MESSAGE FROM THE ALTAR. 13/01/2021
A NEW NAME.
TEXT: GENESIS 17:5, 15 — 17.
- ” No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. “
- God also said to Abraham, ” As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai, her name will be Sarah.
- I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her. “
- Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety? “
Satan takes great delight in making mockery of our shortcomings; our Achilles heels. Our tears of sorrow bring him immense satisfaction. Our pains amount to his gains. Our garments of reproach give him an air of superiority over our affairs. Our stagnancy, retardation, redundancy and despondency give him delusions of grandeur. Satan becomes boisterous when he sees our desperation, insecurity, doubt and trepidation. The mission of satan is to kill, maim and destroy; to frustrate the glorious intentions of God for His Children.
God loves His children beyond human comprehension. The affliction of a child of God is similar to the refining of gold. It is permitted so that God will bring a refined and golden child out from the furnace of affliction. It is allowed to manifest for the purpose of turning gloom to bloom.
Abram was ninety years old and Sarai was far into the menopausal stage and already tagged with the “barren” label when God decided to showcase His omnipotence. God announced to the despairing Abram that He was changing the names of the couple : Abram became Abraham (father of a multitude) and Sarai became Sarah ( mother of nations).
The seeming absurdity of the situation perplexed Abraham who wondered how God could be so melodramatic. In fact, Abraham laughed at the idea of his wife giving birth to a child when she was already passed the age of childbearing.
A change of names and the tag of sorrowful barrenness was replaced with the hymns of praise because the awesome and able God fulfilled His promises without stress. I declare that God is intervening in your sordid situations right now, in the precious name of Jesus Christ.
When God changes a person’s name with a new one, He establishes a new identity for the person.
A change of name wipes out past shortcomings and allows for a fresh start under a new name.
A change of name signifies that the ruling factor will no more be the background or past but the glorious future.
A change of name makes also for a change in mindset: from negative, defeatist to positive, victorious.
A change of name by God is a way to reveal Divine plans and fulfilment.
A change of name provides us with spiritual strength we might not have known we possess.
Abraham and Sarah became fulfilled after the change of names : I declare that the God of this Ministry, Re-birth Christian Ministry (International Outreach), who affirms that He is doing a new thing for us this year will surely manifest Himself in our dire situations to bring forth great and exciting testimonies, in the precious name of Jesus Christ.
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
I am convinced that nothing is too hard for the Lord, therefore I am confident that you will celebrate with me for I will be celebrated, in the precious name of Jesus Christ.
Seek the kingdom of God by surrendering your life to Jesus Christ through repentance and faith in His word. Do the work of an evangelist.
I can SEE a new thing springing forth in your life. I SEE your reproach turning into commendation. I SEE your stigma turning into honour. I SEE your disrespect turning into veneration. I SEE your condemnation turning into laudation. I SEE your opposition turning into validation. I SEE your filthy garment turning into shining and glorious garment of fulfilment. I SEE you bearing a NEW NAME that silences antagonism, enthrones you and brings honour to God , in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah.
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Re-birth Christian Ministry (International Outreach).