HOW PROPHETIC ARE YOUR NAMES?
Memorise: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
Read: Exodus 2:5-10, 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Bible in one year: Job 40:3-42:17, 2nd Timothy 1:1-2:13
The name you bear is very important because it serves as your identity, and your future may be connected to it. The name a person bears is sometimes indicative of the experiences he or she will encounter in life. Take for instance Moses: this name means “drawn out of water” (Exodus 2:10). No wonder water was a recurring decimal in his life. He turned water into blood (Exodus 7:19-20); he parted the
Sea (Exodus 14:21-22); he
turned bitter water into sweet water (Exodus
15:24-25); he brought water out of the rock (Exodus
17:5-6); and the issue that denied him entrance into the Promised Land
was about water (Numbers 20:8-20). Knowing
how significant the name of an individual is to his destiny, God had to change
the names of several people in the Bible (Genesis
17:5, Genesis 32:28, Mark 3:16, Acts 4:36). My mother told me that after
my birth, she intended to name me Elisha, but on her way to see the priest of
my baptismal name, she forgot, so she named me Enoch. I told her I like the two
names: Elisha, the man with the double portion anointing, and Enoch, the man
who walked with God, so I took the two names is being fulfilled in my life
today. Examine your names: if there is any evil name among them, reject it, and
if there is a good names you desire, add it to what you have, and the Lord will
back it up.
A good name should glorify God; for this reason, any name attached to an idol, local deity or unclean spirit must be discarded. A good name should also be prophetic. A name such as Christopher means “the bearer of Christ”. It is a prophecy that the child so named will bear the person of Jesus Christ any where he goes. A name such as Gabriel means “ablel-bodied one of God” or “strong man of God”. That is very prophetic! A good name should give the bearer something positive to work towards: it should be a challenge, a promise or a goal he or she should strive to realise. How prophetic is your name? On the other hand, many people are yet to see the fulfilment of the promise in their names. For instance, someone who is named after wealth may still be living in squalor, and someone named after glory may still be living in shame. If you find yourself in this type of situation, pray hard that God will cause the good promise and prophecy in your name to be fulfilled, and also work towards its realisation.
Father, speedily bring into manifestation, every prophecy or promise inherent in my name, in Jesus’ Name.