Video from Our Daily Bread
"In a world full of information, people are searching for truth. One question frequently asked around the world is “Who is God?” The problem? There are so many things pointing to an alternative source of divinity and not the one true living God. Getting the real answer to this question provides clarity for how we should live our lives. Today’s video shows you the one place you can turn to find the true identity of God. " Written and presented by Jack Beck.
God gave himself the name Yahweh. No man gave him this name. God’s chose this personal name and he loves to be known by this name. We see it used over 5,000 times in the Old Testament.
In the fullness of time, Yahweh came into the world to seek and save the lost. The angel said to Joseph, “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Jesus is an English transliteration of the Greek, which is in turn is a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Joshua. Joshua is a combination of Yah and “salvation” or “save.” It means “Yahweh saves.”
So Jesus therefore means “Yahweh saves.” Jesus is Yahweh with a human nature coming to save his people from sin.