There are many instances in the Bible where God gives a New Name to some as the people are still alive. (I’m sure you can think of a few.) Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel, etc.
In the Book of Revelation, God speaks of our new name.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone,
and in the stone a new name written,
which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Revelation 2:17 KJV
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out:
and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God:
and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation 3:12 KJV
Saul To Paul is who this article will highlight.
Not only is Paul’s Testimony so very detailed, but also revealing.
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do;
but do not ye after their works: for they say,
and do not.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and HAVE OMITTED the WEIGHTIER MATTERS of the law,
>>judgment, mercy, and faith:<<
these OUGHT ye to have done,
AND NOT to LEAVE the OTHER UNDONE.
Matthew 23:23 KJV
During Saul’s life,
the foreshadowing of the Old Covenant was fulfilled by Jesus.
Saul Loved God. He had acted in ignorance, even though he personally knew the Scriptures. He lived at the cusp of the New Covenant.
Today, we all have the Scriptures available to us.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at;
but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:30 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
We must all be cautious to not leave anything undone. To Love the Truth, even if it’s not what we had believed before. (Not making the same mistakes as the Pharisees did).
Not to be NT Pharisees who do the same; Perverting God’s Word.
May we always be in God’s Word applying it in our lives, in Spirit and in Truth.
A New Creation with a New Name
TODAY, we also still meet Sauls. Those who have a heart for God. They are blinded, persecute, and unknowingly deceive. But, God is calling them! “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
the truth, the way, the life.
We all have a New Name upon being Born Again. The old man having been put to death.