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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].

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