Luke 24:44 “Jesus said to them, ‘These are my words which I spoken to you while I was still with you that all things which are written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms (The whole Old Testament) must be fulfilled.”
Jesus. His is the most famous name of all. More books have been written about Him than anyone else who has ever lived. He is debated about, misunderstood, and adored. Churches and ministries preach about Him. Many love Him and would willingly give their life for Him, while others belittle, ignore and curse Him.
Did you know that there are over three hundred Prophecies concerning Jesus and His Messiah-ship, with forty of these prophecies being very specific?
Here are just a few: The Old Testament prophecies say the Messiah must be born of a virgin, a descendent of Abraham, from the tribe of Judah, from the house of David, born in Bethlehem, taken to Egypt, anointed by the Holy Spirit, heralded by a messenger (John the baptizer), perform miracles, cleanse the Temple, enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey, and be rejected by His own people. The prophecies predict that the Messiah would die a humiliating death complete with betrayal from a friend, sold for 30 pieces of silver, silent before accusers, mocked, beaten, pierced, spit upon, crucified with thieves, given vinegar, no bones broken, buried in a rich man’s tomb, and soldiers would cast lots for his garments. The Messiah would rise from the dead, ascend to Heaven, and would sit at the Father’s right hand.
The statistical odds of one man randomly fulfilling even seven of these prophecies are staggering. The odds of one man fulfilling all three hundred of them are probably unfathomable, unless that man was the son of God and the promised Messiah.
Jesus’ Hebrew name, the name his family called him, is Yahushua; meaning God is salvation.
Who is this Yahushua? He is the Messiah, the son of YHWH. He is the Word made flesh—The Living Word of God. He has been around since creation (He helped to create it), and is found all throughout the Old Testament. Jesus (Yahushua), appeared to Abraham, went up Mt Sinai with Moses, He was the wind that parted the Red Sea, the cloud that guided the Hebrews during the day, and the pillar of fire that kept them warm at night. He rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom, and placed a ram in the thicket for Abraham. He is the Righteous Right Arm of the Father.
Even more, His name is like His Father’s—Yah is the highest name of all—there is none higher. “My name is in Him,” Exodus 23:21.
Jesus is the narrow path to GOD. When we know Him better, our feet stay glued to that path. The book of Hebrews paints a very accurate picture of the fullness of our King and Messiah—I encourage you to read it over and over—so that you never abandon the way to GOD.