Revelation 1-3 17

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 17

Revelation 2:17

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

The Thought

A third day on this same verse leads us to look at the white stone bearing a name. A personal name for each individual, and only that person knows what it is! It does sound like a conundrum! I am sure God loves playing games with His children, just like good earthly fathers do!

To my knowledge there is no other mention of a white stone in the scriptures. Much about stones, but not much about white ones! But the customs of that time are worth noting.

In ancient Greece jury members gave their verdict by putting a white stone or a black stone in a bag. The white stone represented a verdict of innocence. The victorious ones in the verse above receive the symbol of NOT GUILTY! Hallelujah!

All of us who have accepted Christ as Saviour know that our wrong doings have all been destroyed at the cross, and we have the freedom that Jesus bought for us. That means we will qualify for a white stone and entry into Heaven.

The new name, could well be a name with a specific meaning that lets us know how God sees us, but maybe it represents a concept that doesn’t even enter our minds while we live in our physical bodies.


Think today about the name God might give to you, a name that best reflects your character.

Read Isaiah 62 where God promises in the first few verses to give a new name to Jerusalem. Pray for the peace of that city and for all Israel today.

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