New Name

Isaiah 62:2  And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Revelation 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Revelation 3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

If the new name is “Christian,” then why is God still promising it in Revelation, as if it’s not been given yet? And why does the person get it only when he also gets the name of the city of God, New Jerusalem? If New Jerusalem is heaven and we don’t have heaven yet, then how can the new name be Christian, since we do already have that name? Are there TWO new names?




O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Matthew 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35 That UPON YOU may come ALL THE RIGHTEOUS BLOOD SHED UPON THE EARTH, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon THIS GENERATION.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, and with the BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Who did Mt 23:35, above, say would pay for all the blood of the righteous?

Matthew 23:37 O JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee . . .

Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the BLOOD OF THE PROPHETS, and of SAINTS, and of ALL THAT WERE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH.

Again, who was to pay for all this blood? What did Jesus prophesy? So to whom is Revelation referring here?

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 ¶Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, till all these things be fulfilled.

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, YE SHALL NOT HAVE GONE OVER THE CITIES OF ISRAEL, TILL THE SON OF MAN BE COME.

Revelation 1:3 ¶Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for THE TIME IS AT HAND.

Revelation 22:6 ¶And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must SHORTLY BE DONE.

Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the TIME IS AT HAND.

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come QUICKLY; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. THE LORD IS AT HAND.

James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the COMING OF THE LORD DRAWETH NIGH.

1 Peter 4:7 But the END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the LAST TIME: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even NOW ARE THERE MANY ANTICHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the LAST TIME.

John wasn’t writing about 2010. He was writing about his own time.

Was the time of Jesus’ coming at hand or not? If it hasn’t come yet, after 2,000 years, it wasn’t at hand.

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, NEW Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

If this is the NEW Jerusalem, then what city was it that must have just then been destroyed? Rome? Then wouldn’t we read about new ROME? Washington, D.C.? Then wouldn’t the NEW city be new WASHINGTON, D.C.? And what city was SUPPOSED to be destroyed to pay for the righteous blood of the saints and prophets? Wasn’t it (old) JERUSALEM? (Hence, the NEW Jerusalem could come?) And when was this to happen? In 2010 or during the generation to whom Jesus spoke? Was it at hand or not?

When Jesus came the first time, the Jews rejected Him because He didn’t set up a physical kingdom like they expected. Did He come a second time and we dismiss it because, once again, it wasn’t physical like we expected?