Luke – Jan. 8

 Old Name / New Name

Read Luke 22:31

Jesus called Peter by his old name “Simon” because it was after that old identity the enemy was going. He has no claim on who we are as new people in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).

Rev. 2:17 says that when we arrive in heaven, God will give us a new name. Following the customs of the time when that was written, names were more than labels; they were descriptors. God knows your REAL name, not the one your parents gave you, but the one He created you to BE. What you will one day BE, you are now BECOMING. The struggles and trials we endure are located in who and what we were before Jesus saved us.

Read Romans 6 today and note how Paul tells us to step out of that old identity into the new.