Why do we need a lesson like this – No name under heaven has caused so much controversy as the name of Jesus and we hope by the end of this lesson we will all have a better understanding.
The person who speaks first may seem like they are right until someone comes along and test them with questions (no J in Hebrew but no A-Z either)
As it is written, behold, I lay in Sion (Jerusalem) a stumbling stone and rock of offence:and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Where is this written?
Isaiah 8:12-18, 20
To the law and the testimony:if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light/truth in them.
In the beginning, God created-Hebrew word for God is Elohim, a plural unity in the God head which has more than one members but how many more than one?
This is a prophecy, who hath done all these things, what is his name and what is his sons name if thou canst tell?
2 Peter 1:19-21
We have a more sure / solid word of prophecy/No prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation/Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man but holy men of god spake as they were moved by the holy ghost.
God tells Moses to tell the children of Israel to call him I AM THAT I AM, I AM hath sent me to you. I AM what?
So, he that declared himself I AM God Almighty also now says His name is Jehovah
Psalm 68:1, 4, 8, 11, 18-21
This God I AM, is also Jehovah, is also Jah, the God of salvation, who hast ascended and descended who in the beginning created.
The Lord God, is the God of salvation, the great King above all gods, he made the sea and he is also our maker.
Isaiah 48:12-13, 16-17
Hearken/listen to me, oh Jacob and Israel my called, I am he, I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth and my right hand spanned the heavens. This God said the Lord god and his spirit/word hath sent me. He is also the redeemer, which means to buy back something that was enslaved.
The Lord addresses all people of the isles of the earth and states the Lord hath called me from the womb, made my mouth like a sharp sword (the words he speaks) and like a polished shaft /weapon. Thou art my servant, o Israel in whom I shall be glorified. He spent his strength for nothing/people don’t believe him. He was formed from the womb to bring Jacob again to him (Ex 19:6). That job was too small, so I am going to give you for a light to the gentiles that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. His name is also called Israel
Genesis 35:1, 10
So, this God called I AM God Almighty, Jehovah, Jah and Israel who was sent by God who calls himself the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob adopts Jacob and gives him his own name Israel. (May God prevail)
Man sinned and brought death upon himself, so God put a temporary solution in place that is the law of animal sacrifices set up under the Levitical priesthood until the time he set where he would place a permanent solution for sins because man was not meant to die, death was added to the creation because of sin.
The one who is the savior/salvage operator would lay down his life to save mankind, that is those who take up his offer of salvation.
The prophet Micah spoke concerning one who would come out of Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah whose going forth is of old from everlasting (eternal and therefore God)
The Lord himself will give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel/ God with us.
Luke 1:26-28, 30-33
Angels are ministering spirits and in this case God sends his personal angel Gabriel to Mary who is a virgin and informs her she will conceive and bring forth a son whom she must call Jesus/Yeshua-deliverer/savior or rescuer, he would be called the son of the highest and given David’s throne and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever and his kingdom is eternal.
God’s protocol/how he operates, the father gives the instructions to Jesus who instructs the angel who comes down and gives instructions to Israel who gives it to the rest of the world.
John 1:1-5, 10-12
Luke 2:1-7, 21-22, 25-34
Jesus was born in Bethlehem and was circumcised on the eighth day because it was the law and Mary also had to observe the purification laws. Simeon says Jesus is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel and for a sign that shall be spoke against. What was the sign God said he was going to give? Isaiah 7:14 the virgin birth which people make a mockery of.
Who has believed our report and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
John 3:16, 18, 31, 36
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 5:37, hold your spot
Exodus 24:1, 9-10
Jesus tells the Jews they had never heard the voice of the Father at any time nor seen his shape but here we see that Moses, Nadab, Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel saw God and ate in his presence so is there a contradiction? Back to John 5:39-40, 43-47
Jesus tells the Jews I am come in my Father’s name (the Fathers name is Jesus!) and that Moses will accuse them to the Father because Moses wrote about him. He didn’t come in his names I AM, Jehovah, Jah or Israel when he came as the savior of the world, he came in his Father’s name Jesus.
Jesus is called the lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world.
Psalm 22:1, 6-8, 12-13, 16-18
Jesus tells his disciples what must befall him as it is written.
John 17:1-8, 11, 17
Mark 15:1, 12-20, 22-26, 33-34
Acts 3:1, 11-26
Acts 4:1-3, 5-13, 18-21
Acts 5:12-14, 17-25, 28-29, 40-42
1 Timothy 3:16
Isaiah 34:1-5, 8
So, the great I AM God Almighty, Jehovah, Jah, Israel who came in the Father’s name Jesus is God who came to die for the sins of the world, is coming back as the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah to take down this world by force and set up his everlasting kingdom, are you qualified to enter?