Do you know the name above all names? The name by which you can be saved? It probably isn't what you think it is... or maybe it is.
According to the bible, YHWH pronounced YAHWEH is the name by which you can be saved. Everyone who calls on the name of "Yahweh" shall be saved the scriptures say in Joel 2:32. This is repeated in Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13. The New Testament quotes Joel in saying, everyone who calls on the name of Yahweh will be saved.
The name Yehoshua (sometimes spelled Yeshua) refers to the human being God indwelt when He took on flesh (the Son of God) and is often called Jesus in the English language. Yehoshua means "Yahweh saves" or "Yahweh is salvation."
Jesus today's English version of Yehoshua's name was translated out of the Greek. Originally, Yehoshua was translated as Yeshua in the Aramaic, then into Greek as Iesous. Later it was translated into Latin, then finally to English. However, the letter "J" didn't come in the English language until about 550 years ago and only became common in the 17th century. The first mention of Yehoshua's name as "Jesus" appears in 1632 AD in court documents suing a printing company who was printing a perverted version of scripture that had flagrant errors including "Thou SHALL commit adultery." This bible was later referred to as the "Wicked bible."
Acts 4:10-12 states, "For there is no other name under Heaven given by which men can be saved" other than by Yehoshua. Yehoshua is above all names. At the calling of "Yahweh-Saves" every knee will bow in Heaven and in Earth (Philippians 2:9-10)
The word/name Yehoshua's blends the concept of a name with an action and literally means Yahweh-Saves. Yehoshua's name identifies specifically who is doing the saving or bringing of salvation: Yahweh. For there is but one God, and Yahweh is His name .
Now, with all that said... and it is vitally important you understand WHO is providing you salvation. The name by which we call on Yahweh will not change who He is. Those who call on Him as "Jesus" knowing Jesus is God who came in the flesh to died for their sins and rose for their justification will be saved the same way as people who call on Yahweh, Yeshua, or Yehoshua for salvation.
A name does not change an item's purpose or identity based on the language in which it was labeled. A bowl of chicken noodle soup is still a bowl of chicken noodle soup, no matter what language it is pronounced. Those who eat of it will be nourished the same. An American, Englishman, Spaniard, Russian, Chinese, Sudanese, or any other foreign speaking person will receive the same physical benefit should they be sick and in need of refreshment via a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Regardless of what each language may call "a bowl of chicken noodle soup," it is still a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
It should also be noted, there is no verse in the bible that requires people to call on God's name in only the Hebrew language, or any other specific language for that matter. There is also no verse forbidding translating or sharing the Gospel in a foreign language. In fact, on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the church in Acts 2:9-10, every nation heard the Gospel translated in their own language. Every language understood that God had appeared in the flesh and died for their sins in the body of His Son. Whatever the words for "Yahweh" or God, Yeshua or "God Saves", and Messiah or "The Anointed One," they were clearly translated in the languages of the Parthians, Medes, Elamites; Mesopotamians, Judeans, Cappadocians, Pontusians, Asians, Phrygians Pamphylians, Egyptians, and Libyians. For these languages understood the Holy message and repented, adding 5,000 members to the Church in one day.
Thus, in whatever language you call on Yahweh, it is knowing on WHOM you are calling and what He has done that will make the difference.
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