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The Lamb's Book of Life and Praying for the Lost

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“. . . and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:26–27).

Then John adds another detail to his description of the New Jerusalem. Throughout the never-ending daytime of the eternal state (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed. In an ancient walled city, the gates were closed at nightfall to keep invaders, marauders, criminals, and other potentially dangerous individuals from entering the city under cover of darkness. That there will be no night in eternity, and the gates of the New Jerusalem will never need to be closed, depicts the city's complete security. It will be a place of rest, safety, and refreshment, where God's people will “rest from their labors” (14:13). . . .

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Sermon ID 213131946569
Duration 02:00
Date Oct 21, 2014
Category Question & Answer
Bible Text Revelation 21
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