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Summary: To show that GOD changed our names to CHRISTians as follower of GOD before enemies of GOD we prevail over GOD (in our prayers) and with men.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you rule with GOD?

Yes. Galatians 6:16

Galatians 6:16 (Amplified Bible)

Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule [who discipline themselves and regulate their lives by this principle], even upon the [true] Israel of God!

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD changed our names to CHRISTians as follower of GOD before enemies of GOD we prevail over GOD (in our prayers) and with men.

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 32:28 (Amplified Bible)

And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed.

Parallel verse:

Genesis 35:10 (Amplified Bible)

Again God said to him, Your name is Jacob [supplanter]; you shall not be called Jacob any longer, but Israel shall be your name. So He called him Israel [contender with God].

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your WORDS prevailed and grew, spread, intensified and prevailed mightily in my heart.

Acts 19:20 (Amplified Bible)

Thus the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] grew and spread and intensified, prevailing mightily.

VI. TITLE:

No longer a deceiver

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses

B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.

C. Purpose: Book of Origins

D. To whom written: People of Israel

E. Main theme: Man's sin and initial steps for his redemption initiated by GOD.

F. Keyword: Beginning

G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise -

Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Genesis 32:28 (Amplified Bible)

And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed.

Genesis 32:28 (King James Version)

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.

A. You are no longer a deceiver but a ruler with GOD

"And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God];"

Jacob or "yaaqob" in Hebrew meaning: heel catcher, supplanter or in some cases, a deceiver. Israel or "yisrael" in Hebrew meaning: he will rule as GOD, contender with GOD. Contender (according to Webster's dictionary) - one who contends, a combatant, a champion.

Deceiver (according to Webster's dictionary) - one who deceives, one who leads into error, a cheat, an impostor.

Some of the people that got their names changed by GOD:

1. Abram changed to Abrahame

Genesis 17:5 (Amplified Bible)

Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations.

2. Jacob changed to Israel

Genesis 35:10 (Amplified Bible)

Again God said to him, Your name is Jacob [supplanter]; you shall not be called Jacob any longer, but Israel shall be your name. So He called him Israel [contender with God].

3. Hoshea changed to Joshua

Numbers 13:16 (Amplified Bible)

These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to explore and scout out the land. And Moses called Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua.

4. Jedidiah changed to Solomon

2 Samuel 12:25 (Amplified Bible)

He sent [a message] by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and [Nathan] called the boy’s [special] name Jedidiah [beloved of the Lord], because the Lord [loved the child].

5. Simon changed to Cephas or Peter

John 1:42 (Amplified Bible)

Andrew then led (brought) Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, You are Simon son of John. You shall be called Cephas—which translated is Peter [Stone].

6. Saul changed to Paul

Acts 13:9 (Amplified Bible)

But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, looked steadily at [Elymas]

Name changing marks that the person has encountered GOD. A change of direction and a change of purpose brought about by interaction with GOD. Every day we talk to GOD we are changed from glory to glory. We are all new creation that have trusted GOD, JESUS, as our LORD and SAVIOR.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (Amplified Bible)

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

2 Corinthians 3:18 (Amplified Bible)

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

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