There is a hymn that I love that goes like this, "There's a new name written down in glory and it's mine oh yes it is mine." But actually our name has always been written in the book of life, but the moment we got saved it was sealed in there for good and can never be blotted out because we have been given eternal life and eternal means forever. What a great and marvelous thing to have your name written down in the Lamb's book of life , the forever and ever. Revelation 3:5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. In Revelation chapter 21 which is talking about heaven, it says in Revelation 21:27(KJV): And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Jesus even tells us to rejoice because our names are written in heaven. Luke 10:19(KJV): Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.20: Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.Since the bible teaches that every single person at one time had their name written in the book of life, that proves that God wants everyone to be saved, and that Jesus did die for every person.The bible even says in 2 Peter 3:9(KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Many people have gotten saved right before they die. For example the thief on the cross who looked to Jesus for salvation right before he died. Luke 23:42(KJV): And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. I know someone who got saved just a few days before dying from cancer.God is patient and longsuffering, but there comes a time when it is too late to get saved. We know for a certainty that if someone dies without Christ it is definitely too late, but also it is too late for some people even before they die. When the time comes that it is too late for someone to get saved, that is when their name is blotted out of the book of life.There are people who have crossed a line and their name is blotted out of the book of life and they can never be saved. For example if a person has heard the gospel many, many times and has been under conviction of the Holy Ghost of their need to accept Christ and believe on him and yet keep rejecting him and saying no and have hardened their heart, the bible says that God's spirit shall not always strive with man, Genesis 6:3(KJV): And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.. . That is why it says in Hebrews 6:4(KJV): For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5: And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come 6: If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. This passage is not talking about people losing their salvation because the bible is very clear that we cannot ever lose our salvation, but this is talking about people who were so close to getting saved that they actually tasted of the word of God, but then rejected the Lord for the last and final time and then God has hardened their heart and they can never be saved, it says it is impossible.Also, John chapter 12 talks about God hardening some people's hearts. John 12:37(KJV): But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38: That the saying of Esais the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?39: Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,40: He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.This is again an instance where people saw the miracles that Jesus did and still did not believe in him, so God hardened their hearts and now it is impossible for them to believe.
John 3:16(KJV): For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. So this makes it plain that whoever believes in him will be saved, but once people cross a line and have hardened their heart they CANNOT believe, so therefore they cannot be saved and it is too late for them. Their name is blotted out of the book of life even before their their physical death.One of the signs that a person has hardened their heart against God so that they can never be saved are sodomites (homosexuals). The bible says in Romans chapter one that God gave up on them and has rejected them, and so their name is definitely blotted out of the book of life.Romans 1:26(KJV): For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:27: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Another reason for someone having their name blotted out of the book of life is someone who tampers with God's Word, like taking parts out or adding things to it.Revelation 22:18(KJV): For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.God's word is perfect and complete the way he wrote it, and God doesn't take it lightly when people change it. God only wrote one book, and so corrupting God's Word is a very serious thing, and whoever does so will not ever have a chance to get saved as it says in Rev. 22:19(KJV): God shall take away his part out of the book of life. Most all the corrupt bible versions completely take out entire verses and then totally change other verses. So people who do the corrupting and perverting of God's Word can never be saved; they have lost their chance; it's too late.Another reason for a person to have their name blotted out of the book of life is someone who perverts the gospel. In Galations chapter one it says the following:Galations 1:6(KJV): I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:7: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.8: But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.9: As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.If they are accursed that means they are condemned and damned to hell forever because they have perverted the gospel.Ways the gospel can be perverted include the following:1. Adding repenting of your sins to the gospel.2. Adding works to the gospel. Some people will say you have to believe in Christ and do this or do that, live a good life, etc. The gospel is only by free grace by the shed blood of Christ, plus nothing or minus nothing. It's faith alone period.3. Saying you can lose your salvation (which is in essence saying that God is a liar since he said he would give us eternal life and eternal means forever.Another reason that someone may have their name blotted out of the book of life is for blaspheming the Holy Ghost.Mark 3:29(KJV): But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Luke 12:10(KJV): And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgivien.Mark 3:28(KJV): Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:29: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.30: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.So blaspheming the Holy Ghost is when people see the great works of the Lord through the Holy Spirit and then call it an unclear spirit. In another place in the bible when Jesus was doing miracles and casting out devils from people, the Pharisees accused him of being the prince of the devils, which is also blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.Matthew 9:33: And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.34: But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.Matthew 12:24KJV): But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.Notice how it says all sins and blasphemies that people blaspheme shall be forgiven; it is only the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost that shall not be forgiven. So if someone blasphemes the Holy Ghost, God says he is done, his name is blotted out of the book of life right then and there.
Once someone believes on Christ for salvation, their name will be in the Lamb's Book of Life forever and can never be blotted out because salvation is eternal. That is why Jesus said to rejoice that your name is written down in heaven. Luke 10:20: Notwithingstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.Revelation 3:5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Praise the Lord, my name is written in the Lamb's book of life and can never be crossed out.
So what should we do to reach people with the gospel. We should give the gospel to as many people as we can while there is still hope for them to get saved, either before they harden their heart against God and the gospel or before they die and go out into eternity unprepared and lost forever.
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