28th week: Happy Jesus - The Lord's Delight! EVERYTHING in our life comes because of God’s favor to us
“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.” Isaiah 62:4 (KJV)
The Lord has not forsaken us. He has not forgotten us. He has not left us. Of course we know that on theory, but many times, in our prayers and seeking the Lord, as well as in our words and actions we show exactly that kind of belief – as if the Lord is far away from us.
No! He is giving us a new name. Whenever the Lord gives a new name to somebody, watch out, an incredible change and blessing comes that person’s way. The Lord changed Abram’s name to Abraham and see what happened. Here the Lord is about to change our name too. So, be careful.
Your name is not John or Mary or Steve, etc., anymore. Your new name is Hephzibah, which means: “My Delight is in him / her”, “My favor is in and upon him / her”. That’s your new name from this day forward. Thou shalt be called like this. This means a change of identity. Then, your land (speaking about territory, e.g. sphere of influence, vision, calling, mandate, etc., shall not be called Desolate and unfruitful, but Beulah, which means: “be a master, have dominion” In other words, Your territory will prosper for God’s glory and His rule and dominion will be seen in it, e.g. wherever you go, you will have the favor of God upon your life and your vision, calling, mandate and purposes given by the Lord will prosper and that will establish His Kingly dominion in that territory.
Happy Jesus - THE LORD’S DELIGHT
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