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We are starting a series on “Name” today. To start with, let’s define the concept.
What is Name?
Name can be seen as an attribute or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed or referred to.
Assuming you’re in a meeting and everybody is asked to introduce themselves and people start mentioning names and then someone stands up and says, “My name is Jesus Christopher” or “Trump Charles”; people’s attention will be drawn to the two people because of the name they’ve mentioned. Infact such individuals don’t need to do the introduction twice before their names will be registered in the hearts of the listeners. The reason is that the name they bear is attached to people who have a track record – “Jesus” and “Trump”. Hence, for you to know the worth of a person, you have to check his name.
Name is so important in this life for it’s used for indentification, anything that exists has a name it bears – be it in the spirit or in the physical, tangible it intangible. A manufacturer will always give name to his product so as to indentify and distinguish it from other products. You’ll see God as the Master Manufacturer giving names to everything He created. He named the day and named the night. If a name couldn’t be gotten for the day, that means it didn’t exist.
Name is so pivotal that it defines and constructs the way someone’s life would be.
As Honorable Jabez was a man of honor amidst his colleagues but would always find himself being sorrowful because his mother named him “sorrow”.
1 Chronicles 4:9
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
Phineas’ wife named her son “The Glory is departed (Ichabod)” and the life of that boy never spoke of the Glory of God.
1 Samuel 4:21
And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
Jacob’s name had to be changed because the name he bore didn’t portray what God had for his destiny. Jacob means “heel catcher” and this negates the plan of God for his life, then the need to change his name surfaced. God then changed his name to Israel – ” he will rule as God”.
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.
God the Son needed to look for a name that will speak of His assignment on earth and He didn’t pick Isaac because He was not on earth just for laughter but He picked JESUS (Savior) because He was meant to save His people from their sins.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
And I want you to know that the name given to Jesus here was “JESUS” and not “JESUS CHRIST”. Also notice that Jesus wasn’t the surname of Christ. The fact is that there was a time that Jesus was Jesus and there was a time that Jesus became Jesus Christ and when was that time? It was when He started His savior assignment fully on earth!
How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
The word Christ means “Christos” with the meaning, “Anointed“. So Jesus became Jesus Christ the moment He was anointed and it’s this Anointing that breaks the yoke (devil’s work: Isaiah 20:27). This means that anywhere Jesus shows up, yokes will break automatically and the yokes cannot stay inside the Anointing because that’s not its habitat.
We as believers too are fondly called CHRISTians and that name means “The Anointed“. We carry the same Anointing that’s in Jesus. The name you bear defines your reality but until you’re conscious of this reality you’ll never walk in its actuality.
Your consciousness is like a switch that is being activated by your understanding and deactivated by your ignorance. Activate this reality by typing: “I, (enter your name), AM AN ANOINTED.” in the comment box.