A New Name and A Great Vision


“You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.” (John 14:13).

Do you know God has already changed your name? What are you calling yourself? There is a change BUT can you see the change?

When two families enter into a blood covenant relationship. It is customary for both parties to take on each others names. Most times they will join their names together to form a compound name. This signifies they have become one. And an unbreakable union.

We see this pattern also in the Covenant God made with Abraham. In Genesis chapter 17, God changed Abram to Abraham and his wife, from Sarai to Sarah. God also took on Abraham’s name by referring to Himself as the God of Abraham. And there are many references of God calling Himself, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

On many occasions God had promised Abraham that He was going to make him into a great nation and through him all the families of the earth will be blessed. On one occasion to illustrate the magnitude of God’s plan for Abraham and to “impregnate” Abraham with the vision God took him out of his tent, the Lord showed him millions and millions of stars in the heavens as a sign of his future. (Genesis 15:5).

Abraham was almost 100 years old and Sarah was also an aged old woman, including the fact that she was naturally barren. Yet, Abraham believed the vision. He believed the promise. He looked at those stars, and he realised that in his strength he was unable. But he knew God had the power. He had a simple faith, He relied on God’s strength and promise.

Fast forward, in Numbers Chapter 13, God sent the children of Israel out to go see the vision of the promised land. God was also trying to encourage and “impregnate” them with His big plans for them.  And they came back with the report  that the land was a good land. They returned with pomegranates, figs and single cluster of grapes so large that two men had to carry it on a pole!

In spite of the goodness of the land all they could see was the “BUTS”, the giants and the impossible. Unlike Abraham, they focused in on their natural ability instead of God’s Supernatural ability. God had already changed their destiny. He already changed their name to ” Great and Mighty Nation.” But they saw themselves as “grasshoppers.”

The moment you become born again you are ONE union with God. The Divine presence robs on you. If it is impossible for God to be defeated, it is also impossible for you to be defeated. Because you are one with God.  The theme of covenant relationship is very obvious in the book of Ephesians. “…Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s ARMOR so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11). In the text we can see the portrait of our oneness with God.

In our covenant relationship with the Lord we have a new name. God calls us by His Name. Jesus has given us the right and authority to His name.  As a child of God the Lord’s name is your covenant inheritance. There is no other name on earth or the heavens higher than the name of the Lord.

Like Abraham we have to learn to change what we see. When God gave Abraham the vision, in the natural it was impossible! But he learned to embraced God’s vision and meditated on the promise. He changed his sight on the inside from barrenness to fruitfulness. And called himself by the name of the Lord. He confessed wanted to see in the natural.

My friend, If it is impossible for Jesus to be sick or poor or lack in any way so it is with you. Begin to see yourself in the vision God has given you. Start to see your business prospering, begin to see your body healed. Fill your spiritual eyes with your children saved, and winning in life! See yourself mighty in the Lord doing great things in the kingdom of God!

Father thank you for changing my name and destiny to conform to your good plans for me. Lord open my spiritual eyes to see who you have called me to be in the Word. I am born of the Word and the Spirit of God. As joint heir with Christ, I am like a tree planted by the streams of water. I am a partaker of divine and precious promises. I am blessed by my heavenly Father. By the power of the Holy Spirit I  put on the armour of the Lord. I am more than a conqueror. In Jesus name. Amen.

Reflection:”So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

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