THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 2, No. 20 – Monday, 15th May, 2017
(Genesis 32:23-28, Jeremiah 20:1-5, Proverbs 22:1)
WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN TO YOU AND TO GOD? (Part 2)
If in fact, in law and in logic, names represent man’s physical identity (as was argued in the previous edition of this magazine), then their meanings and corresponding factors have the propensity to effect a positive or negative impact on man’s life at least spiritually.
When I say factors, I mean reasons and events which led to the giving or the change of certain names. Factors such as parental ill or affirmative actions after or before our birth, foundational concerns, personal actions incurring divine wroth, or divine approval and what I call spiritual “externalities” such as curses and ill-fated actions or spiritual goodwill of other men and anointed Men of God, are but a few of these life-changing factors.
‘Pashur’ in one of the referred passages in this edition (Jer.20:1-5) was a minister in the house of the Lord. For reasons of his unaffirmative action, his name was changed to Magormisabib. Ordinarily, Pashur means ‘a life compassed about by goodness’. Magormisabib (his new name) on the other hand means ‘a life compassed about by affliction’. There are certain things that count a great deal to God and, which have the capacity to incur the judgement of God on man.
To what extent do you reverence the anointing of God on His servant? Are you aware that a reverence of a servant’s anointing accords his master due regard? I do hope your name has not yet been changed unknown to you as a result of your actions.
I visited Nigeria in December 2009 and left in January 2010. The purpose for coming was not achieved, and so there was the need to return by July of 2010. During these periods, I had two separate encounters with a Man of God – senior pastor in a notable Nigerian church.
The reason for our encounter was purely the subject of marriage. In simple terms, my encounter with him left a bitter experience at the time. What was on offer in the course of our meeting was not sound spirituality (as I expected) but hypocrisy and some sort of treachery. I was so bitter that at the point I was leaving Nigeria I declined to pick his phone call. By that somewhat disregard, I got punished and that punishment remained until one night when mercy came my way.
I remember too vividly the Lord saying to me: ‘the same honour you give to me is the same honour you give to my servants’. Really! In spite of what that Man of God did? Yes! Why? Because his rod of correction is not in my hands. If this is an example of personal actions triggering divine punishment, curses, parental errors, foundational issues and the negative effects of men on our names are another. Talking about the negative effects of other men on our names, there is a lesson to be learnt from the Lord.
Understand dearly beloved that no evil assignment is completed against you without your name being attached to it in the end or from the start. How does this apply then? Constant covering of your names with the blood of the Lamb will afford you swift progress in life.
Life, sometimes is not always about doing the big things but being constant and consistent in doing the small bits and pieces. Consistency in prayer and in fasting are all good. Please dearly beloved, add the constant covering of your name with the blood of Jesus to it also.
In closing, dearly beloved, remember Jabez (1 Chron.4:9-10). Every name has an existing entity in the spirit realm. If it is a glorious name; praise be to the Lord. But remember the battle of evil words can affect the spiritual entity of that glorious name in the spirit realm.
The resulting implication is a life of unfruitfulness, delay, stagnation, zigzaggedness, non-achievement, instability in marriage, wrong choice of life-partner, near-success syndrome, near-death experiences, in and out of sicknesses, financial tragedies, constant unhappiness, failure at the edge of breakthroughs, promise and fail syndrome, constant satanic attacks, profitless hard-work, intelligent but ever struggling and suffering, etc. The list is not exhaustive.
The question is: from a personal point of view, what is the battle that is confronting your names’ spiritual entity in the spirit realm? Names produce results after their corresponding meanings. Is your life therefore toeing the path of the meaning of your name?
If not, ask the Lord whether that is your name or not. Please, do not be lazy about this. It is a serious spiritual matter. You will reflect in the exact life of the one you are called in the spirit realm.
Felicia means blessing. Jabez means pain. David means beloved. Mary means rebellion or bitterness. Linda means soft, tender. Margaret means pearl (pure). Rita means pearl. Job means hated or persecuted. Helen means shining light. Cecilia means blind. Iyabo means returned dead mother. They are very often facially attractive; with a destiny of great wealth. Sadly, Iyabos are never free from sexual immorality and pride except they are genuinely born-again and confront these nature in earnest prayer. They are often prone to being part of witchcraft fraternity.
Olayinka means encircled about by honour. It is an awesome name; their bearers have very big star. It is a unisex name. When it is borne by a lady, there is a sad side to it. As big as their star is: the aweful and lustful spirit of flirting is always around them and they will always be too troubled by sexually loose men especially before marriage.
Jacob means supplanter. There are further two mysteries the Lord is expousing today. First, if you bear a name with a glorious meaning; be prepared for battle and be ready to pray very hard.
If you bear a name with a bad meaning; you are in deficit already. You must fight for your release. Is that name you bear your very name? Is that the name by which God knows you?
THIS IS A WISE COUNSEL FOR THE WISE ONLY: SEEK THE FACE OF THE LORD AND THE GUIDANCE OF ANOINTED MEN OF GOD FOR THE KIND OF STAR THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE NAME YOU BEAR. THE UNWISE WILL NOT DO THIS.
Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
Hymn: Is My Name Written There?