This button is given to brides at a jeweler in Asheville. I wear a “wedding ring” that shows that I am the Bride of Christ (see Prophetic Words). The Spirit and the Bride say: “Come!”
15 October 2016
I watched as thrones were put in place and the Ancient One sat down to judge. His clothing was as white as snow, His hair like purest wool. He sat on a fiery throne with wheels of blazing fire, and a river of fire was pouring out, flowing from His presence. Millions of angels ministered to Him; many millions stood to attend Him. Then the court began its session, and the books were opened, (Daniel 7:9-10, emphasis mine).
I had come to Timna for Tabernacles, to unplug and to plug-in. I have want to unplug from the world—especially the internet with all the craziness surrounding the coming election. At the same time, I want to plug into my real Power Source. So as I read the passage above, I was suddenly struck by the fact that God, the Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth—God will look in the books, and He will read my name. Think of that for a moment! In fact, He wrote my name in His Book of Life.
It was God who inspired my daddy to choose my name: Alisa. In Hebrew it means great joy. Every time someone says my name, they’re pronouncing great joy over me.
I used to hate my name. English-speakers have trouble pronouncing my name properly, in fact I have relatives who have never said my name right. For my part, I’ve gotten tired of correcting them. I prefer to go by my nickname with English speakers: Al. My name has been mangled and tangled and mispronounced in lots of different ways: Alicia, Alice, Alison (?), Alisha, Melissa (??), and most commonly: Alyssa. For those interested, it is pronounced exactly as it’s written: uh-LEES-uh. Like Lisa with an A in front.
When I learned the meaning of my name, I knew that this was from God. It was Daddy who gave me my nickname, too. Daddy only gave nicknames to people (and pets) that he loved. Someday I will receive a new name, like a nickname from my Heavenly Father. He also gives nicknames to people He loves. But for now, I am very happy with this one, my name as it appears in the Lamb’s Book of Life. But if you have any doubts, just call me Al. God is good!