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Your New Identity Is Your New Identification

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Does anybody you know give out nicknames? Melissa’s dad gave his grandkids nicknames. “Scooter” because Rachel would scoot along rather than crawl, “Hannah Banana” because it rhymed and that’s what Grandma called her, “Mar mar” because older “Bubba” couldn’t say Marshall, and “Top Cat” because of Terrynce Caleb’s initials (and Granddad’s brother first called him that).
Maybe somebody in your family makes up nicknames. When we get into a relationship with God, he doesn’t give us a nickname, he gives us a new name. Your name is your identification and God not only gives you a new identity but a new way of identifying just who and whose you are. You belong to God!
Isaiah 62:2 says “You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name.”
Revelation 2:17 and 3:12 says this: “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 wri…