You Can be an Overcomer
name written in their foreheads.”—Revelation 14:1.
The name of the Father is expressive of His character. When Moses asked to see the glory of God, the Lord passed by and told His name—that which He was like:
“The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.”—Exodus 34:6.
And as we look at God’s holy law, we see another view of His character. It is a transcript of that character. It is God’s characteristics written on everlasting stone. He wants us to live it out in our lives.
When God writes His name on your forehead and right hand, this means He writes His law on your heart. This is the work of the new covenant (Heb. 8:10, 10:16, Jer. 31:33); and that work reaches its climax when God “seals in” His own people, just before He returns the second time in the clouds of heaven. What are those sealed ones like? They are fully obedient to the Law of God:
“And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”—Revelation 14:5.
In the final crisis before His return, there will be a people who will yield obedience to the beast instead of to God.
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.”—Revelation 14:9-10.
“And he [the beast] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.”—Revelation 13:16.
In contrast with those who serve the beast and receive his mark, are those who, in the last days, will serve God and receive His seal. How can they be identified? God has told us in His Word. Here is a description of God’s remnant people at the end of time:
“And the dragon [Satan, working through his agents] was wroth with the woman [the true church], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”—Revelation 12:17.
And the third angel of Revelation 14, who warns men to not receive the mark of the beast, also tells them how to avoid receiving