📖: Revelation 2:12-17
A name is a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed or referred to. Everyone recognizes himself or herself by name. It’s an identity. Our names are significant to us. There is history and meaning behind a name and names are powerful.
Adam gave names to all the animals (Genesis 2:20) and he named his wife, Eve (Genesis 3:20). We know that birth names are very important for our identification and often parents give names based on origin, events, and emotions. Our names are significant to us, hence we need to know the meaning of our names and the reason we were given.
God knew us before our parents knew us. He formed us in our mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5). God knows us by our names; names that He identifies us with in heaven. Our birth names have meanings and there is power behind a name and it can attract positive or negative energy into one’s life.
There are scriptures in the Bible of names changed to new names. God changing one’s name is not a new thing. Abram – Abraham (Genesis 17:5), Sarai – Sarah (Genesis 17:15), Jacob – Israel (Genesis 32:28), Simon-Peter (Matthew 16:18) Saul – Paul (Acts 13:9).
As born again Christians, old things are passed away and we’re now new creatures and Jesus Christ knows us by a new name. When we realize our names attract negativity around us, we need to inquire from our parents the meaning of our names and why the name was given to. If the meaning is the reason for negative energy around us, we need to cry to God for a new name.
When God gives us a new name; that new name is a divine name, it brings positivity into our lives and it signifies something new is about to manifest in one’s life. Starting from today, let us inquire about the meaning of our names and if the meaning of our names promotes, edifys idols, or have negative meanings. We need to cry to God for a new name that will glorify God in our lives. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed weekend. Shalom!!!
🙏 O Lord, reveal to me every secret behind my names, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Holy Spirit, I need a change by fire, in the name of Jesus
🙏 O God arise, give me a new name that will glorify Your name in my life, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 O God arise, change the rules for my sake, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 O God, empower me like Jacob to fight from my Jacob to my Israel, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Lord, open doors of opportunity to me through this prayer, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 I command all evil unknown forces organised against my life to be scattered, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 I paralyse every activity of physical and spiritual parasites and devourers in my life, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 I recover all the ground that I had lost to the enemy, in Jesus’ name