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Solitary Confinement for being new creature

Later, I was again persecuted for being Paul Revere at another jail. The jailers kept calling me by my old state name. If I were to respond to that name, I would acknowledge my old life and my old name. I elected not to respond. Suddenly, two deputies appeared at the end of my bunk and one of them was signaling me to "roll up."

"Excuse me, what seems to be the problem?"

"You have been disobedient. You haven't been responding when we call you."

"If you would have called me, I would have responded but I never heard my name."

"Well, we're not going to play any more games. You're going to solitary confinement."

I went to solitary confinement, a cubicle of concrete, approximately seven feet by four feet with only a bunk, a toilet and a water fountain. I spent three days in solitary confinement because the jailers refused to acknowledge my God-given name.

The Bible records not only new names revealed by God, but also new names given by rulers of men. When Daniel and his companions stood before the court of Babylon, the chief of the eunuchs gave the Hebrews new names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego (Daniel 1:7).

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