HE KNOWS YOUR NAME
One of the most beautiful truths in the whole Word of God is the fact that He knows your name. Recently my wife of 53 years went home to be with the Lord. One of the dearest things to her was that Jesus had a new name for her that only He knew. Revelation 2:17 says this: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” I believe she received that stone as soon as she was with the Lord Jesus. No one knows that name except her and Jesus. The reason this was so important to her was because she never felt accepted as a child growing up. She was molested by her father, and just lost in the middle of her 10 brothers and sisters. Her mother had favorites but she was never one of them. My friend if you are not important to anyone else, you are important to Jesus. He knows your name!
How important you are to Jesus if He has a secret name for you that only He and you know. Often very close friends and family members have pet names that mean a lot to each other. Sometimes they are known to just a few people, sometimes only to each other.
The white stones were known in times of old as victory stones. They were given to people who were pardoned of something they had been charged for. The Lord has certainly pardoned us of a lot and made us white as snow. We were made righteous with His righteousness 2 Corinthians 5:21.
In Isaiah 56:5 it says. “Even to them I will give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.” Wow, better than natural born sons and daughters. We who have received Jesus as our savior are indeed sons and daughters. He chose you as a son or daughter when He knew everything about you. He chose you even after knowing about your sin, and failures. Total, absolute, unconditional love is His relationship with you.
Long before David became king (while he was still just a shepherd boy out tending his father’s sheep on the Judean hills) the Lord knew who he was and where he was. In Jeremiah 1:5 It says; “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” How far back does He intimately know you? He knew you before you were ever conceived. We are more special to our Heavenly Father than we can even imagine. So special that He sacrificed Himself to pay our sin debt. Have you ever really thought about that fact? Our Father created the heavens and earth and everything in them, and is worthy to receive, glory, honor, and power, and yet He willingly suffered the punishment that we should have suffered. We deserved it, He did not.
Yes, He knows your name. There are over seven billion people on planet earth and yet He knows YOU and everything about you, even to the point that He gave you a secret name that only He knows. It is my prayer that as you read this short teaching, if you don’t know Him, you will receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. For further study on this, see the teaching on New Birth. You are important to Him, make Him important to you!
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Truth of His Word be with you.