Teaches the Biblical meaning of the word ‘Jesus’.
SNT – 322
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Mat 1:21-23; (Gen 3); Gen 21:33; 22:14; 1:1
Exo 15:2; 14:30; Luk 2:21
Phi 2:6-8; Heb 2:8, 9; Joh 13:13, 14; Luk 6:46; 19:33
Mat 8:21; 21:3; 10:25; Luk 5:5; Mat 8:19, 10:24; 23:8, 10; Joh 1:38, 49; Mat 8:29; 21:11; 26:71; Joh 1:46; Mat 1:21
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Jesus, Matthew, Jehovah, Christ, Joshua
Take your Bibles tonight please and turn to the Gospel of Matthew. The Gospel of Matthew chapter one. There's a record here in the Gospel of Matthew. Which I would simply like to set before you people tonight for your consideration for your study, not only just to listen to my teaching tonight, but to take it home with you, and then start working it through for yourself. It is something that I perhaps have never taught publicly, to a group of this size or immensity. But I have shared these truths with smaller groups and students of the way ministry. I believe that all of you know that I am absolutely convinced that the word of God means what it says and says what it means. As long as we can be sure we have the word of God. Sometimes we have difficulty in finding the Word of God, because of the translators, abilities, to be in error, about in error about certain basic truths of the Word of God. For instance, I am confident that all of you are fully cognizant of the truth, that I believe that the words that are used within the word are used with a mathematical exactness, and with a scientific precision. Man like ew Ballinger believe the same thing. He believed that the word was used in a remarkable way, and that the different words that were used in the word were to be used in the light of the Holy Spirit. I want to take this 21st verse of this wonderful first chapter, then set before you some of the truths that have been in my heart and mind for many years, regarding some of the things spoken of in this verse. Here in the record of Matthew 121, we read, and Qi, Mary shall bring forth the sun, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. This was spoken to Joseph, that he was to call his name Jesus. And you'll notice the word Jesus, you'll note that the word Jesus has a very peculiar look in your Bible. The letters are all in capitals, capital J, capital E, capital S, capital U, capital S, do you see that? All of them? Yet, if you look at verse 16, of the first chapter, it said in Jacob begat Joseph, the father of Mary, of whom was born, what, Jesus and there it's not even capitalized, not that J. The first letter of the noun, Jesus is not even capitalized. See, all the other letters are lowercase. So first of all, in verse 21, that word Jesus should really make us sit up and pay attention, because immediately you realize that the translators took some unwarranted liberties. They were way out of line, when they capitalized the entire word. Because in the Greek texts, this is not true. But they did this, because they were trying to portray something which I do not believe the Scripture will warn. And as we read, And in Genesis chapter three, regarding the fall of man, that man fell, when they were disobedient to God's word, by omitting something from God's Word by adding to it or by changing it, and neither you nor I nor any other person has a right to change God's Word, we have only a right to study it to research it. For we stand approved before God as we do want, rightly divide the word of truth. The Bible is the true Word of God, but only to the end that we rightly divided, will we have the true word? So here in verse 21, shall bring forth the son, and thou shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save His people from their sins. Now all this was spoken, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken all this was done that It might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet saying, verse 23, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth the son, and thou shall call his name Emmanuelle, which being interpreted is God with us, God with us. Jesus shall be his name. And thou shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save His people from their sins. The word Jesus, the word Jesus is the same word in the Greek, that the Hebrew word is for Joshua. That's the first thing you ought to put in your mind. Joshua is the same word. The word Jesus je s us is the same word in the New Testament. That the word Joshua J Oh s h, UI. Joshua is in the Old Testament. Now, this word, Joshua. The word Joshua comes from the root of two other words, the one is the word Yeah. Why, ah, er. This is the Hebrew word, which is Joshua, Joshua is made up. I'm trying to trace back for you tonight to get the meaning of the word Jesus from the biblical connotation without any private interpretation so we can work the integrity and the accuracy of the word to get back to exactly what does the word Jesus mean, when you read it in the Word of God? The word is made up of young Joshua, the first part of it is the word young. The word er y h, is a shortened form of the word Jehovah. It's the shortened form of the word Jehovah.
Which is used in your Bibles, Jehovah. If you're looking at Genesis chapter 21. Genesis chapter 21, verse 33, put your finger there. And look at Genesis chapter 22.
Verse 14, let's read verse 33. First, Genesis 2133. And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the name of the Lord, and the name of the Lord, the everlasting God. The name of the Lord is the word Young. Why, ah, Lord, He is the Lord. Young. In 22, verse 14, and Abraham called the name of that place, Jehovah, John, the word Jehovah Jireh is the word Young, Young. The word Jehovah Jedi is always God's presence, he is always with us. Now this word Jehovah, the word Jehovah nice must be rightly divided. And this you can only do if you realize that the word God or the word Lord, you'll have to look it up in your concordance is to find out which word is used in the Old Testament. But in Genesis one one without looking it up. Y'all know it for a memory in the beginning, what? God in the beginning God, and the word for God in Genesis one one is not the word, Jehovah. It is the word Elohim. El OA time, LOL Elohim. It's in the portal. Its first usage always gives you the clue. usually does at least they meaning of the word that used the word Elohim is the Creator God. In the beginning God created Genesis one one. God Elohim. Plural, God as the Creator, the One who created whenever it's used in that life, it's always the word Elohim. And it's always in the plural form. Always. Now, the word Jehovah, like we just read from Genesis 21, and 22. The word Jehovah is always God with his people. Like in that 21st Chapter, the 33rd Verse, I have turned back to Matthew in my testament. Will you read it, Mr. Harry? Loudon long Genesis 2133, do you have it? Read it, please. And Abraham plan a grove in verse Shiva and call there the name of the Lord, everlasting God, right. He called on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God, because God had been with Abraham. You see, God, when he is with his created ones is always the word job. Isn't that remarkable? Elohim is the Creator. Jehovah is God in relationship with that which He has created. Now in Exodus, chapter 15. Exodus chapter 15, verse two, The Lord is my strength and song. And he is become my salvation. He is my yarn. Why, ah, He is my God. And this gives you the meaning of the word y'all. Because he has become my one. Salvation. The word y'all coming from? The word Jehovah means. That God Elohim, who created in relationship with his creation, in a very specific manner, by becoming, by becoming, by coming into concretion understand by becoming God was in Christ later on, remember that? He became flesh. The word young, why ah, is always having become one with us. Having become one with that which He has created, that sets biblical meaning and usage all the way through the book.
This is why when you get to the word Jesus, which is the word Joshua, the word Joshua is made up the word, you're coming from Jehovah, but yeah, meaning one. Or becoming always got to get that word to becoming they're becoming one with us. If you read that on the board, as I write that out, becoming one with us. The second part of the word Joshua is the word Yasha. Why a sh? Yasha Yasha. Yah, Yasha you're becoming one with us. The word Yasha is the other word. And the word Yasha. you erase some of this software to the board here so you can see it better. The year the word Yasha means to save, save, to save.
To save us in Exodus Genesis, Exodus chapter 14. And for you people who are keeping notes here tonight again, like many of them do every Sunday night, the teaching session.
Any of these things I'm teaching here tonight I'll be glad to discuss after the teaching has terminated and Ever to answer any question which may not be clear to you? I said Exodus 14 In Exodus 14, verse 30. That's the Lord saved. Israel saved is the word Yasha Yahshua. He saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the Caesar, the Lord saved Israel, the word saved is the word Yasha. See, he not only became one, but he saved Israel, from the hands of the people of all of Israel would have been slave. This is why it relates itself so beautifully to the word Jehovah. The word Jesus, coming from the Old Testament word, Joshua, and Joshua, were coming from the word Jehovah and Jehovah being made up of the word, yah, which means God becoming one with us in salvation, saving us, and the word Yasha meanings to save us specifically, in a heart or our death situation where if God did not intervene, mankind would have no hope. Oh, people, what a tremendous revelation to the soul of a man who loves the word of God, to see the greatness of that in Matthew chapter one. Verse 21, when he said, she shall bring forth the sun, and thou shalt call his name of Jesus, for he shall sang his people from there what, without the Lord Jesus Christ, there would have been no hope. Without Jesus is coming, without his being young, and Yasha, without him becoming our salvation. Without he becoming our Savior from the entanglements and the enslavement, there would be nothing but destruction and death for all mankind. That 21st verse just thrills the heart of a man or a woman, who understands the depth of God's word, and is concerned about the greatness and the accuracy of it. The word here in the Greek, which is this word, Yasha, in the Hebrew meaning saved, this word in the Greek there in Matthew is the word. So So, S, O zo. So So, the word soso, means to save. Literally, it means to make a hole. And many times you read in the New Testament of how Christ died for us to save us, the word saved is the word. So So meaning to make, to make whole. The emphasis is on the word make. The emphasis is on the word make, to make whole. So when you're born again of God's Spirit, the average fundamental Bible believing person thinks that only means salvation, you know, save eternal life. But it means a lot more than that. Today be saved, means to be reclaimed, from the entire situation to be made whole. So we're made whole spiritually, but also in that salvation in Christ Jesus, we are made whole physically, we are made whole mentally, we are made whole financially, we are made holy whole or something completely, completely whole. Water, tremendous word God you. And the emphasis, as I say, is on the word to make whole. The other use H is the word sound, to make sound, because it's been unsound. Remember, the man who laid at the temple gate, and Peter and John ministered healing to him, and when they reported it, they talked about God who has by their ministry given to this man soundness it's used. The word is you sound. The reason the word sound is used is because he was not completely whole. And they ministering to him, gave him the soundness, this wholeness. This is the meaning of the word, Jesus. That it is God, one with us, becoming one with us, and gathering us out of a bad situation and making us sound, making us whole. The usage of the word Jesus, the word Jesus, is a tremendous thing. The angel had said unto Joseph, as well as unto Mary, if I recall correctly from the Gospel of Luke, but here in Matthew, very specifically, she the he said, To the angel said to Joseph, that Mary would have a son, and that he was to call his name what Jesus man was to call him Jesus, have you got that? Man call him this? Man Called him this, in the Gospel of Luke, is that in the second chapter, we better find it here tonight in this teaching session. Gospel of Luke chapter two, verse 21. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus. His name was called Jesus, who called him this, Joseph, because the angel had instructed Joseph that this was to be his name. His name was to be called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. You see, on the level of the center's God becoming one with us, to save us, was the most humiliating thing. And therefore man called him Jesus. Man Called him Jesus. Joseph named him called him Jesus. But it's a tremendous thing. When he is spoken of, so to speak, by God Himself. God does not call him Jesus, God always calls him either Christ or the Lord Christ. It's only in this humiliated farm, here upon Earth, redeeming mankind out of man see him that this name, Jesus says, You never in any other way. I looked up all the references on the word Jesus. And there are a lot of them. You won't look them up in 10 minutes time, it's a it's a work. But in the gospels, the word Jesus is used 566 times. And it's always in the same sense in which I'm trying to teach it to you tonight, publicly. It's always in the sense of saving us. It's always used in the sense of degradation. Shave. And that's the best usage of the word that I know that the word Jesus is always associated with shame. Because man in his sin is estranged from God, and we are ashamed. They are gone. And Jesus became one with man. He became one with us. And therefore that word Jesus used from the Old Testament word, Yeshua means the shamed one. The 566 times in the gospels, where the word Jesus is used. It's always in the sense that I'm trying to share with you tonight from our research ministry, and in all the Gospels, the word Christ is only used 36 times that remarkable only 36 times the word Jesus 566 times why because the Gospels tell the story about Jesus upon Earth. The shamed one, the one who knew no sin but became sin in our behalf. He who never did any wrong, but who became wrong for us while in the Epistles not just the bit is starting with a book X, starting with the book of Acts, and going all the way through with the Epistles from axon through the epistles, the word Jesus is used only 29 times, and the word Christ 217 times. And those 29 times 16 of their usages occur in the early sections of the book of Acts, when it is still talking about what Jesus did here upon Earth. Not a tremendous Revelation, the usage of those words. Every place the reason the word Jesus is used in the gospels so frequently and the Christ so seldom, is because the Gospels tell the story of Jesus here upon Earth. Becoming humiliated, becoming sin for us, becoming all broken for us, lead like a sheep to the slaughter from Isaiah, for instance. Man could not look upon him, this kind of thing. I believe basically, the word Jesus could be summed up totally in two sections of Scripture. One is in Philippians X Romans Corinthians Galatians, Ephesians Philippians Philippians chapter two verse six, two, verse six, will being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. The word robbery is thought it not and you searching or what is that the way you pronounce it us, you RSP to your tune, it did not usurp God's power, being in the form of God. Now there you have a figure form of God. Bringing God down to earth, for it not equal to be but made himself very seven, made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of man, man, and being found in fashion as man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. This is Jesus. This is Jesus in Hebrews chapter two verse eight that has put all things in subjection under His feet. Or in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see what Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels a little lower than God, for the suffering of us. There you have it, Jesus, suffering are brought death, crowned with glory, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. The word Jesus is always used with his humility, with his shame and only devil spirits and other people who did not want to believe in the true messianic mission of Jesus, the Christ, referred to him as Jesus. The believers never referred to him as Jesus, although they referred to him as Jesus Christ, or Christ Jesus or the Lord Jesus Christ.
The word Christ is the Anointed One. He is the Messiah, the promise of God. And when the believers spoke of him, they spoke of him in a number of different ways. In John, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, chapter 13, of the Gospel of John. Verse 1313 13, he call me, Master. And blown. The believers always call him, either master or Lord. They never called him Jesus. Never. In the scriptures. They refer if they're believers, or a believer ever spoke of him as Jesus, it was by like the word of the angel said, You call his name Jesus. But it was man who had to call him Jesus, that believers in the word, never referred to him as Jesus, they always referred to him as master ruler. In verse 14, if, if then you if I then your Lord and Master, have washed your feet jostle on there, the use ages again, Master, in Luke, chapter six. I'm only going to give you a few scriptures on the rundown of this, there are many of them. But just a few to set these truths before you Luke chapter six, verse 46. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say is Jesus speaking of himself. Jesus never spoke of himself as Jesus, He always spoke of himself as lord or master. There are when it comes to this word, Master. This is what what the believers referred to him, Master. The word Master has a number of different words in your King James, and I want to trace them down with you tonight. for your edification, and blessing. First of all, the word master is the Greek word que Dios. Kur. I O S. Kilyos, is lowered. And it's also translated master this word. These are the ones we've just read here a moment ago, Lord and mastered the word kudos. Well, what is a master? Did we just read Luke 19? Let's look up Luke 19. Luke 19. Verse 33, I want to give you the meaning. Let the Bible give you the meaning of the word, lord or master, what is it significant biblical meaning and as they were losing the coat, the curios, the owners. There I've said, Why, why you loot you? The word Cheerios, the word lord or master always means owner.
They called him owner. They referred to him as lord or master is owner.
In the Gospel of Matthew, you'll see the same truth. Matthew chapter eight. Matthew eight, verse 21. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord suffered me first to go to bury my father. The word Lord is the word kudos, meaning owner, responsible one because the son was responsible for burying his father, the oldest son was always responsible for that. In the 21st chapter, the Gospel of Matthew 21st Chapter, The Gospel of Matthew, in verse three, and if any man say unto you, Ye shall say, The Lord has need of them, and straightaway he will send them this is when they came to get the cold and the ass that was tied. And if the Lord has neat, tell them the Lord has need the Lord who the owner, not the one who owns them has need it juicy. Remarkable, isn't it? That's what the word curios lord or master means owner. He is To us, is not Jesus, He is our Lord. He is our owner, for the sins of mankind, for the degradation for all of that he is Jesus. But he's not Jesus to you and to me, he was past tense. He is now our Lord, and our king, he is now our risen Christ understand? Why in the gospels, those 500 times and more they could talk about Jesus, but only 29 times in the church if X and church epistles because they're, you're talking about the resurrected Christ, who is ours forever and ever. This word also, Master is also translated house master, house master, or one who is the master of the house. Matthew, chapter 10. Matthew chapter 10, verse 25, it is enough for the disciple that he be as his master and the servant as his Lord. And the word Lord, there is the word house master. That he be as his master kudos, and the servant as his house master.
In Luke, Matthew, Mark, Luke chapter five. Verse five, and Simon answering said unto him, Master, the word master, there is the word, Commander. Commander. This is it to say you see, so you find out that he's not only when you use the word owner, he's not only our owner, but he is the house master. He is the commander. Manner Jeepers. Sure, meaning. Master, we've taught all night take nothing nevertheless has di word. Yep, you're the commander in chief at your work. That's the meaning of the word, Lord, Pastor. As I told you, the believers never referred to him as Jesus at all anyplace in the world. always referred to him either as kudos, or as housemaster or as commander, and something else. Matthew chapter eight. This is a remarkable thing. Matthew chapter eight. Verse 19, and a certain scribe came and said unto him, Master, and the word master here is the word teacher. The Greek word for it is the word teacher. I will follow the mic teacher wherever you go. The same truth is stipulated in chapter 10 of Matthew, verse 24. The disciple is not above his master, the word master is the word teacher. And in verse 25, it is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher. Word master is the word teacher. He is also the believers also referred to him as their leader, or their guide in Matthew 23. Matthew 23 Verse eight, but be Nachi called rabbi for one is your leader. Word master is the word leader. Your guides and inverse can neither be called masters. The word Masters is the word leader. Or one is your leader, your guide. And you'll remember they sometimes talk about him as Rabbi. Remember, in John, the Gospel of John Chapter One, 1:39, The Gospel of John chapter one verse 39. Or 38. Then Jesus turned and saw them following and said unto them, like Sikhi, they said unto him, Rabbi, the word Rabbi means my teacher. They, it's an Aramaic or Greek word would say, literally transliterated into the English text is just a regular word they just, it's an Aramaic word they just transliterated rabbi, meaning my teacher, same as the one I covered a moment ago, in verse 49, of the same chapter, Nathaniel answered and said unto him, Rabbi Dalek, the Son of God, direct the king of Israel. So you see, working this word, Jesus down, you come to some of these great truths in Matthew chapter eight. Keep your fingering John, we'll be back. Matthew, chapter eight. Somebody once said, after one of my class sessions, you have to have a lot of fingers when you go to this place. To stay in all of these things, to be looking up the scriptures. Matthew, chapter eight verse 29, and behold, they cried out, saying, what have we to do with the lot? Jesus? You see, the devil spirits, they referred to him as lot, Jesus all the way through. But not Jesus did not refer to himself as Jesus, he referred to himself as master, learn. House master commands commander, teacher, leader, Rabbi, my teacher, told the rest of the people the believers did, but devil spirits, they talked about him as Jesus. That's all. In Matthew 21. Matthew 21, verse 11. And the multitude said, the people said, this is Jesus, that prophet of Nazareth of odd, because they were humiliating him, they said, while that's our Jesus, the humiliation they pushed into his face, in chapter 26, of Matthew, the same true, it's like this all through the word in Matthew 26, very 71. And when he was gone out, into the park, and other made saw him and said on to them that were there, this fellow was also with Jesus, as you say, Jesus of Nazareth, the humiliation, whenever either devil spirits or unbelievers always called him Jesus are referred to his people as Jesus people of Nazareth in John chapter one. Verse 46. And Nathaniel said unto him, can there any good thing come out of what? Nazareth? They were talking about this man who'd come out of Nazareth, they said, can't be because he's Jesus. And nothing can come out of Nazareth of Galilee, nothing good. This is why that record in Matthew 121, and she shall bring forth the sun and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save His people from their sins, deals with his humiliation and with a shame. You and I do not speak of him as Jesus, we speak of him as Christ Thorn, who died for our saying, some 1900 years ago, but whom God raised up and in the resurrection, He is our Christ. He is our Messiah. He is our Lord. He is our commander and our G not wonderful.