Is Your Name in the Book of Life?

To the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the Judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect. Hebrews 12:23

To get tickets to the NCAA Final Four games an individual must register and hope to get tickets. The organization has a random drawing to select those who will be able to purchase tickets. Fortunately, I was selected as one of those who could purchase tickets. Since I am a big college basketball fan, I am looking forward to attending the Final Four games with my sons and sons-in-law.

I had to make sure my name was on the list to even have a possibility of getting tickets to the NCAA Final Four. To get my name in the “Book of Life” I only had to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Unlike the NCAA tickets, we do not have to hope to be selected. God promises eternal life to those who have repented of their sins and accepted the free gift of forgiveness made possible by the death of Christ on the cross.

Challenge: Is your name written in heaven? Luke 10:20 records that Jesus told His disciples to rejoice because their names were “written in heaven.” Paul refers to those “whose names are in the Book of Life” in Philippians 4:3. The book of Revelations contains several references to the “Book of Life.” You can be sure your name is on the list in heaven by simply praying: “Lord I admit I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross for my sins. I confess Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life.”

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