☆ Jesus, the very first name in the New Testament (Matthew 1:1)
☆ Jesus, the name that the angel told Mary, that she had to name her son with (Luke 1:31 – you shall name Him Jesus).
☆ Jesus, the name given to Him, because He was the One Who would save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
☆ Jesus, Who will be great (Luke 1:32)
☆ Jesus, Who will be called the Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32)
☆ Jesus, Who will be given the throne of His father David (Luke 1:32)
☆ Jesus, Who will reign over the house of Jacob forever (Luke 1:33)
☆ Jesus, Whose kingdom will have no end (Luke 1:33)
We sing “Jesus, what a wonderful name”, but what does the name Jesus actually mean?
Jesus is translated from the Greek Ιησους Iesous (pronounced as ee-ay-sooce’) which on its turn came from the Hebrew עושוהי or עשוהי Jehoshuwa or Jehoshua ( both pronounced as yeh–ho–shoo’– ah) which is a similar name as where the name Joshua (Num. 13:16) came from (Jehoshua, or Jehoshuah).
The meaning of the name is “Jahweh the Savior”, or “the salvation of Jahweh”. From this we can also understand that Jesus is not only a man but Jahweh Who became our salvation. Thus, He is our Savior.
Jesus is Jahweh Himself who became man to be our salvation. Therefore only Jesus can save us from sin.
Only Jesus saves us from God’s judgment, satan, the world, a life of vanity, and so many other negative things.
As I already mentioned Jesus and Joshua both come from the same Hebrew word.
In the Old Testament, Joshua was the one who led God’s people into the land of Canaan, which became a rest to them.
Jesus brings us into God’s Kingdom which will be an eternal rest us.
And in this age, wherever we call on the name of Jesus, we are inwardly saved from many bothering things, and are brought into real rest.