'O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me, Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver. O Lord my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands, If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, Or have plundered my enemy without cause, Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah Arise, O Lord , in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded! So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high. The Lord shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O Lord , according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts. Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.' Psalms 7:1-17
A NAME is a word, by which a person, animal, place or thing is known, addressed, or referred to. (Dictionary)
You see, in biblical times a NAME was what you were called and it’s significance was important to the parents. Your destiny was linked to your name.
A name is important, especially the NAME of Jesus. His NAME is above ALL NAMES and one day every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord.
The NAME Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua/Y'shua, which is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע), meaning "to deliver; to rescue."
A good NAME is to be chosen, rather than great riches and favor is better than silver of gold.
Proverbs 22:1 ESV
Abram was given a NEW NAME Abraham. A Father to the nations. He looked upon the stars and was shown how he would have many descendants more than the stars.
Many times God gives a person a new NAME and that person may manifest what the meaning is years later. We must walk by faith and believe who God called us to be. His promises are yes and amen and he is a God that doesn’t lie.
Circumstances may happen in ones life and one may even NAME themself and change their own NAME.
Naomi (you can read the story in the Book Of Ruth) was a woman that endured hardships of death of her husband and sons. She became bitter and she renamed herself “Mara” which meant bitter. A NAME can have an encouraging meaning behind it it or a negative one. So it’s important to really pray for a name that would bring life to that person when naming your brand new baby. If your NAME doesn’t bring life to you, pray and ask the Lord for a NEW NAME that would uplift you and draw near to God.
The ark of the covenant was carried from place to place. The ark represented the glory of God.
Phinena’s wife was pregnant and near the time of delivery, when she heard the news about the ark had been captured. Her husband and father in law had died and she was in much grief and went into labor. She birthed a son and her midwife told her not despair. She was unable to talk except to say “Ichabod” was his NAME. The NAME meant “the glory has departed.”
God’s name is SO important that the 3rd commandment was given in Exodus 20:9 “ Do not take the name of the Lord God in vain”
His NAME is to be revered and holy. Jesus prayed the “Lord’s prayer and taught the disciples how to honor the Father and “hallow be your name”
The one who has ears to hear from the Spirit of God has their NAME changed to “One who is Victorious”
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new NAME written in it, known only to the one who receives it.
Revelation 2:17 NIV
For all the mothers who have lost a baby through miscarriage or abortion, I want to encourage you that your baby is in heaven in the arms of Jesus. I encourage you to NAME your baby whether you know the gender or not. One day you will be reunited in heaven if you know the Lord.
I invite you to pray and agree with me this prayer as you speak it out loud and believe it in you heart!
Prayer: Jesus I call upon your NAME today to save me, heal me and deliver me from my past mistakes. Forgive me for cursing your name and not blessing your name. Your NAME is holy and I let go of all my sin and give them to you for you died on the cross for my sin. I forgive others as you forgave me and I ask you to come into my heart now and help me to live for you. I ask for a NEW name and for my baby that is in heaven.
I receive LIFE from you Jesus and hope of a new tomorrow.
Jesus your NAME is above all names and I praise your name forever. Amen.