The NAME of our Messiah
At Return of the Remnant Ministry, we pronounce the name of our Messiah as "Yeshua" or "Yahshua" which, loosely translated in Hebrew, means "Salvation" or "Yah is salvation". The English word "Jesus" comes from the Greek word Ἰησοῦς (pronounced Yea'sous). From the time Messiah walked the earth until the 1600's, the name Jesus (in it's "J" pronunciation) was not used or spoken. In the English language, the letter "J" sound did not come about until around 1634, when the first English-language book made a clear distinction between the letters "i" and "j". In the original King James Bible of 1611, there are no occurrences of the letter "J". In fact, the 1611 KJV has "Iesus" for the name of our Messiah (The Geneva Bible of 1587 also has "Iesus"). The disciples of Messiah would have called him by his Hebrew name, Yeshua/Yahshua, not Jesus.
Take the following scripture as an example:
Mat 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Here we read that the angel tells Joseph (Yosef) that Mary (Miriam), his betrothed, will give birth to a son, "and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." In English the reason explains nothing- why not name him "Frank", because he will save his people from their sins"? In the Greek, the name Ἰησοῦς (pronounced Yea'sous) has nothing to do with the greek word σώζω, which means "to save". When the Hebrew word Yeshua ( יהושע - "salvation") is used, it fits perfectly. "...and he shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name YESHUA: for he shall save his people from their sins."
Another scripture that has more meaning when using the Hebrew name for our Messiah, Yeshua, is found in the Gospel according to Luke. A righteous man by the name of Simeon was in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and proclaimed the following when he saw "Yeshua".
Luk 2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Luk 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
Luk 2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Another rendering of scripture could be written as such:
Luk 2:30 For my eyes have seen your "Yeshua".
Simeon didn't see a Greek baby by the name of "Jesus", NO, he saw a Hebrew baby by the name of "YESHUA"!
The conclusion is clear: that the personal name of our Messiah was not Jesus, rather, his name was (and still is) Yeshua/Yahshua.