The Book of Life
The book, mentioned in Exodus 32:32-33, is “the Book of Life.” The phrase “Book of Life” appears eight times in the New King James Version of the Bible, and seven of those are in the book of Revelation. This book is the heavenly registry that contains the names of the saints (Daniel 7:10; 12:1; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; 20:12, 15; 21:27; 22:19).
The Lord will judge people based on the accounts of their lives that were recorded in this book. Only the names of the overcomers will remain in the book. Many never had their names recorded there. For the book contains only the names of those who at some time in their lives confessed faith in Christ (Luke 10:20).
The Names of the Unfaithful Will Be Blotted Out
Moses said to the Lord, “Yet now, if You will forgive their sin—but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written. And the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book” (Exodus 32:32-33). Those who fall away or reverse their initial stand away from God, who because of their unwillingness to forsake sin (Genesis 6:3; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29; 1 Thessalonians. 5:19), will have their names blotted out of the Book of Life.
“But 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). For “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels” (Revelation 3:5).
How to Keep Our Names in the Book of Life?
First, we need to forsake our sins (Luke 13:3). Second, we need to “Believe in the Lord Jesus” as our personal Savior from sin (Acts 16:31). Third, we need to receive His free gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). God loved humans unto death (John 3:16). “Greater love has no one than this…” (John 15:13). Fourth, we need to live as Jesus lived (Colossians 2:6) in obedience to His Law (Exodus 20:3-17) through His enabling power and grace (Ephesians 4:7).
The Lord supplies all the strength necessary for the believers to overcome sin. For “all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). When the believer submits to God, the Lord becomes responsible for the victory of the believer. For He gives the power to resist every temptation and grants grace for complete triumph over our weaknesses (Romans 8:37).
In His service,