Your name is extremely important. A name carries spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical consequences. Whether it is your birth names and surname, maiden name, married name, stage name, title, code name, nickname, pet name or any other name you are called by, the meaning of the name tells who you are. Every time someone calls you by your name, whatever the meaning of your name is, it is reinforced over and over into your life, whether good or bad, whether Godly and glorifying God or demonic and empowering Satan in your life either reinforce God’s blessing or the enemies stronghold and nest in your life. Your name has a direct impact on your life, to either create blockage and curses or to bring freedom and blessing.
We are named by our Parents or Guardians for a variety of reasons, when we as parents inquire of the Lord for His name for our children before they are born, or give them a name that glorifies God; they are birthed into this world with His Blessing. But for many of us this is not how we were named, we were given family names that were steeped in tradition and idolatry, carrying powerful familiar or family spirits and territorial spirits, tying us to land and regions, which get passed down the family line. Many times this is done in ignorance, but those that worship idols in false religions and demon worshipers are deliberate in their naming which releases and perpetuates deep generational bondage's. These demonic entities attach to the name and create havoc in our lives.
The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing. Deut 7v25-26
So faith comes by hearing (what is told), and what is heard comes by the preaching (of the message that came from the lips) of Christ (the Messiah Himself) Romans 10v17
We believe what we hear....what are you hearing every time you are called by your names?
What are The Meaning of Your Names?
Perhaps you have never understood the importance of your name and the time has come to do some research and find out what your names mean, and why you were named by your name givers. Do this in order to gain understanding in order to deal with the roots of your name and the impact thereof. If you are named after an idol or perhaps your nick name has negative connotations you may need to ask God to rename you, and perhaps even literally go and change your name at Home Affairs in order to break the power of those ungodly names that bring glory to the enemy or to an idol and invokes repetitious curses. Repentance and renunciation will be vital. However there are names that can be cleansed and redeemed without having to do this.
Changes of Names:
Then He said, Let me go, for day is breaking. But Jacob said, I will not let You go unless You declare a blessing upon me. The Man asked him, What is your name? And (in shock of realization whispering) he said, Jacob (sup-planter, schemer, trickster, and swindler)! And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob (sup-planter, schemer, trickster and swindler) but Israel (contender with God); for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed. The Jacob asked Him, Tell me I pray you what in contrast is Your name, But He asked Why is it that you ask My name? And the Angel of God declared a blessing on Jacob there. Gen 32:26-28
Nor shall your name any longer be Abram (high, exalted father); but your name shall be Abraham (father of a multitude) for I have made you the father of many nations. And I will make you exceedingly fruitful and I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. Gen 17v5&6
Once you have discovered what your names mean and the reasons why you were so named, anoint your forehead or lay your hands, (your thinking is where strongholds lodge) and your navel (spiritual entry point for generational demons) . I break off all the power and consequences of the names given to me that do not glorify you Father in Jesus name.
Father God, I present myself a living sacrifice before your Throne of Mercy and Grace as your beloved child. I ask you to forgive me for not knowing about the effects of my names and for indirectly provoking You by bearing the names of idols. I confess and acknowledge that you are My Creator, My Friend, Counselor, Guide, Peace, Healer, Deliverer, Redeemer and Strengtheners. No idol or false god can do these things in my life. I submerge myself and my destiny in the Blood of Jesus and thank you for purging me of every idolatrous infestation and defilement that have come into my life because of the names given to me, and I thank you for cleaning my life and everything pertaining to me in Jesus name.
In Jesus name, I break all demonic seals and curses over my names and bind and rebuke every demon of any kind assigned to keep all and any demonic structures in place over my life. From this day, I renounce all idolatrous and demonic names attached to my family and I renounce all idols and demonic entities attached to these name, In the spiritual realm, I cancel all the ancestral covenants attached to the name ___________________. We reject your dealings you spirit of ___________________. Every spirit behind this name, I cancel out your orders and command you to leave me in the name of Jesus. I uproot you and command you to be completely taken out of me and my family’s lives in Jesus name. I cut myself loose from any territory, place or altar that this name has kept me tied to or laid claim to my life in any way whatsoever, in the Name of Jesus.
I refuse and reject all your operations in any way whatsoever and reject you outright in Jesus name. I nullify and neutralize the power of these evil names and I now take on the name Father has for me (speak out the names the Lord gives you). Because my name is now attached to God, to success and blessing in the Kingdom of God, I shall be blessed in all that I do. May the fire of the Holy Spirit consume all seals, stamps and labels of evil that were attached to my former name, marking me in the spiritual realm in Jesus name. (Deut 28)
Thank you Father for setting me free from all contamination and influence of those names, and thank you Father for sealing me up with the seal of your Holy Spirit, please fill me with a fresh anointing of your presence and love and thank you for calling me by name in Jesus name.
Jabez was honourable above his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez (sorrow maker) saying, Because I bore him in pain. Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request. 1 Chron 4:9&10