No Other Name

We want to look closer at the meaning of  this Name that is above all names. Philippians 2:5-11 tells us this, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,  but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross.  For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,  so that at the Name of Jesus every knee will bow of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Luke 19:9-10 says, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Acts 4:12 says this, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

We have exalted the name of Jesus as Savior, King and Lord of all, but is this correct? Let’s look closer.  Alexander the Great brought the Hellenistic civilization to the East more than anyone had done before him. Although many parts of Anatolia and its proximities were already influenced by the Greek language, creating the Empire of Alexander made it more popular than ever before. According to a specialist of ancient languages, it became the main reason why this language was so popular three centuries later – in the times of Messiah. So the known world became Hellenized by the Greeks, we see this with Paul. Paul was his Greek name, but Paul, who was Jewish was called Saul. We must not forget our roots. If we do then we really are not who we say we are. We have been grafted into Israel, not Greece.  Romans 11:17-18 says, “If some of the branches (Israel) were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,  do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.”

This is why we have been called Judeo-Christians all these years. We have the same God as Creator and Father and we have the same Word  and teachings that we pattern our lives around. And of course, our Messiah is Jewish, even though people think that He and His Apostles started something new and we no longer need to keep the teachings and commandments of God.   We like to think that the Messiah did away with all of that, but that is not true as Matthew 5:17-19 tells us, “Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!  Therefore, whoever nullifies one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” 

We want to believe that the Messiah did away with the Hebrew Scriptures, because He says He fulfilled them. I ask you, “When you have finished building a house, do you get rid of its foundation?” The Messiah says, “Not until heaven and earth pass away will one letter or stroke of the pen be nullified.”

We must first learn God’s Word, and then when we hear teachings that do not line up with the Scriptures then we must disregard what is being said. Unfortunately much of the Scriptures have been changed to look more like the Hellenistic forefathers than the Jewish Messiah. Let’s take the Name. There was no letter ‘J’ in the alphabet until the year 1524. The letter ‘J’ was originally the same letter as ‘I.’ The ‘father of the letter J’ is Gian Giorgio Trissino, an Italian author and grammarian who lived from 1478 to 1550. Before that time the Greeks or the Orthodox Church called Jesus “Iesous”, and in the Latin or Catholic Church they called Him “Iesus.” But this was not the name that the Father gave His Son.  Luke 2:21 says this,  “And when eight days were completed so that it was time for His circumcision, He was also named Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.”

We know this is to be false, because the Messiah was Jewish and God would have given Him a Jewish name, not a Greek name. The Messiah’s real name, the Name above all names is Yeshua, because only Yeshua means, “God’s Salvation.” John 3: 16 tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.”   Let’s read it again in Acts 4:12 says this, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other Name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.” You see God sent His Messiah (anointed one) to bring Yeshua (salvation). We deny truth when we change our roots from Jewish to Hellenistic Greek and in so doing, we can not bring the true light into the world. You can be sure that the last thing the devil wants is the True Light of God shining in the world because Yeshua is the true Light of the World and when we accept Him we have accepted all of God’s Word and if we accept our foundation then we will be built into a holy sanctuary for God and the devil no way wants this. When we say the Name of Yeshua, the devil must flee, because there is power in the Name of Yeshua.

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