The Lamb's Book of Life - Rev 21:27

 Brother Ed Miller, "God's Dawn For Every Darkness", p. 25-6.


"What is meant by 'the Lamb's Book of Life' (Revelation 21:27]? God has kept records on every individual who has ever lived, and by those records - based on the light of revelation they have received - they will all be justly judged. It was in the context of the record books that we read, 'Another book was opened, which was the book of life'. In Revelation, that book is called 'the Lamb's Book of Life'.

"Since the other books are record books, is it not possible that this, too, is a record book? The Lamb's book of life is the record of the Lamb's life! Oh, what a sterling record that must be! It contains the perfect record of the impeccable Savior for thirty-three and one half years He lived on the Earth and did always those things that pleased the Father. He never once sinned, in thought, word, deed, or the profound intentions of the heart. Satan found nothing in Him that could incline Him to sin. The Lamb's Book of Life is the perfect record of the Lord Jesus As He lived on the Earth.

"What must it mean to have my name written in that book? It must be that His perfect record is imputed to me. Under my name are listed HIS perfections. What a glorious thought to contemplate! Jesus became sin for me, and I have become the righteousness of God in Him. We traded record books! He took mine to the cross and grave; I will take His to heaven!

"How can there be any condemnation for those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life? When God looks for our names, He will find them in the book that belongs to Jesus. The Lamb's perfect record will be credited to us. How much more is the Lamb's Book of Life than a registry of names? It is the imputed record of the Holy Son of God to every forgiven sinner."

What a blessed thought! When God the Father sees my name, He will read Jesus' Perfections below it! As we sing in that blessed song: "My sin - oh the bliss of this glorious thought; my sin, not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to His cross and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul".

"It is well, with my soul. It is well, it is well with my soul."