God knows you. Who you are. Who you embody. What you herald. What you champion. The One who sent Himself to earth to claim you will return and make you His beloved forever. A new era will begin. A new name will be given. Heaven will arise.
Jesus chooses a new name for you nobody knows except Him and you.
“To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’” Revelation 2:17
Your new name is a secret between you and God. Your new name showcases how God sees you. Your new name speaks of your love with Him.
God loves to give you a name that connects you to Him forever.
God also has a new name according to Revelation 3 that He will inscribe on each one of us because of His love and royal covenant with us.
“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” Revelation 3:12
God says, “And I will write on him My new name.”
One day God will write His name on you. He will make His love vow permanent as you join with Him. He will connect His heart to yours with this name. These are the benefits of being the Bride of Christ, chosen and taken by Him, where you no longer need to go anywhere but be with Him in Heaven. Explore Heaven. Discover Heaven. For Heaven will be your holy dwelling place with your lover, God, in perfect paradise and endless extravagance.
God claims you as His and nobody else’s.
God wants to be yours.
Do you want God’s name?
God wants to share His name with you and write it on you.
God wants you to love your new name.
A name from God carries significance from Him as the giver. This name bestows honor. This name speaks highest identity over you and your true essence. What someone chooses to call you carries weight. God chooses to call you Beloved. God chooses to give you a new name that captures the highest light of His glory on you.
“The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.” Isaiah 62:2
It makes sense that a New Heaven and a New Earth with a new Jerusalem and a new beginning with come with each person having a new name. The name God has been wanting to give you every since you were born… just wait until you see what it is. Your name will be the most beautiful and quintessential embodiment of all you are. I want the new name you have to call me, Lord. Your words over me are my eternal life and my eternal destiny.
Let Jesus call you by your true name. The name that tells of His glory over you.
Why should we let God give us a new name? Because He created us with a name He envisioned and longs to declare over us. In the beginning, Adam was given the mantle of naming parts of the creation as ordained by God. But one day, we will give this power back to God for Him to have the ultimate say over what our names are and what the names are for everything in Heaven.
Our parents were given time to steward us on the earth. The names we were given at birth are integral to our identity here and a beautiful expression of our earthly identity. But Jesus wants to be the one who takes care of us forever as our God, and thus, He gets the honor of lavishing us with our royal name that we were made for from the beginning of time.
In the Bible, many folks were given new names once they chose Yahweh. Abram became Abraham. Sarai became Sarah. Simon became Peter.
God has a habit of giving new names to His beloveds, because He wants to to be the one to speak the final word over us about who we are.
In John 1, Jesus meets Simon. At the moment Jesus sees Simon, Jesus decides to give him a new name. Right there. On the spot.
“And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas.” John 1:42
The name Cephas means “stone” or “rock” in Hebrew. Jesus will pronounce Peter as the foundational rock of the church He wants to build through the disciples as they will share the gospel. As he does, he calls Peter “the rock” once again, reminding Peter of who He is according to Jesus, not according to His parents. Jesus tells you who you are. Jesus names you. Jesus knows your true identity. Jesus knows your true name. Jesus knows your true potential and purpose. Jesus names you according to your power and essence. Thus, Jesus calls Peter the rock.
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
When Jesus gives you your new name, nothing stands against you.
God’s people thrive in their individual identities as given by God.
“Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am He.” Isaiah 41:4
God is the author of all creation, humankind, angels, celestial beings, the universe and all of Heaven. He created us in the beginning and destined us to dwell with Him forever.
“Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.” Isaiah 42:5
on the future me
the Heavenly me
to call me
what you’re envisioning
I want your new name Lord
give me your new name Lord
where Heaven and earth adore
you like you adore me
You adore me
forever I will sing
glory to You and Your love