• Luke 10:17-20
  • Revelation 3:5

The book of life

  • Mentioned 6 times in the New Testament.
  • Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8
  • Mentioned 5 times in the Old Testament.

Matthew 10:34-36

  • Jesus was in the people separating business.
  • The sword indicated war or conflict.
  • Luke 12:51-53
  • Jesus separated people physically during the ministry on earth, and He will ultimately separate people eternally.

Matthew 25:31-46

  • The final throne scene.
  • Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people (Matthew 25:34).
  • Hell is a prepared place for an unprepared people (Matthew 25:41).
  • The final separation accomplished by Jesus (Matthew 25:46).

Luke 13:22-30

  • Strive to enter the narrow door – indicates multiple paths/separation.
  • Door closes eventually – final separation.
  • Proximity does not equal intimacy! (Luke 13:26)

Luke 16:19-31

  • Lazarus had memory after death.
  • Torment begins immediately after death.

Revelation 19l 6:9-11

  • The final battle of good and evil on earth.

Revelation 20:11-15

  • The final throne scene.
  • The book of life – dead were judged.

Revelation 21:1-8; 22:1-5

  • The beauty and splendor of heaven


  • In order to visibly see yourself saved, you must be able to visibly see yourself as eternally lost!!!
  • There are no:
    • Weekend passes
    • No visits to see if I like it
    • No exit signs
    • No ability to change anything

My motivation

  • To be eternally removed from all evil.
  • To see/meet the great men and women of the Bible.
  • To again see the godliest people that ever walked this earth.
  • To meet the Lord and to spend eternity with Him (I John 3:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:17).

Most important question

  • Matthew 7:21-23
  • Revelation 3:5 – “Will erase his name from the book of life.”
  • Is my name written in the book?
  • Can you picture yourself listening for your name?