Receive Your New Name
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Today, we are continuing our series for the month of August: Fight 4 Purpose. Our topic that we will tackle is "Receive Your New Name."
It is time to redefine who you are based on what God's word says about you. The devil does not want you to walk in your new identity in Christ because he knows how dangerous you would be to his plans. Our purpose is attached to how we see ourselves. We cannot expect victory with a view that everything that we attempt fails. We cannot expect to win this fight for purpose when we see ourselves as crippled by the challenges in our lives. However, we can expect victory when we see ourselves as daughters of the King. We can expect victory when we see ourselves as more than conquerors. We can expect victory when we see ourselves as overcomers by our testimony and the blood of Christ.
The Bible teaches us truths about ourselves and reveals to us the power and new nature that we carry because of relationship with the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Did you know?
1. You have power over the enemy- Luke 10:19 (KJV), "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
2. There are no limits on what you can accomplish- Philippians 4:13 (KJV), "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
3. You can obtain wealth- Due. 8:18, "You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day."
You have to continue to discover your new name according to the Word!
Your name is Victory! - Since Christ has won, You win!
Your Name is Wealth! - Since God is your provider, You will have whatever you need!
Your Name is Limitless! - Since God is for you, You cannot be stopped!
Your Name is Strong! - Since God is your source, You can overcome all obstacles!
Your Name is Beautiful! - Since God is your maker, You are perfectly designed!
Your name is Powerful! - Since God lives in you, You have authority!
Your name is Joy! - Since God loves you, You can rise above all hurt and pain!
Your name is Peace! - Since God is your father, You have nothing to worry about!
Lets take a look at the Biblical account of Blind Bartimaeus receiving his sight:
Mark 10:46-52 (NIV)
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging.
47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”
50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Bartimaeus was ready for a New Name. All his life, he had been known as "Blind Bartimaeus." It is amazing that when people teach this message they even call him this. The devil wants you to see yourself by your condition, by what you have been with, by what you have struggles with, and more. However, the truth of the matter is after that day, I bet every time some said is that "Blind Bartimaeus" they had to say not any more, it is just "Bartimaeus." When you have an encounter with Christ, everything that is wrong he makes right. You are no longer "Sick Nancy," "Mean Terry," "Depressed Susan," "Lustful Sherry," "Broke Hannah," or "Foolish Besty." People may try to keep calling you by your past expereince, your past condition, or your past mistakes because that is how they see you. Nevertheless, you can receive your new name: Healed, Blessed, Overcomer, Pure, Righteous, Strong, and whatever God's word says that you are!
Ladies Fight 4 Purpose by Receiving your New Name! When you walk in your true identity that Christ's Death and Resurrection has made available, you will see the hand of God working with you to reach your purpose!