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Meaning

Controversy concerning the name

How did we end up calling him Jesus?

Names have significant meaning
Abram exalted father
Abraham father of multitude which is why his name was changed.
Genesis 17:5 ESV
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
Name of our messiah has significant meaning as well
Name of our messiah has significant meaning as well
Matthew 1:21 ESV
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Aramaic bible in English has Yeshua
The name Yeshua means Salvation cause he would save his people from his sins
The name Yeshua means Salvation cause he would save his people from his sins
Where did the name Jesus come from?
When his name was translated into greek it became iesous
The 1611 KJV version has his name as Iesous not Jesus
The name iesous was how his name was pronounced and only maybe around 400 years now they started to use the word Jesus.
The name iesous was how his name was pronounced and only maybe around 400 years now they started to use the word Jesus.
if his name was directly translated from Hebrew to English it Would be Joshua Joshua and Jesus share the same name in Hebrew and Greek
Joshua and Jesus share the same name in Hebrew and Greek
If you look up the name Joshua in the strongs concordance it will tell you that Iesous is the greek form of the name Joshua
Where did the name Jesus come from then?
Some think it means Hail Zeus which is not true and proves they are unfamilair with the Greek Language . However Zeus in Greek and Jesus in greek is both spelt differently
Some people claim his name was changed to Jesus to hide the fact he was a Jew
But the Bible clearly tells us that Jesus was Jewish
Hebrews 7:14 ESV
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

How Jesus is known and what he is called in Israel

Sadly, for many long years among Hebrew-speaking Jewish people, Yeshua has been known as “Yeshu”, which is an acronym for a curse: which means, “May his name and memory be obliterated”. So much suffering and persecution has been inflicted upon Jewish people in the name of Yeshua that his very name has become a stumbling block and offense, and now he is often considered one of the enemies of the Jewish people.
It is true that his mother and friends called him Yeshua rather than Jesus, but if you know him as Jesus, does he mind that? Is it incorrect to call him Jesus? There are some who would argue till they’re blue in the face that it is critical to call him Yeshua and not Jesus, but Yeshua’s coming was also God’s time to take salvation to the gentiles.
If you relate to him by his name Jesus, then don’t let it be a burden to you to change to Yeshua if you don’t feel the need to. He knows his sheep, and his sheep know his voice. His name has gone out to the nations in various versions of the Greek “Yay-soos”, but now, back in his birth-place, Israel, people are starting to discover Yeshua their Jewish Messiah.
The Bible nowhere commands us to only speak or write His name in Hebrew or Greek. It never even hints at such an idea. Rather, when the message of the gospel was being proclaimed on the Day of Pentecost, the apostles spoke in the languages of the “Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene” (). In the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was made known to every language group in a way they could readily understand. Spelling did not matter.
Scripture does not value one language over another, and it gives no indication that we must resort to Hebrew when addressing the Lord.
God was now opening up the way to all the peoples of the earth to come to him. If you relate to him by his name Jesus, then don’t let it be a burden to you to change to Yeshua if you don’t feel the need to. He knows his sheep, and his sheep know his voice. His name has gone out to the nations in various versions of the Greek “Yay-soos”, but now, back here in his birth-place, Israel, people are starting to discover Yeshua their Jewish Messiah.

Yeshua will be recognised again by his brothers

Just as Joseph was unrecognisable to his brothers dressed in foreign Egyptian garb and speaking a strange language when they came for help, Yeshua has been out among the gentiles, bringing salvation, and now appears to be shrouded in gentile terms and culture. It has become hard for his Jewish brothers and sisters to recognise him as one of the tribe.
“…Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.”
Joseph was a foreshadowing of the Messiah – sold for 20 silver coins as Yeshua was betrayed for 30, suffering at the hands of, and on behalf of, his brothers, and yet procuring salvation both for his family and a whole lot of other gentiles besides. We know that there will be a time when this revelation will come to the Jewish people en-masse too, as God promises in ;
Ask In Jesus’ Name And Receive
This has not yet happened, but when it does, there will be a lot of weeping both in horror (what have we done?) but also joy, as there was with Joseph and his brothers. They will embrace their Jewish brother, Yeshua, the promised Messiah. And the joy of reconciliation and familiy reunion will be mutual, for God has profited all those years of rejection for the benefit and salvation of the whole world.

Application

So how does knowing all this help us in our day to day life?
23“… Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
Do you always end your prayers with “in Jesus’ name”? Maybe your Sunday school teacher taught you to do this, or maybe you have heard church leaders and other believers utter it at the end of their prayers.
I used to say “in Jesus’ name” very quickly as if those were magic words that would get my prayers answered. Then, one day, I heard the Lord asking me why I was doing that.
The Lord wants us to realize that whenever I pray and say “in Jesus’ name”, I am putting my entire faith for my prayer to be answered not in who I am or what I have done, but in the person and name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and what He has done at the cross!
Whenever we ask God for anything in Jesus’ name, Jesus says to us, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.” This means that in your prayer for healing, when you say “in Jesus’ name”, healing comes over your sick body because it is by His stripes that you are healed. () In your prayer for protection, when you say “in Jesus’ name”, you are kept safe because the blood of Jesus protects and delivers you from evil. ()
Beloved, the good name of your family cannot save you. Your pastor’s name cannot save you. Even the name of the latest medical breakthrough cannot save you. Only one name under heaven can save you — Jesus! And the good news is that His name in Hebrew, Yeshua, means salvation — healing, preservation, wholeness, wellness, provision, safety and deliverance for you and your family!
So these days, whenever you pray, you should slow down at the end of your prayer and say, “Father, I ask all this not based on what I have or have not done, but based on Jesus and His finished work at the cross. I ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen!”
Thought For The Day
Jesus assures us that whatever we ask the Father in His name, the Father will give to us.
The command is to “call on the name of the Lord,” with the promise that we “shall be saved” (; ). Whether we call on Him in English, Korean, Hindi, or Hebrew, the result is the same: the Lord is salvation.
At the end of the day we all know who Jesus is and so does God so let’s not get into too much arguing of whether we should call him Jesus or Yeshua just don’t call him Brian
Some think if you don’t pronounce his name correctly then your prayers cannot be answered
It’s more important that we know the meaning of the words than the proper pronounciation of them
Thank God for Jesus
Thank God for Yeshua Hamashiach
Abram exalted father
Abraham father of multitude which is why his name was changed.
Genesis 17:5 ESV
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
Name of our messiah has significant meaning as well
Matthew 1:21 ESV
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Aramaic bible in English has Yeshua
The name Yeshua means Salvation cause he would save his people from his sins
Where did the name Jesus come from?
The name Yeshua means Salvation cause he would save his people from his sins
When his name was trakslated into greek it became iesous
The 1611 KJV version has his name as Iesous not Jesus
The name iesous was how his name was pronounced and only maybe around 400 years now they started to use the word Jesus.
Would be Joshua if translated from Hebrew to English
Joshua and Jesus share the same name in Hebrew and Greek
If you look up the name Joshua in the strongs concordance it will you that Iesous is the greek form of the name Joshua
Where did the name Jesus come from then?
Some think it means Hail Zeus which is not true and proves they are unfamilair with the Greek Language . However Zeus in Greek and Jesus in greek is both spelt differently
Some people claim his name was changed to Jesus to hide the fact he was a Jew
But the Bible clearly tells us that Jesus was Jewish
Hebrews 7:14 ESV
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
At the end of the day we all know who Jesus is and so does God so let’s not get into too much arguing of whether we should call him Jesus or Yeshua just don’t call him Brian
Some think if you don’t pronounce his name correctly then your prayers cannot be answered
It’s more important that we know the meaning of the words than the proper pronounciation of them
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