Do you love a good book? You can learn a lot from a good book. The mention of the word book gives the idea of knowledge or information. Some people have even used the word “book” to refer to judgment. TV police shows use the term “Thow the book at them!” It meant holding the criminal to all of the rules and regulations. God has a book he calls the book of life. In it is everyone’s name that has come to a relationship with Jesus.
“All those who live on the earth will worship it, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.”
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The “it” referred to here is the Anti-Christ. The Anti-Christ is Satan’s leader during the tribulation. In Revelation 13 John talks about a beast who blaspheme God and make war on the saints. He will perform miraculous signs that will amaze everyone. Those who are on the earth during the tribulation will worship the Anti-Christ and will rage against God during the judgments. Their names will not be written in the book of life.
Book of Life
The book of life is a figure of speech for the list of those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. The only names which can be in the book are those who believe that Jesus came to earth to die on a cross for our salvation. He was beaten and killed for our sins. When our name is written in that book, nothing can take it out.
Are You in the Book?
It is never too late to get your name in the book of life. Paul said that if you believe with your heart and profess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord you will be saved from eternal judgment. When you stand before Jesus on the day of judgment, they will check the book to see if your name is written in there, if it is not then you will be cast into hell, if it is you will enter into eternity with Jesus. Is your name in the book?