A Rose by Any Other Name


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.

portrait-of-jesus (1)ring

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!

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