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-The Name of The Messiah?

by Dr. D ~

Q:  In Isaiah 7:14, the prophesy states that the Messiah will be born of a virgin and called Immanuel.  Yet Mary names her son Jesus, not Immanuel, so it would seem this prophesy was not correctly fulfilled.

A:  Mary named her son Y’shua (Joshua or Yehshua)–meaning: ‘Yahweh is Salvation’.  ‘Jesus’ is the English transliteration of the Greek form of the name.  Why did Mary name her son Jesus? Because the angel Gabriel told her too on orders from God himself (remember, angels only say and do what God specifically tells them too). Who better to know if the scriptures were fulfilled or not than God himself?

Many times, ancient Hebrews were given names that reflected and defined their character or purpose in life. Isaiah 7:14 seems to tell us that the Messiah would be called–Immanuel–meaning: ‘God with Us’. However, the same Prophet in Isaiah 9:6 tells us that his name shall be called: ‘Wonderful Counselor’, Mighty God’, ‘Everlasting Father’, and ‘Prince of Peace’.

Also, don’t forget that Jeremiah and Zechariah referred to the Messiah as: ‘The Branch’ and ‘The Root’ (Jer. 23:5, 33:15, Zech. 3:8). Then there are references to: ‘Lion of Judah’, ‘The Truth’, ‘The Word’, ‘I am", ‘Horn of Salvation’, ‘Alpha and Omega’, ‘The Good Shepherd’, ‘The Way’, ‘The Bread of Life’, ‘Chief Cornerstone’, ‘Light of the World’. ‘The Lamb of God’, ‘The Life’, ‘The Morning Star’, ‘The Sun of Righteousness’, ‘The Resurrection and the Life’, ‘The lord of All’, and many more.

Which is the right name? All of the above fulfill some scripture or another. They are functional nicknames for the Messiah. However, the correct proper name is the one that Mary used–the one that God chose and instructed his angel to give her—Jesus.            *Top

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1 Response to -The Name of The Messiah?

  1. ford

    Why Immanuel was called Jesus/Yeshua
    It is time for you to know

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

    Why Immanuel was called Jesus or Yeshua at birth and not Immanuel. He was given that name so that the prophecy would be fulfilled ; Matthew Chapter 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
    The name at birth hid him from being destroyed so that the prophecy of Isaiah would come past. The name Jesus or Yeshua was a nickname “meaning an additional or substitute name given to a person, place, or thing: usually descriptive , a familiar name that is used instead of ones proper name” to foreshadow “meaning to be a sign of (something to come); indicate or suggest beforehand; prefigure;”
    the Messiah true name is” Immanuel ” The nickname Jesus/ Yeshua is keeping the truth hid from them who would not believe which continue on to this day.

    Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
    26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
    27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

    Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
    26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
    27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

    Isaiah’s 7:14 prophecy said that they shall call “meaning in the distant future “call him ” Immanuel ”

    The Apostles Matthew and Luke recordings read that said thou shalt “meaning in the immediate future” call his name Jesus or Yeshua .

    So his name for us today is Immanuel and the day is coming when the hebrew people will see this and proclaim this great name” Immanuel”.


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