Yehoshua (Jesus) – Yahweh Saves
Jesus. What a beautiful name it is. What comfort, healing, and love are bound up in that name. What power and majesty. It is the name given to save us (Acts 4:12) from a never-ending life of tears and trouble. While we live on this earth, it is a sanctuary of peace where we can run in the face of life’s difficulties. When we die, it is the doorway to unspeakable glory!
As a man, Jesus showed us the Father. He healed the sick, the blind, the lame. He delivered those held captive by demon-forces that tried to destroy them. When confronted with sinners like Zacchaeus and the woman caught in the act of adultery, he forgave and blessed, leading to new, changed lives. He hung out with the undesirables of His time and scorned the high and mighty. He showed us how to live a supernatural life: listen for God’s voice and obey. Jesus fully invested His life in people, but understood the importance of time away to commune with His Father—the source of His power and direction on earth.
When His mission and message were complete, He laid down His life and died as the perfect sacrificial lamb. He who knew no sin became sin to save me from mine (2 Corinthians 5:21). He captured the keys to death and hell and rose from the grave to prove His victory.
Jesus returned to His Father in Heaven, but He left His Spirit and His Word so that believers have access to all He used to live as a victorious man. Because He was tested and tried in every way we are (Hebrews 4:15-16) He understands our plight. He is our advocate and defender with the Father—and He has never lost a case (Romans 8:1)!
He gave us authority to use His name, promising we can ask for anything and he will do it (John 14:14). He said He is with us to the end (Matthew 28:20), and at the end He will personally return for us and take us to the beautiful home He is preparing (John 14:2-3). In that home, He is the Light and Power (Revelation 21:23)—no need for fossil fuels. We will see and understand all the mysteries of this life (1 Corinthians 13:12). All our tears will be wiped away (Revelation 21:4) and we will live and reign with Him (Revelation 5:10).
How’s that for BIG?
What do these verses show you about the nature of God?