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  • What's your name?

    1 posts, 1 voices, 307 views, started Feb 25, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      What’s your name?

      Gen. 32:28 ΒΆ “Your name will no longer be Jacob,”
      the man told him. “It is now Israel, because you have
      struggled with both God and men and have won.”

      Jacob wrestled with an angel all night long because he wanted
      to be blessed of God. He wanted more and he felt to get more,
      he had to hold on for dear life. But there was something that
      was causing him not to receive. Many times we struggle to
      hold on and not give up, but there is usually something in our
      lives that is causing us to not receive what it is we are wanting
      from God. You see, Jacob had a problem. HIS NAME! His name
      meant “trickster“! He could not receive what he was trying to
      hold on to as long as he was calling himself “Trickster!“. His
      very name was holding him in bondage and when his name was
      spoken, a curse was prophesied over him. God changed his
      name and that changed his method of getting things. Not only
      was his name wrong, but the way he got his birthright was wrong.
      So, God changed his name and gave him the blessing of his
      birthright the right way.  

      What is your name? What do people call you? Or more importantly,
      what have you spoken over yourself? Do you get things the wrong
      way? Are you trying to hold on, yet it seems you are losing your
      grip? Then allow God to speak a new identity over you. Allow God
      to tell you who you are so you can rest in him and the promise he
      has given. You may have been told that you will not amount to
      anything or you may have tried to make something of yourself by
      stepping over others. But it doesn’t matter once you get in the
      presence of the living God. God can change your name, change
      what people said about you, and pull his promise and purpose out
      of a seemingly hopeless situation. And when God speaks it over
      you, it’s set in stone! No one can change the plan of God. Once
      God called Jacob “Israel“, there was no turning back. Jacob could
      no longer mess it up, because God cannot lie and what he
      speaks has to come to pass! So, let God speak his identity over
      you and change things in your life forever! Remember, once it’s
      spoken, only God can change it and he does not lie!

      Suggested Reading: 2Cor. 5:17, 2Pet. 1:4, Titus 1:2, 2Cor. 7:15


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