Sunday, May 20, 2012
His servants will see His face and His name will be on their foreheads.--Revelation 22:4
He wants the world to know who we are. He wants to proclaim Himself everywhere. To this end, He uses all of us, even our skin. It all belongs to Him.
You were included with Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked with a seal of the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing your inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession.--Ephesians 1:13-14
I am God's possession. He wants me to know it and He wants the world to see it. And I get more than a tattoo:
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of the Lord...I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem...and I will also write on him my new name.--Revelation 3:12
This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord is our Righteousness.--Jeremiah 33:16
I have believed and He has pledged to give me His Name.
Until them, however, I have a job to do. My job is to overcome the sin with which He has ordained that I be tempted. That is it. To overcome temptation and sin.
To do this, I use His seal, His promise, as my defense. Every time I resist sin, I exalt God's power in me and in doing this, prepare my forehead for His final tattoo.
I am His. I proclaim it by His mark, His Spirit, His Name. I live it through His strength.