“…And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Origins: From the Hebrew name Yeshua, meaning to save or rescue
Meaning: "The Lord (Yahweh) saves”—a one-word summary of what Jesus came to do on earth
Usage: Jesus’ birth name underlined His humanity, which we most closely relate in our own human struggles (John 4:6; 11:35; Luke 22:44)
Application: Call upon Jesus for salvation. There is no other name by which we can be saved from sin (Acts 4:12) because only Jesus was given authority and power over sin and death (Acts 2:36). He will save us from sin’s penalty, power, and presence if we ask Him to.
Call upon Jesus in sufferings and struggles. In His birth and life He identifies with us in our struggles and is ready to help us (Hebrews 4:14-16). He understands our weakness and frailties making Him the perfect One to go to for help.
Call upon Jesus for sickness. His name signifies power over sickness and death (Acts 3:16). The same Jesus who walked the earth and healed the sick still does so today.
Call upon Jesus for strength. The Spirit of Jesus indwells believers and empowers us daily for godly living and service (2 Corinthians 4:10).