What Does ‘Jesus’ Mean?

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I was told that the name of Jesus is special, and saying His name in a prayer means it will be answered. Is that true?

Anonymous GodWords Reader

No. There’s nothing about the name itself that makes it more likely that God will give you what you pray for. The word “Jesus” has no magical powers, and accomplishes nothing spiritually. It’s a name. In fact, it’s not even unique:

Yehoshua means ‘the Lord saves’, and is translated into English as Joshua.

Jesus’ Hebrew name is Yeshua, which is a shortened version of Yehoshua. Yeshua means ‘he will save’, and is translated into English as Joshua.

Yeshua translated into Greek is Iesous.

Iesous transliterated into Latin is Jesu.

Jesu became Jesus in English.

Jesus’ name is actually “Joshua”. There’s no special power in the name itself.

A translation conveys meaning, so Yeshua and Iesous mean the exact same thing. Jesus is not a translation, it’s a modernized Latin transLITERation of Iesous. A transliteration is simply a letter-for-letter switch: the letters in one language are swapped for letters in another language that make the same sounds. Jesu is a Latin word that sounds like the Greek Iesous. Jesus does not mean “Yahweh saves” or “the Lord saves” or even “He saves”. Despite the fact that Jesus Himself means a great deal to many people, there’s no English meaning to Jesus at all.

When the New Testament tells us to pray in Jesus’ name, it doesn’t teach us that the name itself is special. It tells us that the person is special. When an ambassador speaks to a foreign leader, he speaks “in the name of” – with the power and authority of – the one he represents. Jesus is an ambassador, speaking to the Father on our behalf…and speaking to us on behalf of the Father.


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David Starr
David Starr
November 10, 2013 11:44 am

Wrong! There is power in The Name of Jesus!

Paul Rimel
Paul Rimel
February 20, 2016 7:19 am
Reply to  David Starr

Sorry David, no “J” in Hebrew, The name Jesus was introduced in the King James version 1611 either the third or fourth revision. You need to do your own research, the Jesuits and the Vatican we’re behind the name. His real Hebrew Name is Yahusha ha’Mashiach not Jesus Christ. Google Yahusha and find out who you are really serving.

Sean
Sean
September 6, 2020 12:56 am
Reply to  Tony

The First Time The name Jeus was wrongfully used was in the 2nd Version of The king James Bible in June of 1632. He was NOT God or a Son of God.. He Never Claimed To Be & No One That Knew Him Personally Never said he was God… Yeshua Bar Yousef YESHU EASHOA Yehoshua Ya’shua ISA or Joshua NEVER JESUS OR CHRIST… FACTS Jesus is a Name He Never Would’ve Heard Anyone Call Him…. FACTS…. The Bible is Filled With over 1000 Lies Contradictions & Inaccuracies, God & Yeshua & The Oldest Christian Writings Never Mention Heaven or HELL or The Trinity… Care To Explain???

Sean
Sean
February 14, 2021 3:31 am
Reply to  Sean

Hahahaha Tony, There is No J or Sound or Equivalent in The Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin & Greek Alphabets, Then & Now… The Trinity is a Pagan Thing, There are No Inaccuracies in my words, Yeshua was Not a God or Son of God!!! He was Rejected by his own people, cause they were expecting a Warrior King To Slay The Enemy Restore Peace to All Nations Build The 3rd Temple, which he Failed To Do, Prophecy was NOT Fulfilled, The New Testament was Written over 300 Years after The Time of The Supposed Events, HELL, not mentioned until around 466 AD, Yeshua himself Never Mentioned anything about Heaven HELL or The Trinity, none of the 3 were preached in Judaism. There is No Jesus, There is No 2nd Coming, Cause There was No First Coming… Humans Wrote & Corrupted The Bibles… We Do Not Have The Original Copies of The Mistranslated Bibles, We Have Copies of Copies of Copies of Copies of Copies, Yosephus, Tacitus, & Pliny The Younger, Were All Forged & or Interpolated, No One That Knew Him, Said he was a God, Nor are There Any Eyewitness Accounts of This Greek Jesus, But There is Evidence of The Greatest Human Prophet in Yeshua Bar Yousef Tho. The Dead Sea Scrolls Do Not Mention Yeshua or Your Greek Jesus, & neither do the 20 secret dead sea scrolls mention either… To be a Good Christian, Is To Be a Lying Judgemental Hypocrite…. Religion is a Lie!!! There is No Afterlife. Yeshua & Co were illiterate peasants, that couldn’t read or write? The NT was not only written over 300 years after, it was written in Koine Greek. There’s So Much Christians Get Wrong is Sad… Where’s Proof Outside of The Mistranslated Bibles?? I’ll Wait??

Eternity Now
Eternity Now
July 22, 2016 12:15 am
Reply to  Paul Rimel

No way Paul… Jesus’ name was not introduced in the 2nd or 3rd edition of the King James.. sorry wrong.
I dont know where you got your information from but it sounds like another cut down of Jesus Christ and of the KJV.
Listen to Will Kinny… he knows alot and is a good teacher concerning the KJV.

ololo chukwuemeka bright
ololo chukwuemeka bright
October 1, 2017 10:03 pm
Reply to  Eternity Now

sir
please which bible is suitable for us children of YAHUA THE MOST HIGH to study
u hear of a bible called CEPHER is it adviceable to study that.
Moreso where can one find the individual account of each of the apostles of christ and the accounts by the immediate early church before the pentecost and 10 yrs after the pentecost
help with this info
thanks

Shammua
Shammua
March 3, 2019 7:04 pm
Reply to  Tony

Oh no no, the Bible is not the authority on History; the Bible is only an authority on Biblical Literature and Biblical History, BUT NOT, history. Can you find the history on the great Egyptian Dynasties before Abraham went into Africa, or the Nubians etc ??????

wpc
wpc
July 9, 2019 12:08 pm
Reply to  Eternity Now

wees welcome yous who be as cities with city walls to be knowing of how to try the spirit so you need not inquire of pharosees of jesus name wees bid you peace so be it

Rod Johnson
Rod Johnson
November 2, 2016 5:19 pm
Reply to  Paul Rimel

That is a false hood. There has been a J sound in Hebrew Just like there is a J sound in Greek. To say there is not is a lie. Paleo Hebrew is a Semitic language. Just like all other Semitic languages they Have a J sound in it. One does not have to have the letter to have the sound. In deed you have not studied true Hebrew. Aramaic is not Hebrew. It is a form of a Semitic language from babylon. You need to do more research before you make these statements. I can give you some links. There has been such corruption and the Net has been so corrupted one can not find the true Rabbi Hebrew web sites that used to be on the net with the true Hebrew break down because of the false hebrew roots type trash. They explain and showed you how and the way the J sound is used with what alignment of Consonants But like I said the false doctrines of the Hebrew roots have corrupted. Look up the Semitic languages. You will find the same info with out the corruption of the Root junk.

Tersia
Tersia
December 5, 2016 1:00 pm
Reply to  Rod Johnson

Plaas send the linkso you refer to.

Brandy viihcars
Brandy viihcars
June 30, 2017 10:01 am
Reply to  Rod Johnson

I can tell you where the name Jesus Christ came from but you probably will not believe me. The man God, who is in heaven now because he was killed, he saw everything that was going to happen way before it ever happened. He seen what kind of person Jesus would be when he rose after being crossed and he made up Jesus Christ because he knew that Jesus showed a lot of expression towards different feelings and emotions. Also he knew Jesus had a lot of feelings and emotions. See you know the Joshua tree and how it has no leaves on it. Well it’s like the ancestry tree that people decided they would take leaves off of and in doing that it cause so many people heartache and pain and people destroy people’s lives just to be rich. So there you go. Jesus means Joshua, Christ is a form of expression. I had a dream one time that Jesus was calling out his own name and didn’t even know it.

ELIEZER
ELIEZER
April 17, 2019 10:49 am

WELL SAID, GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER.

Michelle
Michelle
September 8, 2019 8:24 pm

Are you on drugs

June
June
November 2, 2018 3:46 pm
Reply to  Rod Johnson

My experience in asking “true Hebrew rabbis” questions about God and the scriptures is that they refuse to speak with me, because I am gentile. Do you imagine this sort of response in 21st Century North America?

Rene
Rene
December 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Reply to  Rod Johnson

Could you please place the links… Would realy appreciate it… The net is realy full of falsehood

Phina
Phina
September 4, 2017 3:20 am
Reply to  Paul Rimel

Hi Paul i’m new to this website and i so agree with u and Amen 2 that and i’m new to this truth i know that theres of lost people in the christian church and i so believe that our true creator which is TMH YAH he is coming 4 his people his chosen people and i know 4 in fact that i want 2 make it in his kingdom and that i know were living in the last days and that we must follow him and follow his laws ways and conmmaitis and i’m very excited for this new Journey in my life im so thankful that i left the chruch like 11 months now and i left like last year of septmber and thankful that hes giving me a chance to make it right with him and to know him and shalom my brother
@PAUL RIMEL

Ang
Ang
February 7, 2018 9:58 am
Reply to  Paul Rimel

Shua. Not sha. Sha is not a Hebrew word. Shua is. Do more of YOUR own research brother

Matthew Hirsch
Matthew Hirsch
March 6, 2018 2:23 pm
Reply to  Paul Rimel

So you call the SON and THE FATHER a liar..?? He said to Abraham he’s make decentants from ALL nation’s and languages..JESUS means ANOINTED one CHRIST means MESSIAH savior THE WAY and THE WORD..listen to THE WORD to GET TO THE WAY! PRAISE BE HIS NAME THE SON and THE FATHER!

Yes the Hebrew SAY ELOHIM YAHWEH YaHUAH and YAHUSHUA
Are the WAY..IF only one language was correct how would I BE SAVED?
THE POWER AND GLORY TO THE FATHER AND MY BROTHER WHO SAVE. I DO GET IT..IT SHOULD BE JOSHUA..YAHWEH is THE WAY in English or JA WAY JA is THE. I GET IT we have no right to say this as you have no right to say that..my language is English not hebrew..not Aramaic not greek..there for HOW can the TRIBE be of ALL NATIONS?? If only one lauguage is used??

June
June
November 2, 2018 4:00 pm
Reply to  Matthew Hirsch

Matthew, you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! God is signified in every language. His Name, especially His Name that He uses for the salvation of man, is set in every language, no matter what letter they have or not have in their alphabet. These mental giants need to stop belittling God’s sovereignity.

ELIEZER
ELIEZER
April 17, 2019 11:00 am
Reply to  Matthew Hirsch

YES ALL HE ASKS IS FOR OBEDIENCE. NOT SPELLINGS AND SACRIFICES (FULFILLED BY 👑). FAITH, OBEDIENCE, FASTS & PRAYER AND SEEKING WITH A WHOLE HEART THAT ALL IS POSSIBLE. GOD BLESS ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

Sheri Scholes
Sheri Scholes
September 8, 2019 8:30 pm
Reply to  Matthew Hirsch

I am a New Zealander and English is my language but if I went to live in another country I would still want to be called by my name not have my name translated into the language of the country I was living in. Call your Eloheim by his correct name Yahshua and Yahweh not Jesus and God.

June
June
November 2, 2018 3:37 pm
Reply to  Paul Rimel

God’s Names are signified in every lnguage – so that all people can maintain an intimate, personal relationship with Him. I do not have to aggravate my tongue, trying to call God in a language that I do not speak; and with my best effort still mis-pronounce it. It’s peculiar to hear English speaking people pronouncing God’s Hebrew/Aramaic Names in English. You cannot justify writing Yeshua and pronoucing it Yea-shoo-ah for this Hebrew word: ישוע or Yehoshua for: יהושע. The KJV of the Bible is Authorized by God; since He allows JESUS, then it is all good. The Bible is the infallible word of God – HE is Above All.

June
June
November 3, 2018 1:29 am
Reply to  Tony

WOW! Tony, I went and read the KJVO Controversy. I say WOW Tony! Again and Again and Again. Well I am not going to give my response to everything that you said here. That would be very unfair to the Dear Readers. I will respond to each point in a different post. Firstly, let me establish that I am not of the KJVO camp. When I made the comment that the text was authorized it was not in comparison to any other Bible version[s], or any other book for that matter. It was based entirely on the authenticity of the KJV, itself; saying that it was given to us as a gift from God, so the character of that version speaks of God’s faithfulness, His thoroughness and His Powerfulness! I have proven that many other versions are the works of men’s hands and intellect, but even those God can and doth use to reach souls. That’s one of the things that I love about God…He is so unique and established; even that which is meant for evil He turns it for good. If a believer is genuine God will save him/her, even without a book. However, God does author and present Books to mankind. The KJV was God’s gift to English speaking people. This statement is not a criticism of other texts, just an endorsement of the KJV that it can be trusted as a divine endowment to Man [both male and female.] God, as The Almighty who signifies Himself to Man by writings, is obligated and able to preserve His words, and distribute it [through channels, persons and means chosen by Him.] If the KJV is not the preserved words of God, which is the version? [I am asking] I work with the KJV and I am attesting: ABSOLUTELY No Contradictions! Only God could achieve such a feat. If He had left it up to Man, it would be fraughted with imperfections and flaws. So I read the KJV and say, “Thank You Jesus.” If The ALL-MIGHTY God cannot, or can but did not, send me a genuine letter, He could not blame me for missing His point. And all who miss even the slightest iota of His word will not be perfected in Him – that is how serious God is about His words. This statement is not limited to any version or manuscript or Bible, but His whole words, from the beginning until now, even that which He wrote on the walls of Belthshazzar’s palace in Babylon. I give God all credit for preserving His words for me in my mother-tongue.

Having said, I do not know why anyone would want to form KJVO club. Some folks are just too fanatic. God never endorse any fan club for any version of the scriptures. We hardly have enough time to truly study the words in depth and to live by them. Using valuable time to crusade for one version of the Bible is vain and futile. Languages are fluid. They evolve. I have a 1611 Authorized KJV and I say: God I am so glad this is not the only presentation of the scriptures in English, because that is one mighty difficult text to read. English-speaking people do not communicate by such vernacular any more. And as the language evolves, God will continue to authorize updates. If God endorses, it is ALL GOOD! In the KJV if something seems contradictory, go to God and ask Him to aid your UNDERSTANDING and you will be so surprised as to His readiness to lead you into all TRUTH. God’s logic is so awesome and attainable. It is absolutely without confusion or contradictions! HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU, JESUS!

June
June
November 3, 2018 2:16 am
Reply to  Tony

Tony, if the Bible says that “unicorns” existed then unicorns existed, whether or not they looked like what modern men perceived they looked like. If an “auroch’ or otherwise “wild bull” existed and were called unicorns, then so be it. Even if they are extinct, the Bible is not going to erase the mention of them, because the word of God is truth and God will not allow it to be manipulated by men.

This brings to the front of my mind a position that I am in with the word “gay” – an adjective in the English language, which means “happy” in disposition. As a child I wrote much poetry. Many of them featured joyous persons, which I used the word “gay” to signify; so it was very prominent in my poems. Today, I totally avoid the word, because of its modern association.

There is a great possibility that a young person, from this era, without knowledge of the origin/etymology of the word “gay,” might read and interpret my writings, of yester-year, and conclude that I highlighted and featured sodomites. They could conclude, using entirely the current connotations of the word, that sodomy was very prevalent in my time and settings, which was entirely not the case. Sodomy was not even heard of. That is why God has to be the eternal author of His own words. He had to choose the vocabulary that would perpetually maintain His original meaning. To leave this up to Man would be a disaster to His words. God Bless You All.

Lance GOODNEWS
Lance GOODNEWS
April 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Reply to  June

Hi June, I bless God for the time, wisdom and understanding through which you responded to Tony. Remember the creature that was used to decive Eve in Eden was more subtil than any beast of the field, therefore try to avoid any controversial conversation with persons who seems to be very crafty. Remain bless always in Jesus Christ Amen.

Lance GOODNEWS
Lance GOODNEWS
April 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Reply to  Tony

Tony
If you say my comment is crafty, it is crafty in the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the Words of the Saviour Jesus Christ.

ELIEZER
ELIEZER
April 17, 2019 11:03 am
Reply to  June

AMEN

sherry
sherry
May 5, 2016 9:48 pm
Reply to  David Starr

Amen yes there is power in his name

Michael archangel
Michael archangel
May 29, 2016 4:01 pm
Reply to  David Starr

You are correct. .. in a hellenized Judea jesus is the proper name.even yhwh would be read backwards right to left in hebrew hwhy. Do not let the worshipers of Jupiter of the old world fool you. jesus was merger by blood of three dynastic families. His sacrifice ended the worship of Ken and rocks

David
David
October 25, 2016 11:00 pm
Reply to  Tony

Didn’t God say “I am not the author of confusion! Man, these guys are making this truly complicated! He also said “I will preserve my word”. Goodness gracious! The Lord knows if you are following him and love him or not, doesn’t he know EVERYONES heart, is he ALL knowing!?? If you we’re duped into saying the wring name, (which if so, then so have billions others) I think it’s safe to say that God will NOT hold that against you… Love him with all your heart and listened, hear his Word , obey him and you are fine!

Mike R
Mike R
November 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Reply to  David

David, well said. What people need to do is understand the meaning behind the words “in my name” or “in the name of Jesus”. Whether his name is Jesus or Yeshua or Yahoshua or Emanuel, has nothing to do with these words at all… not even in the slightest. When Yahoshua said these words, do you really think He was saying… ” If you use my name Jesus you can get what you want?. Shallow thinking indeed. No, what He means is if you do as I do, and believe as I believe, and believe I am who I am, ONLY then can you get what you want. The reason for this is simple… IF in fact you do as He did .i.e Love The Father, Love your neighbour, and live a righteous life, then “what you want” will now be different from “What you wanted” when you did not believe Him. So in short, “In my name ” means to live as He did and He will pass on to you the same power as He has. Did He not say… later men will come who are greater than me? Can an evil man say “in the name of Jesus you are healed”? No No No, only a righteous man can! Why? Because a righteous man is already “in Jesus’ name” without saying a word of His name. Having said all this, I have no argument with Tony the author either as he is correct about the Hebrew name of Messiah which is in fact Yahoshua but pronounced Yahushua … or Ya-hoo-shua. But when somebody speaks of Jesus to me, of course I know who they are talking about. Like David said…. The Father and Creator of us knows our hearts, and that folks is what life is all about… not whether we err in a name or not. My name is Michael, in Spanish I am Miguel, but gee… I am not offended if a Spanish person calls me Miguel, and I doubt very much whether God would also.

Rachelyn Ruaya
Rachelyn Ruaya
May 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Reply to  Mike R

Well said!

ELIEZER
ELIEZER
April 17, 2019 11:06 am
Reply to  David

🙌🙌AMEN BROTHER, COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

Alphonso Jackson
Alphonso Jackson
June 9, 2016 8:02 pm
Reply to  David Starr

For one there j’s in the alphabet until the 1600 trying to transliterate the name yeshua to Jesus they could not because of Greeks do not have yhe ya sound or the sh sound so therefore they put the closes letter to translating it. And if his name is salvation in English why not put salvation and leave his name alone if your name is Butch its butch wherever country you go to while you going to Slander the name of the ha mashiach for ? He was jewish not greek or english. Acts 4:12 says. 12 There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!” I didn’t say one name translated and didn’t say one name transliterated it says one name under heaven PERIOD …. Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 42:8 says.. I am Yhwh; that is my name.
and My esteem i do not give to another,
nor my praise to idols.

Righteous Judgements
Righteous Judgements
June 23, 2016 3:17 pm
Reply to  Tony

For 1 the point is since you are trying to be argumentative.. THE POINT ISIS THE LETTER IS DRILL WAY PAST NEW WHETHER 1600 OR 1300 IT STILL ISN’T HIS NAME. I REBUKE YOU ON THE NAME OF YAHSHUA AMEN. You need to look up the word transliterate. And identify what it means. that destroys his name .then you can’t translate from Hebrew to Greek into Latin into English but then again some say from Greek to Latin to German into English you cannot destroy the savior’s name and call it his true name you just can’t do it.The Word of Elohim also says beware of False Prophets too.Shalom…….

Rachelyn Ruaya
Rachelyn Ruaya
May 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Reply to  Tony

Well said!

Ti Ti B
Ti Ti B
December 3, 2016 9:38 pm

HEY tony it’s a sham that Alphonso dude never responded. I was thoroughly enjoying the logical and emotional flow from both of you. You’re very intelligent – I was hoping to hear more from that reply chain! haha!

Shonn
Shonn
October 26, 2016 4:05 pm

The truth name of the most high is Yahuah and Yahshua the son not Jesus.

Sean
Sean
January 6, 2019 4:41 am
Reply to  Tony

The Letter J Did Not Exist in The 1st Century Palestine, in either the Aramaic, Latin, Greek, & Hebrew Alphabets…. Facts Look it up. Jesus or The Christ is 2 things he NEVER would’ve heard anyone ever call him that. Yeshua Yeoshua or Eashoa… Yeshua was NOT Divine nor The GOD or The Son of God.. Religion is PURE BS & Lies & Inaccuries & Contradictions… Yeshua was Never Crucified nor Resurrected & Lived To Be 80 Years Old… Spent Many Years in India, hence why there are over 28 Million Christians in India & Spent Remainder of His Life in South France Married To Mary & They Had 2 Children, Son Judah & Daughter Sarah… 66 Famous Historians Including Phyllo Judeaus or Phyllo of Alexandria Same Person, Never Wrote About Yeshua or Christianity. Never Spoke of 3 Days of Darkness & Zombies Rising From The Dead & No Powerful Earthquake, NOTHING… There is NO Such Place as Heaven or Hell!!!!!!!!!!! Bishop Eusebius of Cesarea Was a Rank Known Liar & Forger for The Church & Believed it Was Ok TO Lie if it Benefited Te Flying Spaghetti Monster in The Sky….. The Bible is Man Written & Horribly Mistranslated & is NOT The Inerrant Word of Elohim…

Christian
Christian
June 10, 2016 3:24 am
Reply to  David Starr

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a NAME which is above every name that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven,and things in earth and things under the earth. Phil 2:9-10.
Yes there’s power in the name JESUS and it works for me.
Translated or transliterated, the most important thing is that it points towards the same person:Jesus Christ The SAVIOUR of the world who gave his life for us all.

Thank you

Martin
Martin
December 10, 2016 2:10 am
Reply to  Christian

Am so happy that you said that it is working for you. To our Creator be all the glory. Please I have question to ask you but the question will require your city and country. So may you, if you do not mind, state your city and your country. Thanks

June
June
November 2, 2018 4:41 pm
Reply to  Martin

I want to hear what you have to say: So I am saying that the Name JESUS truly works for me when used from a heart of faith. I am in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Brinda Honora
Brinda Honora
June 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Reply to  Christian

“THAT AT THE “SHEM” (PERSON- HOOD GIVEN TO MESSIAH BY YAHWEH[FATHER GOD] EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.
NOT THE LITERAL NAME “Jesus” Study yourself to be approved !

June
June
November 2, 2018 4:33 pm
Reply to  Christian

What fascinates me about arguments such as these is that the speakers are locked into one word – JESUS! But do you all realize that we have a whole Bible in front of us, which none of it was originally written in English. No one in the Bible spoke ENGLISH. So if we are going to revert to the original language of the Name of the Saviour/Messiah, we just going to have to forget the whole English Bible. You cannot consent to have the rest of the Bible in English but only the Name of “JESUS” in the original language. [I want to ask, “Do you understand” my point; but is a little hesitant, because the last time that I was engaged in a religious conversation online, and asked that question, somebody got really offended; admonished and rebuked me – to which I did not rebutt – and said that they were never coming back to the chat room, because “some people just want to be understood and they do not know that it is better to understand than to be understood.” But I asked the question, because if we’re not understanding each other then the conversation is unprofitable. So I hope that my point was understandable and none were offended. By-the-way, TONY, I appreciate your attitude.

kunta
kunta
June 13, 2016 8:50 pm
Reply to  David Starr

Show me the Jesus name in the original text and ill believe you.I wont what the Father named his Ben. Not what man did transliterated it to. Shalom

Calvin B.
Calvin B.
June 23, 2017 5:59 am
Reply to  Tony

Tony,Yes it is in Greek ok,But who was matthew?Yudah or Greek.the ones who got together and put the book together spoke Greek.So they were commissioned to write in their language.But they asked the wrong people what those symbols meant.So they did what they thought was best and when they couldn’t find match for their tongue they put something thought would fit it best.So the show stopper:you ready;IS THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING GREEK?LATIN?so tell me Sir gen:11:1 and the (hold) earth was of one (LANGUAGE)and of ONE SPEECH.what speech was greek latin ?you pepole get on here and say these words that YHWH did not say or do YAH says I AM YHWH I CHANGE NOT!EX:20,7Thou Shall Not Take THE NAME of YHWH thyELOHIM in vain;(why)Because YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh HIS NAME IN VAIN

Brinda Honora
Brinda Honora
June 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Reply to  Tony

You are reading material corrupted by the Latin spoken in the Roman Catholic Church. Those ,so-called ,”church-fathers changed everything to corrupt anything “Hebrew/Semitic ” Study Yourself to be approved

Archie
Archie
July 23, 2016 1:06 pm
Reply to  kunta

I have heard it said , that jesus translates loosely to mean “earth pig” and that would make sense knowing who translated it in the first place !

Grace
Grace
November 4, 2017 11:11 pm
Reply to  Tony

You confusing people , u think u r smart but I DONOT think so. There is no any other name given from heaven except Jesus. Jesus name can have different translations in different languages but the meaning is the same. Because of the meaning of His name people are saved. You do not have an idea what you are doing. Did you know Muslims say that Jesus’ name is Isa and that was never his name. This is Satan’s work always changing the name of Jesus and his divinity. So when. You say Jesus’ name has no power you have lost your salvation. You are talking like antichrist people and many Muslims can use your work to support their message of the Quran. Remove this explanation that you have here. Look like you only read the Bible but not study it. You do not have a spiritual relationship with Jesus. When we have a relationship with Jesus we get the revelation of the meaning of His name. Only Holy Spirit filled peope can tell what is the name of Jesus. I don’t care about theologians, the human mind that is corrupted by Satan.

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 11:47 pm
Reply to  David Starr

David here is what name is referring to:
in the name of 1
: by authority of

they cast out demons ‘in His name’ or ‘in the name of Christ Jesus the Nazarene’…etc.

Coming straight from the Merriam Webster dictionary.

It also refers to reputation (see post further down about taking His name in vain).

Jerry
Jerry
August 30, 2016 3:50 am
Reply to  David Starr

The name of Jesus is not magical. And using the name of Jesus does not mean you will receive what you pray for however every man is given a measure of faith. And just because your eyes have not been opened to a revelation doesnt mean a common begger might not have more faith than you. Isnt it interesting how God breaks down everything that rises itself above his spirit. As a man thinks in his heart so is he, proverbs 23:7. The name of Jesus has great power and authority. Its not wise to say anything about the limitations of God that your own mind and heart perceive and begin to try and teach a person with a difeerent measure of faith than your own. Theres an old saying, “theres more than one way to skin a cat.” Its funny how God can use such a red neck jargan to break down something that tries to explain the excellence in the name of Jesus. If my faith says it does then it does.

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 7, 2016 2:52 pm
Reply to  Jerry

Whatever you ask the Father in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full. There is power in the name of Jesus to heal, deliver, and set every captive free.

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 8, 2016 12:14 am
Reply to  Tony

Tony, the name of a person and the person are one. The name of Jesus carries all of the power and authority that Jesus Himself carries. Invested in His name is all that His name represents. When we use the name of Jesus, we are not regarding it as a good luck charm or as a magic word. Those who believe there is power in the very name of Jesus understand that Jesus has given us the power of attorney to use His name in prayer, to cast out devils, and to minister healing; and He will endorse it. In the third chapter of Acts, Peter spoke to the lame man, saying, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Peter then explains in verse 16, ” And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know.

June
June
November 2, 2018 6:09 pm
Reply to  Tony

TONY, You are doing a wonderful job answering everyone’s whim and wit, alike: But I think that I understand Jill’s statement. If I commit an act and it is questioned as to whom is responsible, my name can be given and it would be understood that it’s me. One would not have to demand that I show up in person, to be pointed out that I am the person responsible. I carry more than one name [birth and marriage] any combination of my names used, it is still me. If I should choose to get an entirely new name – legally – this would not negate the fact that under my new name, I am still responsible for acts done under my first names. because I am still the same person.
Because many people use the Name of JESUS nonchalantly and irresponsibly, I think you’re mindful not to subscribe to the truth that The Names of God are significant according to the purposes for which He gave them to Man. Moses asked God what Name was He sending him to Egypt with/by. You can search through the entire scriptures and see that God put much weight on His Names. When it comes to the of the Saviour, God encourages believers to use it for everything. [Colossians 3:17 and Revelation 3:8] just to set out 2 texts. But there are pre-requisites to use His Name and get the desired results. {I am currently learning that depth of relationship with the Lord; and it’s so exciting} So I agree with you: One cannot wave the Name of Jesus around like a magic wand and get anything they ask for; but to get everything that The Lord offers one needs to contact by His Name. Two of the pre-requisites is to know God’s will [St. John 15:7; Romans12:2] and to ask by faith [Romans 14:23b, James 1:6]

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 9, 2016 12:51 pm
Reply to  Tony

Tony, may the precious Holy Spirit cover all of you with all of Him. Many blessings to you.

Martin
Martin
December 10, 2016 2:29 am
Reply to  Jill Dosee

You quoted a passage that says whatever you ask in my name, that I will do.

I will like to ask you sincerely, have you asked anything using that name and it is not do not done? While giving your answer sincerely, I would not want to say it was not done because it was not God’s time. The reason for saying this is because the passage did not say whatever you ask in my name,I will answer when it is God’s time. The statement strictly said I will do when once my name is used in asking for that.

June
June
November 2, 2018 5:24 pm
Reply to  Martin

Some folks will ask things contrary to God’s Person [Who He is – ABBA,] Personaslity [How He is – PERFECT and JUST,] Permission [What He Allows – As it is set in His Sovereign Will before the earth was.] In these cases even if the Name of JESUS is employed, and scriptures are believed and quoted, the thing will not come to pass, because God is not contrary to Himself.

Mark
Mark
July 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Reply to  David Starr

Jesus is not Hebrew. It’s Latin. Yeshua on the other hand is the name of the Savior.

Misty
Misty
August 3, 2020 3:01 am
Reply to  David Starr

I recommend any Bible that didn’t change JHVH to Ba’al and translate it to English as LORD (with all caps in KJV) hundreds of times and I recommend not listening to false witnesses who claim there was no J sound like Joshua and Jerusalem or Jordan or Joseph and tells you there isn’t any power in His Name they Jjjjust CHOSE to keep it a secret only priests were allowed to know so people like this guy couldn’t blasphemy It. But he could still be a false witness and claim J or G sound didn’t exist. But faithful in Jesus see how the Name makes everyday miracles happen everyday. But I haven’t witnessed not one miracle in Yeshua’s name yet! And, that’s my TRUTH! Research, and listen to what Jesus in your heart tells you, and what the original Aramaic or ancient Hebrew text Bible tells you. He made sure even when they put Ba’al in place of His Name there was all caps or an * so you would know something wasn’t right.

Mark
Mark
September 7, 2020 11:58 am
Reply to  David Starr

Just read the Bible and stop debating. If you are asking what our Savior’s name was called originally from birth and given from the Archangel Gabriel to Miriam and Yosef, then it’s Yeshua. Then, from there we can give thanks to rebellious Nimrod to have constructed the Tower of Babel as a consequence creating different languages because Nimrod wanted heavenly power, which is why Yeshua was transliterated eventually to Jesus. Even the Apostle Paul is naive in this sense, because he transliterated from Yeshua Hamashiah to Iesous Christos.

Stop debating and focus on what is important which Is repenting from sin and believing in your Savior in his sacrifice for your sin. There is nothing more important!

Power In His Name
Power In His Name
January 25, 2016 7:45 am
Reply to  Tony

Acts 3:16 “Through faith in the name of Jesus this man was healed and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus name has healed him before your very eyes.”
-There is power in the name of Jesus when you believe that He is the only reason you have been saved and believe that He is a miracle working God!

Earnestine Jones
Earnestine Jones
November 28, 2016 11:44 pm
Reply to  Tony

This is want happens when Gentiles try teach the word of Yahweh. Just killing it

Glen
Glen
April 16, 2016 9:23 am
Reply to  Tony

If there is no other name given in heaven or upon earth whereby man must be saved. Why would it be permissible to swap it for any other name? Whenever and by whoever the name change was not done legally. It was changed by people who didn’t know God. For those who love truth, the truth remains the Son of God’s name is Yeshua (or some form if that) not Jesus. Isn’t truth supposed to be important?

kunta
kunta
June 13, 2016 5:51 pm
Reply to  Tony

Oh so then if his name doesn’t have power. Then you fear sir need to research. aramaic or Hebrew is what they spoke and language is similar.because off what he spoke will not assure you salvation. Which is what his name is.still if they were going to SUPPOSEDLY transliterate it CORRECTLY. then his English name would be Salvation not Jesus. Hementions the importancy of his name in his word. Again, people are going to fall away and do what ever they want even if ours not according to Eloahs word. I say this in Love only.he was Jew his name will be. If your American your name is not going to be translated with no meaning at al like kunta kentay.leave his name and Word alone. People trying to put there 2 cents in and if it’s not I the Original scrolls .then you need you to revalute yourselves. Shalom

Jerry
Jerry
August 30, 2016 3:53 am
Reply to  Tony

As I said and discern. Your words prove your wisdom. You have an argumentative spirit and I love you

Bonface Hanks
Bonface Hanks
November 13, 2013 12:00 am

God is love and there is power in the name of God!

Jayden
Jayden
February 9, 2016 4:17 pm
Reply to  Tony

I don’t agree. Why do Pentecostals, and other Christian types, pray in Jesus name? If it has no power, there would be no point in praying to it.

Norma Newell
Norma Newell
September 26, 2016 6:58 am
Reply to  Tony

I AGREE TONY! BUT MY QUESTION IS IF ARNOLD SWARTZINEGGERIS GERMAN AND HE COMES TO AMERICA AS HE HAS DONE. WHY HASNT HE OR OTHERS CHANGED HIS NAME? EVERY MUSLEM CHINESE EVERY RUSSIAN NAME NOBODY CHANGES THEIR NAME TO USE IN ENGLISH! THE GREAT DANCER BARISINICOFF AS HARD AS IT IS TO PRONOUNCE WEVE NEVER CHANGED IT IN ENGLISH, WE STILL CALL HIM BY HIS RUSSIAN NAME IN ENGLISH. AND IN SPANISH AND IN ITALY.
THIS IS CONFUSION TO CHANGE HIS NAME FROM HEBREW/ GREEK TO LATIN AND ENGLISH. THERE WAS NO NEED.HIS NAME IS STILL HIS NAME YAHUSHA IN ENGLISH….GREEK….SPANISH OR ITALIAN. THIS IS THE PROBLEM OF MAN TOUCHING THINGS UNESSCERARLY AND WANTING THE CREDIT!!!!!

Norma Newell
Norma Newell
November 25, 2016 8:36 am
Reply to  Norma Newell

Hey Tony Im not shouting. Its easier to write in all caps. Especially when im a slow typer and not good at it. I write in caps on facebook all the time. No shouting involved.Sorry if you were offended.

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 11:31 pm
Reply to  Tony

Having a proper name attached can make the focus toward a difficult to grasp being easier so the relationship can grow. It is no different than someone studying a new idea. They may need more guides like diagrams, recordings, note-taking etc at first to imprint what they are learning more deeply into the mind but slowly pull away from the strategies as they grow in understanding. The proper name is no different. When the relationship grows to a certain level the proper name is not necessary because the name with regard to character, authority etc is understood enough to continue growth in the relationship without it.

MIKE TSE
MIKE TSE
July 21, 2016 2:43 am
Reply to  Tony

TONY! you must be born again. please note, we dont preach our opinions or feelings, we preach the word. what does the word say about the name JESUS? please stop being psychological or theological. In the name of Jesus every kneel must bow. God bless You

Dusty
Dusty
August 24, 2016 3:28 pm
Reply to  Tony

Man you have some great knowledge! Wishing the best Tony 🙂 I hope one day God grants me wisdom as you have.
Dusty

David
David
October 25, 2016 11:34 pm
Reply to  Tony

Yes, I must to say I have been marveling at what God has done through you and the wisdom in your words so perfectly placed can only be through God. I’ve felt what you are explaining but couldn’t quite put it in words, so great jib for our Father in heaven. Godbless!

Ti Ti B
Ti Ti B
December 3, 2016 9:46 pm
Reply to  Tony

HAH i loved the reply chain where you were debating the idea theological etc. very nicely done! Again, amazing reading.

Jack
Jack
November 27, 2013 10:06 pm

If the name of Jesus means nothing and isn’t ‘special’, when why is it a sin to take that name in vain? When I got saved, the first thing the Holy Spirit told me was not to take Jesus’ name in vain anymore.

Patricio
Patricio
June 26, 2016 10:53 pm
Reply to  Tony

There are many references to names having a power in them throughout the world in many cultures,what is more important – when engaging in discourse with many people on any subject you must understand that when everyone else seems to be wrong & you are right ,then surely your mind has locked & you are wrong !!

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 9, 2016 11:39 pm
Reply to  Tony

I’m a proud Texas Republican who cast my vote for Ted Cruz. But this is really disappointing. The only reason I voted for him is because I thought he was the Zodiac Killer. Thanks for all you do (even if you are mistaken about the name of Jesus).

firework
firework
June 27, 2016 10:30 am
Reply to  Patricio

Patricio I just thought I would mention that if your statement of the truth having to be the majority supported belief is true than it goes against the life of Christ because the majority called Him a liar….they even crucified Him for what they believed to be His ‘false’ truth. The road to truth is narrow and MANY, you might say the ‘majority’, fail to walk in it. No matter how clearly written the explanation is, it seems, some just will not or cannot grasp what is being said….defenses of their own beliefs jump up in front of their view blinding them to what is truly being said…..sad 🙁

Patricio
Patricio
June 28, 2016 8:45 am
Reply to  firework

How True,however I do not now nor ever have supported the majority view.Jesus is the only one who was right while all around him were wrong , it is us who , when confronted with overwhelming Data served on a Platter of Common sense, still refuse to understand as our minds have locked up with our mistaken understanding in a death grip.

firework
firework
June 28, 2016 9:08 am
Reply to  firework

Data and common sense are man’s truth (the wise shall be made foolish and the simple made wise) the only real truth is what is received by walking in the Spirit. Because so many base truth on fleshly understanding the hidden real truth is not seen thus appearing to be false to the majority. God made it this way on purpose so only those who walk in faith NOT sight (data and fleshly learned common sense) would see the truth. It is good to hear you do not walk with the majority, beautiful indeed 🙂

Apong
Apong
August 20, 2016 8:34 pm
Reply to  Tony

Dear Tony. I believe in the powerful name of Jesus. To be honest, there’s no need to argue intensely about this because some people get more confused with your point( including I) Have you ever been attacked by unknown evil spirits in spiritual warfare? That’s when you’ll know that when you call upon Jesus’s name, devils flee. If you however don’t believe that spiritual things like that happen, you gotta! Even the Word says that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but principalities and powers (Ephesians 6:12). I say this not only on the basis of the Word, but on personal experience.
However, it’s true that some people just use the name of Jesus as an exclamation -why would He answer to that? But since this is Christian matter, those who believe in Him and call on His name will be saved.
Is that the point you’re trying to make? Because I honestly got confused just reading the responses in the comments.
God’s Word is clear and concise. If there was nothing ‘special’ about Jesus’s name, God’s Word would have said it. And you know, He is His Word (John 1:1)!
God bless you and you may respond if you wish.

Jayden
Jayden
February 16, 2016 11:18 am
Reply to  Jack

No Tony. That’s not what I believe. It is not an obligation. If Jesus is God, That means Gods name is also Jesus. God loves us and wishes us good. HE always answers prayers just not in the way we may expect. Im not saying he is obligated to give us something because we say His name or His Son’s name, (Im simply saying that His name has power. Without power it couldn’t answer our prayers. In the Old Testament, and New, Where a God’s name was, that’s where his presence was. His presence is HIs power cause that’s where his name is.

Jayden
Jayden
February 16, 2016 11:19 am
Reply to  Jack

No Tony. That’s not what I believe. It is not an obligation. If Jesus is God. In the Old Testament, and New, Where a God’s name was, that’s where his presence was. His presence is HIs power cause that’s where his name is.

Mike
Mike
May 22, 2016 6:27 pm
Reply to  Jack

Taking the Lord’s name in vain does NOT mean what you state. When you defame The Most High by sinning and breaking HIS law, THEN you take HIS NAME IN VAIN. That is what David proclaimed.

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 10:58 pm
Reply to  Jack

Jack the most important meaning to taking His name in vain is misrepresenting His character. For example claiming to be His prophet when He has not appointed you then making false prophecies that misguide people and drive them away from Him. Or something like saying you cannot be saved unless you say a specific translation of His name-this is unbiblical, legalistic and can and will pull people in a wrong direction. Taking His name in vain in this way is the one He hates the most because He loves us and wants all to be saved and this is the most damaging for that; there is hardly this sort of damage to saving others when His proper name is used as a cuss word-not that anyone walking with Him would do this either but the former that was mentioned is downright destructive for lives.

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 11:09 pm
Reply to  Jack

Jayden what you speak of sounds an awful lot more like the beliefs regarding the false gods. Our God is the only living God who is present near AND far, everywhere and at all times. He is not summoned like a false God because He is everpresent. Also, there is only one truth and that is God’s. By believing everyone is right in their differing opinions it leads to tolerance which leads to sin infiltration. The truth is the name Jesus/Yeshua/Yahshua etc is a mere proper name the power comes from the diety behind the name. When you pray you are thinking about Him, who He is, what He can do etc NOT the letters within the proper name. Truth is truth.

CHARLES MUONWE
CHARLES MUONWE
June 15, 2016 6:20 am
Reply to  Jack

Revere the Lord says:

Jack.
If you could listen to what the holy spirit told, then you would realize that he did not call him “Jesus” for that is not his name. His name is Yahoshua. The English has manipulated every thing to their own test. without seeking your own opinion.

firework
firework
June 16, 2016 5:19 am
Reply to  CHARLES MUONWE

Charles can you not see why the proper name is not what matters? Just look at the posts on here alone and the multitude of ‘corrections’ to His name. If this were true then who is to say which pronunciation was the correct one or even which spoken language said it correctly? It is based on His authority not His proper name. Please just read all the comments and reread the article and enlighten yourself.

zoe
zoe
December 4, 2013 6:09 am

Yes jesus says ‘i am the way the truth and the life there is NO other way to the father accept through me’

Albert
Albert
December 11, 2013 3:12 am

Um if Jesus, the one who saves or he will save, means this, then how can you say there is no power in it? He is the special one, the ambassador to the father. Then saying YHWH be praised haves no meaning it is only the name of the father. There is power in the name of Jesus. I say it in English and in Spanish it haves the same spelling. When you add Christ to the end of it, it’s the best name ever. It means I am calling on the one who saves or praying to the father in the name of his only perfect child who came to save us. Thank you father for sending him so I can make it to heaven. Are you kidding me? Jesus is the most powerful name on earth especially when you talking about the Christ. Wow this post is horrible, the bible even says to pray in his name but it don’t mean anything. You should also ask in his name too and it will be given onto you. Wow you need to get in with Jesus to understand how powerful that name really is.

albert
albert
December 11, 2013 5:00 pm

I am saying your wrong. Everytime you talk about Jesus Christ there is power in that name. All you have to do is call it. I am saying you dont understand how calling that name is powerful. The person asked about praying in His name as well. Acts 2:21 (NIV) “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
not anyone who doesn’t call.
Phil 2:9-11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

albert
albert
December 11, 2013 5:43 pm

Wow ok we disagree but you would always need God and taking up your cross daily and putting on the armor of God is just as important as believing in God. Saying his name is powerful, it is not the whole thing though. I know Just yelling thank you Jesus is a part of worship. Being a Christian haves many different parts to it. You just don’t say I believe in Jesus and that’s it, you must believe in your heart and then confess with our tongue. We don’t say we gonna carry our cross and do everything opposite of what Christ is about. There is no magical powers because magic is of the devil, it is a falsehood. But power and the miracles that go along with it is not an illusion of God it is real. Your saying there is no power in it but you answered the question wrong. There is great power in the name of Jesus because it depends how and whom you talking about. If you call on him there is power if you calling that Spanish Kid down the street then there is no power. God knows when you say His name as the calling on him or if the other.

timothy
timothy
December 29, 2015 9:47 am
Reply to  albert

1 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:Jon 1:12

David
David
October 26, 2016 12:00 am
Reply to  albert

So, what if…. By some chance a person didn’t know Gods name but they new the person of God…. Would God not answer them? I am pretty sure he would, right.

Amen
Amen
December 17, 2013 5:31 am

Tony Scialdone, thank you for making this distinction between the name of the man Jesus and spiritual power in the authority of God that Jesus had based on his Christ-hood.

It seems like the confusion is with the word “name.” To pray “in the name of Jesus” means to vocalize your request on the authority and attainment that Jesus demonstrated by becoming the Christ of God. If one has not achieved this level of spiritual evolution of their soul then they have no power to reach heaven in their prayers. Case in point is Act 19 when a jewish excorcist assumed that he could mimic Paul by invoking the name of Jesus to cast out demons. The demon said, I don’t know or recognize your authority.” So the name which indicates authority is the critical issue in the effacacy of your prayers.

If the literal name of Jesus as an identify of a person was the issue then any Hispanic child named Jesus would bring goodies.

Furthermore someone used the quote in John 14:6 and Phillipians 2:5-11 as a proof against your argument. One should carefully read these text again. When Jesus says, I am the way, the truth and the life no one comes to the father except through me” I read this as saying “I AM is the way,the truth and the life, you can’t connect with the Father until you have attained God consciousness. I AM is a unique term used throughout the gospel of John which speaks of a state of consciousness which we all can attain as Jesus did through his passion and resurrection (Phil. 3:10,11).

Secondly, if one reads Philippians 2:5-11 it outlines the state of consciousness (mind)that Jesus achieved through his incarnation, which we all must attain, i.e., Christ consciousness. In verse 9, it is stated that Jesus was given a name above every name. Again if Jesus was named Jesus by his parents at birth, then what is Paul talking about here? Obviously, God did not name Jesus, Jesus as a result of his passion and resurrection. He already had that name. God bestowed upon him an AUTHORITY. This also is every soul’s potential to attain, if we do the spiritual work.

Thanks again Tony for the information.

mary jones
mary jones
December 5, 2015 8:53 pm
Reply to  Amen

Thankyou so much for telling that truth.Yes you must be Holy and Sanctified.It is a very difficult state to maintain amongst people that dont know God.But with practice it becomes easier.Its a responsabilty that has to be nutured n maintained.Its like heavon on earth.Blessed are the pure of hart for they shall see God.

Anoymous
Anoymous
February 7, 2016 5:53 pm
Reply to  Tony

To the comment that Baptism is not required for Salvation I reference John 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Born of the water being baptised in the name of Jesus and being born of the Spirit which is the reality of the second chapter of Acts.

Steve
Steve
January 24, 2014 2:59 pm

Tony S. is a bit confused. Spiritually speaking, “using” someone’s name means to invoke the authority of the person with that name. Hence, there is power in Jesus name, because he is the Word of God.(Matthew 28:18) The legalistic argument that Jesus name is not Jesus himself is a limited understanding of words and their affects. See the book, “The Power of Your Words: How God Can Bless Your Life Through the Words You Speak.”

How powerful is Jesus name? Well, it can cast out demons.

Mark 16:17 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons…”

Demons not only fear Jesus, of course, they even fear his very name! Such powerful creatures over us, they cower in fear upon hearing His name. Ha ha! Note that Jesus says that they (the disciples themselves) will cast out demons. He does not say that He (Jesus) will cast out the demons when called upon. Hence the authority to cast out demons is given to all Christians who do it in Jesus name. I’d say that name has real power indeed!

Bob John Ayebale
Bob John Ayebale
March 29, 2014 11:42 pm
Reply to  Tony

Hey!!! hold on! Do not be quick to say all that stuff when you have not seen what scriptures say; Have you read Philippians 2:9-11 …9For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
What does this proverb mean Prov. 18:21 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Please do not say anything in your own understanding but seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and He will revile unto you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Jesus said that when we pray ask for the Holy Spirit and God Will give you the Holy Spirit. He is a just God.
Thank you

Jayden
Jayden
February 9, 2016 4:21 pm
Reply to  Steve

I totally agree. The Bible also says that there is power in His name. many people might say: That means God’s name. Jesus IS God! but, If Baptizm isn’t needed for salvation, that destroys salvation! Repentance is giving your self up. Confess ur sins. Baptism is burial. If Jesus wasn’t buried…

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 9:32 pm
Reply to  Steve

Bob the proverb you speak of does not refer to the use of a proper name.
Tony the tongue does have power over life and death…just not the way you are envisioning it. One can derail another’s faith causing them to reject Christ thus death or it can bring another to Christ thus life. Just felt compelled to clarify.

LC
LC
February 23, 2014 8:58 am

Christ’s name is NOT Joshua.. This is a complete fallacy. His name is ‘Savior’ in hebrew which is ‘Yashaya’ — Jesus, Iesus, and any derivative leading to Joshua is just wrong.

Jayden
Jayden
May 15, 2016 2:29 pm
Reply to  LC

Tony
1 Corinthians 5:4.
Also. The man on the cross was still in the OLD COVENENT. The new, wasn’t established until Jesus died. He was a sacrifice. There had to be a sacrifice. Also, the veil wasn’t still torn when Jesus said that. Baptism wasn’t necessary in the old covenant. The veil symbolized our separation from God because we couldn’t be perfect. When it ripped… we could come to God freely.

Believr
Believr
March 8, 2014 2:00 pm

If I were a delegate who told you I came from Nazareth but the name they call it is El Nazaria, I would still hold the same delegated authorities.

His name translated, to any Christian believer who knows Jesus, is a reference to Him that is the Son of God.
If a man and the inspired bible said to me you have not called on my name yet that is why your prayers were not heard, and I began to pray in His name and observe answered prayers when according to His will, I have every reason to believe Him.

kutlo
kutlo
April 1, 2014 3:21 pm
Reply to  Tony Scialdone

Mıne ıs a questıon that may brıng some lıght to those who oppose what tony ıs sayıng,but ı also desıre that tony u may answer ıf possıble.Questıon ıs ıf Hıs name,that ıs Jesus,has power;just Hıs name,then are you not at fault,because the nameJesus wasnt or ısnt hıs real name,ıts a translated name from hıs orıgınal Hebrew name,shouldnt you be callıng Hım wıth Hıs orıgınal name?thıs to test those who oppose?because the name Yehoshua was translated by those who were translatıng the fırst wrıttn forms whıch were wrıtten ın Hebrew

The African
The African
May 22, 2014 1:49 pm

Writer! how foolish are you!

Tamara
Tamara
May 13, 2016 9:33 pm
Reply to  The African

You shall call no man fool.
Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Tsholofelo
Tsholofelo
June 20, 2014 11:27 am

No one really knows the really Power behind the Name ,Jesus Christ, Romans 11 verse 8.so let us allow God Himself to reveal the truth, John 16 verse 13, lets stop with the assumption of this world.The secret lies in Jesus Himself.we are His creation so let us give Him some respect for Heaven sake.

guthrum
guthrum
July 11, 2014 7:39 am

I actually am a very devoted Christian. I have studied the Bible my entire life. Jesus Christ does actually have power even in his name. I know that for a fact. My Lord Jesus Christ saved my life and i have devoted myself to him. “For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son, so that whoever may believe in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Are you even truly a Christian, ‘tony?’ I don’t think so.

Tamara
Tamara
May 13, 2016 9:36 pm
Reply to  guthrum

Assuming another is not a Christian is judgement, unrighteous at that. You might wish to recant this statement and apologize to Tony so there is repair within your walk.

Xaiver
Xaiver
July 11, 2014 7:42 am

I agree with Guthrum. I think of Christians as my family. In fact they ARE my family. My family in Christ Jesus. If you don’t think that you are a Christian but want to be, just find your local Church. Ask the pastor about it.

Donovan
Donovan
July 12, 2014 3:21 am

The wisdom of the believer is not based on the carnal and so a believer knows that the Power in the name of Jesus is exactly according to the scriptures. We do not look at any other but the Son who allowed himself to shed His blood for our Salvation.
In you attempt to clarify something Tony, you confuse people and this is a dangerous place, especially when dealing with new believers because you breach the word.
The power in the name of Jesus is applicable and relevant because all believer call on the name look to the heavens and not on the earth.
See what the scripture says in Galatians, Repent and move forward.

“I can’t believe your fickleness—how easily you have turned traitor to him who called you by the grace of Christ by embracing a variant message! It is not a minor variation, you know; it is completely other, an alien message, a no-message, a lie about God. Those who are provoking this agitation among you are turning the Message of Christ on its head. Let me be blunt: If one of us—even if an angel from heaven!—were to preach something other than what we preached originally, let him be cursed. I said it once; I’ll say it again: If anyone, regardless of reputation or credentials, preaches something other than what you received originally, let him be cursed”. (‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭6-9‬ MSG)

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 9:41 pm
Reply to  Donovan

It is far more dangerous to live a lukewarm faith lest you be spit out of His mouth. What he speaks is truth and those who do not understand it should seek the Lord more intentionally lest they be found with iniquity. Mind you the path is narrow and FEW find it.

juanita
juanita
July 13, 2014 6:36 am

Tony ,have you ever heard the statement ” a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument”? My son and I were in a wreck on the interstate and I only had seconds to call on God and I said ” God help us, God help us, and he delivered us from hitting the wall head on or being hit by another car or being injured I only had a scratch on my leg. Not only does this experience prove to me there is power in that name but all thru my life I have called on his name and received what I asked for.There is power in the name of Jesus above all other names. Many of the people reading this forum are young and do not have the understanding of an experienced christian and will believe that there is nothing special or unique about the name of Jesus but there is no other name whereby a person can be saved. There is power in the name of Jesus that no other name has. Try casting out a devil in your name and see what happens. Tony get an understanding on this subject.

Jayden
Jayden
May 15, 2016 2:53 pm
Reply to  juanita

Juanita. Wow. That’s a real testimony. Thank you Jesus. And Tony.

How can u argue with that? But Tony, I respect you for handling all of these arguments with kindness and respect. I respect you for it.

Tamara
Tamara
May 16, 2016 10:50 pm
Reply to  juanita

My question to you is can a person cast out a devil without walking in the character of Christ? The name in and of itself is letters. The being brought to mind BEHIND the name is what gets things done. The only ones who cast out Devils are those whose walk is blameless because Christ’s blood covers them and they live in the Spirit and are obedient. No other could cast out Devils regardless of speaking His name or not.

Eric Kingsbury
Eric Kingsbury
June 23, 2016 4:51 am
Reply to  juanita

Juanita….
Beautiful Reply!!!!!!

Aaron Kirunda (@Kaaront)
Aaron Kirunda (@Kaaront)
July 20, 2014 3:26 am

Philipians 2:9-10 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Symone Asnaku
Symone Asnaku
August 1, 2014 6:13 pm

I really think alot of people are very confused as to who Jesus was. I, personally, do not refer to the son as “Jesus” but only to the extent in which I try to get people who uses it more commonly than myself. I consider myself spiritual. I by no means am in a sole religion for I feel like there is some truth to each and every one and to solely committ myself would feel wrong. I do not pray in the name of Jesus by speak directly to the God Head or God himself. I do believe in Jesus by have came to an understanding thatJesus was not meant to worshiped in any way. Acknowledged yes but to pray solely in the son name is blashpme (spell check) Just think if God is the same today and tomorrow and forever then why all of a sudden he needs a representation of who he is? I believe Jesus was sent as a example for us. To show us the lifestyle, the consciousness and the mind set to have when it comes to pleasing him. Yes Jesus was a example for man alone was too corrupt to understand how to please God but by misunderstandings Jesus was seen as God himself which alot of people are confused and more ignorant to the truth as we should know it.

MaryGrace
MaryGrace
September 16, 2014 1:24 pm

Dear Tony,
I agree with most of what you said, including the name “Jesus” in your prayers wont get you what you want. However the name of Jesus does have power, because when we use it we are calling on the Son of God who died for our sins. If we are believers and we call on Jesus (to call on him we must use his name) he will answer us. He might not give us exactly what we are asking for, but he will do what is best for us.
The Disciples had the power to cast out demons with the name of Jesus, because Jesus himself gave them the power, so the power is from Jesus not the disciples themselves.
My Mom told me when I was little that sometimes Satan will try to temp us, or frighten us. And she said the he had no power over us because we were saved, all we needed to do was ask God to send him away. She told me to say “Go away Satan, I belong to Jesus.” And in saying his name we are calling on him and he will answer, and that’s where the power comes from.

whalevox
whalevox
September 26, 2014 1:50 am

Absolutely amazed at how manifestation theology has overtaken many believers! Tony is right that the name of the Son has no power in and of itself. The term “in the name of” is about who’s authority we are speaking in. It is always the who, not the name. It’s about representation. If I speak in anyone’s name I speak with the authority of that person. If we are in the will of the Father we will always pray and speak in the name of Christ regardless of the name we use for Christ. This is why we baptize “in the name of”. It’s with the authority given. I hope this makes sense.

Joshua
Joshua
September 28, 2014 8:57 pm

Jesus is The Sun of God, who is Jehovah. Those of you looking for answers needs to look further into the Scriptures for the truth! Jesus even said in many places of the bible where everything He has taught was from His Father that sent Him! No mistaking that!

Dolores
Dolores
October 29, 2014 11:44 am

Wow, this could go on forever. What I understand in the Bible is that we are NOT to argue over “words”. The Lord and also some of the Prophets and Apostles warned us against doing that.

Eric Kingsbury
Eric Kingsbury
June 23, 2016 4:56 am
Reply to  Dolores

Delores,
You hit the nail on the head….All of this “back and forth” seems to be motivated by ego….I don’t see how these attempts to argue one’s point brings a person closer to Christ.

This is so sad!!!!

firework
firework
June 23, 2016 11:26 am
Reply to  Eric Kingsbury

Eric You should be careful not to assume the motives of hearts. Yes you shall know them by their fruits but on the Internet there is generally (usually) no way to see full fruits based on a post. Some have a genuine concern for others when posting on here NOT thinking of self.
Delores it says nowhere in the Bible that we should not dispute errancy in the understanding of scripture. I agree that those who genuinely wish to follow Christ should read their entire Bible because it is a great way to learn of Him and love and understand Him more. However, there are plenty of people who read the entire Bible and never receive a solid and deep understanding of it. These are more like pharisees appearing to walk the walk but are inwardly astray. These types read it and get very twisted ideas of meanings within it thus forming cults etc. Remember even Satan can quote scripture and he knows it better than most.

firework
firework
June 23, 2016 3:24 pm
Reply to  Tony

Anytime my friend in Christ 🙂 The truth is hard to swallow with many because the world fights against it and it is courageous to speak it knowing you will be persecuted for it due to others lacking in understanding of it. You are reaching people by doing this and it is good. Praise the Lord for working within His servants 😀

Dolores
Dolores
October 30, 2014 11:41 pm

Read your Bible faithfully, daily, with a prayer to understand, sincerely, without the idea to prove others wrong, and you will get the answers to ALL your personal questions and problems of life (James 1:5-6). Read whole chapters daily, not just a verse or so. You will be amazed what intelligence can be opened up to understanding and His Great Kingdom on this beautiful Earth that He created for us. It’s so wonderful when He opens up our knowledge of Him and all creation. Being faithful to Him, obeying HIS Commandments (learn them) and enduring to the end will keep blessings coming to help us under the worst circumstances. Jesus guarantees it. (Read the New Testament). I am so grateful for Him and what He went through to teach us these things and be our example. Bless us all. . . that we may soon have Peace. I love Him so much!

Ray
Ray
November 16, 2014 8:33 pm

Tony. It’s great to see you endure this blog. Rightfully so… What I don’t understand is if those of you can all agree, the son of God is Jesus.. But wait.. Yes my friend Tony has presented the evidence that “Jesus” is not even his name… It’s a truly horrible mistake in transliteration.. Because all the evidence (from the bible) implies at the least his name is Joshua!! But we still ALL know it’s Yahusuah. So if his name really means that much… I believe we should show him the respect of His true Name.
Thanks again my brother

Ray
Ray
November 22, 2014 9:00 am

Thanks Tony. I understand

Daniel
Daniel
December 7, 2014 9:06 pm

Hey =) I just want to say that I totally understand what you are trying to say, Tony. I agree that Jesus name has no magical power in our prayers that forces God to give us what we want. That is a very true statement, and one that I am glad you have addressed. It is important to note, though, that God’s Word says that Jesus’ name is very powerful.
Philippians 2:9-10 says, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”
The name of Jesus, alone, has united families, started wars, divided countries, angered Satan, the list goes on and on. YES, Jesus is special and powerful! His name, also, is extremely powerful. People get kicked out of public schools for mentioning it.
I think that at this point, you may just be arguing that Jesus’ name has no power in and of itself because you have already made that point. As a loving brother, I think you should recant that part of your argument and just stick to saying, “Jesus’ name has no mystical power in our prayer lives that forces God to do what we want.”

It’s worth rephrasing your article. There IS power in Jesus’ name, but not the kind of power that you were addressing. Try to specify a little more closely.

Good article though! Wish you the best, brother

In Christ,
Daniel

Concerned Christian
Concerned Christian
December 12, 2014 8:17 am

Yes there is power in the name but why have we in the last 500 years decided to change the most important name of all time Yeshua, while The savior was on our planet he never answered or even heard the name Jesus his name was and is Yeshua. I find it very strange that man decided to change the name of the most important man that has lived on this earth, why would we change his name. The Bible says there power in his name then people decide to change his name sounds strange to me , or is this a trick of the enemy to deceive mankind.

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 9, 2016 10:09 pm
Reply to  Tony

Wait a minute–I thought you said your given name was Anthony. So which is it?

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 10, 2016 9:36 am
Reply to  Tony

Ummm, okay. Well, as much as I would love to leap over tall buildings, I’m not really into that whole magic thing. I’m more into the truth thing. So I guess I’ll just have to call you Tony. But if you have any words that can make me two inches taller, I might listen.

jim
jim
January 7, 2015 7:23 pm

dear tony , can you expound Acts 4:10-12 for me please.
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

abdul
abdul
January 19, 2015 7:38 pm

Also no insist on the four letter word YHWH?

MDE
MDE
February 1, 2015 7:34 am

Now, “we don’t speak Hebrew” is NOT a good argument”; Satan is actually a Hebrew terminology, but we use it; the term “hallelujah” derives from Hebrew terminology; and we use that likewise as well many other Hebrew words we still commonly use. Today we: English speaking people – interchangeably use William/Bob – Tony/Antonio/Robert; Jim/James and so forth and so on. What we do and practice as a English speaking society should not be confused with how the Hebrew and Jewish nation (relative to the tribes of Israel historically) as well as others nations derived from the importance of names in their proper interpretations.

Now why is it a problem, that many choose NOT to use the name Jesus – because the word/name in and of itself has NO Hebrew nor Jewish roots (nor historical roots) and is only a name established and pegged by the Christian Church. “Jesus” is not an interpretation form of the word “Yahushua” or “Yeshua” – (short form) — in which this is the name that the Son of God came in — Not in the franchised name of what many believe to be in “Jesus”.

Even in the earlier copies of the KJV version of the bibles (1611) you will not find the name of “Jesus” even mentioned or used, but the Greek term “Iesous” because as we know; there was no letter “J” in the Greek/Latin/Hebrew alphabets. Many many years later, adding the alphabet “J” and removing the letter “I” doesn’t make this an holy name and again “Jesus” is not the proper interpretation for Yahushua” or “Yeshua” – but man made and highly respected name in the Christendom establish by the earlier church fathers of Roman Cathology such as Constantine, Ignatius, Eusebius and many others.

Again, every scripture you may share to use and quote “the references of the name of Jesus” is actually interpreted as Yahushua” or “Yeshua” and not Jesus; this name is NOT a language interpretation of “Yaweh/Yhwh” is salvation” (such as translating the SAME name from one translation/language to another.

Again — meaning — defining — and context is much more powerful than just revealing a scripture or two without the proper interpretation. I too am saved and have been in “what we call” the Christian ministry for over 25 years as I too can also quote scriptures with the best of them. However, quoting alone doesn’t resolve meaning and context without defining words in definition and culture. And over the years, many of my views has changed from religion to realization and meaning .

Joel Chavarin
Joel Chavarin
March 12, 2015 8:07 pm

Joel C.

Then why a on top of the cross, there’s an inscription INRI. MEANING “JESUS OF NAZARETH KING OF THE JEWS.” IF HIS NAME WAS JESUS, WOULDN’T THERE BE A “J” ON THE INSCRIPTION?…HMMM. THIS MEANS THAT THE LETTER J DIDNT EXIST IN THE ALPHABET UNTIL 400 YEARS AGO. HIS REAL NAME IS YAHSHUA. YAHWEH. “YAH” MEANS GOD. AND IF HE’S GODS SON, HIS NAME IS “YAH” SHUA. “SHUA” MEANING “SAVES” . SO “HIS” REAL NAME IS YAHSHUA MEANING “GOD SAVES” ALL OF YOU NEED TO DIG INTO THE SCRIPTURE AND STOP LIVING THE LIE THAT ALL THE SE FAMOUS PREACHERS ARE TEACHING. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH? BECAUSE GOD WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE “FEW” WHO KNOW THE TRUTH. The name Jesus is a twisted word combining Latin and Greek to make a word that would be more Universal to all tounges. Just like how everyone who is Christian or Catholic worships God on Sunday. The day of the Sun? And not on the Sabbath day. Friday Evening to Saturday Evening. People are so lost these days.

jim
jim
March 20, 2015 8:52 pm

Thank you Tony. Sorry about the vagueness. I do admit that I’m uneducated. You are correct that’s the connection i was trying to make. I understand the text as being very specific concerning the name. “No other name” means this very thing to me.
Should names be translated? Why are they translated? I need more education on this. Humor me please.
Respectfully requested.

Mary
Mary
May 24, 2015 2:41 pm

Everything but the right thing has been said.
On this very special memorial day weekend I have something to say:
Yah ( God’s name) said that his name would be as a memorial unto all generations.
Yahshua is the son of the Living God. ( not Yeshua)
Yahshua = I AM Salvation
Jesus, previously Iesous and Issus = I AM Zeus. In the name Jesus, all of Christianity and the entire population will receive the mark of the beast, after the removal of those who have kept his holy name.
Yahshua is soon to return to take up a spotless bride just before the great tribulation comes upon the earth as a flood.
If you believe in God and if you believe in what he stands for you will ask him and then you’ll learn that Belief in his name is the only way to salvation.
AT this very hour the entire world has been deceived but Yahweh is calling many people to come out from among them. ( all of the Christian orginazations that call themselves churches but have twisted all of the doctrines which were handed down by the apostles and have removed the messiah’s very name from the scriptures. The messiah name, Yahshua, is the only name under heaven whereby anyone can be saved.

Mary A Price
Mary A Price
June 5, 2015 1:04 pm

Thank you for the email.

I’m well aquainted with your scholarly view. No need to go into further painstaking detail of your “learned ” perception of Gods name or the false doctrines associated with that name.
I was taught by Gods spirit alone, and although I was aware of what type of response I could expect from you, I’m not shaken in the least. I’ll choose to hold fast to what God reveals ( not by flesh and blood = linguistics,) but by the power of the Holy Spirt.

Being a scholar of the “Hebrew” language does not guarantee anyone any spiritual knowledge whatsoever.

More important then the spelling is the sound , and here’s what SALVATION looks AND sounds like: YAH (I Am) SHUA. ( SALVATION)
Yahshua = I AM SALVATION . This is how salvation sounds in every nation on the planet and every tounge , with some minor differences in vocalization .This is the simple truth, by the creators design , so that even a 3 year old child can understand . Matter of fact , unless you become as a little child, you will in no way enter into the kingdom of heaven.

A TRUE JEW is one who believes in the name of their Messiah ,
YAHshua!

John 3: 16-17-18.

Jill Dosee
Jill Dosee
September 9, 2016 9:14 pm
Reply to  Tony

Wow! Awesome job, Tony. That dear lady needs prayer. Thanks for making time for her. You were right on.

P.S. I still believe there is power in the name of Jesus. 🙂

Baba
Baba
June 17, 2015 9:54 am

Hi, I’m not christian but was curious about a historical fact (where the name Jesus comes from and whether it had any meaning).

Surely there must have been other people born before him with the same name, and in ancient times I would assume most names had meaning.

You’ve answered my question perfectly.

I also would like to congratulate you on your efforts to distinguish superstition from faith.

It’s heartwarming to see a website like this one!

Brittani
Brittani
September 1, 2015 1:19 am

Jesus in Latin quite literally means “earth pig.” What do you make of that?

Brittani
Brittani
September 1, 2015 11:30 pm

You may be right. I know that I have gone down some deep rabbit holes reading about lots of contradicting etymologies and commentaries on the names of God and of Jesus. It really has me very confused. I feel that in prayer God has assured me that He knows my heart and who I am addressing when I pray, so the name I use doesn’t matter in that sense. For a little while I was almost afraid to pray for fear I was reaching out to the wrong entity. I see now that is ridiculous. I do still desire to understand the true name of God and of Jesus, because I do fear that man could have twisted it knowingly or otherwise over the centuries. Do you understand my concern? What sources would you recommend me start with? I meant no disrespect in my comment, though I see now how you may have construed it as such. I am just an earnest seeker of truth who is quite overwhelmed by the information that is out there.

hawk
hawk
September 26, 2015 3:23 am

I’m just a humble servant here just seeking the truth (2 Tim.2:15) No bible scholar. I do understand the facts, that the name; Jesus didn’t come about until the King James translation.I also understand the mind blowing metamorphosis that the original Hebrew name Yahushua or Yeshua has gone through. At least 4 different languages; Hebrew,Greek,Latin and English and more than 1400 years to be translated to the name “Jesus” inwhich I understand, letter for letter, has no meaning other than the adopted meaning from his original name; Yahushua. It is my understanding, from the Holy Sciptures, that when GOD gives a person a name or changes a person’s name, that name has a meaning and it is to ultimately glorify HIM. So I’m more interested in the original, even though, I know that our Lord is more understanding and loving than we could ever imagine.On that note, my question is,whats the facts on His Name; Immanuel. (Isiah 7:14-Matt 1:22-23) what is the original Hebrew pronunciation that GOD gave to the people; and they shall call him….I don’t know a lot, but I do know that YHWH wants us to know the truth in any language.Through my journey of studying, I have often found that Satan comes behind every work of truth and glory established by GOD, to turn it around, undo and twist GOD’S truth into a lie, but just when you think it’s over and done with,GOD flips the script

hawk
hawk
September 27, 2015 6:02 am

Thank You, Tony. My spirit bares witness to your studies and input that what you speak is, for the most part, the truth. Not just because I agee with you, but my spirit does as well. Much love for you brother, In the name of YAHUSHUA!!

Lodi
Lodi
October 24, 2015 1:10 am

God told the parents of our Savior to give him a specific name with a meaning. That name was transliterated instead of being translated. How hard would it have been to translate His God-given Aramaic name into Greek? I realize that the new testament was written in everyday Greek. I just don’t understand why the apostles did not translate it directly. No one can answer my question but God, and I will see Him in heaven someday and He will explain it to me. In the meantime, God loves all His faithful children. He certainly would not condemn anyone for using a wrong name when they knew no other name. It’s been THE name for centuries. Is everyone who uses a wrong name condemned? “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 NKJV

Grace
Grace
October 29, 2015 9:23 pm

Jesus you are the only Son of God.and I love you gave your life for me.and how much more love can you shows to me, you gave it all. I love you Jesus.

Warrior of God
Warrior of God
November 3, 2015 10:23 pm

John 14
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

No power… Lol right

Mary A Price
Mary A Price
November 23, 2015 2:05 am

Gods name is Yahweh and his messianic name is Yahshua.
Jesus is a relatively new name and before the letter j was invented during the religious wars about 400 years ago the name was spelled , Iesous.
The name Iesous was invented, a few years after the messiah was sacrificed , and introduced into the world political system of that day as the Christ of the state religion. The religious leaders knew that Yahshua , the Jewish Messiah was doing great miracles throughout the land , therefore the Romans in collaboration with others highjacked the name and changed it to the name of their Greek god , Zeus, in order to gain political popularity and keep with the traditions of man . They wanted nothing to do with that God who gave the Torah to Moses , that God that said there is only one name under heaven whereby you must be saved. The name is Yahshua. I know that I’ve been rebuked and this will be the last post here from me. These words I speak are truth and Gods Spirit will bear witness to those whom He is calling out .

Kate
Kate
December 1, 2015 11:40 pm

God’s name is Jehovah, and his son’s name is Jesus. You pray to Jehovah in the name of his only be-gotten son Jesus. Most bibles have taken God’s name out of the bible and replaced it with The Lord. Some older bibles still have God’s name (Jehovah) in it at Psalm 83:18. Some other bibles acknowledge that the name Jehovah has been replaced with The Lord in the front pages.

A brother in the faith
A brother in the faith
February 2, 2016 11:32 am

Matt. 7:21-23 is a must read scripture for everyone who considers themself a true believer as well as those who are not completely& fully proving themselves unto GOD. I must agree with Tony& here’s why…Yeshua/ Joshua was a very common name in ancient Hebrew so it’s not the actual syllable name that has the power but it’s the one that the name refers to that has the true power. Now our LORD honors His name with no question& you should never close your prayer without honorable mention of His name but just because you say “Jesus…Jesus” doesn’t mean that you will gain favor with GOD. The true miracles done in His name are wrought by the love He displayed by shedding His blood for us. I know a lot of men named Joshua, Je’sus etc.& even though I love my brothers dearly, sorry I wasn’t saved by them& praying in their name won’t help me(if I’m making sense?) it’s got to be the Jesus in your heart not the Jesus on your tongue. I pray that what I’m saying is understood by all & that He receives all the glory in revealing Himself to us all. GOD can explain Himself better than any of us ever can so seek Him diligently & He will be found. GOD bless you

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 10:31 pm

Tony…just thought a point could be added here. When Christ tells Nicodemus one must be baptized of water and the Spirit He refers to being born (birth from a womb) and reborn (circumcision of the heart). Basically, birth from the womb would be the water baptism. What the apostles did by baptizing after Christ went to heaven was fire baptism (Holy Spirit).

Jayden
Jayden
February 9, 2016 4:29 pm

Tony:
I believe Gods name is Jehovah. God/Jesus has many names. Jehovah is another way of saying Yahweh. Jesus’ name literally means Yahweh has become salvation. If God is Jesus, and God is Yahweh, that makes Jesus Yahweh. Yahweh has become salvation. That signifies that Jesus and God are One. The bible also says CLEARLY, One Lord, over 3000 times in the Old Testament alone! So. You cant believe Jesus is a liar by saying he is God without destroying the Bible as a WHOLE!
I do not mean this in a rude, corrective, way. I simply am stating my beliefs and strengthening them with the Scripture. Please reply ASAP.
We may not agree totally, but you are still correct on many things.

Paul Rimel
Paul Rimel
February 24, 2016 7:38 am
Reply to  Jayden

Sorry, Tony, you have been decieved by the jesuits and the vatican, we have been lie to. Yahuah Alahim/Elohim is our creator and real Hebrew Name and His Son’s real Name is Yahusha ha’Mashiach. Google Yahusha, do your own research. 90% of the English translations use the pagan name god for our creator, which is false, look up the name god up. Learn to do your own research, quit leaning on mans past down false traditions and lies. Read Jer. 16, you may learn someting, we have been lied to. We do not have time to play around, My prayer for you is that you take it seriously and seek out who your are serving. Have you ever noticed that those who follow Jesus bowed down to pagan holidays, Dec. 25th is Nimrod’s birthday, not Yahusha. Have you noticed that those who honor Yahusha ha’Mashaich observe all off Yahuah’s Feasts. Food for thought in love. Also to you obey Yahuah commandments, which includes Shabath/sabbath, which is a eternal Covenant with Yahuah and Yisharal/Israel, if you are a believer in Yahusha and are bought with His Blood. Did you know that we were engrafted into the olive tree and become all Yisharal. Your either a Hebrew through the cleansing Blood of Yahusha and were engrafted into the olive tree or maybe you just had a religious experience. Repent while you can and believe on Yahusha ha’Mashiach. He said He is the way, remember, Yahusha was a Hebrew, not Greek. May you find truth in Yahuah Son.

Tamara
Tamara
May 13, 2016 9:23 pm

Your input regarding a name in terms of what you call someone as opposed to a name with regard to who they are as a being makes perfect sense to me. If the power was in just the name Jesus then any who believed that Christ was powerful (regardless of their own walk of life) could extract power from His name. Even the devil and his angels believe in the Son of God. My point to the naysayers against you is this, when each of you pray do you focus on the spelling of the name Jesus, Yeshua, Yashua or whatever you choose to call Him, or do you focus on who He is (His character, power, love, authority etc.)? The name in and of itself is not the power, the being is the power that answers prayers, heals the sick, raises the dead. When we walk in His character He gives us authority (no person who loves the world will truly love God and thus will not be given authority by Him). This is only done through obedience to His Word. The prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective.

firework
firework
June 13, 2016 10:42 pm

Tony your fruit is good and it is right to seek out the wise so they may gather and grow together. This servant is interested in knowing you more. Please send an email if you agree. Looking forward to a response. May our Lord richly bless you.

Jaimie
Jaimie
July 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Hello Tony,

I have read all the posts in this string and am amazed by several of the responses. I understand what you are saying about the power being in the person and not specifically the name. Your points are valid for the most part. There are a few areas, however, where I humbly ask that you clarify (if you don’t mind):

There are passages in the bible that specifically speak to believing “in” the actual “name” rather than the “person” the name represents. Both of the passages I am referring to are form the NIV bible. They are as follows:

John 2:23 (NIV)

23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.

and

1 John 3:23(NIV)

23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

In context, I do not believe they support your position on the name. I understand that this is different from your point about the name not having power. I point it out because I can see how people arrive at their conclusion that there is power in the name and power in the person.

The other area I would like you to comment on is the notion that the spelling and/or pronunciation of a name is not important as long as the person referred to is understood (by some if not all). I will make somewhat of a crude example to get your thoughts. If I choose to call someone of importance, named Charles, “dimwit” (for whatever reason I choose) and get other people over a long period of time to call him by the same name, is this honoring in any way and does it speak to who this person is/was? I can see and appreciate how people genuinely want to know the answer to the question originally posed “what does Jesus mean?” If this is a name that was produced by man (for whatever their reason was) that is different than what was originally given shouldn’t this be a concern? I say this for several reasons:

1. There was a point in time that all of mankind spoke the same language:

Genesis 11:1 (KJV)

11 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

This being the case, everyone referred to “God” the exact same way(s) and there was no confusion. While on this point, please keep in mind that titles are different than personal names. The issue at hand here is about a personal name and its meaning.

2. I have traveled the world quite extensively in my 51 years on earth. I have lived in Turkey and Saudi Arabia for extended periods of time. While there I introduced myself by my “American” name, (if there is such a thing) Jaimie. It is spelled and pronounced a very specific way. The citizens of both countries were able to understand how to say my name properly and did so without fail. There was never a time that they felt compelled to change the sound of my name to suit their preference. Some had more difficulty than others, but all who cared to get it right did so. For arguments sake, say someone decided to call me something that didn’t sound at all like Jaimie. Supposed one of my Turkish friends decided to call me “Umut”. If he then was speaking about me to someone else (someone who knew me as Jaimie), Would who I was have been accurately conveyed? I understand why we translate words from one language to another. I do not, however, understand why this is done with names. If someone names their son Stephen it does not change to Stephanos simply because he travels to a place where Stephanos is used. It logically makes no sense to me. Humans have the capacity to accurately pronounce names of people from all languages. It may take time and practice, but it can be done.

3. I do see the need to have a common understanding of words from different languages as it relates to the written word (and spoken word in most cases). I believe names are in a category unto themselves and should always carry their original sound otherwise how would people know when they are being called? This is very similar to the message conveyed in 1 Corinthians 14:8 (KJV)

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Words need to be changed so that we can understand them in our specific languages. Two in English is spelled “dos” in Spanish, but they mean the exact same thing and nothing is lost in translation. Names do not need to be changed so that we can understand them; they simply need to be spoken. Now before you or anyone else goes there, I am not considering the deaf in my assertions. They communicate by sign and Braille and these are not universal systems. The mere fact that there are deaf people in the world does not change the fact that individually specific names were given by someone and that they have a specific pronunciation. Any other pronunciation is the wrong sound and can lead to tremendous confusion and heartache. In conclusion Tony, if someone was trying to warn you of impending danger and cried out to you by calling you “Timmy” in a crowd of people, would you know the warning was for you?

I await your response.

respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
July 23, 2016 1:07 pm
Reply to  Tony

Good afternoon “GENERALHAVOK”,

I am very new to this site so I do not know if you and “TONY SCIALDONE” are the same person. I point that out so that I know who I am addressing. I am writing this as if you are one in the same person. In any event, thank you for your reply. I was not at all offended by anything you said. I very much enjoy having exchanges with like minded people whose aim is to glorify God. In our quest for THE Truth we come upon areas where there may be disagreement or confusion. I believe we should be able to work through these areas in a loving manner not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because others are watching and listening. I pray our exchanges bring people closer to God and do nothing to push them away. The current topic is one that causes tremendous angst in many (especially the young or immature believer). We must always be mindful not to cause any of them to stumble as we explore this subject.

I sent you the reply not to challenge your position on the power of the name matter, but rather to point out that I could see why some people believed there was also power in the name itself. I concur with you that simply saying a name (any name) has no power. It is the authority of the person attached to the name that has the power. Again, on the power issue, I believe we are on the same page. Where you and I see things slightly differently (my hope is that we end up in the same place) is on the actual name given by a proper authority. Before I explain, please know that until I found your page I was 100% in your camp on this part as well. After much reading and reflection and prayer, I earnestly want to know if there is any merit to the assertions made by many that our Lord and Saviors name was changed by man and not God. If so, did man have the authority to do so? I understand the passages you included above and I understand that people are called by many names. I also understand that back in those days, names were more than a simple identifier of persons; they also had literal meanings. Subsequently, a translation may make sense if trying to convey the meaning of the name. This does not, however, mean that the sound of a person’s actual name should change. An example being: a person in England is named “Eadward” and his name means guardian. The Hungarian word for guardian is “gyam”. If Eadward moves to Hungary, should he accept being called gyam? I could be very wrong here, but I believe if trying to convey what Eadward’s name means then it is appropriate to use gyam, but if saying his name, Eadward should be retained.

In all of the cases you highlight above, these are not names given by God to His Son and subsequently changed by man. As I stated earlier, my name is Jaimie (Jay me). I am also known by Jimo, Jumo, and Rico. The first two are nicknames given to me by my family. The third is part of my middle name (En Rico). Depending on where I am at or who I’m with, I may be called by any or all of them. The interesting thing is that none of these are translations or transliterations. They are simply nicknames and were given by people who had the authority to do so. That is where my greatest question/concern is. Who has the authority to say what a person’s name is? I pointed out that I have traveled the world and that I have been called by my given name. No one in another country has the authority to call me by any name they choose for me simply because they say it is a translation or transliteration. I will not acknowledge that name nor respond to it. My name is Jaimie (or one of my authorized nicknames).

With respect to the Genesis scripture in my original reply, I believe you misunderstood why I included it. Please allow me to further explain: I know the bible doesn’t explicitly say this, but I find it hard to believe that at the instant the languages were changed, everyone’s name also changed to the current spelling/pronunciation. Despite my disbelief, it is possible this did in fact happen and I am open to any and all information that indicates this. My aim is to get to THE Truth on the matter (if that is possible). There are several scriptures in the bible where God instructed a name be changed (Abram became Abraham, Saul became Paul). I don’t think there would be any argument on what authority those names where changed. I must point out that it is not only the name of the Messiah I am concerned with. Many (if not all of the names in the bible) have been translated or transliterated. Why exactly was/is this necessary if not to properly convey meaning of the name? To wrap up this particular reply, I want to take you back to a sentence from the original reply in this post:

“Yehoshua means ‘the Lord saves’, and is translated into English as Joshua.”

If this is true and widely believed, why isn’t the Messiah called Joshua in English? Why the need for the two names?

Furthermore, what is said in the rest of the original post is very concerning:

“Jesus’ Hebrew name is Yeshua, which is a shortened version of Yehoshua. Yeshua means ‘he will save’, and is translated into English as Joshua.

Yeshua translated into Greek is Iesous.

Iesous transliterated into Latin is Jesu.

Jesu became Jesus in English.

Jesus’ name is actually “Joshua”. There’s no special power in the name itself.

A translation conveys meaning, so Yeshua and Iesous mean the exact same thing. Jesus is not a translation, it’s a modernized Latin transLITERation of Iesous. A transliteration is simply a letter-for-letter switch: the letters in one language are swapped for letters in another language that make the same sounds. Jesu is a Latin word that sounds like the Greek Iesous. Jesus does not mean “Yahweh saves” or “the Lord saves” or even “He saves”. Despite the fact that Jesus Himself means a great deal to many people, there’s no English meaning to Jesus at all.”

If what was written here is true about the name Jesus having no English meaning at all, shouldn’t there be concern?

To recap, the Messiah’s name was changed (by man) to something that doesn’t sound like the original nor does it convey the meaning of his original name. There is an English translation (Joshua) that retains the meaning, but not necessarily the same sound yet it is not used for the Messiah. Man says this is okay on his authority so everything is just fine. Again, I am only pointing this out for clarity and not to be obtuse in any way. I eagerly await further dialogue with you.

respectfully,

jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 8, 2016 12:26 pm
Reply to  Tony

Hello Tony,

I am pleased that we share the passion to help people see the truth. For clarity, what I was trying to convey with these statements,

“Before I explain, please know that until I found your page I was 100% in your camp on this part as well. After much reading and reflection and prayer, I earnestly want to know if there is any merit to the assertions made by many that our Lord and Saviors name was changed by man and not God. If so, did man have the authority to do so?”

was that before responding to you I went beyond what I read on your site and read (learned new things), reflected (considered carefully what I read), and prayed (about what to do with what I learned). I then was asking you if you believe man has the authority to simply change (or not even use) God’s name or His son’s name anytime we want to for whatever reason we choose and still claim to be honoring Him. I offer the following verses for consideration as you ponder that question:

Genesis 2:4-6 (NOG)
4 This is the account of heaven and earth when they were created, at the time when Yahweh Elohim made earth and heaven. 5 Wild bushes and plants were not on the earth yet because Yahweh Elohim hadn’t sent rain on the earth. Also, there was no one to farm the land.6 Instead, underground water would come up from the earth and water the entire surface of the ground.

In this passage, the name of God is used instead of “The LORD” as it is written in many other versions of the bible. Why was it necessary for anyone to remove His name and cause millions to not even realize He, in fact, has a name?

Jeremiah 23:25-28 (NOG)
25 “I’ve heard the prophets who speak lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26 How long will these prophets continue to lie and deceive? 27 They tell each other the dreams they had, because they want to make my people forget my name, as their ancestors forgot my name because of Baal. 28 The prophet who has a dream should tell his dream. However, the person who has my word should honestly speak my word. What does grain have to do with straw?” asks Yahweh.

Is it possible that this passage answers the question I posed above? We don’t even use His name when reading our bibles or praying to Him. His name is actually in the bible approximately 6,000 times (roughly 5 times per page), yet most don’t realize it or “remember” it. This is an excerpt from the 1983 preface of the NIV:

“In regard to the divine name YHWH, commonly referred to as the Tetragrammaton, the translators adopted the device used in most English versions of rendering that name as “Lord” in capital letters to distinguish it from Adonai, another Hebrew word rendered “Lord,” for which small letters are used. Wherever the two names stand together in the Old Testament as a compound name of God, they are rendered “Sovereign Lord.”

Because for most readers today the phrase “the Lord of hosts” and “God of hosts” have little meaning, this version renders them “the Lord Almighty” and “God Almighty.” These renderings convey the sense of the Hebrew, namely, “he who is sovereign over all the ‘hosts’ (powers) in heaven and on earth, especially over the ‘hosts’ (armies) of Israel.” For readers unacquainted with Hebrew this does not make clear the distinction between Sabaoth (“hosts” of “Almighty”) and Shaddai (which can also be translated “Almighty”), but the latter occurs infrequently and is always footnoted. When Adonai and YHWH Sabaoth occur together, they are rendered “the Lord, the Lord Almighty.””

The above is not in the preface for the 2011 revised NIV.

Philippians 2:9-11 (NOG)
9 This is why God has given him an exceptional honor—the name honored above all other names—10 so that at the name of Yeshua everyone in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will kneel 11 and confess that Yeshua Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

If the name above is to be honored, shouldn’t it be the one used and not a variation of the name?

Philippians 4:3 (NOG)
3 Yes, I also ask you, Syzugus, my true partner, to help these women. They fought beside me to spread the Good News along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Will there be many versions of a name in the book or just one? Which one?

Matthew 6:9 (NOG)
9 “This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, let your name be kept holy.

How do we keep a name holy if we say it is okay to change it for whatever reason we (man) deems appropriate?

Luke 1:49 (NOG)
49 because the Almighty has done great things to me. His name is holy.

Doesn’t scripture again and again say that the name matters and that it (the name) is holy?

John 17:11 (NOG)
11 I won’t be in the world much longer, but they are in the world, and I’m coming back to you. Holy Father, keep them safe by the power of your name, the name that you gave me, so that their unity may be like ours.

Shouldn’t we use the name spoken about here? The name that the father gave and not one that man morphed it into?

Acts 4:10-12 (NOG)
10 You and all the people of Israel must understand that this man stands in your presence with a healthy body because of the power of Yeshua Christ from Nazareth. You crucified Yeshua Christ, but God has brought him back to life. 11 He is the stone that the builders rejected, the stone that has become the cornerstone. 12 No one else can save us. Indeed, we can be saved only by the power of the one named Yeshua and not by any other person.”

A very specific name is used here. All the passages I have included come from the NOG version of the bible. I am in no way endorsing this version at present. I’m just using it to show that there is a very different sounding name used. If this is the original name, shouldn’t we use it?

Acts 4:17-18 (NOG)
17 So let’s threaten them. Let’s tell them that they must never speak to anyone about the one named Yeshua. Then the news about the miracle that they have performed will not spread any further among the people.” 18 They called Peter and John and ordered them never to teach about Yeshua or even mention his name.

By changing the “name” from the original to the present form, hasn’t this been achieved? Most believers I have come in contact with in the United States never “mention” the Hebrew name you and I both believe He was given.

Acts 26:15 (NOG)
15 “I asked, ‘Who are you, sir?’ “The Lord answered, ‘I am Yeshua, the one you’re persecuting.

In this passage it is Paul who is being spoken to and he was being spoken to in Hebrew. I’m convinced it is His Hebrew name used. I am also convinced that no matter what language our messiah speaks in, He uses just one name just the same way you and I would if we traveled to a foreign land and introduced ourselves.

Romans 9:17 (NOG)
17 For example, Scripture says to Pharaoh, “I put you here for this reason: to demonstrate my power through you and to spread my name throughout the earth.”

How is the name being spread if it is not used or it has been changed to something not even close to the original in sound or meaning?

Revelation 3:8 (NOG)
8 I know what you have done. See, I have opened a door in front of you that no one can shut. You only have a little strength, but you have paid attention to my word and have not denied my name.

Is denying to use the original names, denying His name to some degree? If He has a name, shouldn’t we use it and profess it to be the only name? I understand we have different words in different languages for the exact same thing, but shouldn’t names be left alone? Shouldn’t the name of God be kept holy?

In conclusion, what is your support that these statements you made are true?

“I’m not suggesting that we call Him Bob, but I’m pointing to the fact that those who knew Him personally didn’t use His Hebrew name when they spoke about Him, and when they wrote about Him. They spoke Greek in public, and wrote the New Testament in Greek…so they referred to Him, as it was appropriate, by His Greek name: Iesous. Not only is there nothing wrong with that, we must conclude that there is actually something right about that…or they wouldn’t have done it that way.”

Is your source for these statements about what those who personally knew Him from our (English speaking) version of the bible? Please consider that at the time the messiah walked the earth, he was not known to the masses (Jews or Greeks) the way He is today. As news of Him spread, do you honestly and intellectually believe that many different versions of His name were developed and spread? What you are reading in the bible you are using is a translation of the original text. No one can be certain that the “original” new testament wasn’t written in Hebrew and later translated into Greek. As a matter of fact, there was no “new testament” as we see it today in those times. Each book of the new testament was written at a different time and later brought together in its present form. Do I believe it is the inspired word of God? Yes. Is it possible that man has altered parts of it? Yes.

While on this subject of the new testament, what language was the book of Hebrews written in? This book was written to the Hebrews. Certainly it was not written in Greek. There is also compelling evidence that the book of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew. I invite you to research that or I can provide sources if you like.

As for the matter of the Mosaic law, that is a topic for another thread. My hope is to tackle this issue first before moving on to another. I will say, however, that I don’t ascribe to very legalistic views (strict interpretations of enforcement of laws/rules) of the new testament.

In conclusion Tony, I really appreciate your willingness to dialogue with me as we search for the Truth. I believe you have access to my email address. Would you consider contacting me via that address so we can exchange phone numbers and speak offline? If not, no worries. We can continue in this forum.

respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 12, 2016 9:04 am

Hello Tony,

My sincerest apologies for the long reply above. My intent was to provide you with exactly what you have asked for in your latest reply: “Let’s also be all about Scripture, okay?”

I provided at least 10 bible passages where the context is clear. They spoke to the actual name and its use. Instead of using any of the ones I actually used, you gave an example above that has nothing to do with the subject matter at hand nor does it accurately reflect what I did with the passages I included.

All of my responses to you have been written with love and respect. It saddens me that when people dialogue (especially on sensitive issues) some resort to name calling and demeaning language. My hope is that we can continue this discussion without further instances of either.

I’ll keep this reply (comment) brief as you requested, but I must ask: was the option to reply to the topic “WHAT DOES ‘JESUS’ MEAN?” removed on purpose or was it an oversight? I also got no email notification of your reply as I have in the past.

I concur that context is crucial to understanding the word. Would it be possible to fully examine the passages I provided in my previous reply to see if we are in agreement on the context?

The significance our ancestor believers put on names was very much different than today. Back then names were given with more care than now. Names actually had meaning and they were considered inseparable from the actual person. It spoke to the essence and character of a person. That is why in my original reply I used the first post in this thread to ask my questions. The following statement was particularly troubling:

“Jesus does not mean “Yahweh saves” or “the Lord saves” or even “He saves”. Despite the fact that Jesus Himself means a great deal to many people, there’s no English meaning to Jesus at all.”

My original question still remains. Shouldn’t there be concern if we stripped away the essence of what the name means?

I have read all the bible references you provided above and I don’t see how anything I have said is in conflict with any of them. I concur with your understanding of why we don’t call the Messiah, Emmanuel. In the chapter of Matthew that you quote it is very clear why. The angel of the Lord told Joseph exactly what to call Him and Joseph complied to the letter. I find no fault in his actions.

I also do as you do and refer to Greek and Hebrew in my studies. I am searching for the Truth which requires going beyond the limitations of any particular language.

As far as pretending, I know I am not doing that. I used the preface to the NIV bible to support that God’s name was removed from the bible and replaced with a title. I never said it was changed. I said the Messiah’s name was changed and everything you wrote agrees with that. The issue is what we actually call Him. I contend it matters while you say it does not. You stated above that we can’t get God’s name right. I disagree with that statement as written. We can’t get it right if we don’t search for it or ask God for it. If we simply rely on what man says, we are in trouble. God is not dead and He can speak to us. We also have the Holy Spirit in the world to guide us. I am confident that we can and will get the answer to the question of God’s name and whether or not we should be using it.

The oldest source documents we have are not original writings by the actual authors of the bible. They are “copies” of the original and no one (that we know of) has the original. These copies may or may not be copied in the original language written. How than can anyone state emphatically what the disciples called the Messiah of how they actually spelled His name?

In conclusion, most all the names in the bible look/sound a bit different than the so called original name given. I understand giving some allowance for accent/dialect and even some language limitation, but in the case of the Messiah’s name the changes made render His name unrecognizable. Why didn’t the other names in the bible morph to the same degree? After a very quick review, it is easy to see how Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham ended up in their current form. There are even some names that pretty much stayed the same (all the names of the churches in the book of Revelation). These names have changed over time, but the bible retains their original names (as much as we can tell that is). How can there be this much inconsistency on something as simple to get right as names? I don’t know if you have traveled beyond the borders of the United States, but I have done it extensively (to the very regions the bible speaks of). I can assure you that names and the use of them are not treated the way you are representing them in these posts.

Respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 12, 2016 4:24 pm
Reply to  Tony

Hello Tony,

Thank you for your reply. I believe we are having a disconnect between the essence of what I’m saying and the words you are reading in my replies. That is the major reason I asked if we could speak offline. I, like you, edit my responses for brevity to the greatest extent possible. This may cause some gaps in the thoughts we are trying to convey. Take for example what happened when I made a statement with very narrow scope (and in the interest of economy of words) in reference to something you wrote first. You wrote:

“Many of the name differences come from language limitations. Not every language has the same sounds in it. You can blame God for that, by the way.”

I wrote:

“I am searching for the Truth which requires going beyond the limitations of any particular language.”

That, somehow, got turned into me making a dangerous statement and definitions from you on exegesis and eisegesis. I understand the difference and refrain from the latter. I also understand how you came to the conclusion you did. Again, I was speaking very narrowly about the name changes being in part from language limitations. I was not talking about the broader search for the Truth in all things especially Truth that can’t be supported by scripture. I suppose I could have made it clearer that I was referring to your statement, but I felt you would see that. The essence of what I was saying is that language limitations do not adequately explain why names need to change. All able bodied humans (with functional vocal chords) can make the required sounds to accurately pronounce names; it just takes practice.

I will try to express my point as concisely as possible without losing its essence going forward. I’ll start with the last part of your last statement: “What Are The Instructions That God Has Given Me.”

I concur and that is why I asked my original question. You are correct that there is a transliteration (without vowels) of God’s name in some bibles. After much study, it became clear to me that people (man) deemed God’s name so sacred that they decided to not use it. Does this statement jive with what you have read and came to believe? If so, that is what I’m speaking to. That at some point people actually knew his name. Does this mean that Moses originally used His name when he penned Genesis? I can’t be 100 percent sure based on the records that man has kept and it doesn’t really matter with respect to this point. All I am getting at here is that God’s name was known at some point in history and now it is not. Nowhere in scripture does it say that God mandated this or that He didn’t mandate it. Does that mean we are not to worry about it? My contention is that we should, based on the scripture we do have where the bible speaks to the importance of the name. The passages I included speak about how we are to treat the names of God (whether it be the Father or the Son). We were given specific instruction on the matter. We are not to deny His name or forget it. We are not to misuse it. We will kneel to it. We should keep it holy. We are to be saved by the power of the one given that name. Can we substitute reputation or memorial in some or all of these cases? Possibly, but the context remains the same in these instances. The name, memorial, reputation, and character of the “person” behind the name are inextricably linked. They cannot and should not be separated as if they are independent from one another for this discussion. In this sense the name, the character, and the person are one. You can’t take away one side of the “triangle” replace it with something else and then claim it to be the same thing. I understand that there are different connotations for words. That’s not at issue here. Words have different meanings and sometimes more than one is meant at a time. Sometimes the meaning is narrower or more specific. When we say “in the name of” I understand that we are saying with the authority of, or as an ambassador of, or some other derivative of that.

What I’m saying is that your statement that “You’re worried about the name of the person, while the text is concerned about their reputation. You should see that by looking at the context of each verse” is not how I feel or what I’m communicating. I’m saying that both apply in this case and the context supports this. Why are they being separated?

Exodus 20:7 (NOG)
7 “Never use the name of Yahweh your Elohim carelessly. Yahweh will make sure that anyone who carelessly uses his name will be punished.

Jeremiah 23:27 (NOG)
27 They tell each other the dreams they had, because they want to make my people forget my name, as their ancestors forgot my name because of Baal.

Philippians 2:10 (NOG)
10 so that at the name of Yeshua everyone in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will kneel.

Matthew 6:9 (NOG)
9 “This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, let your name be kept holy.

Luke 1:49 (NOG)
49 because the Almighty has done great things to me. His name is holy.

John 17:11 (NOG)
11 I won’t be in the world much longer, but they are in the world, and I’m coming back to you. Holy Father, keep them safe by the power of your name, the name that you gave me, so that their unity may be like ours.

Acts 4:12 (NOG)
12 No one else can save us. Indeed, we can be saved only by the power of the one named Yeshua and not by any other person.”

Acts 4:18 (NOG)
18 They called Peter and John and ordered them never to teach about Yeshua or even mention his name.

Acts 26:15 (NOG)
15 “I asked, ‘Who are you, sir?’ “The Lord answered, ‘I am Yeshua, the one you’re persecuting.

Romans 9:17 (NOG)
17 For example, Scripture says to Pharaoh, “I put you here for this reason: to demonstrate my power through you and to spread my name throughout the earth.”

Revelation 3:8 (NOG)
8 I know what you have done. See, I have opened a door in front of you that no one can shut. You only have a little strength, but you have paid attention to my word and have not denied my name.

***Please note that I am only using the NOG bible to highlight the difference in the names used, not as an endorsement of this version or the names in it.***

I will stop here for now as I do not want to make this too long. My hope is that you understand what it is I’m actually saying about the name, reputation, character, and person all being in agreement. I have included several passages where this is supported. Do you agree with the position that the name and the person are inextricably linked and that the bible supports this?

Respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 12, 2016 5:34 pm
Reply to  Tony

Tony,

I am getting it from here for one. In this passage God gave this commandment. Isn’t this one of THE 10 commandments? Why give it if we did not know His name? Now you could argue that name doesn’t mean actual name here, but that it means reputation or character or memorial. I’m saying that it is clear from this passage that it means more than one of those. For reference, I was exactly where you are on this subject for many years. I made the same arguments you are making now. I was unwilling to consider this topic at all until I read something on your site that made me be still for a moment and actually listen (read) to what was being said (written).

Exodus 20:7 (NOG/NIV)
7 “Never use the name of Yahweh your Elohim carelessly. Yahweh will make sure that anyone who carelessly uses his name will be punished.

7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

I am not advocating “changing” anything at all. I’m advocating doing what God asks us to do. What I’m saying with respect to God the Father is that if He does, in fact, have a name, as scripture points out below, shouldn’t we use it? The question then becomes how do we find that out? That’s where my “God is not dead” comment came from. I know that God can still (in this age) speak to us. I say we ask Him for the answer and stop relying solely on man or recorded history for the answer. With respect to the Son, I’m saying that it is widely believed (I believe you also said you believe) that his name is really something other than Jesus and that if it had been translated/transliterated properly it would be closer to Joshua in English. In this case I’m asking why don’t we all use that name then or the actual one given if it can be determined?

respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 12, 2016 5:38 pm

Tony,

To be clear, I meant “above” scripture and stop using recorded history other than the bible.

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 12, 2016 7:20 pm

Tony,

For your continued consideration:

The Smith family has made a name for itself over many generations. When people speak of them they say what fine people they are and that they can be trusted. Members of the family gain entry to many places simply by saying they are so and so Smith. One day Tom Smith decided he wanted to change his last name to Davis. He is the same person only his named changed. He in essence has divorced himself from the legacy of his good family name (reputation) and must somehow link it if he wants to retain the benefits of the name or he has to create a new legacy. As years pass, Tom Davis earns a despicable reputation and his children must bear the weight of it. The Davis name is now mud. Doors don’t open at its mention. In both cases the name and the person are linked and cannot be separated. Every time a name is changed the reputation that was associated with the former must be linked or it is lost. Linking it is problematic as it must be explained to all those who knew you as someone else prior.

With respect to the subject at hand, it has been noted that the name of our Messiah was morphed into its present form a few hundred years ago. There was no United States of America with its 320 million people. There was no internet or mass communication system. His current name is how many have come to know of Him and His legacy. The world wasn’t as connected as it is today. What we see as a change in the Messiah’s name over time may not have been quite so evident to the masses back then. Even if it was, it wouldn’t have been as difficult to change it as it would be today. Can you imagine what would happen if we created a new letter for J today and gave it a different sound? There would be major backlash and quite a bit of chaos. How would you feel about that? Would you use a different name just because a new letter was introduced? Would you rationalize that as long as it’s referring to the same person it’s okay?

In addition, here are some other passages where it is clear names matter:

Psalm 5:11, 83:18, 99:6, Isaiah 50:10, 1 Kings 8:35, 2 Samuel 22:50, Malachi 3:16 and Exodus 23:13. There are many passages in the bible that speak to the name. When looked at collectively, it is evident names are very significant and that we have been given instruction on how to treat them.

Respectfully,

Jaimie

Jaimie
Jaimie
August 14, 2016 2:48 am
Reply to  Tony

Hello Tony,

I’m not quite sure how we got to this conclusion as the original post was about God the Son and not God the Father. I threw in the Father part as an aside as I feel they are equally important. The original post was titled “What does Jesus mean?” The first reply to that post concluded that the name “Jesus” actually meant nothing at all in English. I then asked the question: “If what was written here is true about the name Jesus having no English meaning at all, shouldn’t there be concern?” As the discussion continued I asked the same question a different way: “With respect to the Son, I’m saying that it is widely believed (I believe you also said you believe) that his name is really something other than Jesus and that if it had been translated/transliterated properly it would be closer to Joshua in English. In this case I’m asking why don’t we all use that name then or the actual one given if it can be determined?”

I demonstrated through scripture that a name was given to the Son. I demonstrated that biblical scholars agree that His current name is not correct. I demonstrated that you concur with these findings. I demonstrated through scripture that names do in fact matter. Whether we say name, character, reputation, or memorial isn’t an issue as they are all linked and can’t be separated. With respect to the Father, I demonstrated through scripture that God said to not misuse his name. It was so important it is one of the 10 commandments!

In the face of all of that it appears your position now is that I have aptly demonstrated the validity of my position, but because I cannot (at present) tell you with certainty what His name is that I should just give up…

To be very clear, my position is that I know incredible odds for/against something are no match for God. Time and again in scripture we read how powerful He is and that tremendous odds can be overcome if we simply have faith in Him. Arks are built, great loss is overcome, giants are slain, seas are parted, and walls fall. Is it your position that these things are only things we read about and that they can no longer happen? 3500 years and many so called scholars are no match for Him either. I am not looking for anything new as you state nor am I misguided as you say your father was. I know God speaks to His children in this day and age. It astounds me that people can read the bible diligently, pray fervently, and live honorable lives, but at the mention of God actually speaking to them they go silent. Why is that? The first thing people do when someone claims God spoke to them is to run to scripture to compare notes as if it will validate the claim if it matches up well. Simply matching up with scripture is no proof that God actually spoke to anyone. It could just mean they are well versed in the bible. In addition, the absence of something from the bible does not automatically make it false. It does, however, need to be consistent with scripture. When the Messiah walked the earth there was no new testament. The scholars of the day thought Him to be blasphemous. They would claim He was not speaking for God and used the very scriptures we use today to make that claim. Please don’t think I’m saying that God will speak to someone and give them “new” information that the scriptures can’t support. I am saying though that He could give someone clearer understanding of what is actually there and He could give new information as well. I simply cannot put God in a box with expectations that He will act as “scholars” tell me He will or should.

There are people who say that God wouldn’t allow the bible to be trifled with to the degree that would cause confusion or mislead people. Every time I hear that I shake my head because I often read parallel verses and refer to the Greek and Hebrew so that I can get the actual meaning being conveyed. I wouldn’t have to do this if all bibles were already in a form for me to do so. It is easy right now to be confused or mislead if people simply read any of the English versions of the bible without comparison or proper context. Do you concur with that assessment? I say all of that because the bible makes it pretty clear that God has allowed the devil wide latitude in this world. None of us are strong enough to deal with him without God. Not even the translators (not the original writers) of the bible.

In conclusion, I will honor your request if you truly are done with this subject. I do not wish to push things on anyone. I’m a firm believer in showing people how to think instead of what to think. I believe you are well-intentioned and passionately believe what you believe. I respect that. Your advice is sound and I have been doing what you suggest (and more) for quite some time now. 🙂 I will leave you with this:

Most believers I know or have heard (famous and ordinary) believe that God only speaks to us today through His word. They are very skeptical of people who claim God spoke to them. Here is a link to Billy Graham’s web page where a question was asked about God speaking to us.

https://billygraham.org/answer/why-doesnt-god-talk-to-us-today-like-he-talked-to-people-back-in-bible-times/

The answer is in line with what I’m saying. Has anyone stopped to consider that God may not be speaking to many “believers” today because they either forgot, don’t know, or refuse to use His name? This is what I think is at the center of why people do not want to discuss this or to find out the answer. Somehow I think they believe it calls into question what they believe. I know that God wants us to honor Him in all that we do and say. I know that one way to honor Him is to keep His name holy (actual name and reputation). Oddly enough I believe the reason people stopped speaking His name was a misguided attempt to not misuse it. If His name is never spoken, it would be impossible to misuse it. In any event, I wish you well my friend. My offer to chat via phone is always open if you choose to accept it.

Respectfully,

Jaimie

Talesh
Talesh
October 27, 2016 9:58 am
Reply to  Jaimie

Jaime,

Its amazing that when you read the word of God, it tells you about the person and then connects the name to the person. I don’t think Tony is saying that names are not important. What he is saying, is the person who is connected to the name makes the name. God the Father is God and is identified by who He is. “I am that I am”, “Ancient of Days”, “Alpha and Omega” etc.
The feeling you get when you call on the name of Jesus is because the power you know that comes with the name, the Savior who is called Jesus. We are familiar with the name Jesus but if we knew him by Joseph then it would be no different. That name is not familiar to you though so it sounds weird. You recall the connection you have to what Jesus has done for you however, if you come across a coworker with the name Jesus would you all to worship him? You can know that name and not have any connection if there is no relationship to who this person is and what they have done for you.
All in all what is most important is that we exemplify the behavior of our Savior Jesus, not Jesus the coworker, and that is how he will know us. My name is Talesh and I can do many great things but if I don’t love, forgive and show the other fruits that people can see I am rooted in Christ don’t manifest, then God will not know me.

Jesus
Jesus
September 22, 2016 10:09 pm

The original question was is there power in the name of
Jesus .
Your original answer is no.
And then you went on to ramble about translations in different languages but if all Scripture is God breathed who’s answers wrong. Proof , I’m sure you’re looking for an argument …
John 19:20
When Jesus Christ was on the cross being crucified for your sins and mine it was written the king of the Jews … Who,ourSavior, in what languages did they write it in?
Hebrew, Latin, and Greek
” I have written what I have written”( John 19:22) a.k.a it was no mistake! So it doesn’t matter which translation of the same name, it all translate the same,
So guess what:
” there is power in the name of Jesus Christ ” (John 14:13)

Jesus
Jesus
September 28, 2016 4:34 pm
Reply to  Tony

Well I’m a little confused
1. You called me tony but it’s Jesus
2. I feel a tensions & an angry vibe but ok you wanted logic & scripture …
John 14:13
“… andI will do whatever you ask for in my name”
v.14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
John 16:24
“Until now you have asked nothing in my name,ask and you WILL receive…”
But that isn’t enough I’m sure because then you get into
the whole name translation…
So there is no peace in your question?
So I guess my question then would be; what is your problem with Jesus Christ?

June
June
November 3, 2018 1:46 am
Reply to  Jesus

Jesus, you detect that Tony has a problem with Jesus and is covering it up here…he is in denial of his true feelings about Christ and His words? You could be right!! Let’s follow and see where he leads…

firefly
firefly
October 23, 2016 3:29 pm

Another name by which Jesus is referred to is the Amen.

Rev. 3:14
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
   These things saith the Amen.

DYK that Amen-Ra was also the name of the anc. Egyptian sun god !?

firefly
firefly
October 23, 2016 6:34 pm

Amun, Amin, Amen Egyptians name for th invisible God.  IDK, maybe someone can further enlighten.  Meantime:

“Before Abraham was I Am”  i.e. th invisible God existed before th beginning but was known by diiferent names.  “A rose by any other name…”

Mathew 9:15
   New International Version
Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

Psalms 19:4
   New International Version
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.  (i.e. for the bridegroom?)

   To paraprase Jesus:  These things are written as parables.  They look and they look but They do not see.

   These things I do you can also do and even greater.

   Do not judge that may not bb judged

Ti Ti B
Ti Ti B
December 3, 2016 9:58 pm
Reply to  Tony

Tony, I have a question to pose you. And i understand this is huge. And may also seem like a very unthoughful question but here it is: What exactly is God as your knowledge compels you currently to state?

Is God a being? A Spiritual Being? Is he the Word? And if so, is God an explanation? – An explanation of Life and how it works? Is God, Life? An idea? What is He??

I am very much looking forward to read your reply as I get the impression from the way you write and therefore think, your phrasing, and, your logic, that you probably have some paint on the portait of What is God. Albeit the chance that it could just be a speckle!

CGSouche
CGSouche
October 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place, and gave Him the name above all names,Philippians 2-9

There is power in his name! In his name i have conquered many things in life, horrible things. This is why those who believe, really believe. Whatever we ask (and whatever means whatever) in his name to the father we will have it. These words were said by Jesus himself and it was given to THOSE who belong to him not to the rest of the world. So if you are of his you will believe it, if you aren’t his then you might never get anything. Things we ask must be aligned to the word of God. I have asked God many times for things and in HIS time i receive them and if i don’t get what i asked for i get something better!

Talesh Sweetenberg
Talesh Sweetenberg
October 27, 2016 9:21 am

It is power in the name of Jesus because of who it is connected to. We understand that this Jesus is the Messiah. There are many people named Jesus these days and Joseph in those day but this Jesus is the one who saves. This Jesus is Lord, this Jesus is our savior. So the power is in who he is and who he his is what gives the name power. So when you call on the name of Jesus, you must know who he is.

Automotive
Automotive
November 9, 2016 12:26 am

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Ti Ti B
Ti Ti B
December 3, 2016 10:07 pm
Reply to  Automotive

hahahaha thats exactly what i was just about to do. He’s good right?

Yusuf Gisilambe Andrew Gangsa.
Yusuf Gisilambe Andrew Gangsa.
September 4, 2017 8:31 pm

Thank You much. Christ Religious Education Student from Nigeria.

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dark fantasy Music
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