The 144,000 who were sealed in the book of Revelation, chapter 9; if we know what the description of the mark of the beast is: 666, do we know what the description of the seal of God is?
Revelation 9:1-6 says, “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but ONLY THOSE MEN WHICH HAVE NOT THE SEAL OF GOD IN THEIR FOREHEADS. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
This above passage tells us that God’s people are sealed in their foreheads, but it does not tell us WHAT the seal is, so we must read on further to find the answer.
Revelation 13:11-18 says, “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the NAME of the beast, or the NUMBER of his name. HERE IS WISDOM. Let him that hath understanding COUNT THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST: for it is the number of a man; and HIS NUMBER IS SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX.”
That passage tells us what the number of the beast is: 666. People will have their choice of taking his MARK, or his NAME, or his NUMBER. We do not know what the mark will look like, nor what his name will be, but we do know his number. One of those three will have to be placed, either in their foreheads, or in their right hands, if they want to be able to buy and sell.
If we continue to read on, after the above passage, this is what we see. Revelation 14:1 says, “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.” So these 144,000 believers are SEALED WITH THE NAME OF GOD THE FATHER.
Revelation 3:12 says, “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: 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.”
Revelation 15:1-4 says, “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and THEM THAT HAD GOTTEN THE VICTORY OVER THE BEAST, and OVER HIS IMAGE, and OVER HIS MARK, and OVER THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and GLORIFY THY NAME? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”
Those who are saved WILL GLORIFY GOD’S NAME. Indeed, His name will upon their foreheads. Acts 4:12 reminds us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
So we see that people are sealed according to whom they have committed their lives — either to God, or to Satan. Right now, we cannot necessarily tell by looking at someone, whether he or she is a Christian or not. But in the Tribulation Period, the lines will be drawn for all to see, and clear sides will be chosen so that there will be no mistaking who is on whose side. Anyone who takes the mark of the beast, will have made their decision, and those people will never turn from it to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 14:9-11 says, “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, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; AND HE SHALL BE TORMENTED WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: AND THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT ASCENDETH UP FOR EVER AND EVER: AND THEY HAVE NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT, WHO WORSHIP THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, AND WHOSOEVER RECEIVETH THE MARK OF HIS NAME.”
What a tragedy it will be for those who follow the antichrist and take his name. Have you come to the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation? What a difference for those who have! Revelation 22:1-5 shows the future blessings for those who have, “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and HIS NAME SHALL BE IN THEIR FOREHEADS. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”