And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.
Our text reveals awesome advantages victorious believers gain. For instance, we become distinguished guests with right of admission to the heavenly banquet. Also, as the Heavenly Father’s adoptive children, we become Yahweh’s people, called by His name, and guaranteed His audience and healing for our land. Let us no longer rely on our own natural identities, but stand in the name above all names, before whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Let us cherish our newfound authority in Christ and put off our old nature. (See 2 Ch. 7:14, Ac 9:15; Phi 2:9-11).