A man ought to be blessed for the Supernatural. But who is responsible for blessing you for the Supernatural? What does it mean to be blessed for the Supernatural?
Genesis 32 27-28
(vs. 27)The man asked Jacob, what is your name? Why did he bring up such a question to a man who had been asking for a blessing?
This man, who was believed to be an angel of the Lord, changed Jacob’s name to Israel but up to date, we call him Jacob. And every time we do that, we are contradicting the blessing that was declared upon his life by God.
People must learn to line up with God’s declarations. You will have people coming to contradict what God has declared over you. After God says you are not poor, someone will come to tell you that you are poor. After God says you are not sick, a machine in some hospital will try to contradict that.
Your name must change because your struggles have something to do with your name.
But if you look closely, Jacob had this encounter with this man at a time when he had separated himself from his wives, his servants and his livestock. Such encounters only happen in moments of separation; when everything you had is gone and your relatives and friends have left you.
When you are alone, be careful because The Man doesn’t appear when you are surrounded by crowds but in the moments when you are alone.
What motivates you to come to the house of God? Do you understand what a blessing is? If you think small things like cars and houses are the definition of a blessing, you have a mentality problem because certain people who do not go to church already have those things.
Is there not something bigger that you should desire from God?
When Jacob asked for a blessing, he got a name and he knew that the blessing was in that name.
Do you understand the importance of a Name?
(Philippians 2 vs 8-11) Jesus humbled Himself even up till death and God then highly exalted Him and gave Him a Name that is above every other name, a Name that everything and everyone bows down to.
Can you be patient enough for Man of God to work on your name? When God changes your name, that is a supernatural transaction. At that moment, there might not be anything reflecting in your bank account but something would have changed in the registers of the Spirit with regards to your name.
If you can have a good name and become the right person with the right character, every other thing will fall into place.
(Proverbs 22 vs. 1) There is a comparison between a good name and great riches. A good name is to be desired rather than great riches because it is the foundation for every other blessing.
Do not underestimate the power of a good name. If you manage to thoroughly build a name, there will be nothing that can pull you down. But if you are not careful, the devil can create false realities for you and you end up reacting to those. All this can happen to you if you do not have a good name.
Work on your name. Desire for a good name because it is rather to be chosen over great riches.
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This man, who was believed to be an angel of the Lord, changed Jacob’s name to Israel but up to date, we call him Jacob. And every time we do that, we are contradicting the blessing that was declared upon his life by God