Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: – Jesus.
In the King James version Bible, the name Jesus is found 975 times. But the problem Here is that there was no letter “J” in any Mediterranean language. Nor was there a “J” in the English Language until the 5th century. The Letter “J” was taken from Nordic Languages.
The Net result of this is that it would be impossible for His name to have ever been Jesus. His name in Greek would have been Iesous, pronounced ee-ay-sooce’.
But His Hebrew name would is and always will be, Yahoshua, or Yahshua, which means God’s or YHWH’s salvation.
Now it may be, for those of us who do not yet know this, this may be an important piece of information. Why?
Simple because we are redeemed by His Holy name.
Acts 4:10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yahshua / Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.
11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
No other name is given! I have been baptized by this name. So that His Hebrew name remains and my baptism is according to God’s word.
So, Let’s look at who it was that changed his name.
His name was the Same Hebrew name “Yahshua” throughout the new testament, so whoever wrote the translation as Jesus, rather than Yahshua, is the culprit. That would be the Roman Catholic Church. And not only did they change his name, but they also introduced a likeness that did not look Jewish.
Roman’s Hated Jews. Especially Pagan idol worshipers, because that was the majority of them. Rome had tried to subjugate Israel and the Jews for years, but without any success, because of their God. Because of this their frustration grew into hatred.
They were determined to remove any vestiges of Judaism from their religious belief, and this was compounded by the presence of Emperor Constantine, a Pagan who claimed to be a Christian, and eventually became Pope.
It was under His direction that the Nicaean Counsel was formed, And the Sabbath was Changed to Sunday. (The Pagan Sabbath.)
Here is the Constantine Creed:
“I Renounce all” Customs, Rites, Legalisms, Unleavened breads and Sacrifices of Lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other Feasts of the Hebrews, Sacrifices, Prayers, Aspirations, Purification’s, Sanctification’s, and Propitiation, and Fasts and New Moons, and Sabbaths, and Superstitions, and Hymns and Chants, and Observances and synagogues. absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, Rite and Custom, and if after wards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish Superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian Religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain Faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the Devils.”
This reflects His attempt at removing all vestiges of Judaism from the worship of Christ the Messiah, essentially creating a new religion for the Roman empire, and forever separating Judaism from Christianity.
So, not only was His name changed, but Christ it seems became European, and He was cleansed of His Hebrew Identity. Of course, in creating this new Religion for the Roman Empire, the fact that Christ was a Jew was forgotten.
And when the reformation came along, Martin Luther brought this along with Him, as well as that deep seated hatred of Jews. Ever since the Roman Catholic Church was formed Christians have been fed a constant stream of lies and fabrications that we now call doctrine.
The net result is that 2000 years later, most of Christianity still does not know the real name of our Savior. And this doctrine is still taught to priests and preachers, and passed down from one generation to another, to this very day.
I was raised to believe these things, but something was always nagging at me. I wondered why there were so many conflicts in the scriptures. I had read every word that Jesus had said and it just didn’t agree with what I was being taught. Even as a child I could see these inconsistences.
So, at a young age I left the church, and began to look for God on my own. I found several credible religions, but none of them had a Savior. It was when I found my Savior that I began to return. But it was different for me then, for I was seeking truth and not doctrine.
I found the truth through My relationship with Yahshua, who showed me who He is. But according to the scriptures, He taught me himself the truth of His Word, and I am privileged to be able to share that with you.
I love my Jewish Savior, and am not ashamed to say that I am now a Hebrew among Hebrews. For I have been grafted into the House of Israel.
Yes, I follow Christ the Messiah, but in truth, not according to anyone’s doctrine.
For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:2)
Shalom my friends,