The Saviour



The Saviour

Reading:
John Chapter 1

1. His Name

QUESTION:
Proverbs 30: 4: Who hath ascended up in to heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in His fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if thou canst tell?

ANSWER:
Yahweh is His name and Yeshua is His Son's name. For more information see Sacred Names.
Matthew 1: 21: Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The Hebrew word for salvation is ‘Yeshua’ and this calls to mind the Saviour's main purpose for coming to this earth - to save mankind from sin, from disobedience.

To be baptized in His Name (Acts 2: 38, 8: 16, 22: 16)
Acts 2: 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8: 16: For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were (baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)”
Acts 22: 16: And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”

Healing was done in His (Jesus’) Name.
Acts 3: 6: “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Verse: 16: And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 4: 12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
Philippians 2: 9: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
1 Peter 4: 14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
Matthew 24: 9: Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.”

We can see from the above passages that the name of the Saviour - Jesus (written variously in A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada literature as Yeshua, Yahshua, or Yahoshua) is important. But in view of the fact that the Master has answered many millions of prayers in the past when called by the name of ‘Jesus’ I do not make an issue about the correct pronunciation or spelling.

2. His Past Performance - the Creation

Though the Father was the architect of the universe, the builder was His Son, the Word, the Logos.
John 1: 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2: The same was in the beginning with God.
3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Genesis 1: 26: And God said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Note that word ‘US.’ It implies that there was another person with the Almighty when the universe was being created. That other person was the Son, the Word, the Logos, the Spokesman, the actual builder who implemented the Father's plans. This fact is repeated in the book of Hebrews.
Hebrews 1: 1: God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”

3. His Present Work - Salvation

John 3: 16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

4. The Messiah’s Position

OUR HIGH PRIEST:
Hebrews 3: 1: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Hebrews 7: 17: For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18: For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19: For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
20: And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
21: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
22: By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23: And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

THE MELCHISEDEC PRIESTHOOD:
Melchisedec was a priest of the Most High God. Unlike the Aaronic Priesthood, in which which the High Priest's position passed from father to son, membership and position in the Melchisedec Priesthood is by divine appointment. Jesus Christ is the divinely appointed High Priest of the Melchisedec Priesthood. He officiates at the very throne of YHVH (Yahovah) on behalf of us believers on earth. The Melchisedec Priesthood will continue throughout eternity.

OUR SACRIFICE - THE LAMB OF GOD:
Revelation 5: 12: Saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.
13: And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14: And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

OUR SOLICITOR:
1 John 2: 1: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

OUR FRIEND:
Luke 12: 4: “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
James 2: 23: And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it (his faith) was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
John 15: 14: “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

OUR KING:
Revelation 17: 14: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he (the Lamb) is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 19: 16: And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

OUR GUEST:
Revelation 3: 20: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

5. His Power

Matthew 28: 18: And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

NOTE:
It is quite impossible to properly appreciate the significance of the words ALL POWER. Yes, Yeshua is omnipotent. He has unlimited power of every kind. ALL POWER. Just pause and think awhile about that staggering statement. Also remember that it extends to heaven, and earth and all creatures under the earth. At best we can only begin to understand what he is talking about; but one day we shall really know the detail!

6. Yeshua’s Objective

To produce holy and obedient true believers
Romans 8: 3: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

The Saviour came to earth not merely to pay the price for our past sins, extremely important though that step in our salvation is; but to condemn and conquer sin in the flesh. In other words to slay sin in us, to utterly demolish in the human mind and body the very urge to sin and in its place to put a hunger and a thirst for righteousness. (obedience) The Saviour's ultimate objective is ‘that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us.’ True believers must, therefore, constantly examine themselves to see whether or not this purpose is being fulfilled in their lives. Is sin being replaced by righteousness?


AMEN!

In the Son’s Name — For the Father’s glory.
Elder:
Max W. Mader

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