“Then I saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him were 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” (Revelation 14:1 NLT)
“The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”” (Revelation 14:11 NLT)
We all bear a name. If it’s not God’s name we bear, then it’s Satan’s. The marks of bearing Satan’s name are death, destruction, sin, uncertainty, chaos, and bondage. There is no light at the end of this tunnel, but eternal darkness. The marks of bearing God’s name are life, abundance, righteousness, surety, peace and freedom. He is the only way to eternal life. Those who bear His mark are held in the palm of His hand, guided by His infinite wisdom, protected by His sovereignty, blessed by His goodness, strengthened by His Word, and healed by His hand. To me, there is no competition. Who’s mark do you choose to bear?