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Lamb's Brand Name (Revelation 14.1-2)

"Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps." (Revelation 14.1-2)✞

Father's Name Written

Jesus, Lamb of GodJohn of Patmos's next vision opened with "the Lamb," an image used of Jesus, standing in triumph on Mount Zion and with him the "one hundred and forty-four thousand" with the Lamb's brand name on their forehead. These were surrounded by a countless number of faithful believers all of whom had the Lamb's brand name and the Father's name also written on their foreheads. Note that these 144,000 are from all ages, places and times. The one hundred and forty four thousand does not refer as was claimed in 1932 to the sect called the Jehovah's Witnesses and to early followers of theirs. We just do not know who they are except that they are faithful followers of Jesus with his brand mark on their foreheads.✞

The Faithful

Jesus NameWe do know however that the 144,000 are the prominent faithful of the twelve tribes of Israel together with the prominent faithful of the Apostles and Christian Church. They are believers and often martyrs and confessors who had given their lives for their faith in God and in Jesus Christ.

Branded

Alpha MarkIn the ancient world, a brand upon a person could stand for several things. It could stand for ownership. Often a slave was branded with his owner's mark, as sheep and cattle are so branded today. It could also stand for loyalty. A soldier would sometimes brand his own hand with the name of the general whom he loved and would follow into battle.

"Lamb's Brand Name"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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