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In the Old Testament, names had meanings. Pharaoh's sister, a Princess named Moses meaning 'drawn out,' because she 'drew him out of the water' (see Exodus 2:10).
God instructed Hagar to name her soon to arrive son Ishmael for a specific reason [Genesis 16:11].
The same was true with Sarah naming her son Isaac due to Abraham and Sarah's laughing [Genesis 17:19].
There are seven people that we read of in the Bible who God named before birth.
Showing no 'partiality' they are not all Jews, nor are they all Christians. But, the one thing they all had in common, God have a plan for their lives. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
BIBLE QUIZ ANSWERS, POST 1, SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018; POST 2, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018.
Cyrus was not an Israelite; he was king of Persia, but he was a servant of the Lord.
The Lord used him as a mighty tool in the returning of the Jews to Israel to rebuild the temple and the walls of Jerusalem. His birth and name was prophesied 173 years before he was born.
“Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— to subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’ [Isaiah 45:1–7 NKJV..See Isaiah 44-45; and also Ezra 1:1-4; Israelites return from the 70 Year Babylonian Captivity].
John the Baptist. Then the new era began after 400 years of silence since the last prophet Malachi.
The birth of John the Baptist was announced, who would prepare the way for the Lord.
But the angel said to him, 'Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John [Luke 1:13-14 NKJV. See also Malachi 3:1; 4:5. the prophesied 'Messenger of the Lord, like 'Elijah', fulfilled Matthew 11:10-14;17:10-13; Mark 1:2;9:11-13;Luke 1:17, 76; 7:27; John 1:21,23; 2:14, 15; ].
Jesus. And last but definitely not the least is Jesus Christ our Savior.
'Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” ' [Luke 1:30-33 NKJV]
There are other children named by God after birth, for example Hosea’s children.
See Hosea Chapter 1, Zezreel, for God was about to avenge the blood split in Zezreel by the house of Jehu, bringing an end to the rebellious kingdom of the North, Israel; [1:3-5; 'Lo-Ruhamah'. 'no mercy', 'not loved'; and therefore God would not show any further mercy before judgment, [1:6-7]; and 'Lo-Ammi', 'not my people', threatening the LORD'S termination of His covenant relationship with His people. [Hosea 1:8-9].
Two others were known before their births and God sanctified them for a special purpose: Jeremiah, the 'last prophet' warning 'Judah of judgment', and living through it. And, the Apostle Paul, who opened the doors of 'salvation' by the 'preaching of the Gospel of Jesus' to the then know, 'world' and writing more than half of the New Testament, for our benefit, before dying a martyr. [Jeremiah 1:1-5; Galatians 1:15]. FINALLY........
Each and every baby is loved and planned by the LORD. We have His Word on this fact and truth.
Psalm 139:13-18. [KJV] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
For each and everyone 'conceived' in the 'womb', God has a divine purpose and plan for our lives. The 'richest' 'discovery', is - to find and live within - His Plan. First and foremost, God would have all to come to repentance and join Him, by and through Faith in His One and Only Begotten Son, Jesus, before they pass out of this 'period of the time of His Grace'. Have you, my friend, done the 'First Thing'? [John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9] Amen. Amen. ARE YOU, IN 'HIS PLAN FOR YOU'??
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