Has Jesus Written God’s Name in Your Forehead?

Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus said “and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

God's name in forehead

What Jesus is saying is that he will give his bride (his church) the family name, the “name of my God.”

“And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name…” (John 17:11-12)

There is no confusion in one name, the name of the Father, or “God” – the family name. It is only logical that Jesus would want to keep his children in his family name. When they take on many names, then comes confusion because then the true children of God will become divided as if they were part of different families, or organizations. Notice what Jesus said “while I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name.” Why did he do that? Because he wanted that “they may be one, as we are.” He wanted his people to have the same oneness that Jesus has with God the Father.

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” (Ephesians 3:14-15)

Jesus always kept his servants, his church, in his Father’s name: “God”. But during the two church ages of Smyrna and Pergamos, men established their own name, the Roman Catholic Church (also: the Greek Orthodox Church.) Then in the next two church ages of Thyatira and Sardis, men established many different Protestant sect names. But here in the Philadelphia church age Jesus says “I’m going to put the right name back on my true people: the church of God”, the church that is made up of people who have separated themselves from the world of sin, to God.

The word church is identified by scholars as being derived from two original Greek words. One “kuriakon” means “belonging to the Lord”, the other “ecclesia” which means “the assembly called out by legitimate authority”. The church is made up of people who have answered God’s call to serve him, and only him. In Philadelphia the bridegroom calls for the marriage feast – declaring that his people don’t belong to men’s churches. They “belong to me!”  Now Jesus, as the one with the authority to do so, calls them out of false church brides:

“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)

Jesus’ church is addressed in the New Testament as the “church of God” because the church represents the true and faithful people of God, that have been called into one body to worship God. And so in the following scriptures the church is named after God:

  • “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28)
  • “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth…” (I Corinthians 1:2)
  • “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God” (I Corinthians 10:32)
  • “But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God” (I Corinthians 11:16)
  • “What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not?” (I Corinthians 11:22)
  • “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” (I Corinthians 15:9)
  • “…unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia” (II Corinthians 1:1)
  • “For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it” (Galatians 1:13)
  • “For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 2:14)
  • “So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure” (II Thessalonians 1:4)
  • “For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?” (I Timothy 3:5)

It is a privilege to bear the name of God by living faithful to God’s Word. To live this way there must be an utmost veneration and love for God ever on your heart and mind. The scriptures give us a spiritual vision of this describing it as having God’s name written in our foreheads.

  • “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” (Revelation 14:1)
  • “And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)

What name is written in your forehead? Does it belong to God, and do you fully belong to God? Are you a true and faithful servant in the family of God, or are you called, or identified by another name? If you belong to God, you should bare his identify in both spirit and in name. There is only one family name because there is only one family of God.

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  1. Tonight I felt God tell me that “the names of God are written on Jesus face”. I was looking for this somewhere in scripture, and realise now that we aren’t going to know this for sure until we get to heaven! However, if I did hear correctly, it does make sense, if God is going to write His name on our faces, that Jesus would have all the names of God written on His face! This is probably why at the moment, no one can look at Gods face and live! Too glorious for us to see in our redeemed state!

  2. Brother Richard

    I really enjoy your work, their are very few who understand the spiritual language in the scriptures. All glory be to God. Keep up the good works of the Lord.

    I would like to point out one thing. That is; the church is 80 times in the NT. The number 8 of new beginnings, times the number 10 of perfection. church is never capitalized because it is not a proper noun, but rather a generic term for the body of called out believers. The only remnant in the entire scripture with a proper noun is, and has always been the remnant of Israel. Jesus Christ is Israel. Man got caught in the trap of capitalizing “Church” and making it into a dead corpse with a proper noun around 1200 years ago, now he has given a name to himself (gen 11).

    Jesus translated the house of Israel at the cross, potters clay Jeremiah, He turned the world upside down and esteemed it to be good. Isaiah 29:16 ——- Acts 17:6 Jesus reconfigured the recipient of the promise at the cross, Jere. 18. He made the House of Israel into another vessel, for it was marred in the hands of the potter. The only house with a proper name in the entire text is Israel. Galatians 6:16 “the Israel of God” is only one time in the text. This is spiritual Israel the only saved construct in the text with a proper noun. church is a generic term.

    Keep Jesus Love and give it to others


    1. Thank you Bill, you make an excellent point concerning the word “church” in the original. It comes from a Greek word that was intended to help describe God’s people, rather than create a “label”. In the original it describes a people who are “called out to God.” Meaning, they are not their own, nor their have their own identity, but they belong to God. Satan has no hold or control over them as they live faithful and true only to God. They are called out separate from the way the world lives to live holy and pure in the midst of a wicked world.”

      “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” ~ Phillippians 2:15

      Anyone can take on the label as a name, and there are many who do claim the label, that should not be described as the “church of God.” The church (the called out assembly) are the true people called as one, to live only for God’s purpose. When we are what the words “church of God” describes, then we will truly be “one church” because there is only one God.

      “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” ~ Ephesians 4:1-6

    1. Melvin, thank you for your sincere comment. The Revelation message can be one of the more difficult things to understand because there is so much in it that draws meaning from the rest of the whole Bible. Consequently, it can take a while to absorb, and it not typically the first place in the Bible you should go to seek understanding.

      But first seek Jesus Christ himself. Ultimately he is not found through great understanding of scripture. But rather he is found when we are completely broken of our own sinful ways, and we are broken hearted for a love that goes farther than mankind can offer. Jesus is near at that time. If we will then pray for His forgiveness, He will answer by lifting the burden of all our sins. Our hearts will be opened to His divine love, and we will only want to please and serve him. When he forgives us, he writes his name on us, for he owns us as part of His family: the family of God!

  3. Name talks about the nature of God….and it comes as we follow Jesus along the narrow path ….as we take up our cross daily and follow him. It’s gradually becoming experientially like God in Character. It’s not like calling someone Samuel or Peter .

    1. A very good insight! People get so caught up in the “literal” name, and yet they personally do not identify with God. They can identify him, and know the name, but yet in their own soul and spirit, they are not connected to God. And especially when it comes time to carry the cross themselves, they don’t identify with God’s sacrificial love which Jesus showed toward us when he died for us on the cross. Much of what calls itself the church (or identifies to themselves the name of God) does not yet identify with the Jesus that carried the cross, and then said “you must take up your cross and follow me.”

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