Can you find Jesus in the Old testament?
Jesus In The First Part Of The Good Book
There are many different ways in which the savior is represented in the Old testament. Most people would agree to this. There are the messianic prophecies. There are what they call pre-incarnate appearances such as the fiery furnace visit with Shadrach, Meeshak, and Abed-nego.
This is a series within a series, if you will. There are a number or significant appearances that I came to understand when I stopped separating the TESTAMENTS. Today, I will share the actual Name, and show you what I do to remind myself each time.
The name Jesus is pronounced Yeshua in Hebrew. Guess what. The word salvation is pronounced Yeshua in Hebrew.
Yes. Yeshua occurs 77 times in the OT. (Nice number.) A version of that word “Yasha” also occurs 205 times. So, right there are 282 occurrences of Jesus.
So, for today’s Hack Thy KJV, we will put Jesus back in our Old Testament.
Okee dokey, where do we start?
When you are reading your regular Bible, no matter what translation, look for the word “salvation.”
It shall be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”Isaiah 25:9
So, Everytime you come across the word “salvation,” write above it “YESHUA.” There. Done. That way, when you see His actual Name, you will see that it is Him. It is Jesus. You will begin to notice that He wasn’t such a surprise. He wasn’t a sudden shift in God’s plan. He IS the plan. Halleluyah!
You can even write Jesus if you prefer. We already call Him by His Hebrew name, so it’s not a two step process for our household but you may choose the English name Jesus as your write-in vote.
What would it mean to you to see your Savior’s name all through the Old Testament as you read?