I also watched this video from Perry Stone’s Manna-Fest telecast when I was pregnanct. It is titled “Creating a Firstfruit Family Blessing.” Watch it. It’s definitely worth the 20 minutes.
Perry quotes the following scriptures:
- Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and best; it is Mine. Exodus 13:2 (NKJV)
- You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe produce and your juices, The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me. Exodus 22:29
This really struck me. When I watched the telecast we didn’t know if we were having a girl or boy, but after sharing this video with my husband we decided that either way our firstborn child would be consecrated (dedicated, sanctified) to God.
As you may know name meanings are significant in the Bible.
I find it interesting that God changed people’s names when major events happened in their lives. For example, God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. In Genesis 32:22-32 Jacob wrestled with an angel (talk about a major life event!). Jacob demanded I will not let go until you bless me. At this point, God changed Jacob’s name. What do you think that means? Why is that significant? It may be because God was prophesying over his life or God was calling Jacob to something higher, something greater. His new name, Israel, means One who prevails or one who rules with God. Wow!
When we found out it was a girl, we started looking at girl names. We came across Isabella, which means consecrated to God. We both knew this was the name for our firstborn girl! We call her Izzy for short. We can’t wait to explain to her what her name means when she is older and we pray that God would use her life for his purposes and glory.
Have you thought about name meanings?
What does your name mean?