“Yeshua” – The Name Above Every Name


christmaspraisejimdavenport.meAncient Hebrew names often carried great significance.  Sometimes a name related to one’s ancestors.  Sometimes a name referred to one’s personality.  Often a name referred to specific events … perhaps those surrounding one’s birth.  Sometimes a name indicated the hope for the character, nature or mission of one’s child.  Sometimes a name reflected an expectation for the way that God would use one’s life.

Luke 1:31 (NKJV) – 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus (Yeshua).

Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV) – Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

God gave the virgin Mary His name for His only son … Yeshua … the Hebrew name translated as Jesus in the Greek.  God’s name chosen for His only Son …  Jesus … was to be the name above every other name for ALL of time.

jesus-or-yeshuaWhy was the name Yeshua chosen by God? In Hebrew Yeshua means “salvation.”  This name … Jesus … indicates the Son’s primary mission … that of Savior providing salvation for ALL mankind.  Jesus … the name of the one and only who is able to save us from our sins!  Jesus … the name of the one and only through which we can spend our eternity in Heaven.  Jesus … the name of the one and only so exalted by God!

During this holy season as you and yours celebrate, give Christmas Praise for “Yeshua” – The Name Above Every Name!

Oh Father God, we give You praise for Your Son Yeshua, for His name is the name above every other name that ever was, is, or ever will be!  Thank You Father for the gift of Jesus, the only true Savior who can provide the way of salvation for ALL of mankind.  We humbly bow and praise the name of Jesus, confessing that He is Lord and a glory to You Father!  In the powerful name of Jesus we offer this prayer.  Amen and amen!

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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