Extracts and comments from Revelation Chps. 14:1 (c) & 16:21(b)
And I saw, lo, (a)The Lamb standing on the (b)Mount Sion, and (a)with Him an (a)hundred forty and four thousand, (c)having His name and (c)His Father's name written (c)on their foreheads.
(c) "Having His name, and His Father's name written on their foreheads". The KJV, does not have “His name”, but the NKJV, NSV, J.N. Darby, ESV & NKJV all make the correction. This joint naming, although implicit for thousands of years in Scripture, and confirmed by our Lord, "those that have seen Me, have seen the Father", (Jn. 14:9), is here a unique occurrence and is a first in Scripture. In Zech. 14:9, we read; "And Jehovah shall be King over all the Earth: in that Day shall there be one Jehovah, and His Name One (united)".
The period being described is "Jehovah's Day", (Zech. 14:1) & (Rev. 1:10), the period of time yet future at this date (2014) but (probably near when watching the events of the Middle East), when Christ will return to Earth to re-establish Israel, to judge the nations, and to rule the world from Jerusalem for 1000 years (the Millennial reign!), see the whole of Zech. 14.
In the Old Testament in Genesis 1:26; And God said, "Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness"; at this statement there is no clue as to the 2nd Person, only that there is a plurality. Throughout the Old Testament reference is made only to Elohim, Jehovah (with various titles) and the Holy Spirit. Having said that, Isa. 42:1 can now be seen as showing the Triune Godhead, Jer. 51:9 again shows a plurality and also Jer. 10:10, but only retrospectively, and not until Christ had been in the flesh to Earth, and was understood.
The outstanding ref. to the “Triune God” is Deut. 6:4, “Shema”; this is explained in the following link; God and gods.
The Name of Christ is reviled misused and abused worldwide millions of times daily, mainly in the white, western Caucasoid population, but not exclusively. Ironically, Islamists do not revile and blaspheme His Name, because He is revered as a prophet, but not as God's way of Salvation. It is worth repeating here that Christ is the Greek for Messiah. That Messiah means anointed. That Jesus is the Greek for Joshua (Jehoshua) which means, Jehovah the Saviour. Therefore Jesus Christ means; Jehovah the Saviour Anointed. Whenever this most Holy and Worthy title is used wrongly, as is most common in population swearing, much condemnation is being stored up by the individuals for their Judgement, when they are standing before the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11-12).
However, in Matt. 12:32 we have Christ's statement regarding blasphemy, which referred to that Age, "and the coming Age". At that time the coming Age which Christ constantly preached, was the "Kingdom Age". That Age would have started had the Jewish hierarchy accepted Him as Messiah. As they rejected Him, it is in abeyance.
As shown at Acts 28:28, an unknown (to the Jews) Age began, which was as a consequence of their rejection of Jesus the Christ as their Messiah! We know this “Age" as the Age of "Grace". What this means to the repentant blasphemer, is that in this present Age, as our Lord died for all sin, they appear to be mercifully forgiven, but in the coming Kingdom Age, not so.
This interpretation is based on the assumption that the repentant person sees and accepts that The Holy Spirit is God, that He is The Author of all life, and that in Christ Jesus He has borne the sin of the individual, and the world!
This interpretation may or may not be correct, the individual concerned can only hope that it is!
As regards "His Father's Name"; in the Old Testament, God acting in one form or another was asked "whom He was". On the occasion of Judges 13; He replied His name was "wonderful", (V.18), which is confirmed in Isa. 9:6 as Our Lord! In Isa. 41:4, 43:11, 44:6 and 48:12, He confirms His identity with those of Rev. 1:17, 2:8 and 22:13, and shows that He and the Son are One!
In Exodus 3:14, when Moses requested His name, he was told; "I Am that I Am", which has the meaning, I will be what I will be (or become), (Comp. p.76). In John 8:58-59 Jesus again confirms who He is, in reply to the Pharisees, "Before Abraham was, I Am", confirming that the Son (Jesus) and Jehovah, are One.
The fact that at that coming time, the names of the Son and the Father are jointly written on the foreheads of the 144,000 of the twelve tribes, confirms and advertises that their purpose is in the will of the Father, and under the authority and force of the Son; and that this period of their enactment is the beginning of prophecy fulfilment of both Old and New Testament regarding Millennial. It also shows that the 144,000 are owned as well as sealed by God the Father and the Son, as those in Rev. 13:17, are so owned (see notes), by Satan.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of Heaven, every stone about the weight of a (a)talent: and men (b)blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
(a) “Talent”; about 114 lbs. (approx. 52 KG). Obviously deadly.
(b) The usual response from totally unredeemable people. See14:1(c).