When I realized, I was to write about this chapter it overwhelmed me. Even the most profound Biblical scholars don’t agree on the interpretation of this book. As I studied the chapter and prayed for insight, one thing kept glaring at me….
"Books were opened" (Rev 20:12). This has to be the scariest line in the entire Bible. Revelation 20 tells us that someday, the books will be opened. Someday, every single person will stand before the throne of God – We will be standing there by ourselves – just me and God. Solo. My family and friends are not surrounding me and supporting me. I am not there with life's achievements – position, power, glory, grades, ribbons. I am not there with my money and my wealth. I will stand before God by myself and the books will be opened.
"Books were opened" (Rev 20:12).Does this scare you? It should. It should if your name is not written in the other book, the book of life. It should if you are not a believer. It should if you do not confess Christ as your Lord and Savior…
Is your name in the Lamb's book of life? How can you know? You trust Him. How can you know you trust Him? Your life begins to change, as He changes you, from the inside out. However, as much you struggle, He plants inside you that deep, deep desire to live for him. And we can be assured, as Jesus said in Revelation 3:5, He will never blot our name out of that book. We can be assured that we will be His forever, in the forever kingdom of the Son of Man.
To sum it up—this verse says it all……..
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
There you have it – whoever believes in Him shall NOT perish. Blessed assurance, we need not be afraid.