John 10:2-3 “But The ONE WHO enters by the gate is the Shepherd of the sheep. To HIM the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear HIS voice, and HE calls HIS own sheep BY NAME…and leads them out!”
As the earth began filling with children,
their names were unique or at least “rare” inscriptions.
But GOD increased souls throughout all of our centuries.
Thus “commonplace titles” were known.
Yet we each have a name without equal!
It’s still unknown to us till we cross through the Veil
but our grandest of hopes exceed all expectations!
When HE calls us by name from HIS throne!
Thus one with Love’s Cord WHO is ONE with our GOD:
In HIS image united to serve beyond Time!
Then forever entwined by the LORD’s sovereign threading,
HIS NAME will draw ours…till we’re home!
As HIServant called by HIS NAME to write,
Devotional: John 17:11 “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to YOU. HOLY FATHER, protect them by the power of YOUR NAME, the name YOU gave ME, so that they may be one as WE are one.”
The Trinity is ONE…and well beyond our comprehension! Any claiming to fully understand it so as to correct another…are errant. Simply put, we shouldn’t and won’t engage in vain debates where HE hasn’t written more than we already have. But! HE is ONE with the FATHER and we will be made one with HIM in HIS image when HE draws us past the Veil into Eternity!
Consider Revelation 19:11-13 “Then I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse. And its rider is called Faithful and True. With righteousness HE judges and wages war. HIS eyes were as a flame of fire, and on HIS head were many crowns; and HE had a name written that no man knew, but HE HIMSELF! HE is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and HIS NAME is The WORD of GOD!”
Faithful and True with a robe dipped in blood and being named “The WORD of GOD!” That is our SAVIOUR! Yes, all that the Trinity is…is beyond knowledge! But how wonderful blessed we are to call on JESUS and study HIS WORD with all humility and contrition!
HE WHO never leaves nor forsakes or forgets us past HIS calling us home into Timelessness! In Isaiah 49:15-16, The LORD tells the Israelites concerning Jerusalem that HE will never forget them and as a mother who gives birth to her child cannot forget, neither will HE! HE also share in verse 15 that they are inscribed on HIS hands…just as our names are!
Romans 8:29-31 point out clearly just how intricately, completely, and eternally entwined GOD made HIMSELF with us, HIS people!
29 For whom HE foreknew, HE also predestined to be conformed to the image of HIS Son, that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom HE predestined, these HE also called; (By name!) whom He called, these HE also justified; and whom HE justified, these HE also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If GOD is for us, who can be against us?”
The Author and Finisher of our Faith! HE holds us in the center of HIS hands next to our name! Hallelujah! Revelation 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone inscribed with a new name, known only to the one who receives it.”
Oh, Glory! We ARE Victorious and shall receive the hidden manna because HE already won the battle! So we press on in faith believing, eagerly looking forward to the day when we come through the Veil into Heaven and are given that wondrous, new name!
So let us live vibrantly, passionately, zealously and endlessly for the only wise GOD our KING! KING JESUS! Call my name, oh LORD, and I shall come RUNNING…to be one with THEE! Amen and amen!