Revelations 10:15 - And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Is your name in the Book of Life? The book that God has that contains the names of all those who have been Redeemed that will live with Him forever in heaven?
Whosoever name that is not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
This book of life was written before the foundation of the world.
God being the Sovereign God of the universe and having ALL knowledge of all things, knows who will accept and who will reject Him and He already knows those who out of a hardened heart, will be cast into the lake of fire.
It’s not that God determines the eternal resting place of our souls. No, it is our choice to reject Him and HIs Gospel is what rewards eternal damnation of the souls of man which is the part of us that lives forever either with God or apart from Him.
Yes, God knows our every thought even before we think them and He knows our every move for scripture declares in Psalm 139:2-You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar.
Do you have an assurance on this morning that your name is written in God’s book of life?
Verse #12-14 of this passage of scripture says that the “books were open.” One day the books will be opened and every single one of us will personally stand before the throne of God by ourselves. No, there will not be any family members or friends there to support us. Everyone will be rewarded according to the life they lived, be it good or evil.
Our eternal destination will be either with God or apart from Him in the lake of fire for those whose names are not in the book of life.
What is the lake of fire? Hell, the lake of fire and outer darkness are all terms used to describe the final destination of those who reject Christ. This is a state of complete separation from God, never ending and inescapable.
How can you be sure your name is written in the Book of Life? Be sure you’re saved. Repent of sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
People of God once our name is written in the Book of Life it is never erased for when we got saved, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit as an assurance of our inheritance as children of God. In other words, the Holy Spirit is given to us to confirm to us that we belong to God.
No child of God should doubt his or her eternal security in Christ Jesus.
If you have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ through Faith in God’s atoning work on your behalf at the cross and have been living your life in obedience to God’s command through the leading of His Holy Spirit, there is a reward of eternal security with God for you.
Eternal security and assurance for those who are truly saves is found in Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes [the world through believing that Jesus is the Son of God] will accordingly be dressed in white clothing; and I will never blot out his name from the Book of Life, and I will confess and openly acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels [saying that he is one of Mine] .
Is your name in the book? If you have to think about it you need to get busy with seeking a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus NOW!
It is with urgency that you seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near.
If your name is not in the lamb’s book of life at the end of your life, the lake of fire will be your eternal destination.
Where will you spend eternity? If not with God in eternity, you have many reasons to get ready now while you still yet have breath in your body.
IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK? You need to know the answer to this question because your eternal destination depends on your answer and response to it.