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Perfection Through Messiah’s Atonement

Because of prevailing views regarding the nature of sin, it is necessary to review some important information about the doctrine of original sin. There is the false teaching which was introduced by Augustine and made popular for protestants by Calvin that we all inherited sin in our lives. This teaching says that an innocent baby is born a sinner. Scripture does not teach that. Scripture teaches that we inherited the death sentence for sin from Adam, and we inherited the propensity to sin, but we did not inherit sin itself. As free moral agents we can (through the power of Yahweh and the atonement of Messiah) overcome sin, and even live a perfect sinless life!!

Notice what is said in the Messianic Writings about the so-called “original sin:”

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adams transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of Yahweh, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Yahushua Messiah, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one mans offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Yahushua Messiah.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one mans disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:12-19)

Please notice that this text nowhere says that we actually inherited sin in our lives. That is merely Augustine’s and Calvin’s interpretation. However, it is right to say that we inherited a natural tendency to commit sin, as the history of this world clearly demonstrates. And, of course, while death reigned on this earth because of one man (Adam), because of the perfect righteousness of one man (Yahushua, the last Adam) we can be partakers of eternal life.

The truth regarding Yahushua’s life shows that he is 100% human, the son of David, and that he grew in wisdom and knowledge throughout his life, until he was perfected as a man. Yes, he was sinless, but then all of us are sinless when we are born. At some time in our lives we choose to sin, and thereby bore the guilt of sin. Yahushua never did sin, and as he grew he became the perfect representative of the human race (the last Adam) who alone could atone for our sins. Yahweh is already perfect, already fully mature, and already all-knowing and all-seeing. Since Yahushua needed to grow into the perfect man, he therefore could not in some way be part of deity. Notice how plainly all of this is proven just through these passages alone:

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of Yahweh was upon him. . . . And Yahushua increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with Yahweh and man. (Luke 2:40, 52)

For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever. (Hebrews 7:28; New King James Version)

though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. (Hebrews 5:8-9)

Those who believe that the Son of Yahweh was immaculately conceived by Mary, is part of a triune Godhead, or even is Yahweh himself in the flesh, must contend with these and other verses which plainly state that Yahushua was perfected as a man, to become our perfect atonement and our perfect example. As the Messiah gives us a perfect example to follow, we (as the children of Yahweh) are expected to follow that example of living a perfect sinless life. Those who deny that we can become perfect (either in word or action) show by their own faulty example that they are not sons of Yahweh!!

Whosoever believeth that Yahushua is the Messiah is born of Yahweh: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of Yahweh, when we love Yahweh, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of Yahweh, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of Yahweh overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Yahushua is the Son of Yahweh? (1 John 5:1-5)

Yahushua was far beyond all other men, in knowledge of Yahweh, in wisdom, in purity, and without any sin. But he was a man, and (while sinless) he also grew in knowledge and wisdom, and finally attained complete perfection through his sufferings to eventually acquire eternal life. And it was through his death and resurrection that the power of Satan over us was also broken. He is the first to obtain eternal life, and is therefore called the “firstborn” among brethren. While he was without sin, he still had a tendency toward sin (as we all do) which came to us because of Adam (which caused death to come to the human race). He is the firstfruits, and we who follow him in perfection will also become firstfruits to Yahweh at the Messiah’s coming and the resurrection of the dead. We will be accounted worthy to be priests and rulers in his soon coming Messianic kingdom.

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of Yahweh doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of Yahweh. In this the children of Yahweh are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of Yahweh, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (1 John 3:6-11)

Those who teach that we will continue to sin until Messiah comes do not seem to understand. Yes, many will continue to sin until Messiah comes, but those who teach that and live that (the wicked) will be destroyed by the brightness of his coming. John has plainly told us that those who commit sin are of the devil, and those who are truly born of Yahweh do not and cannot sin.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Yahweh sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against the Almighty: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of his. (Romans 8:3-9)

The true Messiah is nothing like most of us have ever considered, as I have revealed that he is the Jewish Messiah, a man sent by Yahweh to “show us the Father” and at the same time redeem us from the curse of sin. The Messiah is the way of salvation for all mankind (the Jew first, and the Gentiles to follow). He who did not know sin was made to be sin for us, that the power of Satan over us might be broken and we might be given a way of escape from the penalty of sin and the dominion of sin over our lives. While Satan has his “mystery” religion, with its false “messiah,” and “triune Godhead,” Yahweh has His true “mystery” of salvation—“Messiah in you, the hope of glory:”

To whom the Almighty would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Messiah in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Messiah Yahushua: (Colossians 1:27-28)

Reveal Jewish Messiah – Jesus Yahshua is Not God

 

 

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Debunking the Myths About Yahushua

Before we continue to search out the questions we have already asked regarding the true fundamental nature of Messiah, as well as his purpose for coming to the Jewish people, I would like to preface that with some startling facts which many fail to realize—facts which are essential to a clear understanding of this subject.

Fact #1: The true historical Messiah mentioned repeatedly in the Messianic Writings (commonly, but erroneously, known as the New Testament) was (and still is) separate from his heavenly Father. Please see John Cordaro’s online article on this subject, called Yahshua the Messiah is Not Almighty Yahweh.[4]

To demonstrate this point could take many pages of detailed references, however, for the sake of brevity only a few will be listed here:

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one Almighty, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Yahushua Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)

Some (especially among Messianic groups) teach a so-called “oneness” doctrine, that our heavenly Father and the Messiah are one and the same person. That teaching says that the Messiah is the Almighty of the Old Testament. However, this belief is so convoluted and impossible to support from Scripture, that it is actually very easy to show how false it is. How can our Messiah Yahushua be both Father and son, when this text clearly says otherwise? Here are several more to seriously contemplate:

It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. (John 8:17-18)

Then said Yahushua unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. Then said Yahushua to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:28-32)

Yahushua said unto them, If Yahweh were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Yahweh; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. (John 8:42)

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Almighty One, and Yahushua Messiah, whom thou has sent. (John 17:3)

Clearly, the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of our Messiah and his heavenly Father Yahweh being separate. To ignore this evidence would be devastating, as it would mean we would have to alter the plain teaching of Scripture. When people attempt to use such mental gymnastics to explain away these plain and forthright texts, it often leads to psychotic behavior—as any animal would exhibit when given two contradictory choices at the same time. It is impossible to truly believe in Scripture and then force yourself to believe something opposite of what Scripture teaches, without creating mental conflicts—something which typically happens when the Trinity or Oneness doctrines are taught and accepted as foundational requirements for salvation.

Fact #2: If Yahushua is Yahweh (or part of a Triune Godhead) then how is it that he not only prays to but also gives worship to Yahweh, his heavenly Father? How is it that Yahweh can worship Yahweh? Why does part of an eternal Trinity need to pray for help and guidance to another part of that Trinity? Please see John Cordaro’s online article on this subject, called Monotheism and the Supposed Deity of Yahushua.[5]

Yahushua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Yahushua saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my Almighty, and your Almighty. (John 20:16-17)

As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other Mighty One but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many) But to us there is but one Mighty One, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Yahushua Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:4-6)

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Messiah; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Messiah is Yahweh. (1 Corinthians 11:3)

And at the ninth hour Yahushua cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is, being interpreted, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mark 15:34)

And this next one is the most damning of all:

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Almighty, and Yahushua Messiah, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)

Remember, this verse in John 17 is actually part of an extended prayer from Yahushua to his heavenly Father Yahweh. Please note that not only is Yahushua praying to Yahweh (which makes no sense if he is also Yahweh, or even if part of a triune deity) but he also makes a clear distinction between himself and Yahweh. And finally, he states unequivocally that he was sent by Yahweh, and that Yahweh is the “only true Almighty!” If common sense rules the day, then this is singularly the most important text to explain the true plan of Yahweh, and the nature of his son Yahushua—for it plainly tells us that an understanding of that plan “is life eternal.” That means, my friends, that this study you are reading now is not just an academic exercise in Bible trivia—it is, most assuredly, an examination of the single most important salvational issue in the Bible!

In each of these texts a clear distinction is made between Yahushua and his heavenly Father. In fact, all of these texts clearly indicate that not only are they distinct persons, but that Yahweh is above Yahushua in power and authority. Those who ignore these plain statements from the Messianic Writings do so to their own injury!

The Jews have from the most ancient times understood the “oneness” of Yahweh to be singular—that there was no other deity with Him. And Scripture is also very clear about this point, that we are to worship only one (Deuteronomy 4:6) and that One is Yahweh, our heavenly Father, and Creator of all that is.

Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Almighty is one Yahweh. (Deuteronomy 6:4)

Here is some more evidence from Scripture to consider, evidence which clearly demonstrates that Yahweh was alone at the time of Creation, and that there was no other “deity” with Him—and that would include the Messiah:

Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that Yahweh he is the Almighty One; there is none else beside him. (Deuteronomy 4:35)

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that Yahweh he is the Almighty in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. (Deuteronomy 4:39)

There is none holy as Yahweh: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our Almighty. (1 Samuel 2:2)

Ye are my witnesses, saith Yahweh, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no Mighty One formed, neither shall there be after me. (Isaiah 43:10)

I am Yahweh, and there is none else, there is no Mighty One beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. (Isaiah 45:5)

Fact #3: The Messiah is not Yahweh nor is he part of any triune or dual “Godhead.” The Messiah is a man! Sinless, yes. But he is a man!! Please see John Cordaro’s online article on this subject, called Did Our Savior Pre-exist?[6]

The very foundation of all the problems with the Messiah of Christianity is that they make the Messiah into something which he is not, and which he never claimed to be: they make him into a deity.. And yet, when this aspect of Messiah is also examined from Scripture, the evidence does not support such a belief. In addition to that, in order for the Messiah to be part of a trinity, he would have had to exist from the beginning. And yet there are many statements in the Messianic Writings which confirm that Messiah had a beginning—as a “firstborn son” of Yahweh:

For the Almighty so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

The Almighty hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again, as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. (Acts 13:33)

So also Messiah glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. (Hebrews 5:5)

And from Yahushua Messiah, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto the Almighty and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6)

The Messianic Writings do not teach the Messiah existed from eternity, but was born into this world as a man, and later “begotten” as Yahweh’s son. The time he is “begotten” is specifically given in this last text—he was begotten when he was resurrected! As all the other texts we mentioned earlier tell us, Yahweh is ONE, and there is none beside Him. Remember, the pre-existence doctrine and the belief that Messiah is deity is foundational to the trinity, for without it there can be no trinity.

The history of Christianity itself is enough to testify of the correctness of this view, that the original faith delivered to the saints did not involve a Messiah who is also deity. Please note how this view is expressed by these Biblical scholars, starting with Levi Paine:

In the Synoptic gospels … there is no hint anywhere of a pre-incarnate life, … or of a divine incarnation. He calls God his Father, but he also teaches that God is Father of All, and gives his disciples the Pater Noster. … There is no evidence that the idea of a peculiar metaphysical union with God ever entered his mind. At least it did not appear in his synoptic teaching.[7]

With this critical explanation, we take the New Testament writings as we find them, and ask what evidence they give us on the question of the evolution of the doctrine of the Trinity. The earliest stratum of the evolution is contained in the Book of Acts, and in the Synoptic gospels. The doctrine of Christ in the first stratum is distinctly that of Messiahship. Jesus is a man of God, sent of God to declare his gospel …. There is no assertion of Christs divinity, or of his pre-existence or incarnation.[8]

That Paul ever confounded Christ with God himself, or regarded him in any way as the supreme Divinity, is a position invalidated not only by direct statements, but also by the whole drift of his epistles.[9]

While some church historians realize that early believers in Messiah did not regard him as deity, we might well ask—what of his actual apostles? Many Church historians (as quoted previously) are in general agreement—Messiah was not divinity, but one who was a perfect representative of Yahweh, and this was the teaching of his disciples. And in the writings of John that apostle defines what is the most significant heresy among those who profess belief in Messiah—and in doing so also defines who the Messiah really is. Here is what he says:

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Yahweh: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of Yahweh: Every spirit that confesseth that Yahushua Messiah is come in the flesh is of Yahweh: And every spirit that confesseth not that Yahushua Messiah is come in the flesh is not of Yahweh: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:1-3)

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Yahushua Messiah is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

Here it is clearly stated what the very fundamental truth which divides the true ministers from the false is: What is their basic understanding and confession regarding who the Messiah really is? This being the case we need to merely ask the question: What exactly does it mean “come in the flesh?” Let’s look more closely at that issue.

In the Translator’s New Testament, which is considered a very credible translation, this text is quoted exactly as written, and revealed here for your humble consideration:

Many deceivers have gone into the world who do not accept that Jesus came as a human being. Here is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7, Translator’s New Testament).[10]

There are those who will put their theological “spin” even on this text, to somehow come up with the idea that it says Yahushua would come “as God” in the flesh. However, when the text is read just as it is, you cannot come to that conclusion at all—for “God” is completely left out of this testimony.

In ancient societies the people worshiped many “gods.” It may come as a surprise, but they also believed in a “savior-god” who would save them through a miraculous resurrection. The fact that these false ideas of Messiah would permeate the world is not a great surprise, since Satan seeks to deceive the whole world.

the conception of a Saviour-God was quite normal in the ancient pagan world…a conception of salvation underlies the notion of such Gods as Osiris, Attis, and Adonis.[11]

Many have attempted to use this evidence as proof that Yahushua never even really existed—that he was created as another pagan mythical savior. However, if that be the case, then why do the Messianic Writings (New Testament) frequently allude to the Messiah’s belief that his heavenly Father is really the supreme deity? Such an affirmation (which is repeated many times) is a strictly Jewish understanding of divine worship—not pagan. Therefore, one has to ask why these sentiments are so frequently mentioned in the gospel accounts if the purpose of those accounts is to lead men to false pagan worship (including the worship of a man)?

When we realize that these pagan philosophies are a corruption of Yahweh’s plan, and that they were incorporated into the Christian faith long after the time of the early disciples, then it is certainly true that the original teachings of Yahushua and his disciples were in general harmony with Jewish concepts of righteousness. Yes, there were differences (as the dialogue in the gospels demonstrates). However, the differences were not so great as to require the formation of an entirely new religion—and almost all scholars attest that the original believers in Yahushua as Messiah remained a part of the Jewish synagogue for many years. If, indeed, the original believers were allowed to remain a part of Judaism (in that day) then they could not have simultaneously been teaching that Messiah is also deity—for such sentiments would have been cause for their immediate expulsion.

So let’s stop and think about this: The Greeks were looking for a Trinity, and a “saviour-God” to deliver them. But according to John, the true Messiah is a man while those who have the “spirit of antichrist” see the Messiah as something other than human. So who is it today that does not accept the fact the true Messiah came to us as a human being? [Hint: This false belief about the Messiah is often called a “Mystery”—which is appropriate, since it is also the “mystery of iniquity!!”]

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Among the ranks of Messianic believers there has long been a controversy as to the correct pronunciation of the name of our Savior.  Predominately, among Jewish Messianics, there is the belief that the Messiah’s name is to be pronounced “Yeshua,” while among other Messianic believers there is the belief that the Savior should be called “Yahshua.”  Obviously they can’t both be right.

Our Savior said in John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the Truth, your Word is Truth.”  It therefore stands to reason that the truth of this matter can be learned by examining the Word of Yahweh.

 

The Meaning of the Savior’s Name

 

By examining the Scriptures we learn that the Israelite leader Joshua had the same name as our Savior.  Hebrews 4:8 reads in the KJV, “For if J-sus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.” The context of this passage shows that this is not referring to our Savior, but rather to the Israelite general who took Israel into the Promised Land.  This evidence supports the fact that the Messiah and Joshua had the same name.

All Hebrew names have meaning, and the name of our Savior is no exception. If we look in Matthew 1:21 we learn the meaning of the Messiah’s name. Again, we quote from the KJV: “And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name J-SUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” The name of the Messiah means “savior” and its meaning is derived from the Hebrew word for salvation.

 

From Hebrew lexicons we learn the precise meaning of the Savior’s name. The Brown, Driver and Briggs Hebrew Lexicon gives the following definition for the name Joshua: “…Jehovah [Yahweh] is salvation as a proper noun, masculine:

 

1) a son of Nun of the tribe of Ephraim and successor to Moses as the leader of the children of Israel; led the conquest of Canaan;

2) a resident of Beth-shemesh on whose land the Ark of the Covenant came to a stop after the Philistines returned it;

3) a son of Jehozadak and high priest after the restoration;

4) the governor of Jerusalem under king Josiah who gave his name to a gate of the city of Jerusalem.”

This reference says that the Savior’s name means Jehovah, or (more correctly) Yahweh is salvation.

For a second witness on the meaning of this name we go to the Hebrew Lexicon of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.  The definition there states: “No. 3091, uwcwhy…-from No. 3068 and No. 3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader: -Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare No. 1954, No. 3442.”

This definition verifies our previous definition, and it reveals the root words of this name. The first root given in Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon is No. 3068.  This is the Name of the Heavenly Father.  “No. 3068, hwhy Yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw’); from No. 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of G-d: KJV – Jehovah, the L-rd. Compare No. 3050, No. 3069.”

The second root of the Savior’s name is Strong’s No. 3467.  This is the Hebrew word for salvation, “No. 3467, ucy yasha` (yaw-shah’); a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor: KJV -at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.”

From the Scriptures and from these lexicon definitions we learn that the Savior’s name should be translated as, Yahweh is salvation or the salvation of Yahweh.

 

Yahweh or Adonai?

 

The name of the Heavenly Father is composed of four Hebrew letters. For that reason it is referred to as the Tetragrammaton. Understand that when James Strong produced his concordance, the popular view among scholars was that the name of the Heavenly Father was Jehovah.

Strong and most scholars of that time were for the most part still following the error of the original English translators who had mistakenly incorporated the vowel points occurring in the Hebrew text into the transliteration. These vowel points had been added by the Masoretes to maintain their belief that the Sacred Name should not be spoken.  The vowel points that were placed there were for the title Adonai (my L-rd).

Traditionally, the Jews read Adonai or Ha Shem (“the Name”) instead of pronouncing the Name of the Heavenly Father.  They believe that “Yahweh” should not be pronounced because it is too holy, being called “the ineffable Name.”  When the reader of the Hebrew Masoretic Text would see the Tetragrammaton, he would be reminded by the vowel points to read Adonai and not Yahweh. This belief is in direct conflict with what our Savior taught on the subject; He openly proclaimed the Name of the Heavenly Father to His disciples.  Consider the following quotations from the Savior’s prayer in John chapter 17: “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word,” v. 6, NASU.

John 17:11-12: “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled,” NASU.

John 17:26: “And I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them,” NASU.

Four times in this prayer our Savior emphasized that He had declared the Name of the Father to His disciples.  Obviously, the Messiah did not follow the Jewish tradition concerning the sacred Name. Scholarship has proven that the name of the Heavenly Father is not Jehovah but Yahweh.

 

The Correct Pronunciation

 

When looking at the various pronunciations offered in the lexicons, bear in mind that they are based upon the vowel points that were added by the Masoretes several hundred years after the Messiah’s death to help preserve the Hebrew pronunciations.  The Hebrew texts were originally written without vowel points. In Marks and Rogers Handbook to Biblical Hebrew is the following quotation: “Originally Hebrew had no written vowels; the following consonants, however, were often used to indicate long vowels: a, h, w, y. When the Masoretes introduced their vowel signs, they added their signs to these consonants,” p. 7. Notice that all of the letters that compose Yahweh’s name are listed here.

The Masoretes took certain liberties with the sacred Name because of their belief that it was too holy to pronounce.  For those fluent in Hebrew the vowel points are not necessary for reading or understanding the text.

It must be noted that the same “liberties” that were taken with Yahweh’s Name were also applied to the Savior’s Name in Hebrew.  Because of these corrupted traditions it is necessary to disregard the vowel points when translating these names.  Let’s take a look at these names as they appear in the Hebrew text.

We will first consider the name Yahweh.  In the Hebrew it is written hwhy.  Hebrew is written from right to left.  The English transliteration is YHWH.  These are four vowel letters.  It is not necessary to have vowel points to pronounce this name. The first letter— y (yoth) is pronounced as a long Y sound, like the Y in heavy (an ee sound).  The second letter— h (hay) is pronounced as a short A sound, like the A in father (an ah sound).  The third letter— w (waw) is pronounced as a long U sound, like the OO in food (oo sound).  The fourth letter— h (hay) is pronounced as a short E sound, like the E in met (an eh sound).  When we put these sounds together we get the correct pronunciation of the Heavenly Father’s Name, ee-ah-oo-eh, or as written in English, Yahweh.

The following from the Theological Workbook of the Old Testament is more proof of the true Name: “Yahweh. The Tetragrammaton YHWH, the L-RD, or Yahweh, the personal name of G-d and his most frequent designation in Scripture, occurring 5,321 times in the OT (KJV and ASV, the L-rd, or, in those contexts where the actual title ‘L-rd’ also occurs, G-d, except KJV, Jehovah, in seven passages where the name is particularly stressed (Ex 6:3; Ps 83:18 ; Isa 12:2; 26:4) or combined with other elements, such as Jehovah Jireh (Gen 22:14;  Ex 17:15; Judg 6:24; ASV, consistently Jehovah)… The tetragrammaton YHWH is not ordinarily written with its appropriate Hebrew vowels. But that the original pronunciation was YaHWeH seems probable, both from the corresponding verbal form, the imperfect of its root…”

 

Putting It Together

 

According to the previous definitions, the Savior’s Name is the combination of two words.  In the Strong’s Lexicon they are No. 3068—“Yahweh” and No.  3467—“salvation.” When we look at the Savior’s name in Hebrew it is written as ucwhy. Again, Hebrew is written from right to left.  Note the first three letters of this name—why. This is the contracted or abbreviated form of Yahweh’s name, pronounced Yah.

From the Theological Workbook of the Old Testament in regard to Yah:  “YAH. A contracted form of Yahweh. Occurs fifty times (rendered in English as above, except KJV, Jah, in Psalm 68:4, where the name is particularly stressed).

Also numerous proper nouns compounded with shortened forms of the divine name ‘Yahweh, e.g.: Jehonathan, ‘Yahweh has given’; ‘Jonathan,’ a substitute name for the same person (compare Gen 1:1 with 1Sam 14:6,8; 2Sam 17:17, 20 with Gen 1:1-2);  Jehoshaphat, ‘Yahweh has judged’; alternatively, ‘Joshaphat,’ applied only to two subordinates of David (1Chron 11:43; 15:24).”

Furthermore, we can cite the Gesenius Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon on Yah hy.  This authoritative work shows the two forms of Yah as being hy and why.  It gives several examples in Hebrew showing how these two forms combine with other words to form proper nouns.  Both of these forms are transliterated as Yah.

The Savior’s name is one of the many proper nouns in the scriptures that is compounded with the shortened form of Yahweh’s name, Yah.  In this particular case it combines with the uc form of yahsa (salvation). From this evidence we can conclude that the Savior’s name must be pronounced as Yahshua and not Yeshua.

These facts take on even greater meaning if we consider the prophetic passage which deals with the Philadelphia Congregation of Revelation chapter 3.  This is obviously an end-time congregation since in verse ten they are offered protection during the tribulation. “Because you have kept the word of my perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10, NASU).

These end-time true worshipers were complimented for not having denied the Savior’s Name. Yahshua then tells them that He will cause those of the synagogue of Satan to bow before them. “I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. ‘Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie — I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you’” (Revelation 3:8-9, NASU).

Judaism has for centuries sought to cover up the true pronunciation of Yahweh’s Name. That same false notion has been perpetuated today by those who insist on using the altered form Yeshua, rather than the correct and proper form, Yahshua. Yahshua is truth while Yeshua is error.  Our Savior said that His disciples are sanctified by the Truth, John 17:17.
As sincere seekers of truth, let us follow the example of the Philadelphia Assembly and not deny the name of our Savior.  Let us choose wisely and use the name that means “Yahweh is salvation.”

By Elder Bob Wirl


“Why do you pronounce the savior’s name Yahshua

instead of Yeshua?”


Rabbinic tradition suppressed the true Name Yahweh out of a fear of pronouncing the ineffable Name. In Hebrew, Jewish scribes inserted a vowel point, shewa (:) instead of the proper qamets (T), thus changing the sound “ah” in “Yah” to “eh.” This was done to hide the sacred Name and yielded the improper Yehovah and Yeshua, from which the improper “Jesus” arose. This may have been done to avoid offending the Jews and their proscription against even the short form YAH.

 

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew Dictionary reveals this erroneous vowel pointing of YAH to YEH in the first column of page 48 where the resulting “YEH” is clear. In every name in this column, a shewa (:) appears under the Hebrew letter yod (y:), so that the pronunciation, following the Hebrew spelling, begins with the prefix “YEH.”

 

The Greek transliteration of the Tetragrammaton YHWH is “EE-AH-OO-EH,”showing the vowel “a” and not an “e” in “Yahweh.”

Even the well-known Hebrew word “halleluYah,” which means “Praise Yah,” employs the “a” and not “e”. You never say “halleluyeh.”  The proper “ah” pronunciation is also found in names of patriarchs, like IsaYah (Isaiah-”Yahweh has saved”) and YeremiYah (Jeremiah-”Yahweh will exalt”).

 

YeshuaElohim

Jesus

Jesus

Yeshua

How the name Yahshua became Jesus

by Scott Nelson

The name, Yahshua

Did you know that if you could go back to the time of the twelve apostles, if you walked up to Peter and said, “Please, take me to see  Jesus Christ, Peter would get a puzzled look on his face and say the equivalent of, “Who, or what is that?”  Did you know that no one who followed Jesus was capable of accurately pronouncing in English the name “Jesus”? The truth is, if you  could go back in time, Peter would probably say something more like, “Come, let me introduce you to  Y’shua the Messiah.”

When the angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her she was going to have a son and what the child’s name was to be, (Luke 1:31) the sound of the name that Mary heard come from Gabriel’s lips was very close to, if not exactly… “Yahushua” pronounced  Yah-hoo-shoo’-ah.  In modern Hebrew script, “Yahushua” looks like   and is read from right to left. This name is the blending of two Hebrew words. The first part, “Yah-hu”, is part of God’s name that is sometimes used at the beginning or end of a Hebrew name.  The second part of the Messiah’s name, “shua”, is the Hebrew word for deliverance meaning, “saves”.  The name “Yahushua” literally means God-saves The nameYahushua was then shortened for everyday use the same way a name like Barbara is often shortened to Barb (see the name parable), and the four syllable name Yahushua was shortened to three syllables, Yahshua. And in every day usage of the name, it came out even shorter and sounded like Y’shua.       

Today, to make Y’shua more English user-friendly, some Messianics have replaced the apostrophe with the letter “e” as a least pronounced vowel in the English language, rendering it as Yeshua. This version of the Messiah’s name is one that I used for some time as well. But because the “e” is almost always over-pronounced, sounding like one is beginning to say the word “yes”, and the emphasis wrongly placed on the second syllable, I now prefer to use the more correctly pronounced spelling of Yahshua. It is pronounced like “Joshua” with a “y”. The emphasis should remain with God’s name in the first syllable.

http://www.judaismvschristianity.com/how_the_name.htm

YAHWEH

YAHWEH

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER

THE FATHER’S NAME

The name of our heavenly father was confirmed to Moses in Exodus 3:15. Moses recorded it in Hebrew and it has been kept for centuries by the scribes in the numerous scrolls that they made. Most English Bibles have replaced that name with “the LORD” (all upper case), which is not a name, but a title.  This results in the true name being removed from the scriptures in almost 7000 places.

The Hebrew appearance of the name is this: Yahweh

The most accepted pronunciation is Yahweh; click on the name to hear the pronunciation.

The NIV Study Bible, 1985, in its concordance page 87 states in a footnote to the entry “LORD” the following:  “This entry represents the translation of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh, always indicated in the NIV by LORD.”
[It represents the translation, but is not an actual translation, since "Yahweh" does not mean lord or master.]Footnoted for Exodus 3:15 is this statement: “The LORD. The Hebrew for this name is Yahweh (often incorrectly spelled “Jehovah”).

Another footnote, for Deuteronomy 28:58 states: “Jehovah” is a spelling that developed from combining the consonants of the name with the vowels of a word for “Lord” (Adonai).”
[Scribes put the vowel points for "Adonai" (Master) over the letters for "Yahweh" to remind the reader to say "Adonai" instead of "Yahweh."  This tradition not to say the name of Yahweh out loud began at the time of the Babylonian exile; however, Scripture says to use his name and never forget it- see Psalms 68:4 (KJ) and Exodus 3:15 (NIV) [remember "the LORD" is a replacement of "Yahweh" in these Bibles.]

KEEPING THE GREATEST

COMMANDMENT

Matt 22:36 (NIV) “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Yahshua replied: ” ‘Love {Yahweh} your {Elohim} with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’… (also see Deut. 6:5) {from the Hebrew:”…with all your will,with all that you are, and with all of your strength.”}

1Joh 5:3 (KJS) For this is the love of {Yahweh}, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

http://www.truthofyahweh.org/kepgrtcm.htm

Yahshua

Yahshua

SON’S NAME?Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the
wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath
established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his
son’s name, if thou canst tell? (Proverbs 30:4)

Yahweh, the one and only creator, is the answer to the first five questions.  But who is the sonspoken of here?

1.) It is true that Yahshua is frequently referred to as the son of the Highest {Yahweh} (Luke 1:32; Romans 1:1-4).

2.) The believers are also referred to as “sons of Yahweh” (Romans 8:14-17, 19, 21; Gal. 4:5-7; Heb. 12:8; 1 John 3:1,2).

3.) Proverbs 30:4 was written approximately seven hundred years before Yahshua was born, and is not necessarily a reference to Messiah.

4.) Consider Exodus 4:22 (KJS) And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith {Yahweh}, Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, [even] thy firstborn.

THE NAME OF THE SON

THE SAVIOR, THE MESSIAH

The name of the Messiah, in Hebrew-his own language, is Yahshua (Hebrew), which means “Yahweh is salvation” or “Yahweh saves”. The name “Jesus” is the result of a series of changes from Hebrew to a Latinized Greek. The word is not a transliteration, and it cannot be translated, since it is a hybrid word.

Hebrew names can be translated; they make a statement, such as, Yahshua = “Yahweh is salvation”. The word “Jesus” does notdeliver the message that Yahweh is salvation. [and, of course, "Jesus" was never actually his name.]

The pronunciation of Yahshua (Hebrew) varies among different groups.  Since the Hebrew spelling is exactly the same as “Joshua“, the son of Nun, some people pronounce it as “Joshua” with a “Y” sound – Yahshua; the “Y” would be the correct sound since the “J” sound does not exist in Hebrew.  In fact, because of the same spelling, the King James Version mistranslated Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 using “Jesus” instead of “Joshua” (other versions like the NIV have corrected this).  In reality, the name of Joshua and the name of the Messiah were the same name.

Stong’s Concordance states that #2424 - Iesous is of Hebrew origin #3091 - yeh-ho shoo’-ah; and that this is also the name of Joshua, the Jewish leader.  Some people state that the ancient pronunciation of this name is Ya-HO-shu-wa, and that by the time of the Messiah, the “HO” had been dropped; I have seen no written study of this.  Strong’s has obvious errors, “Yeh” instead of “Yah.” His vowel points are of more modern Hebrew usage; he uses a sheva instead of a pattach and thus gets “Yeh.” And, he uses “Jehovah” instead of “Yahweh.”
We can understand, now, that “Jesus” would not have been the name that Miriam (Mary) was told to give her son. The “J” sound didn’t exist then, and doesn’t exist now, in the Hebrew or Aramaic languages. In fact, it didn’t exist in English until 500 years ago.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Yahshua (means: Yahweh is salvation): for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Master by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, Elohim with us [means: a mighty one is with us].Yeshua” is the name used by today’s Jews and messianic believers when referring to the Messiah.  The “Ye” was a replacement of “Yah” to avoid pronouncing the Father’s name even in its shortened, poetic form [a traditional Jewish restriction that began at the time of the Babylonian exile]. Using Yeshua does not honor Yahweh as intended in Matthew 1:21 above. By pronouncingYahshua, we state that Yahweh is salvation.

It is to be expected that people would have slightly different pronunciations, but the “Yah” portion of the name is well documented.  An honest attempt to pronounce this Hebrew name from the Hebrew letters shows respect to the Messiah and to Yahweh, even if we may not be saying it quite correctly.  This is more respectful than replacing the name with something else that is not a translation or a transliteration.

This site is dedicated to my best friend Yahshua!

George Kleynhans

Yahshua HaMaschiach

Yahshua HaMaschiach

Yeshua is the Mashiach, Saviour and founder of the Christian Church. Some know Him by a more personal Name. To Christians, He is the Lord of their lives. Regardless of His title, Yeshua HaMashiach is the most interesting figure in human history. Although He lived on earth only 33 years, He has had the greatest impact of any person who ever lived: even on those who do not believe He is YHVH’s Son. The Bible describes Yeshua HaMashiach in detail: His life, His work and His teachings; in the four books called the Gospels. Each of the four Gospels has a distinctive purpose. Matthew, for instance, presents Yeshua as the long-awaited King of the Jewish people. Mark focuses more on Yeshua as the Servant of all. Luke tends to present Yeshua in a softer light, showing His amazing compassion for the poor. Finally, John describes a love relationship with Yeshua. Each author wrote about Yeshua for a different reason. They arranged the events of Yeshua’s life slightly differently. A picture of the same person from four different angles is the result. Yet all of the Gospels agree on one thing: Yeshua is the Lord of lords and the King of kings.

THE LIFE OF YESHUA
The following sections present the main events in what may be regarded as the chief stages in the life of Yeshua. These stages show a definite progression from HaMashiach’s incarnation or entrance into the world to His dying moments on the cross. The Gospels do not read like an ordinary biography. Their story is not so much about the life of Yeshua as it is about YHVH’s story. The whole presentation of HaMashiach’s life centres on the cross and His triumphant resurrection. It is YHVH’s message to humanity rather than a plain historic account of the life of Yeshua.

THE INCARNATION
The major event of this initial stage was the Incarnation. Only Matthew and Luke give accounts of Yeshua’s birth. John reflects on what preceded the birth.

YESHUA’S PRE-EXISTENCE
It may seem strange that John began his Gospel with a reference to the Word (John 1:1), but it is in this way that he delivers to the reader an exalted view of Yeshua. John saw Yeshua as existing even before the creation of the world (1:2). In fact, he saw Him as having a part in the act of creation (1:3). Therefore, when Yeshua was born, it was both an act of humiliation and an act of illumination. The light shone, but the world preferred to remain in darkness (1:4-5, 10). Therefore, anyone reading John’s records of the life of Yeshua would know at once, before even being introduced to the man named Yeshua that this was no ordinary man. The account of His life and teachings could not be properly understood except by acknowledging that Yeshua had always existed.

THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF YESHUA
Yeshua was surrounded by controversy even from the time of His birth. The birth stories in Matthew 1 and Luke 1-2 say that Yeshua HaMashiach was conceived of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and born of the Virgin Mary. In order for Yeshua to be fully YHVH and fully man, He could not have been naturally conceived. His miraculous birth is no side note; it is central to the story of Yeshua. At the same time, many critics deny this miracle, stating that the early Christians created a rumour.

THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY
Isaiah 7:14 (King James Version) says that a “Virgin” shall “conceive and bear a son…Immanuel.” Matthew 1:22-23 expressly states that this was fulfilled in Yeshua’s birth. This passage has been greatly debated, especially since another credible translation, the Revised Standard Version, changed the King James Version “virgin” to “young woman,” based on the ambiguity of the term in the original manuscripts. The Hebrew ‘Almah refers generally to a young girl who has passed puberty and thus is of marriageable age. Another Hebrew word (Bethulah) specifies a woman who is a virgin. The early translators, nevertheless, translated ‘Almah as parthenos, which denotes a virgin. The following are four popular interpretations concerning the “virgin” prophecy:

  1. The “virgin” (Isaiah 7:14) was Ahaz’s new wife and the son was Hezekiah: contemporary characters of Isaiah. But Hezekiah was nine years old when Ahaz began to reign, so this prophecy must look to the future.

  2. She was Isaiah’s wife and the son was Maher-shalal-hash-baz. Many scholars support this interpretation because the definite article with ‘Almah seems to indicate that “the woman” was known to Isaiah and Ahaz. Also, Isaiah 7:14-16 seems to indicate that the prophecy was to be fulfilled in Isaiah’s time. The difficulty here is that Isaiah’s wife already had a son and so she could not be called a virgin, ‘Almah.

  3. The prophecy is purely about Yeshua HaMashiach. This is the traditional evangelical position, based on the Name of the Child; Immanuel, “God with us”; and the reference (Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 11:1-5), which points to a divine person.

  4. Still, there is a fourth interpretation, which says the prophecy refers to both Isaiah’s day and a future day. This view takes into account the historical fulfilment intended in Isaiah 7:15-16 while seeing the future as being fulfilled through the virgin birth of Yeshua, as indicated in Matthew 1:22-23

http://www.yeshua.co.za/life.htm

THE TEMPTATION OF YESHUA
Yeshua’s baptism showed the nature of His mission. The temptation showed the nature of the environment in which He was to Minister (Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1-2). Confrontation with adverse spiritual forces characterized Yeshua’s whole Ministry. Only Matthew and Luke record details of the temptations to which Yeshua was subjected by the devil. All these temptations presented spiritual shortcuts to Yeshua’s Mission. However, Yeshua gained the victory. Both Gospels show that He accomplished this by appealing to Scripture. Yeshua leading by example shows us the proper weapon against temptation. Yeshua is also seen in this event as a genuine human who, like all other humans, was subject to temptation. The writer of the Hebrews notes that this fact qualified Yeshua to act as High Priest and to intercede on behalf of His people (Hebrews 2:18; 4:15). He was fully YHVH and fully man. He was like us in every way, except that He never sinned. As a result, He was the perfect, innocent sacrifice required for our sins.

THE EARLY MINISTRY OF YESHUA IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA
Only John’s Gospel tells of the work of Yeshua in Judea following His baptism. It first describes His calling of two disciples, John and Andrew (John 1:35-39). This event is set against the background of John the Baptist’s announcement of Yeshua as the Lamb of YHVH who was to take away the sin of the world (1:29). Three others soon joined these first two disciples: Peter, Philip and Nathanael (1:41-51). These five formed part of the nucleus of Yeshua’s followers who came to be known as the Twelve. One feature of John’s account is the early recognition by the disciples of Yeshua as HaMashiach (1:41) and Son of YHVH (1:49). Soon after Yeshua began His Ministry in Jerusalem, John relates an incident at Cana in Galilee in which water was turned into wine (John 2:1-10). This event is important in John’s account because it is the first of the “signs” that he records (2:11). He saw Yeshua’s miracles as signs of the truth of the Gospel rather than as mere wonders. John sets two incidents at Jerusalem in this initial period. The first is the cleansing of the temple (2:13-16). Matthew, Mark and Luke all place this event just before Yeshua’s trial, but John places it at this early stage. The moral intention of Yeshua’s work is seen in His driving out the moneychangers who were inappropriately profiting from worshipers. This was apparently acceptable in Judaism but was unacceptable to Yeshua. The other Gospel writers imply that this authoritative act was the event that sparked the final hostility of His opponents. John tells the story for a theological reason; to him, the cleansing of the temple was a parable telling of what Yeshua had come to do. The other incident in Jerusalem is the meeting between Yeshua and Nicodemus (3). Nicodemus was closely associated with Judaism, yet he was also searching for truth. He was unable to understand however, the spiritual truth about being born again through the Spirit. Christians receive a new start in life; as if they had been born again. Their spiritual rebirth marks the moment they accept Yeshua HaMashiach as Lord and Saviour and receive the Ruach HaKodesh. John’s story then moves from Judea to Samaria and the story of the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:1-42). Yeshua used her physical thirst to point to her deeper spiritual thirst. She realized that Yeshua had something to offer her that she had not previously known. As a result of this woman’s experience and testimony, many of the Samaritan people came to believe in Yeshua as the Saviour of the world (4:42). In this case, John appreciates the fuller significance of the words of Yeshua by viewing them in the light of the resurrection.

Yashua

Yashua

Yeshua

Yahshua

SON’S NAME?Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the
wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath
established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his
son’s name, if thou canst tell? (Proverbs 30:4)Yahweh, the one and only creator, is the answer to the first five questions.  But who is the sonspoken of here?

1.) It is true that Yahshua is frequently referred to as the son of the Highest {Yahweh} (Luke 1:32; Romans 1:1-4).

2.) The believers are also referred to as “sons of Yahweh” (Romans 8:14-17, 19, 21; Gal. 4:5-7; Heb. 12:8; 1 John 3:1,2).

3.) Proverbs 30:4 was written approximately seven hundred years before Yahshua was born, and is not necessarily a reference to Messiah.

4.) Consider Exodus 4:22 (KJS) And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith {Yahweh}, Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, [even] thy firstborn.

THE NAME OF THE SON

THE SAVIOR, THE MESSIAH

The name of the Messiah, in Hebrew-his own language, is Yahshua (Hebrew), which means “Yahweh is salvation” or “Yahweh saves”. The name “Jesus” is the result of a series of changes from Hebrew to a Latinized Greek. The word is not a transliteration, and it cannot be translated, since it is a hybrid word.

Hebrew names can be translated; they make a statement, such as, Yahshua = “Yahweh is salvation”. The word “Jesus” does notdeliver the message that Yahweh is salvation. [and, of course, "Jesus" was never actually his name.]

The pronunciation of Yahshua (Hebrew) varies among different groups.  Since the Hebrew spelling is exactly the same as “Joshua”, the son of Nun, some people pronounce it as “Joshua” with a “Y” sound – Yahshua; the “Y” would be the correct sound since the “J” sound does not exist in Hebrew.  In fact, because of the same spelling, the King James Version mistranslated Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 using “Jesus” instead of “Joshua” (other versions like the NIV have corrected this).  In reality, the name of Joshua and the name of the Messiah were the same name.

Stong’s Concordance states that #2424 - Iesous is of Hebrew origin #3091 - yeh-ho shoo’-ah; and that this is also the name of Joshua, the Jewish leader.  Some people state that the ancient pronunciation of this name is Ya-HO-shu-wa, and that by the time of the Messiah, the “HO” had been dropped; I have seen no written study of this.  Strong’s has obvious errors, “Yeh” instead of “Yah.” His vowel points are of more modern Hebrew usage; he uses a sheva instead of a pattach and thus gets “Yeh.” And, he uses “Jehovah” instead of “Yahweh.”
We can understand, now, that “Jesus” would not have been the name that Miriam (Mary) was told to give her son. The “J” sound didn’t exist then, and doesn’t exist now, in the Hebrew or Aramaic languages. In fact, it didn’t exist in English until 500 years ago.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Yahshua (means: Yahweh is salvation): for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Master by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, Elohim with us [means: a mighty one is with us].Yeshua” is the name used by today’s Jews and messianic believers when referring to the Messiah.  The “Ye” was a replacement of “Yah” to avoid pronouncing the Father’s name even in its shortened, poetic form [a traditional Jewish restriction that began at the time of the Babylonian exile]. Using Yeshua does not honor Yahweh as intended in Matthew 1:21 above. By pronouncingYahshua, we state that Yahweh is salvation.

It is to be expected that people would have slightly different pronunciations, but the “Yah” portion of the name is well documented.  An honest attempt to pronounce this Hebrew name from the Hebrew letters shows respect to the Messiah and to Yahweh, even if we may not be saying it quite correctly.  This is more respectful than replacing the name with something else that is not a translation or a transliteration.

Yashua is not an undisputed form, but due to the absence of Hebrew vowels is variously rendered YESHUA or Y’SHUA or YAHSHUA. My messianic friends mostly call Him Yeshua. But I am happy with any of these, since they refer to the same person, my beloved Savior.

This site is dedicated to my best friend Yahshua!

George Kleynhans

our daily bread

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Hands on bible praying
Have you ever wondered why our daily bread, and not our weekly bread?

Or our monthly bread?

Being creatures of habit, desiring independence rather than dependency on God, we tend to forget to connect every day when the pressure is off.

But if we have enough for that day, as the Israelites experienced in the wilderness with the manna, we need to come back to God, in faith, the next day to receive what He promises and provides (see Exodus chapter 16).

Notice the understood subject of this verse–God!

God is the one providing the daily bread–not us.

So we go to Him daily to receive His provision by faith, understanding that He is the great Jehovah Jireh. And He is faithful to His word…indeed, He watches over His word to perform it.

We may not see it in the way we would expect..we may not have the physical evidence manifested, but He will always give us our daily bread.

Bread can be any number of things you may be needing, including physical food, money to pay bills and buy necessities, mental and emotional as well as physical healing (healing is the children’s bread), relational blessings to name a few.

With God, there are no limits or restrictions.

He does not play favorites if you are a child of God.

Jabez asked that he might be blessed indeed, and according to scripture, God answered in the affirmative, and increased his influence and delivered him from evil!

And he was an old covenant believer…we have a better, more sure covenant, built on better promises.

Our job, through faith and patience, is to inherit the promises, by which our advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous, says yes and amen.

So don’t hesitate, come boldly to the throne of grace and claim that daily bread that belongs to you.

 

The Lord’s Prayer Words

(traditional)

 

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.
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