Yeshua, “Jehovah is salvation”
Christmas is a promise offered to mankind, God planned Jesus’ birth, life, and death before the foundation of the world.
1 Peter 1:20
20 He was chosen before the creation of the world but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
Jesus will come from the tribe of Judah as the line through which this promised One would come. Eventually, He revealed that David would be the ancestor of Israel’s coming King.
14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
15 “‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.
On that Christmas night in Bethlehem, the Old Testament promises were fulfilled. When Joseph discovered Mary was pregnant, an angel appeared to Him explaining that the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
The name Jesus is the English form of Yeshua, which means “Jehovah is salvation.” And that’s exactly what the Son of God is—the Savior who came to rescue sinful humanity.