The Triune God Written on Us

New JerusalemIn Revelation 14:1, 4 John tells us, “And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads….These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He may go.” The name of the Lamb and of the Father written on these believers is a key to their following the Lamb.

That these early overcomers have the name of the Lamb and the name of the Father written on their foreheads signifies that they are one with the Lamb and with the Father and that they belong to the Lamb and to the Father.*

The writing of God’s name on believers is also in Revelation 3:12 and 22:4. Verse 3:12 says, “He who overcomes, him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall by no means go out anymore, and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name.”

That the name of God, the name of the New Jerusalem, and the Lord’s new name are written upon the overcomer indicates that the overcomer is possessed by God, by the New Jerusalem, and by the Lord; that God Himself, His city (the New Jerusalem), and the Lord Himself all belong to him; and that he is one with God, with the New Jerusalem, and with the Lord.*

Although Revelation 3:12 is specifically about the overcomers, verse 22:4 says of all who are part of New Jerusalem, “His name will be on their foreheads.” May we all pray, my Lord and my God, possess me, write Your name on me, and make me fully one with You and with New Jerusalem.

* These quotes are note 3 on Rev. 14:1 and part of note 3 on Rev. 3:12 in The NT Recovery Version Online, © 1997-2012 by LSM.

Related Posts:
God is Inscribed in Us
Inscribed with the Spirit

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

Bible verses quoted in these posts are from The Holy Bible, Recovery Version, published and copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA, 2003. The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; this too is copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry.

 

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