Salvation, ‘ye•shu•ah’ however, is also a core concept in the Old Testament. It is the antithesis of the ‘only-self-reliance’ way of life that is usually coupled with power and money. The presence of these two have been leading many to the illusion of godliness power. It was prevalent in the Bible with many kings who turned away from God, believing their power can serve them as an answer to every foreseeable difficulty, hardship and adversary. The common factor of all ‘only-self-reliant’ people is the believe that they will never need salvation. This has led the demise of kingdoms, nations and individuals throughout history. The outcry of the prophets was mostly ignored, leading to the Inevitable destruction.
Disasters and destruction are paving many paths of mankind’s history. But this is not the planned destiny of mankind:
‘For God didn’t appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,’
Eventually, all realize that the only rescue from complete destruction is God:
‘the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.’
‘Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.’
You may be aware of the proximity of the word ‘ye•shu•ah to the Hebrew name of Jesus, Ye•shua. In salvation, we separate and stress the last syllable whereas in Jesus name we the ‘shua’ as one syllable with no separation. Please listen to the recording again so that you can distinguish between the two.
Lately, there are quite a few people who are mispronouncing Jesus name by calling him Ya•shua, trying to make a combination between the name Yeshua and the the name ‘Yah,’ the Father’s name. Ya•shua is not a valid name, nor is this practice being supported anywhere in the Bible. This is a distortion of both name and of the rules of the Hebrew language. The idea maybe nice and sweet but the outcome is an artificial distortion. Please align your calling upon Yeshua with the Bible and avoid doing this.