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Lamb's Brand Name
(Revelation 14.1-2)
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"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 an image commonly used of Jesus, "the Lamb." Jesus, the lamb, stood in triumph on Mount Zion and with him the "one hundred and forty-four thousand" with the Lamb's name branded on their foreheads. These were surrounded by a countless host of faithful believers all of whom also had the Lamb's name branded and the Father's name written on their foreheads. Note that the 144,000 are from all ages, places and times. The one hundred and forty four thousand does not refer to any one group as was claimed in 1932 by the Jehovah's Witnesses sect. We do not know who the 144,000 are except that they were from down the ages and were faithful followers of Jesus with his brand mark on their foreheads.✞


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


Alpha MarkIn the ancient world, a branded upon a person could have stood for ownership. Often a slave was branded with his owner's mark, as sheep and cattle are branded today. It could also stand for loyalty. A soldier would sometimes voluntarily brand his own hand with the name of the general whom he loved and would follow into battle. The faithful were likewise owned by Jesus Christ and immensely loyal to him!✞

"Lamb's Name"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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