threat to his plan to defeat God’s kingdom.
While you and I may not be aware of the reality of the spiritual realm and all it contains, satan is fully aware. He knows how the courts of heaven works. He knows that if he can demand you to trial in heaven, then he can possibly win. He does not want believers to know what he knows. He doesn’t want you to be aware of his tactics that cause you discouragement or to be aware of your busyness that you are avoiding time with God.
He doesn’t want you to be aware of the sneaky things he introduces into your life. Things like listening to or spreading gossip, judging your sisters in the Lord; being unkind or saying hurtful words to others. He has many tricks up his sleeve to distract and pull you away from God.
His plan is to make you ineffective for God and it is these things he will use against you in heavens’ courtroom. He is after all, the accuser of the brethren. He’ll do everything he can to ensure you don’t live out heaven’s destiny for you which he does through accusations.
Jesus prayed for Peter. Let’s look at the verses again. Luke 22:31-32 “when thou art converted”. Jesus knew Peter’s destiny, that he would build a church. It was Peter’s destiny that satan wanted to destroy. Jesus prayed for Peter and as High Priest, He is praying for you too, defending you in the courts of heaven.
How to Win in the Courts of Heaven
How do we win in Heaven’s Court? We win through removing all accusations against us and that is done through daily repentance of sin.
We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. None of us are sin-free but through repentance, we are forgiven.
Do you need to forgive yourself? Then do so. Accept God’s forgiveness for whatever you’re struggling with and forgive yourself. It’s vital that you forgive yourself so you can do the will of God, making yourself available for Him to move through your prayers.
So remove the accusation(s) from the equation through repentance and obtain the victory of the verdict “case closed for lack of evidence.”
Fulfill Your Destiny
Live out your destiny. What has God called you to do for Him? Are you raising a family? Then do it well. Are you in the workforce? Then serve your employer well. Let the Holy Spirit direct you in your job. Are you ministering to children, youth, women, men, or seniors? Do it well. Be sensitive to His leading. Prayerfully plan your next steps, what you will teach, what you will say. Be an encourager and build people up. Be firm but loving as you point others to the truth in God’s Word.
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do all to the glory of God. Colossians 3:17
Remove the accusations against you to move forward in line with your pre-determined destiny.
The Various Books of Heaven
Let’s look at a few more verses to help figure this out. Before we do that, I want to say that the Bible is full of references to the word “book” or “books”. Are you aware of that? Some verses are in reference to the many exploits of the kings such as
1 Kings 14:29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
1 Kings 15:31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Some verses refer to the law and how we are to respond to it.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
While this verse speaks of the Law as a witness.
Deut 31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
The Books of Heaven Concerning Us
The books I’m interested in are these ones.
Psalm 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
Psalm 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. (based on Psalm 40:7)
Daniel 9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life.
Exodus 32:33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
Books of the Law, books of chronicles for the kings, book of life and a book with your name on it that tells of the number of years you will live, the design of your body, your wanderings or journey through life. It’s a book about you that has even been referenced as a book of remembrance. Would that be your heavenly memoirs?
We started this study with mention of satan demanding access to Peter. Jesus stood in the gap for him praying for his faith not to fail. And when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Wow! “When” not “if” but when you repent and have no further accusations the enemy can use against you, go strengthen the other believers. Peter’s destiny was written in heaven. He has a book with his name on it just as you do. Jesus is praying for you too, standing in the gap for your faith to be strong, for you to repent, so satan can no longer accuse you in the courts of heaven.
That’s a Wrap
If it has been a while since you have repented with a contrite and broken heart, then, dear sister, do you think you should do that today? As soon as you repent, heaven’s Judge gives the verdict of Not Guilty, Case Dismissed and satan is defeated.
And when that is declared, continue to move in the ministry God has called you. Like Peter, strengthen the brethren.
Do all that you can to fulfill your destiny and the biggest thing is to keep the ‘case closed’ with no accusations from the enemy.
I would love to hear from you, what your thoughts are on your destiny being written in the books of heaven, especially your book. Please leave a comment below.
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