There shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 21:27).
The Apostle John writes that only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter the city of New Jerusalem.
When I was younger, my sister had a diary. It came full of blank pages and a gold-colored lock on the cover. A tiny key kept the contents of her diary safe from the prying eyes of an older brother (who didn’t care) and younger sister (who couldn’t read).
Diaries are meant for chronicling things precious or important to the writer: special events, boys who smile at you, hopes and dreams, secrets. The book belongs to the owner, only she writes in it, only she has access to it.
The Bible speaks of a book in Heaven which belongs to Jesus, the Lamb of God. Like a diary, only He writes in it and only He has access to it. Within His book are written the names of the redeemed, those chosen for Him by the Father from before the foundation of the world. It contains the identity of His bride.
Are the names of Christ’s beloved ones a secret? No. Does He flit from lover to lover? No. To His beloved ones He makes a solemn promise: He will never blot their names from His book, but He will confess them before My Father and before His angels (Revelation 3:5).
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