WHAT'S IN A NAME?
What's in a name? Abraham and Sarah’s name-change was a reminder of the promise of the covenant between us. Jacob's wrestling led to surrendering to his destiny. He was renamed Israel. He held on until I blessed him. I have promised if you are an overcomer then you will receive a white stone with a special name known only by you and Me.
My Word says to call those things into being that are not as if they are. Speak about yourself and others according to who I say you are. Bring to remembrance every promise I have given you and make declarations over yourself. See yourself the way I do. Believe who I say you are and forget the former things, for I see you through the shed Blood of My Son. I say you are sons and daughters, kings and priests of the Most High God. You can hold your head high now, because you carry My Name and have an everlasting inheritance in Christ.
Genesis 17:3-5 New Century Version (NCV)
3 Then Abram bowed facedown on the ground. God said to him, 4 “I am making my agreement with you: I will make you the father of many nations. 5 I am changing your name from Abram to Abraham because I am making you a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:15-16 Living Bible (TLB)
15 Then God added, “Regarding Sarai your wife—her name is no longer ‘Sarai’ but ‘Sarah’ (‘Princess’). 16 And I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and make her the mother of nations! Many kings shall be among your posterity.”
Genesis 35:9-10 The Message (MSG)
9-10 God revealed himself once again to Jacob, after he had come back from Paddan Aram and blessed him: “Your name is Jacob (Heel); but that’s your name no longer. From now on your name is Israel (God-Wrestler).”
Revelation 2:17 The Passion Translation (TPT)
But the one whose heart is open, let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is presently saying to all the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will let him feast on the hidden manna and give him a shining white stone. And written upon the white stone is inscribed his new name, known only to the one who receives it.