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The Spiritual Power of an Anointed Name, your name will define your future

Joseph Ho, 21st February, 2009

A name is what everyone is identified by since the ages of time. Does a name have any spiritual connotations to a beholder's testimonies? Yes, it does. Your name will define your destiny and a good name is better than silver and gold. The best names are God given names. A New Name brings a new destiny, it can change your life for good.

The Power of the name of Jesus

Here, do you know what is the name of Jesus and why everyone must submit to him? The answer can be found in the book of Philippians 2:9,

"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Jesus' name is the highest name on the earth, and we are below him in all aspects, so there is no one who is higher than Jesus, Son of Joseph; the Nazareth born of Mary.

Also mentioned in the Book of Isaiah 9:6,

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

The only begotten Son of God was called Jesus and this name was given to Joseph by the Angels of God. Matthew 1:20,

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Jesus' name was given to Joseph by an angel in a dream so it is a God given name, an anointed name. That name carries the child's anointing until it came to pass. He was able to do miracles and forgive sin as if he was God; because his name Jesus means Mighty God.

In modern times, people would have to hold titles like Dr, Rev, Pastor, and Apostle and so on; to make them be known as a certain category of men. But in the kingdom of God, a man's name is his calling and anointing and when God bestowed a name from his own mouth that name will certainly prosper the man and bring him into his blessings which God has already placed on him by giving him the name. Every God given name has that power, because we have become true sons and daughters.

Jesus mentioned the power of God's given name to him when he prayed for the people saying in John,

John 17:11(NIV), "I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name -- the name you gave me -- so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me.

Therefore, the name of Jesus is God's own name given to the begotten son and it contains true power in the name itself, at the mentioned of this name every being upon the entire universe, visible or invisible has to bow down and submit to Jesus with the exception of God himself. That is why the bible mentioned that it is better to have a good desirable name, since it has more benefits than gold and silver.

Proverbs 22:1, "A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."

Ecclesiastes 7:1, "A good name is better than fine perfume, . . . . . . ."

A Change of Name carries a Change of destiny

The law of double mentioned, states that when something is mentioned twice, repeated more than once, it has deep significance in the kingdom of God. When a person has his name changed, it will bring forth a new beginning. The old name carries the old past and a new name will manifest a new life. In our modern society, it is almost very hard to have a new life with our old name, since our name are recorded into the computer systems no matter how good we have changed the old past records are never changed so it always come up when we do a search. Thus to change our destiny, it must come with a new change of name. This can be seen in the lives of two prominent men even in Bible history. Once they had a name changed they had a new destiny much better than their old limited destiny, they bear more fruit and were more prosperous. However, when their name was changed, they also went through a process of sanctification to come into their destiny. So a name change is only the beginning and a process of change is yet to come.

The Story of Abraham

Genesis 17, " When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said to him, As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be a father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations."

Abram means father of multitudes, and Abraham means father of nations.

Who then is the true father of all nations? It is God himself. And God did give Abram his name Abraham; Abraham was indeed God's name since God is truly the father of all creations. Thus when God gave you his name, you will be anointed to bring forth his nature upon the earth, because we are made in his image and when he wants to do a certain thing on earth, he will always choose a man or a person to do this work. So Abraham means God of many nations is on earth working through this man whom he has chosen and bestowed a title upon him through the name. God calls things which are not as though they were is thus fulfilled in scripture.

Genesis 18:19, "For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."

The Story of Jacob

Genesis 28:12, "He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and he said: "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like dust on the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Genesis 32:27, "The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob" he answered. Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Jacob means schemer or sup-planter and Israel means Prince of Peace and also wrestles with God. But the angel gave him a New Name the name Israel, so that he will have peace with his brothers. Whenever there is change in structure, power or position, there is most certainly a change in name. The name will protect and enable you to accomplish your destiny. When God gives you a New Name, it will have a meaning which bears His Name, much like a surname which bears our natural fathers' name.

Isaiah 56:5, "to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an Everlasting Name that will not be cut off."

Isaiah 43:7, "Everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Isaiah 63:19, "We are yours from of Old;

Joseph Ho is an engineer by training. He is a business consultant, an investor and entrepreneur. He is a member of FGBMI and CBMC and also the Pro-temp President of Thy Scepter, a Christian Business Owner Society.

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