-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. -Luke 1:31 KJV
When the angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her the incredible news of the life that would be formed in her, the angel also gave her the name of the child. The name was not her choice, nor the choice of Joseph, to whom she was promised. The name was God's choice.
God chose a name that could, in one single word, put a spotlight on the reason why God's son left heaven and came to earth. They were not told to call Him "Wise" even though He was the Wisdom of God; they were not told to call Him "Creator" even through by Him all things were created; they were not told to call Him "Warrior" even though He is the Captain of the heavenly host.
The earthly name God chose for His Son was Jesus. In Hebrew His name is Yeshua. Yeshua is a name that means salvation. It also means a celebration of all that salvation brings to us. Even though Jesus could help people, heal people, guide people, encourage people, and bless people, it would mean nothing if He could not save people from their sins. Jesus means a celebration of victory over the greatest problem men and women face: the problem of sin. It is a problem that only God could solve, and it is a problem that God did solve through His Son.
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