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What’s Your Name?

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September 30, 2021 8:00 pm

What’s Your Name?

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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September 30, 2021 8:00 pm

Someone said we go through life with three names: the name our parents gave us, the name others give us (reputation), and the name we give ourselves (character). The name others give us matters, as “a good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1). But reputation can be wrong. Character matters more.

There’s yet another name that matters most. Jesus told the Christians in Pergamum that though their reputation had suffered some well-deserved hits, He had a new name reserved in heaven for those who fight back and conquer temptation. “To the one who is victorious, I will give . . . a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it” (v. 17).

We aren’t sure why Jesus promised a white stone. Is it an award for winning? A token for admission to the Messianic banquet? Perhaps it’s similar to what jurors once used to vote for acquittal. We simply don’t know. Whatever it is, God promises our new name will wipe away our shame (see Isaiah 62:1–5).

Our reputation may be tattered and our character may be seemingly beyond repair. But neither name ultimately defines us. It’s not what others call you, nor even what you call yourself that matters. You are who Jesus says you are. Live into your new name.

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My friends, my name is Mike with today's more deliberate devotional is entitled what's your name. Someone said we go through life with three names but in my parents gave us. Others give us our reputation in the name we give ourselves our character name.

Others give us matters as a good name is more desirable than great riches to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22 one. But while reputation is important character matters more. There is yet another name that's even more important. Jesus told the Christians in Pergamum that though the reputation had suffered some well-deserved hits.

He had a new name reserved in heaven for those who fight back and conquer temptation.

Jesus says in Revelation 217 to the one who is victorious I will give a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. We are not sure why Jesus promised a white stone, is it an award for winning a token for admission to the messianic banquet perhaps is similar to what jurors once used to vote for acquittal.

We simply don't know whatever it is, God promises our new name will wipe away our shame, our reputation may be tattered in our character may be seemingly beyond repair.

But neither name ultimately defines us is not what others call you, nor even what you call yourself that matters. You are who Jesus says you are live into your new name joined me now as I read Jesus words to the church of Pergamum from Revelation chapter 2 verses 12 to 17, to the angel of the church in Pergamum write. These are the words of him who has a sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live where Satan has his throne, yet you remain true to my name.

You did not renounce your faith in me that even in the days of anti-Best Buy faithful witness was put to death in your city where Satan lives. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, there are some among you who hold to the teaching of bail him who taught bail act to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicollet attends repent therefore otherwise I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches to the one who is victorious I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written, known only to the one who receives (father we claim our new name.

We are who you say we are in Jesus name, amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries

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