Who is Joshua?
Luke 3: 29 “the son of Joshua”
This is Joshua son of Eliezer and as is well known his name means, ‘the Lord is salvation’.
This is not the Joshua who led the Israelites over the Jordan River and into the Promised Land. We don’t know of any great things that he did like the famous Joshua, son of Nun. But he carried the name and one of his descendants would also be called by the same name. The name ‘Jesus’ is the original Hebrew name ‘Yeshua’, which is short for yehōshu‘a. It can be translated to ‘Joshua’.
Though his name may actually be Joshua, the name “Jesus” wasn’t born out of creativity but also translation. When Yeshua is translated into Greek, which the New Testament is derived from, it becomes Iēsous, which in English spelling is “Jesus.”
Today, you carry the name above all other names, even if you are not called Joshua.
The Apostle Paul tells us, “We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body”. 2 Corinthians 4:10
A Saviour is one who intervenes, who steps in and rescues from either physical or spiritual suffering. We carry His name and His presence in our lives today. We may not have done much in our lives but He has done it all!
Believe that your Saviour can rescue you from your enemies hands: “My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies” Psalm 31:15
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
You carry His name today wherever you go and whatever you do. He can step in at any time because He is with you! Your Saviour is ready to save you.