Principle #2 -Israel is the name that
represents Spiritual son ship to God
Scriptures for review
Explanation – The name Israel
is the God-given name that the God of Israel has chosen for all of his children
to spiritually surname themselves by (Isaiah 44:5). This name
, represents true son ship to the God of Israel. Israel is the spirit that causes us
to do the will of the God of Israel. Israel is the spirit that dwells on
the inside of all children of the God of Israel. It is not a man-made name but
a name given to us from the God of Israel. We must also
remember that this name represents a change in character for all who accept
this name. It is not merely good enough for us to subscribe with our hand and
accept the name Israel,
we must strive each and everyday to become a true Israel of God.
Christianity teaches that Jesus is the son of God and this
is true in the sense that physically speaking, Jesus was a son of God. We must
also remember that Abraham, Moses, David and all of the prophets in biblical
times were sons of God. I John 3:1 reads “What manner
of love has been bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God”
Romans reads “As many
as are led of the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” These scriptures
enlighten us to understand that all who obey God are sons of God.
Spiritually speaking, the spirit that causes us to be sons
of God, regardless of our natural birth-given name is Israel, which was chosen by God.
This spirit of Israel
is what transforms us so we can be obedient to the Spirit of God within us.
When we truly become Israel,
our character will represent the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians ).
The reason we did not know that we were Israel is because we were cut-off
from this knowledge. Psalms 83:4 reads, “They have said, come and let us cut
them off from being a nation that the name of Israel would be no more in
remembrance.” Many people were never introduce to the name Israel and the spirit within them that Israel
represents but instead were taught about an idol figure that was misrepresented
as the image of God.
We are Israel
collectively, as a people serving the God of Israel and we are Israel
individually as we learn to develop our
relationship with the God of Israel. The name
Israel is very important. The God
of Israel throughout biblical history has made many promises to his people Israel
and those who become a true Israel of God will inherit these promises.
is not just another religious doctrine; it is a way of life. This way of life
as being Israel
is reflected in all that we do. Our life should reflect what we believe and if
we obey the God of Israel it will be easy for others to see the light of Israel
in our everyday life. The name Israel
represents what is on the inside of us. We do not change our naturally –given
birth name. The change to Israel
is to change on the inside, in our hearts and minds. Then we can truly be sons