But do you really know your new name in God’s Galaxy? When He calls will you answer?
This is a true story, folks. One day, many years ago, while studying the Bible, I noticed that in the Old and New Testaments, for many of the characters listed therein, either God or Authoritarians of conquering nations of the Israelites would change their names. And when God changed a person’s name it was generally to what or to whom that person would become.
For example: Abram to Abraham; Sari to Sarah; Jacob to Israel; Pashur to “terror on every side”; Solomon to Jediah; Daniel to Belteshazzar; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah to Shadrach, Meshach and Abaednego; just to name a few.
So, on that day while reading the Bible, I looked up from the pages and I audibly spoke to God by whimsically asking, ‘Lord, when are You going to change my name’? He responded instantly and said, ‘My child, I have been seeking you out all your life’. At the time, that response did not register into my psychic. I had no idea what God meant.
But later on, some years later, I was reading Isaiah 62:12
”And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.”
Everything became clearer after reading that verse. My mind (psychic) put two and two together. That’s your name, I said to myself. Sought Out! Remember, the Lord said to you some time ago, that He had been seeking you out all your life. WHY? Because you were born a sinner and did not know you needed Him. Jesus has been running behind you and tapping you on the shoulder and inviting you to run with Him. You are not forsaken!
Oh, my god! I had been reading the Bible because the stories excited me and I wanted to be able to tell them to others; but my motives were all wrong. So, I now read the Bible to acquire a better understanding of the Son of God, to get to know Him and His message of salvation. I yield. I yield. What must I do to be truly saved! Those were the words I prayed as I put on the full armor of God. I knew I needed Him to help me to flee from death, hell and the grave. And to become an heir of His Kingdom and eternal life.
Yes, in a twinkle of an eye, my name, my body and my soul was changed that day. My new name is Sought Out. I claim it and strive with open arms to be ‘found’ in Him. I have even placed His Name on my vanity license plates on my car. It reads, “My Jah”. Translated it reads, “My God”. (I can get away with using one of God’s Names on my license plate because most people do not know what “Jah” means.) So, let’s keep it our little secret! Jehovah is His Full Name! And my license plates help me to witness to all who inquire ‘what does your license plates mean?’.
Psalms 68:4 reads: “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name; extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.”
For now, I am riding on the highways and byways. Later it will be on the streets of gold.
I now have a new lease on life and I want you to have one, too. If you have never asked the Lord what your new name is, then, its high time you did so. There is definitely a name change for all believers. Read the verse below:
Scripture Lesson: Revelations 2:17 God says, ,”To the one who conquers [death, hell and the grave] I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him [or her] a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except the one who receives it.”
We are all the Lion of Judah’s Children and He knows your name! Just ask and it shall be given.
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