And What is His Son’s Name? (Surely You Know…)

In the King James translation, the Messiah’s name is mentioned early in Matthew, along with the meaning of His name:

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) 

Although the Greek translators may have made a valiant attempt to translate the Messiah’s name with all the power to forgive sins, the name “Jesus” cannot communicate fully the awesome and sanctified position that He holds.  And because our Messiah was of Jewish descent, we know He did not have a Greek name.

We are told in Exodus that Yahweh would send a messenger to the children of Israel in the wilderness.  That messenger is our Messiah and we are told that He will carry Yahweh’s name.

Behold, I am about to send an Angel (malak = messenger) before you, to guard you in the way, and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.  Be on guard before Him, and listen to His voice. Do not be rebellious against Him, for He will not forgive your transgressions; for My name is in Him. (Exodus 23:20-22)

Later, as the Messiah walked the earth in the flesh, the Savior himself says that He comes in His Father’s name:

I have come in the name of My Father, and you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive that one. John 5:43

So, to fulfill scriptural mandates, the name of our Messiah must convey the meaning “He will save us from our sins” and the name of the Father must be IN the His name.

The shortened form of “Yahweh” is Strong’s 3050, pronounced “Yah”, and is used 45 times in the Old Testament and like Strong’s 3068 (Yahweh), is mostly translated “LORD.”  (Every time you sing or shout “HalleluYAH!” you are praising His name!)

In the original Aramaic texts of the Brit Hadashah (New Testament), the name of the Savior is not Jesus but Y’shua, which is a shortened form of Y’hoshua which means “YHWH is salvation.” A Hebrew equivalent would be Strong’s 3442, pronounced yah-shoo-ah, which translates “Yah will save” or  “he will save”—the exact meaning of the Savior’s name in the book of Matthew. 

It is a logical conclusion that the true name of our Messiah is YAH-Shua, for it is only by that name YAH and YAHWEH that He had authority and power to forgive sins. Salvation comes through YAH-shua, but only with the awesome, and set-apart name of Yahweh can there be any salvation.

Who has gone up to Heaven, and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has made all the ends of the earth to rise?

What is His name, and what is His Son’s name? Surely you know….



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