Luke 7:14 “…And he said Young man, I say unto thee, Arise”

…From yesterday…

Romans 4:17 “…Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing.” (MSG)

Jesus didn’t just call him a young man, he activated a powerful principle. God has used it to transform several people in history. Before God could give Abraham a son he had to change his name.

It was really not about the name change, it was about changing Abraham’s mentality and imagination. People saw him as Abram the “childless rich man” but God saw him as Abraham, the rich, powerful father of nations.

Friend, there is who you are, that is only known to God, why not allow Him show you.

The man Jacob was busy running up and down in life doing trial and error until he had an encounter with God and the first thing God asked him was:

Genesis 32:27 “…What is thy name? And he said Jacob.”

Genesis 32:28 “And he said Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed”

Jacob suffered from multiple personality disorder. He had taken different people’s personalities at various stages of his life and he got totally lost in the process. His real identity never came to the fore.

He started out as Jacob the supplanter or cheat, then became Esau when he cheated his brother out of the birthright. He started switching between those two personalities until that faithful day when he met God.

He was then introduced to his real self which was originally Israel and from that day his destiny took a leap. Today, we still talk of the God of Israel.

Jesus saw the dead man but called him young man. Why not crave for an encounter with Jesus today and let him link you to the original you.

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