1. Jesus will write His new name on the Overcomers

In the previous post I wrote that Jesus promised to make overcomers pillars in His temple. The Lord continued His letter to the Church of Philadelphia by promising overcomers that He will:

…I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name (Rev 3: 12).

Jesus emphasized to the church of Philadelphia that He would write on them:

  •  the name of my God
  • and the name of the city of my God
  • I will write upon him] my new name  

The emphasis means that the “name” is critical and that we should pay attention to these names. I will therefore explore:

  1. where the name will be written
  2. scriptural examples of those who had been given the name
  3. the meaning of the name for the believer

2. The meaning of the name

Onoma is the Greek word used for name in the text.  While a name was given as an individual’s unique identifier, people in scripture were given names with meanings.  However, in order to understand the meaning of the name that Jesus promised to write on the overcomers, we would need to make cross references with other texts.  We will therefore first explore the place where Jesus will write the name.

3. The name will be written in the believers’ foreheads

Cross references with other texts in the Book of Revelation reveal that Lord Jesus will write the name in the believers’ foreheads.  In so doing, we discover  that:

a. the word “SEAL” was also used as a synonym for the “name”

b. The seal  of God was a  UNIQUE IDENTIFIER OR MARK of those who loved and served God:

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads (Rev 7: 3)

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Rev 9: 4)

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads(Rev 14: 1)

And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads   (Rev 22: 4).

4. Scriptural examples of those who had been given the name, mark or seal of God

One of the most fascinating examples in my opinion is found in Ezekiel 9.    In the text, Prophet Ezekiel saw a vision in which one of the members of the God family commanded six angels to go on a mission of destruction in the city of Jerusalem.

The revelation warns us that God will set His mark only on those who truely love Him.

WARNING!  Church members are not marked – only people who passionately live out God’s agenda of righteousness and intensely cry and weep for the abominations of the nations in which they live:

And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which [had] the writer’s inkhorn by his side;

And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house (Ezekiel 9: 3-6).

This post is only a brief introduction to the name or mark of the Lord. It also leads into the fascinating discussion of the mark of the beast, which satan, the copy cat, used as a unique identifier for those who love him.

5. KEY HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT THE NAME OR MARK OR SEAL OF THE LORD

  1. The name or mark of the Lord is invisible. 
  2. The Lord gives His name to those who have  pledged ALLEGIANCE TO HIM,  just like the 144, 000 saints in the Book of Revelation
  3. Only the righteous overcomers are given the name, mark or seal of the Lord
  4. Church membership does not qualify a person to receive the seal of the Lord

Blessings and more to come on this exciting topic!  Who are the 144, 000 that were sealed?

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