Where does the name ‘Yeshua’ come from?
Don’t most people call him ‘Jesus’? The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation. Around the time of Jesus’ birth, the names ‘Yeshu’ and ‘Yeshua’ were not uncommon. Reading right to left, the Hebrew letters which spell Yeshua are Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin. Read More
The Lamb of God was predicted in the Old Testament, from the very first lamb that was slain.
From the time in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve first sinned, their sin needed to be atoned for.
The wages of sin is death. God, in his gracious love, chose an innocent animal to atone for their sin by shedding its blood.
The animal whose skin was used to cover their nakedness may even have been a lamb. God may even have sacrificed the animal in front of Adam and Eve.
Today is Palm Sunday, which marks the precise day that Yeshua was prophesied to reveal himself as Israel's Messiah by riding into Jerusalem on a young donkey.
The crowds recognized their Messiah, shouting "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" as they waved palm branches before laying them on the ground in front of their king. Read More
The holiday of Hanukkah, also known as The Feast of Dedication or Feast of the Maccabees begins tonight at sundown.
This holiday is a man-made holiday, not a feast day ordained by God, so it is not mentioned in the Jewish bible; the Torah, the Haftorah or Tanakh, but is celebrated by Jews around the world. Hanukkah is a sequence of 8 days set aside to praise and thank God for his faithfulness and miraculous power. The celebration is remembering a victory of the Jews over the Greko/Syrians in 165 B.C. by the retaking and re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The highlight of Hanukkah is known as the Miracle of Lights which involves the large 7-branch menorah in the temple. Read More
Who is Yeshua ben Yosef?
A well known Jewish prediction is that the Messiah will be from the line of King David.
"When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son."