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A New Name

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“… To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” Revelation 2:17b

Text: Revelation 2:12-17

The chorus of a hymn has this to say: “There’s a new name written down in glory,And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine!And the white-robed angels sing the story
A sinner has come home.”
For there’s a new name written down in glory, And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine;
With my sins forgiven I am bound for heaven, Never more to roam.”
Names are important and significant in everyone’s life. Names are means of identification and they tell a lot about a person – where you come from, who or what you believe in. Some people give their children names in the Bible e.g. Mary, Jacob, Esther, Deborah, Paul, Elijah etc. All these are good. However, there is a special name for some special people. Who are these people? They are those who have forsaken their sins and are following Jesus daily in holiness of heart and life. God has given each of them a new name in heaven which no one else knows.
Maybe you are known as a stubborn child, backbiter, rogue, cheat or any kind of bad name because of your lifestyle. The name can change today if you ask Jesus to forgive your sins, cleanse your heart/life of all evils and invite Him to be Saviour and Lord of your life. He will give you a new name which will be written down in heaven where you will live with Jesus forever. The time to take that decision to have a new name is now – do not delay.

Further Reading:

Genesis 17:3-7

Prayer for today

Father, I surrender all to You please give me a new name.


Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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