Who Is Yeshua?

"Yosef (Joseph), son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam home with you as your wife; for what has been conceived in her is from the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua because he will save his people from their sins." Mattityahu (Matthew) 1:20b-21

Our Messiah was named "Yeshua" for the very thing he was sent to do: to "save [Hebrew: yeshu'ah] his people from their sins." "He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquity..." Yeshua died for our sins; he takes sin, becoming sin itself. God reconciles the world to himself in Messiah, not counting men's sins against them. (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3, John 1:29, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 2 Corinthians 5:19)

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Messiah died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Messiah died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Yeshua HaMashiach, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:6-11, written by a Jewish Pharisee in the first century named Sha'ul)

Yeshua died for us to ransom us for God, to reconcile us to God, thus enabling sinful man to be changed and able to approach Adonai as holy ones, our way to eternal life made clear. Messiah died for our deliverance so that we may die to our sins and live for righteousness once and for all-he did what mere animal sacrifice could picture, but never accomplish. (Hebrews 2:9, Revelation 5:9, Colossians 1:21-22, 2 Timothy 1:10, 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 1 Peter 2:24, Hebrews 9:12-14a)

Adonai raised Yeshua from the dead to deliver us and make us righteous. Yeshua's resurrection gives us something in which to put our trust, revealing to us the fullness of the Good News by making us dead to sin and alive to God. As joint-heirs with Yeshua, we partake of his inheritance. In Messiah, we are no longer under any condemnation, we belong to a body of many parts, and we are sanctified, called to be holy, and share in all God's promises. In Him we are a new creation, we are justified by faith, sons of God, resurrected with Messiah, enslaved to Torah, and seated with Him in heaven. (Romans 10:9; 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:17; 2 Timothy 2:8; Romans 6:1-11; Romans 8:1, 12:5; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 2 Corinthians 1:20, 5:17; Galatians 2:16, 3:26; Ephesians 2:6)