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Revelation Stone NameGlistens Like Snow (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." (Revelation 2.17)✞

Glistens Like Snow

White Stone"The white stone" or "Tessera" is significant because each Christian will receive a new Revelation stone with a special name marked on it. Every person who truly believes in Christ will have a new name or access to a name given by Jesus. The words "white" and "new" are characteristic of Revelation. R. H. Charles (1855-1931 AD), the British Biblical scholar, said "white is the color and livery of heaven." The word used does not describe a dull, flat whiteness like ceiling white flat paint but one which glistens like snow in the winter sun. The "white stone" may also refer to the pebble indicating acquittal in Greek courts or to the lot cast in elections in Greece. The white conveying the notion of acquittal and the stone of election may also be a reference to the precious stones embedded in the high-priest's breastplate. ✞

Meaning of a Name

name badgeThe Revelation stone is the evidence that a person has been acquitted by God and declared worthy to be elected to eternal life. A person's Christian name, given in baptism, is intended to represent his or her character. "John" for example means a "gift of God." God will give us "new names" and new hearts when we follow him. "A new stone name" may be a reference to the Christian's spiritual rebirth separate from but normally marked by baptism. It has been suggested that "the white stone name" is an actual person. Maybe the Risen Christ himself is promising his faithful ones a new self, cleansed of all earthly stains and glistening with the purity of heaven.✞

"Revelation Stone Name"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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