Revelation 22:4 (ESV): 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
Beginning with Revelation 21, John described life in the new heavens and the new earth. Revelation 22 pictures a river of the water of life that flows from God’s throne and gives life to all. Nothing will be accursed, but God’s people will worship him, seeing God and having his name on their foreheads.
God’s name on our foreheads is in direct contrast to the mark of the Beast on the foreheads of those who rebel against Christ during the Great Tribulation.
God’s name on our foreheads signifies ownership, security, and intimacy.
This scripture also calls to mind 1 John 3:1-3…
1 John 3:1–3 (ESV): 1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the promise that one day we will see you face to face and for the confidence that we belong to you and that you are in the process of molding us to be the people you want us to be. Amen.