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Change Your Name


(Genesis 32:27-28) “Then the man asked him, ‘What’s your name?’ ‘Jacob,’ he responded. ‘Your name won’t be Jacob anymore,’ the man replied, ‘but Israel, because you exerted yourself against both God and men, and you’ve emerged victorious.’

(1 Peter 2:9) “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”



You’ll be surprised by the power your name carries. Many parents in their ignorance have named you without understanding how it can affect your whole life. Here in Spain, it is common to name girls after different idols of Mary like, “Dolores or Angustia”, which translated means “pain and anguish”. What kind of life do you think those particular women will grow up to live?

Maybe your mistakes in the past makes people call you, a failure, thief, liar, adulterer, lazy, drunkard, or any other negative title. But when God gets a hold of your life, He will change that name and make you live the life that He has purposed and planned for you.

Jacob means “deceiver”, which is what Jacob did with his father in order to receive the blessing of the firstborn. But once Jacob encountered the living God and let God deal with Him, his name changed to “Israel” meaning “a prince with God” or “someone who will rule alongside God.”  The true value of this new name was not only that it would represent the Hebrew nation, but that God used that name as well to separate Himself from other Gods.

Before this incident with Jacob, God is described in the Bible as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But a few chapters later, we start to read how God describes Himself as the God of Israel. Now that is a total change of identity for Jacob.

Imagine if the people you know started to call Jesus not only the living God of the Bible, but the God of Mahesh, or God of John, or God of Susan….etc, because of all the great things He was doing through you. In the Bible, God calls us “my people called by my name, a royal priesthood, an overcomer, the head and not the tail, being above and not beneath… and much much more”.

You are more than your childhood, more than your mistakes, more than your selfish desires, more than your bank account, and much more than your current limitations. You are what God has spoken over you and everyone will have to surrender to that title.

When people started to address me as “Pastor Mahesh”, God started to heal me from the inside and set me free from the shame and fallen identity of my past.



Through Jesus Christ, you are a child of God, chosen and set apart… it’s time to start to live that way.




• Jesus, You are heir of all things, He who upholds all things by the word of His power, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
• Thank You, Father, that through the sacrifice on the Cross we can become Your children and be called by Your name.
• We cancel right now any negative name that has been given to us either by others or ourselves.
• We cancel any false identity we are carrying in our hearts due to our past mistakes.
• We declare that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be Your very own and to proclaim Your wonderful deeds, the One who called us out of darkness into Your marvelous light.
• Thank You that through Your Holy Spirit we have overcome the evil one.
• We declare that we are no longer that tail, but we will now be the head.
• Make us walk today in the authority that has been given to us as children of the most High God.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    18 October 2023 @ 14:11

    AMEN AMEN !! 🙏😊🙌👏👍


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