In the last letter of the Bible, the Revelation of Jesus Christ, God sends a last message of warning to a dying planet – Revelation 14:6-12. This message is given by three angels to “those who dwell on the earth;” people who hate God and hate those who love God. It’s a serious message – the consequences are life and death – but it’s a message given in great love because God is willing to go to the uttermost to reach even his most aggressive enemies.
In my last post, I wanted to show that the mark of the beast is the beast’s name and it’s in contrast to the seal of God, which is God’s name. In both cases, we end up with one or the other name written on our foreheads. This runs to the very core of who we are and what direction our life is taking.
Okay so what does it mean to have the Father’s name?
In one sense, it’s about belonging. As the song goes, I am my beloveds and he is mine. When I was little, my dad was out of the picture but when I was 7, my mom was married to a man I now call dad. After they were married, he adopted me as his son and I have his name.
Have you been adopted by your dad in heaven?