Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 32: 26-28(KJV); And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Your true blessing comes in the name that God gives to you.
Often times, some assume that the blessing comes with the new house, the impressive car, the seven-digit salary or the big business deal. That is not how God defined the blessing to Jacob.
God blessed Jacob by changing his name.
This is extremely critical because it was more than God calling Jacob something different from who he was called since birth. In fact, in various portions of scripture, he is still called Jacob but this does not diminish the importance of the spiritual name he received from God.
With the new name came a different identity. He became Israel, which means God prevails.
With the new name came clarity of vision. Where Jacob was blind, Israel could see (Genesis 48:10-20).
With the new name came spiritual strength, for where Jacob could collapse under the burden of grief over the loss of Joseph, Israel could be revived from the depths of sorrow to hope again(Genesis 45:27-28).
Every believer must have the experience that enables them to understand his name by God.
What is your name?
That name is the secret code of access to the person of God because every time you pray, there is a special way He calls you. By that name, the distinctions of His call upon your life will become clearer.
He called Abram Abraham, He called Jacob, Israel, He called Simon Bar-Jonah Simon Peter. What is your name?!
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 43:1, Revelation 2:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: Your true blessing comes in the name that God gives to you. That name is the secret code of access to the person of God because every time you pray, there is a special way He calls you. By that name, the distinctions of His call upon your life will become clearer.
PRAYER: Father, I am thankful for this Word. You know me and I know You. Your voice is distinctive to my spirit and I know my name by You. By this name, the realm of God is open to me in a deeper and greater way, to the glory of Your name, Amen.