The one who conquers will be dressed like them in white clothing, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will declare his name before my Father and before his angels.
Revelation 3:5 NET
The letters to the seven churches and the rest of the Book of Revelation usually gets little more than a “reading to get through” the Bible.
Pastors don’t usually preach from it and Christians don’t try to understand it. But here, in this verse, is something everyone should understand…
Names can be erased from the book of life.
Some people believe that once you say a little prayer, you are good to go…go to Heaven. They believe this regardless of how they live.
But Jesus speaks here of conquering and being dressed in white clothing or righteousness.
There is something more here. You need to live victoriously! This is not casual living for the Lord! Armies are not victorious without a fight.
Your eternal life is too important to play games!
You conquer when you know God’s plan for battle. His plan is the Bible.
It can not be said more plainly…
You need to live obediently to the Word of God. This mean you need to read it and know it. Inside you will find how to live for God.
Don’t depend on some preacher. Don’t depend on your parents or some weekend you had at a camp. Don’t rely on yours or other’s opinions.
You can know God’s Word. He has made it so available to you today!
Lord, You are more important to me than anything else. Let that be so apparent in the way I live out my faith on this Earth.