Names have significant meanings in history and even today. Abram means the exalted father. God covenanted with Abram to be the father of multitudes, many nations and hence the name change from Abram to Abraham, the father of multitudes. In the same manner, Jacob means “he who grasp the heel, or the supplanter” and after Jacob wrestled with God, HE changed his name to Israel, meaning “He will be a prince with God”.
Have you ever wondered why in the Bible, it is always mentioned the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to be consistent with the name change, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel?
I heard this revelation from my pastor during this morning sermon. Our God is still the God of the supplanters, the Jacobs of our day. If God is the God of Israel, then all of us who are sinners will be lost!
Hallelujah! Jevohah God is still the God who reaches out to us, to redeem us from sinners to become one with Him, sanctified by the blood of Yeshua and redeemed us from the Jacob so become the prince with God.