Is Your Name Written In The Book Of Life?
Revelation 20:11-13 (KJV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 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 every man according to their works.
The book of life is the family register of the Almighty.
It is the register of the saved. Names are not written in it accidentally. Phil. 4:2-3. Nothing unclean will get into the book. Revelations 21:25-27.
It is the register of the redeemed of the Lord. Once a person’s name is not written there, it is finished; no begging and no bribing.
We will discuss the book of life and how we can retain or have our names in it.
The Book of Life
You cannot find this book in any store because it is the only copy of the owner.
No matter how people respect you, no matter the titles attached to your name, no matter the honorary awards you have collected, no matter the accolades you are presented, no matter how great you are, no matter how small you are; the most important place to have your name is the Book of Life. It is the most important book in the whole universe.
Daniel 12:1 – “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
Without your name in the book, you cannot go to heaven. The book will be opened before you as you walk up to the judge. One thing is that the judge will not make mistakes because He does not belong to any political party. He is a righteous judge.Psalm 7:11
Is Your Name In The Book of Life?
Names are written at new birth. The believers’ greatest source of joy is not in the long theological degree, church post, titles, etc, it is in your name being in the book of life.
Names could be erased from that book. Exodus 32:32-33, Psalm 69:28.
Judas’ name was originally in the book but was removed- Acts 1.
Ananias and Sapphira- Acts 5.
John 12:48 – “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him on the last day.”
God has three (3) witnesses (1 John 5:6-8). On Earth; the Spirit, the water and the blood. In Heaven the Father, Word and the Holy ghost bears record of all our dealings and can stand for or against us on the Last day.
1 John 5:6-8 (KJV)
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
How can our names be written in the Book of Life
- We need to repent from every known sin.
- We need to prepare ourselves as his coming is imminent, we must keep our lamps on and wait for the Bridegroom as the wise virgins in Mathew 25.
- We must consecrate our lives daily.
- Prepare ourselves by prayer and fasting, This helps us commune and build good relationship with God.
- Let our lives be the type that will make the host of heaven celebrate the arrival of a General when we get to heaven.
- Completely surrender and be led by the Holy Spirit .
- Witness to others, the bible says that he that winneth souls is wise in Proverbs 11:30.
- Holiness should be our watchword.
You will agree with me that just as we have our different insurance policies e.g life, health, car etc. It is more important for us to also have a Spiritual Life Assurance policy to prepare ourselves daily for his coming by asking the holyspirit to help us live in righteousness so we will not be caught unawares. This is the final exam we cannot afford to fail.
If you are not sure of your salvation, please say the prayer below to be guaranteed of your name written in the book of life.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, what a wonderful savior you are.
You suffered persecutions and death for the sake of saving my soul
I understand that you have paid the debt for my sins in full through your resurrection power.
Therefore, I declare my faith in you that you are Jesus Christ, the Son of God
I confess you as my Lord, and I accept you as my Personal Savior.
I repent of my sins. Henceforth, I will serve you with all my heart.
I will faithfully follow you throughout the days of my life. So help me God!
In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen.
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