Let us now direct our attention to the New Testament and the name of our Savior. Following are seven reasons for using
the Hebrew name Yahshua in lieu of the English name Jesus:
The Memorial Name
Elohem chose Yahweh or its shortened form Yah to be His memorial name to all generations - Exodus
3:15. Only the name Yahshua memorializes that name.
The Name Above All Names
The Son's name is the name above all names - Ephesians 1:20-21; Philippians 2:9. But what name specifically is above all
|... Stand up and bless Yahweh your Elohem for ever and ever: and blessed be Thy glorious name, which is
exalted above all blessing and praise. Thou, even thou, are Yahweh alone.... (Nehemiah 9:5-6)|
Since the name above all names is Yahweh, only Yahshua can be the Savior's name.
A More Excellent Name
The Son inherited a more excellent name - Hebrews 1:4. From where did the Son inherit His name? From the Father, of course.
Consequently, He could only inherit from the Father what the Father Himself possessed. Did the Father possess the name Jesus
or Yahshua? The answer seems quite apparent especially when one keeps in mind that the Father is addressed by the abbreviated
name Yah forty-nine times in the Old Testament (Psalm 68:4; etc.), which can only be found in the Hebrew name
The Son to Come in the Name of Yahweh
Our Savior manifested or made known, the Father's name while here on earth - John 17:6, 26. In only three New Testament
passages do we find the Son actually introducing Himself. The first time is found in the account of the Apostle Paul's conversion
in Acts 9. The second and third times are found where Paul was recounting the same event in Acts 22 and 26. One of those accounts
informs us in what language the Savior manifested His name to Paul:
|... I [Paul] heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue.... And I [Paul] said, Who are thou,
Lord? And He said, I am Yahshua.... (Acts 26:14-15)|
Had the Savior used the English name Jesus, He would not have been manifesting the Father's name.
Since the family name Yah is found in both the Father's and the Son's name, Yahshua could appropriately say: "I
am come in My Father's name...." (John 5:43)
In John 12:12-13, certain Jerusalem residents proclaimed:
is a quotation from Psalm 118:26 in which the tragrammaton (the Hebrew letters YHWH) was substituted with the uninspired words
"the LORD." In other words, in fulfillment of this Old Testament prophecy, those Israelites were proclaiming the Messiah
as having come in the name of Yahweh. Only in the name of Yahshua could it be said that the Savior came
in the name of Yahweh.
|Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of LORD. |
The Son's Name Was To Mean "Yahweh Saves"
When Mary was pregnant with the Son of Yahweh, Joseph was told to give her offspring a name that meant: "he [Yahweh] shall
save his people." (Matthew 1:21) The English name Jesus does not fulfill that (as it has no meaning in any language,
being a Greek/Latin hybrid); however, that is precisely what Yahshua means. Yahshua in Strong's Concordance
is #3091 which is defined as coming from #3068 - Yahweh, and from #3467 - yasha, which means "to save. " Together
Yahweh and yasha, or Yahshua, means Yahweh saves.
New Testament Baptism was to be in The Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
From the evidence provided in the book of Acts, we know that the disciples did not baptize using the formula "in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). Rather they baptized in one specific name
- Acts 2:38, etc., a name that accurately represented all three. What name fulfills the conditions of the Great Commission?
What choices do we have for the Father's name? There are no Greek or English equivalents for the Father's name, LORD
and GOD are not names but are titles and Jehovah is a 16th century hybrid corruption. On the other hand, it
is known that Elohem's personal name is Yahweh - shortened to Yah forty-nine times in the Old Testament.
What choices do we have for the Son's name? Given the options of Iesous (Greek), Jesus (English) or Yahshua
(Hebrew), which of the three can also be used for the Father and the Holy Spirit? Only Yahshua.
The Apostle Paul quoting Joel 2:32 (properly translated) declared:
|...whosoever shall call upon the name of Yahweh shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)|
How does one call upon the name of Yahweh? In only one place in the New Testament are we told how this is accomplished:
|[Ananias speaking to Paul] And now why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on the
name of Yahshua. (Acts 22:16)|
Just three days prior, the Savior had manifested His name to the Apostle Paul in Hebrew as Yahshua. So what name
do you suppose Paul was immersed in or that he called upon in fulfillment of Joel 2:32 and Romans 10:13? The name of the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit! The name Yahshua!
The Deity of Yahshua
Lastly, and most importantly, the Hebrew pronunciation of our Savior's name should be used since the deity of Yahshua is
proven therein. If the Hebrew names had been left intact in the Scriptures, it would be much more difficult, if not impossible,
for a person to be persuaded against the deity of Yahshua the Messiah.
Consider the Old Testament prophecies regarding Yahweh that were attributed to Yahshua. For example, whose
way was John the Baptist to prepare? Who was to be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver? Whose side was to be pierced? Who
was the stone that the builders rejected, and who was to become the chief corner stone? If your answer to these questions
is Jesus, you had better look at those prophecies again! In those passages **, the tetragrammaton was removed and replaced
with the words "the LORD." Restore Elohem's personal name YHWH and it becomes immediately apparent that those
prophecies were about Yahweh fulfilled in Yahshua.
Not only that, but when we use the Hebrew name of our Savior, it clearly describes not simply what some man is doing or
what some prophet is doing or even what another god is doing. It describes what the Elohem of gods, the
great I Am, what YAHWEH is doing! Our Savior was named in Hebrew Yahshua because it means Yahweh saves. Additionally,
our Savior was named in Hebrew Immanuel, meaning God with us, which testifies to the same.
THESE SEVEN REASONS (AND MORE ***) REVEAL THAT THE HEBREW NAMES YAHWEH AND YAHSHUA SHOULD BE OUR PREFERRED CHOICE