Yahusha! יהושע The true name of HaMashiach!
(The Messiah יהוהYahuah+ישעYasha=יהושע Yahusha
Why use Yahusha=Ya hoo sha?
Since we seek to walk in the truth, we should always want to proclaim His name as Yahuah gave it. Yahuah is the one who named His Son and we simply have no authority changing it. It is all these changes that has brought about the confusion. It can be complicated to sort through it all, but truth seeking is an honorable thing that is pleasing in yahuah's eyes.
Of course, if we are somehow unable to pronounce the Messiah's name, certainly Yahuah is able to show mercy. But if we are able to, what reason do we have to continue in error? It is better to cleave to what Yahuah gave rather than continuing in the traditions and mistakes of men. Continuing in error is never superior to walking in the truth.
Yahuah predicted what His Son's name would be, so we have something we can look to for clarification. In the book of Zechariah, it states:Zechariah 6:9-13 And the word of Yahuah came unto me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; 11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua [יהושעYAHUSHA] the son of Josedech, the high priest; 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Yahuah of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of Yahuah: 13 Even he shall build the temple of Yahuah; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
"The Branch" is a prophetic reference to the coming Messiah who would be a Priest AND King (Compare Psalms 110, Isaiah 9:6).
So Zechariah was instructed to take a crown and place it on the head of Yahusha (in the Hebrew it has יהושע), the son of Yahutsadak. Yahutsadak means "Yahuah is righteous". When placing the crown on the head of יהושע the High Priest, Zechariah was told to proclaim:
"Behold the man whose NAME is the BRANCH".
Thus, this High Priest (Yahusha) had the same name as the coming Messiah who would reign as a priest on His throne. Yahuah revealed what His name would be, so why not call Him by that name? We see the examples of the apostles who were proclaiming His name, healing in His name, being persecuted for His name, etc. Let's be willing to do the same by using the Messiah's name as it is written and understood in Hebrew with a very important Hebrew meaning:
Why I use the form "Yahusha" in reference to the Messiah while others use "Yahshua", "Yeshua" or "Yehoshua". The purpose of this study is to go through each of these pronunciations and determine which is the most correct.
I'm not one that believes that you need to pronounce the Messiah's name exactly like I do in order to be saved. However, the issue of the Messiah's name is a very important one. If you don't believe me, read the below scriptures:
Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Yahusha Messiah of Nazareth, rise up and walk."
Acts 3:16 "And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which [comes] through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?"
Acts 4:10 "let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yahusha Messiah of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom Elohim raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.
Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:17 "But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name." 18 And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Yahusha.
Acts 4:30 "by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Yahusha."
Acts 5:28 saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!"
Acts 5:40 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten [them], they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Yahusha, and let them go. 41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of Elohim and the name of Yahusha Messiah
Acts 9:14 "And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." 15 But the Master said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 16 "For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake."
Acts 9:21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?"
Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him and brought [him] to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Master on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Yahusha.
Acts 9:29 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Master Yahusha and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him.
Acts 10:43 "To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."
Acts 15:14 "Simon has declared how Elohim at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.
Acts 15:26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Master Yahusha Messiah.
Acts 16:18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Yahusha Messiah to come out of her." And he came out that very hour.
Acts 18:15 "But if it is a question of words and names and your own law, look [to] [it] yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such [matters]."
Acts 19:5 When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Master Yahusha.
Acts 19:13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Master Yahusha over those who had evil spirits, saying, "We exorcise you by the Yahusha whom Paul preaches."
Acts 19:17 This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Master Yahusha was magnified.
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Master Yahusha."
And this is just in the book of Acts! The name of Yahusha is intricately linked with the person of Yahusha. So in light of the numerous scriptures which show us the importance of His name, we should at least seek to understand how it is pronounced. It is obviously important according to scripture.
So when we pray it should be in the name(hashem) of Yahusha=(Ya-hoo-sha)!