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"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Prov. 18:10).

Did you know your name has been changed? Well, if you are born again, it certainly has. When you make Jesus the Lord of your life, you are brought into a covenant relationship with Jesus and your name is changed!

To fully appreciate what that means, you'll have to think about the Blood Covenant. When a person enters covenant with another, they become absolutely one with each other. They exchange garments saying, "All that I have and all that I am is now yours."

Actually, when someone enters a covenant of blood, he is giving himself completely away. He is no longer his own. His assets and his debts, his strengths and his weaknesses belong forever to his covenant brother. In evidence of this, at the close of the covenant ceremony, the families involved exchange names with one another.

When you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He took your name. Your name was sin. Your name was weakness. Your name was whatever you inherited from Adam. Your life was ruled by fear, and hell was your home destination.

Then you decided to accept Jesus. He gave Himself away to you. You gave yourself away to Him. His life became yours. Your life became His. You turned loose of Adam as your father and received God as your Father. You have become His heir - a joint heir with Jesus.

Ephesians 3:15 says the whole Body of Christ has been named after Him both in heaven and earth. That includes you and me! Philippians 2:9 says, "He has been given a name that is above every name that is named."

You've been given that Name! Its authority is yours!

You can't call yourself discouraged anymore. That's not your name. You can't answer when the devil yells, Hey, poor boy. That's not your name. Jesus has taken those old names of yours. They're gone. Don't answer to them anymore.

When poverty calls, don't answer "Yes." Answer "No!" When your body calls itself sick, answer "No! That's not my name. I am healed." And when the devil tries to tell you you're alone and discouraged, answer him out loud, "That's not in my covenant. I am strong in the Lord."

No matter what the devil tries to bring against you, the NAME of the Lord is your strong tower. Whatever He has called Himself in His Word is who you are now. You have a new name and it's above every other name.

Speak the Word: "The name of the Lord is a strong tower. I run into it and I am safe." (Prov. 18:10)

For Further Study: Hebrews 8:6-13

Daily Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 13-14; Colossians 1

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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