The Hebrew word for ‘salvation’ is yeshua. ‘Salvation’ is found 158 times in the New American Standard Bible, both testaments. In the Complete Jewish Bible, ‘salvation’ as ‘yeshua’ is found 1181 times, both testaments. The Savior’s name and his purpose are one in the same. Yesha, the Hebrew root of yeshuah, signifies that which God will do on man’s behalf or that which has already been done by God for man.
choice to follow Him or ‘bad’ things happen. Others say ‘bad’ happens because we live in a fallen world. Both of those views have truth to them, yet I wonder if the problem isn’t that God allows ‘bad’ things to happen to ‘good’ people, but we have twisted view of ourselves and a false one of God. I present the idea that we are not ‘good’ people and therefore, ‘bad’ things will be part of our life experience.
Most Christians acknowledge that Jesus was not born on December 25 in the middle of winter. Yet few realize that his birth is outlined in the Bible if they could unravel some of the clues given to them in the gospels that refer back to the Hebrew Scriptures. The account of the ‘reason for the season’ begins in the book of Luke chapter 1 when Zechariah was in the Temple burning incense to God. The time of his Temple service is the key to understanding when of the birth of his son, John, took place as well as the birth of Jesus (Yeshua).