She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. – Matthew 1:21
The name is related to the Biblical Hebrew form Yehoshua which is a theophoric name first mentioned in the Bible in Exodus 17:9 referring to one of Moses’ companions and his successor as leader of the Israelites. This name is usually considered to be a compound of two parts: Yeho, a theophoric reference to YHWH, the distinctive personal name of the God of Israel, plus a form derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root “to liberate, save”.
So what is the meaning of the name Jesus? As stated above, Jesus means Savior. When you hear the word savior, please keep in mind that there is no one else in this world who does this better than Jesus. Even when there seems to be 72 names of Jesus, this particular meaning which depicts Him as a special savior who saves us from our guilt of sin, by cleaning us in HIS own atoning blood. He soaks our hearts and minds in the Holy sanctifying spirit. He gives us the blessing to move more and more away from worldly pleasures and come more close to the GOD Almighty. He will save them from all the consequences of sin, when He shall give them a glorious body at the last day.
When you hear the name Jesus
Have you ever wondered what comes first to your mind when you hear or read the word Jesus at any moment during the day in your busy daily schedule? Is it that most urgent pressing need or prayer request you had been submitting to him each day and night? Is it the next not-so-urgent request you want to place before his feet to get this blessings and proceed further on that? Or is it gratitude and thankfulness to your Creator, your GOD, which is Jesus himself.
Any mention of this word to me during a day – JESUS – makes me think about my Creator, my GOD and his immense blessings which he has already bestowed upon me and my family, which he is continuing still for all of us on a daily basis. I firmly believe that thankfulness, that gratitude towards our GOD Jesus Christ, should ideally be the very first emotion running through our hearts and minds when we hear that magical and powerful name – “Jesus”.
This does not in any way mean that we should not be having our own personal prayer requests and wishes to raise in front of our Creator but that attitude of Gratitude is first and foremost in my view. Our prayers – our requests – all should definitely be raised in his feet only after that immediate feeling and emotion of gratitude and thankfulness and love towards our almighty GOD. The Song of Solomon describes the experience of many, when it says, “Your name is oil poured forth” (Song of Solomon 1:3). Happy is the person who trusts not merely in vague notions of God’s mercy and goodness, but in “Jesus.”
Yeshua – The Hebrew Name of Jesus
As we now understand the meaning of the name Jesus, let us now look at the name Yeshua. The Hebrew word “Yeshua” means salvation. It is one of the names of God. It is only with this understanding that we recognize Jesus’ Hebrew name, Yeshua, throughout the Old Testament. Jesus in Hebrew is “yeshua,” which means salvation.
Oh, that the salvation (Yeshua) of Israel would come out of Zion! (Psalm 14:7)
Let those who love Your salvation (Yeshua) say continually, “The LORD be magnified! (Psalm 40:16)
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation (Yeshua) and sustain me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:12)
Names of Jesus Christ
How was Jesus referenced in many places? How many names of Jesus can you think of?
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Son of Man
Bread of Life
Alpha and Omega
King of Kings
Holy One of Israel
Only Begotten Son
Son of the Living God
Fountain of Living Waters
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah
The Bright and Morning Star
The Power of the name Jesus
How powerful is the name of Jesus Christ? Most of us are well aware how the demon, the devil, fears the all powerful name of Jesus. And even more than that the healing power this name holds is immense. Why is this name so powerful? Jesus really did what the meaning of His name is, He saved us. By being faithful to the task given to Him, humbling Himself, even becoming obedient to the point of death and volunteering to die for the sins of many, God exalted Jesus Christ by giving power to the name of Jesus Christ.
Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. — John 14:13-14
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. — John 16:24