The angel said to Jacob, “What is thy name?” And he replied, “Jacob.” Now, the word “Jacob” itself means “supplanter,” conniver — in modern English, con-artist.
Do you think God didn’t know what Jacob’s name was when He asked? No, God wanted him to admit it. What is your name? Con-artist. Conniver. Schemer. God says, “Well, Jacob, I’m glad to hear you admit it.”
Did you know that God is going to ask you the same thing today? God is going to say to you, “What is your name?” And you are going to have to say, “My name is Lazy.” Or “My name is Lustful.” Or “My name is Doubter.” Or “My name is Liar.” “My name is Selfishness.”
Jacob is crippled that he might be crowned. He is broken that he might be blessed. He goes from a name of shame to the Hall of Fame.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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