His Name is YEHOSHUA (Jesus)
By far, this is perhaps the most difficult page I will write in relationship to The Exalted Name Bible™. The difficulty of the subject matter, however, cannot deter the fullness of this project. His Name is Yehoshua, and to that point we now teach!
Yehoshua (Jesus): The result of not using His Name properly is too significant!
The Old Covenant Exalted Name (YEHOWAH) was difficult to discover, but revealing that Name was a glorious and wonderful event.
Correcting the misuse of ADONAY, “Master” was another glorious and wonderful event.
Discovering that errors existed with other names and words throughout Scripture, and revealing those corrections, was necessary, very time consuming and glorious too.
Learning about and correcting the many New Covenant name and word issues was also time consuming, but essential to the total correctness of The Exalted Name Bible™.
The Exalted Name Bible™ has a purpose, though, and fulfilling that purpose demands the elimination of all name and word related issues. To that end, therefore, please press-on with me… No further explanations, beyond now proving that His Name is Yehoshua, will be necessary.
Yehoshua (Jesus): “J” Is The Issue and Concern:
At issue is the fact that there is no “J” or “J” sound in either the Hebrew or the Greek languages! This is of major importance!
Without a “J” or “J” sound in either language, the name, “Jesus”, simply cannot be The Messiah’s Name. Please consider that truthful fact…
Without a “J” in either language, “Jesus” cannot even be the Greek equivalent to His Name. What then is His NAME, and what Name should we 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? Should we not be concerned about this?
So what do we do with all those other “J” names and words?
Although the letter “J” does not have an equivalent in sound or appearance in either the Hebrew or Greek languages, we have nevertheless maintained these names, as is, within The Exalted Name Bible™. This decision has been made in accordance with our promise to NOT “HEBREWIZE” Scripture. How? Why?
Seeing as there is NO significant impact upon either meaning or sound by eliminating these “J” Names, or words containing a “J”, making these changes would be arbitrary at best, and would make Scripture more difficult to read and/or remember. That is NOT our purpose…
And yet, to maintain consistency within this very prophetic work, we have correctly replaced the “J” with the appropriate “Y” in every Name containing The YEH designation, whether that “J” replacement is, or is not, part of that YEH addition.
The name Jaazaniah, for example, demands the “iah” ending be corrected to YEH, leaving the leading “J” intact, but for consistency, the entire name will be corrected to reflect the actual and true presentation, “YAAZANIYEH”.
All other “J” names will remain untouched.
At this point, we might choose to ask, “Where did the name Jesus come from?” And, “Why are we using that name today?”
Yehoshua (Jesus): So, let’s consider Scripture:
Two passages clearly outline the urgency of this issue, because they point to incredibly obvious and significant truths:
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)
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).”
Yehoshua (Jesus): Have you never wondered?
I have frequently read this passage in Acts 9:1-6, and I have often wondered, “What was the NAME You gave him, Master?” What Name did Saul (Paul) hear?
If you have read “About the Author:” here, you know the importance I place on properly pronouncing names. Names are important to me, so you can understand how this passage might impact me.
I wanted to know exactly what Paul heard that day, so that I could repeat it properly and pronounce 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)!
In answering my prayers regarding The Exalted Name of the Old Covenant, I found tremendous relief, joy and satisfaction. Yet I was 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 Name, “By which we must be saved.” Clearly, a revelation was needed…
Yehoshua (Jesus): What Does a Search Engine Say?
A “Google” search on the name, “Jesus”, will show that this name is, “A 12th century transliteration of the Greek word, iesus, which is a very poor rendition of the Hebrew Yeshuah”. To Google’s credit, I like that result.
Who was Iesus?
Iesus, was a Greek god (el), and for any number of reasons, we must not abide by our Master’s 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?
Yehoshua (Jesus): What About The Exalted Name?
Furthermore, the Abbreviated Exalted Name: YEH, is not present in any of the transliteration name(s). This fact should concern and impact us all…
IF Yehel (Joel) and Eliyeh’s (Elijah’s) names both point to the fact that YEH is EL, and EL is YEH, and if hundreds upon hundreds of other Scriptural names contain the YEH abbreviation, and all point toward a relationship with YEHOWAH, shouldn’t the very Son of Elohim have a Name that points toward YEHOWAH as well?
Sadly, the name “Jesus”, derived from ‘iesus’ does not fulfill this requirement!
How does Scripture support this?
We already know that when the Messiah walked among us, His very presence annoyed the Jewish Priesthood. The Rabbi’s, the Sadducee’s and the Pharisee’s detested Him as well.
Read properly, Scripture makes clear that the Hebrew leaders not only feared Him, but they HATED HIM! Do you suppose something more than His beautiful messages might have contributed to their hatred?
Why the hatred?
While He was giving some very profound messages, the matter upsetting them most, even before hearing anything He said, was His Name! Through the Name He used, YEHOSHUA, they understood exactly Who He was saying He was.
And they did not like it one bit! They still do not like it today!
The priests of His day may have forgotten how to pronounce The Exalted Name, and they may have not seen the fullness of His Name written for many centuries. Nevertheless, they still knew that the Name He used, was profoundly pointing them toward The Elohim of Israel…
His Name, after all, is a direct link to YEHOWAH ELOHIM, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob)…
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 any writings available to us.
Without question, though, He must have used some name similar to Joshua, which in Hebrew is: YEHSHUA, 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.
Yehoshua (Jesus): HE IS YEHOSHUA:
He is YEHOSHUA, and His name means, YEHOWAH’S SAVIOR or 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 declared Himself to be, “YEHOWAH’S SAVIOR”, and applied to Himself The Name, “YEHOWAH’S DELIVERER!
And He was hated for even uttering the Word. He was hated because of His Name!
In the fullness of His Name though, 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:
“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).
“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).
“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,
“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).
“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. 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!
The CONCORDANCE OF NAMES available with the ENB, will allow you to see the full and intricate way that The Exalted Names are weaved throughout Scripture. I think this is great stuff, and I hope you do too.
In His peace, love and joy, I remain faithfully and humbly your servant through YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach,
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