YESHUA – pronounce with a short “e” and long “u” as in “you.” The accent can be on the first syllable or the second; YE-shu-a or Ye-SHU-a.
YESHUA – “deliverance,” “freedom,” “help,A” “safety,” “security,” “salvation.” Yeshua comes from the Hebrew root word, “Ya-sha,” which means “to deliver,” “help,” “save,” ” set free.”
** Yeshua is the Hebrew name for “Jesus!”
No wonder that in Matthew 1:21, the angel of the Lord instructs Joseph to “call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Yeshua, this Name that is above all names, can also mean “health, “victory.”
Oh, the richness of the Name “Yeshua!” No wonder God ordained that His Son be called by this wondrous Name! Oh, the depth of the truth of Colossians 2:9! “For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
In the Tenach, or Hebrew Scriptures, the word “Yeshua” is always used for “salvation”!
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh unto thee; he is just, and having salvation (“Yeshua”!); lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.” – Zecharya (Zechariah) 9:9.
The Tehillim, or Psalms, contain so many beautiful verses with Yeshua in them!
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him for the help (“Yeshua”!) of his countenance.” – Psalm 42:5.
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health (“Yeshua”!) of my countenance, and my God.” – Psalm 42:11.
On Saturday night at the close of Shabbes, or Sabbath, the Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish people observe a beautiful ceremony called “Havdalah.” “Havdalah” means “separation,” and the Shabbat is holy and separate from the rest of the week. During this ceremony, they read the following striking Scriptures from the Tenach. How we long for God’s special people, Israel, to indeed do what these Scriptures say!
“Behold, God is my salvation (“Yeshua”!); I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation (“Yeshua!”). Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation (“Yeshua”!). – Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 12:2,3.
“I will take the cup of salvation (“Yeshua”!), and call upon the name of the LORD.” – Psalm 116:13.
What a magnificent day is described in Psalm 98 – the Messianic Kingdom!
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory (“Yeshua”!). The LORD hath made known his salvation (“Yeshua”!); his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy (“chesed” – God’s covenant, loyal love!) and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation (“Yeshua”!) of our God.” – Psalm 98:1-3.
The great prophet Yesha’yahu also describes this wondrous time when God’s chosen people will finally bring glory to Him!
“I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation (“Yeshua”!) shall not tarry: and I will place salvation (“Yeshua”!) in Zion for Israel my glory. – Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 46:13.
In the meantime, how we, as believers, need to heed the following Scripture in the Tehillim!
“Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth (“announce”) his salvation (“Yeshua”!) from day to day.” – Psalm 96:2. In the Hebrew, “shew forth” or “announce” is in the intensive form!
My dear friend, I am astounded by the events I have witnessed in my lifetime. As a child I witnessed the Six Day War and how the Israeli army could have occupied Cairo, had they chosen to do so – it was never their intention and they would never had done so. All they wanted is to be left alone to live in their own land given them by G-d, Israel.
I have witnessed throughout the years the ascendancy of Israel in the region. The return of Jews from Uganda, Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, and all corners of the world, to their ancestral land in Israel as it was prophesied!
I totally agree with the author of this article, Fullquiverdad, and cannot help but notice, as a Catholic, the Latin significance of the nomiker this wirter chose – so appropiate.
I do believe that in fact we are seeing Torah / Bible Prophecy unfold before our very eyes!
But I have a personal quandry. Though I wholeheartedly confess Jesus / Yeshua to be my Messiah / Meshiach in fulfillment of G-d’s Promises, and I am denominationally a Christian and a “Gonim”, yet I do have an increasing yearning not to wish to be “Raptured”, but rather to become a Jew – even though I believe in Jesus – and be by the side of those defenders of Israel today, and in Armageddon! There are many ways to serve G-d. Am I wrong? I remember what was written in Babylon, in exile: “All those who mourn for Yerushalayim will merit to see its rejoicing”. That I may be there when Yeshua returns! What are your thoughts? What would you advice me, friend?
I agree with you that we are seeing the fulfillment of Bible prophecy unfold before our eyes. Read my article “Israel:The Sign of the Times.” The rebirth of Israel is the key.
As for wanting to become a Jew please consider Paul’s statement in Philippians 4:11. “…for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” I use Paul’s statement in application to your desire. You are who God made you to be – a Gentile. God has a plan for you as a Gentile. We shouldn’t ssek to change what we can’t change. This is certainly one area that this is true.
Rest in the fact that in Christ, Jew and Gentile have equal standing, Galatians 3:28.
I suggest you support Israel as a Gentile who loves her. Stand against anti-Semitism and share the love of Messiah with Jewish people you meet. First and foremost honor and glorify Jesus.
One final thought. You mention being a Catholic. Salvation is by grace through faith alone, Ephesians 2:8-9. Are you trusting in Christ alone for forgiveness of sins? If not, you need to. This is the gospel that saves and the message both Jew and Gentile need.