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#28 A New Name

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What's in a Names Martha Kilpatrick

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Genesis 17:4-5 AMPC
As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations. 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.

When Abram was a man confident of his sufficiency, he was a normal man. Chosen and called by God, but he was still entirely natural, no different than all other men.

Then Abram’s love affair with himself died, and he could become a spiritual man. A spiritual man is one who can KNOW God and live in trusting dependence on Him — being still and quiet, letting God be God. The spiritual man is a weak man, a man with new-found courage, willing to live weak on God’s chest. This is a new man, a rare man. A man of God-with-God needs a new name. And he must be called by something greater because he has been made lesser.

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