“No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.” Gen. 17:5.
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, meaning, “father of many nations.” He changed his name to describe his new identity, consistent with what God had made him to be. Abraham had to introduce and re-introduce himself to anyone he met and anyone who had known him before as Abram—who he no longer was. He wasn’t Abram any more.
When we come to Christ, we get a new name at our baptism. It is not recorded on our earthly birth certificate but our Heavenly birth certificate. It is our ‘family name.’ We get baptised ‘into the Name’ of the Lord Jesus Christ and we take the ‘family name.’ That name is the ‘certificate of belonging’ to His family and the prophetic promise of the unfolding of our new identity. We must believe in the ‘new person’ that we have become with the ‘new name.’ 2 Cor. 5:17. It is a sign of the new supernatural and miracle life that we have begun. It is the unique identity we have that no one else in the world has.
It is the initial revelation of our life journey. Have you discovered the ‘new identity’ you have that is hidden in your name? Abram only knew who God made him to be as he heard from God. God has spoken in His Word a huge part of your life identity and will provide the unique unfolding of that identity as you embrace it and walk by faith in it.