YEHOSHUA – Jesus

YEHOSHUA – Jesus

By far, this is the most difficult page I have written in relationship to The Exalted Name Bible™.  The difficulty of the subject matter, however, cannot deter this project.

Why?

Because the end result is too significant!  Discovering and revealing the Old Covenant Exalted Name had difficulties, to be certain.  But during that discovery period, I also found New Covenant Words that also had issues.  The Exalted Name Bible™, has a purpose, though, and fulfilling that purpose demands the elimination of all “name” related issues.  To that end, therefore, please press-on with me…

What is the issue?

At issue is the fact that there is no “J” or “J” sound in either the Hebrew or the Greek languages!

Why is that important?

This is significant, because without a “J” or “J” sound within either language, the name, “Jesus”, cannot be The Messiah’s Name.

It also means that “Jesus” cannot even be the Greek equivalent to His Name.

If “Jesus” is not His Hebrew name, and if “Jesus” is not the name He used when He walked among us, then what is the full Name (of our Messiah)? What Name should be using today?

And greater still, in What Name are we to be praying?  Scripture demands investigation into this matter, because we are commanded to “Pray in His Name”.  And, if we are praying in the wrong Name, should we not correct that?

We might also choose to ask, “Where did the name Jesus come from? And, Why are we using that name today?”

Let’s consider Scripture:

Two passages clearly outline the urgency of this issue, because they point to incredibly obvious and significant truths:

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The first passage is Acts 4:12, which says,
“Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among mankind, whereby we must be saved.” (ENB)

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The second passage is also from Acts, and it is found in chapter 9, verses 1-6.  Here we read,
“Now Paul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Master, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to The Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
It came to pass that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him, and he fell to the ground, hearing a voice saying to him, “Paul, Paul, why are you persecuting me?”
And he asked, “Who art Thou, Master?” And He answered, saying, “I am _________ Whom you are persecuting.  But rise and enter the city, and it shall be told you what you must do” (ENB).

Have you never wondered?

I have frequently read this passage of Acts 9:1-6, and have often wondered, “What was the NAME You gave him, Master?”

About the Author (again):

In reading my “About the Author” page, you already know the importance I place on properly pronouncing names.  In that knowledge, then, you can understand how this passage might impact me.  I wanted to hear exactly what Paul heard that day, so that I could repeat it properly and announce it without error.  And the importance of all this grew in light of the fact that salvation is based upon His Name (Acts 4:12)!

Answered Prayers

In answering my prayers regarding The Exalted Name of the Old Covenant, I found tremendous relief, joy and satisfaction.  Yet I was still left wondering exactly what Name Paul heard on the road to Damascus that day.  Why? Because it is that Name we should be using today; it is that The Name, “By which we must be saved.”

What does Google say?

A “Google” search on the name, “Jesus”, provides the fact that this name is,
“a 12th century transliteration of the Greek word, iesus, which is a very poor rendition of the Hebrew Yeshuah”.  Do you think?

Iesus?

Iesus, is a Greek god (el).  For any number of reasons, we must not abide by His Name being derived from some Greek god!

And let’s never forget the Third Commandment, where we are commanded to properly and respectfully invoke His Name.  Should we really be invoking a name derived from a Greek god?

What about The Exalted Name?

Furthermore, the Abbreviated Exalted Name Itself (YEH) is not present in this transliteration.  This fact should concern us all quite significantly…  IF Yehel and Eliyeh’s names point to YEH being EL, and EL being YEH, shouldn’t the very Son of Elohim’s Name point toward YEHOWAH?  Sadly, the name “Jesus” does not!

How does Scripture support this?

We already know that when the Messiah walked among us, His very presence annoyed the Jewish Priesthood; the Priests; the Rabbi’s; the Sadducee’s and the Pharisee’s, that they HATED HIM!  Do you suppose something more than His beautiful messages might have contributed to their hatred?

While He was offering some very profound messages, the matter upsetting them most, even before hearing anything He said, was His Name!  By the Name He used, they understood Who He was saying He was, and they did not like it.  They still do not like it today!

Difficult to find:

Even knowing The Exalted Name of the Old Covenant, I was still thwarted from grasping the exact spelling and pronunciation of the Name used by the Messiah.  His Name is not found in the writings available to us.

Without question, He must have used some name similar to Joshua, which in Hebrew is: YEHOSHUWAH, because that name means: YEHOWAH SAVES.  But that name does not fully describe the Messiah.

With the assistance of a very persistent sister (Angela), who forced me to reconsider a number of my thoughts, and pointed me toward other writings of substance, I discovered enough very, very old data, that substantiated the fullness of the Messiah’s Exalted Name.

He is YEHOSHUA:

He is YEHOSHUA, and His name means, YEHOWAH’S DELIVERER!

By proclaiming His Name throughout the synagogues, and by introducing Himself as YEHOSHUA, whenever or wherever He taught, He was openly proclaiming Himself to be the Messiah!  He openly proclaimed Himself to be YEHOWAH’S DELIVERER!

He was hated, therefore, because of His Name!  In the fullness of His Name however, He fulfilled every prophetic Word spoken of Himself!  He Came in the Father’s Name, proclaiming the fullness of YEHOWAH to all mankind.

What else does Scripture say?

Of The Exalted Name, The Old Covenant says:

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“Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘YEHOWAH, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent Me to you, and this is My Name forever, and this is My memorial unto all generations” (Exodus 3:15 ENB).

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“Truly, for this very reason I have raised you up; in order to show you My power, and in order that My Name may be declared throughout all the earth” (Exodus 9:16 ENB).

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“An altar of earth you shall make unto Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My Name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you” (Exodus 20:24 ENB).

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“O YEHOWAH, our Master, how mighty is Your Name in all the earth” (Psalm. 8:9 ENB)!

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“His Name shall endure forever.  His Name shall continue as long as the sun, and in Him shall the people be blessed; all the nations will call Him blessed.  Blessed be YEHOWAH Elohim, the Elohim of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.  And blessed be His glorious Name forever; and may the whole earth be filled with His glory.  Amen, and Amen.  The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended” (Psalm 72:17-20 ENB).

And when He walked among us, in the New Covenant, He said,

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“I have come in My Father’s Name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him” (John 5:43ENB).

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“I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s Name, these bear witness of Me” (John 10:25ENB).

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“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore also Elohim highly exalted Him, and bestowed upon Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of YEHOSHUA every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that YEHOSHUA is Master, to the glory of EL the Father” (Philippians 2:8-11 ENB).

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“For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, ‘I will proclaim Your Name to My brethren, in the midst of the congregation I will sing Your Praise'” (Hebrews 2:11-12 ENB).

He came in The Father’s Name:

Well, dear reader, the Messiah did in fact come in The Father’s Name.  And He exalted and uplifted that Name at every utterance.  And The Exalted Name Bible™ continues the fullness of that tradition and proclamation.

My fervent prayer:

I pray that you will discover the fullness of His Power, Majesty and Might, as you embrace His Exalted Name.  The Son of Elohim came in power, and thru His most Holy Spirit, left that same power for us.

May YEHOWAH be glorified through His Son, and may our deliverance be confirmed through the anointing of His Holy Spirit, as we boldly proclaim His full and Holy Name.  Justification and Sanctification come to us through YEHOSHUA, our Messiah, Master and King!

In His peace, love and joy, I remain faithfully and humbly your servant through YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach,

Larry Vosen