The Book of Revelation 19:12

A Name Written

(Rev. 19:12 KJV) 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

The flame of fire refers to His glory and judgment. The crowns show that He is sovereign.

We see the great dragon with seven crowns.

(Rev. 12:3 KJV) 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

And the beast of the sea with 10 crowns.

(Rev. 13:1 KJV) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

But Jesus has many crowns, showing He is above them.

The secret name shows the mystery and greatness of Jesus.

(Rev. 2:17 KJV) 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

(Rev. 3:11-12 KJV) 12 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.


(Rev. 19:13 KJV) 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.


(Rev. 19:16 KJV) 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


Names for God or Christ throughout the Bible are never just titles. They’re used to show aspects of God’s nature, character, and activity.

The fact that no one knows the name could just mean that no one shares these qualities of Jesus as God manifest in the flesh. He is both God and man, and no one is like Him.

This might not be a different name because Jesus is the name above every name.

(Phil. 2:9-10 KJV) 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Another possibility is the name is a new title that’s included in the name Jesus. For example, He could be showing that He’s now taking the role of conqueror as He goes into the Battle of Armageddon.

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