The book of life is the heavenly record (God’s Book). Jesus Himself determines whether the names that are recorded in the book of life remain in that record and are supported by His confession that they belong to Him at the day of judgment.
Those who have received Christ as their Saviour have their names in God’s book and can rejoice.
Like 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirit is subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because you names are written in heaven.
His book has the names of those who are destined because of God’s grace and they’re destined because of God’s grace and their faithfulness to participate in God’s heavenly kingdom.
When I was struggling years ago, I was still going to church and struggling. I had a wall up so high not even God could reach me. I fought and fought and prayed and cried for God to help me. I was tired of living with the pain and punishment I felt all the time. There were time I thought even God can’t forgive me. Being the stubborn woman I was, I kept crying out to go. It was a hard fight but finally God began to listen to my prays and one day. I just knew he forgave me completely. The experience I had was mind blowing.
Don’t ever think you’ve done go much wrong that God won’t forgive you. He will sometimes take extra work on your side. But when it happens it will be intense. You can get in the book of life no matter what if you start living right.
Isaiah 62:2 reads thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name.
A prophet I listen to all the time, was talking about a vision or dream someone had was in heaven and looked in the Book of Life but she could not find her name, then she suddenly has a revelation and she knew why, because God had given her a new name.
Revelation 3:12 reads I will write upon him my new name. Only the Redeemed of the Lord will enter in.
The Booj of life will be used along with the books of judgment and the final judgment to separate the righteous and the wicked.
Revelation 20:12 reads And I saw the dead, small, and great, stand before God; and the books were opened which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
I was listening to a study on Revelation and the pastor was teaching on purposes. We all have a purpose in their lives, if we don’t live out our purpose. We will not get into the book of life without living our purpose.