As I read through Scripture, my old training peeks its head through causing me to wonder for just a split second how I could possibly go to heaven, but just for a split second.
“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be the Lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
I’d like to say that in some ways that describes me at different times before I came to Christ however, in all honestly, I must say that is someway that describes me at different times since I’ve come to Christ.
Growing up believing that it is by my deeds that I will gain or lose heaven I feared at times I was more closely described by the characteristics of the doomed rather than the saved.
Whether I feel more like the doomed or saved is not what determines my eternal destination – hallelujah!!!
Truth be told, “But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Revelation 21:27
Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? It is not been put there by you, by what you have done or not done. If your name is in the Book of Life it is written in the Handwriting of God.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.
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Thanks Diane! I relate….The song “A new name written down in glory, and it’s mine”…..I learned this song soon after I trusted Christ as my Savior….When I sang those words they stayed in my head and they still are in my head: God’s Word says:My name is in His Book “The Book of Life” in Rev 20:15 and Phil 4:3……I so appreciate your heart!