Called by a New Name

Isaiah 62:1-2 For Zion’s sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name.

Having a new name speaks of change. For example, when Abram’s relationship to God changed, then his name was changed to Abraham (Genesis 17:4-5). When Jacob’s relationship to God changed, the Lord renamed him Israel (Genesis 32:28). When God manifested Himself in a different way, He gave Himself a different name. Sometimes He called Himself Elohim or El Shaddai or Jehovah, a Rock, a High Tower, etc. He would take a name depending upon how He revealed Himself to a particular person or people.

The Lord has been manifesting Himself in different ways. So the Body of Christ has been receiving new revelations of the Lord. The relationship between the Body of Christ and the Lord is changing. We are becoming something new to Him, and He is becoming something new to us. Therefore, He has a new name and so do we. When the Lord says in Revelation 3:12, I will write upon him My new name, He is saying, “I am becoming something new to you, and I am writing My new name on you,” which means, “You are also becoming that to Me.” In other words, the Lord and His people are becoming one. They are becoming one force in the earth.

Copyright © 1999 by Henry DuBose

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