One thing I neglected to mention in the previous “Called by Name” post is the wordage at the end of Isaiah 43:1, where the Lord declares “I have called you by name; you are mine.”, is that the word used for “mine” is “Alpha”, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The only other place this is used in the Bible is a couple of times in the book of Revelation, where God is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
So when God calls you by name, He is calling you by His name since you are His. He’s not calling you by the name of “slave”, “failure”, “depressed”, “guilty”, “ashamed”, or any of those labels we ourselves claim. No, when you put your trust and faith in Him, you become His child and the bride of Christ. So when He calls you by name, it’s the very first name that existed in the universe. It’s the name that’s been around before you were born, the eternal, saving, conquering name of Jesus. Alpha and Omega. First and the last. Beginning and the end. Enduring through all generations. I AM in us.