Yeshua/Jesus: God Became Flesh

Yeshua/Jesus is the physical and legal proof that God does exist.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:1,14 NASB)

Yeshua or Jesus? What is the correct name for Yeshua/Jesus?

“Jesus” is the name that most people know Him by, and call Him. But, in the days when He walked the Earth, He wouldn’t have heard the name “Jesus”. He would have been known by His Hebrew name, “Yeshua”.

In fact, if you look in the original Hebrew translation of the Old Testament for “Yeshua”, you’ll find “Yeshua” mentioned many times. “Yeshua” was translated “Salvation” many times in the Old Testament. Interesting also, is His office, “Anointed One”, has been translated as “Christ” in the New Testament as well.

Yeshua/Jesus: God became flesh

Have you ever said to yourself, or had someone say to you, “Yeah, well if God wants us to believe that God does exist, then why doesn’t God just physically appear to us, or perhaps appear before the United Nations?”

Well, the fact of the matter is, God has physically appeared before us! He did appear before a representative of the World Government of that generations’ time in a legal court preceding!

Consider the following seven points:

1 – The Holy Scriptures plainly reveal that Yeshua/Jesus was God, part of the Triune Godhead.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1 NASB)

2 – When the Word of God (Yeshua/Jesus) became flesh, God became flesh. God had given the physical proof of His existence to the World, by becoming flesh.

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 NASB)

3 – When Yeshua/Jesus appeared before the multitudes, God in flesh was physically appearing before the people.

“And He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very great multitude gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.” (Mark 4:1 NASB)

4 – When Yeshua/Jesus appeared before the religious leaders and in the religious court, God in flesh was physically appearing before the religious leaders and religious court in a legal setting.

“And when it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council {chamber,} saying, ‘If You are the Christ, tell us.’ But He said to them, ‘If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I ask a question, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.’ And they all said, ‘Are You the Son of God, then?’ And He said to them, ‘Yes, I am.'” (Luke 22:66-70 NASB)

5 – When Yeshua/Jesus appeared before King Herod, God in flesh was physically appearing before the defacto national government, in a legal setting. I say, “defacto”, because Yeshua/Jesus was the true King of the Jews (see Luke 23:3). Perhaps the silence of Yeshua/Jesus before King Herod was another sort of witness: why would the true King of the Jews feel obligated to respond to the defacto King of the Jews?

“Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing.” (Luke 23:8-9 NASB)

6 – When Yeshua/Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate, God in flesh was physically in legal court appearing before the representative of the World Government of those times: Rome.

“Then the whole body of them arose and brought Him before Pilate.  And they began to accuse Him, saying, ‘We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.’  And Pilate asked Him, saying, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’  And He answered him and said, ‘{It is as} you say.'”  (Luke 23:1-3 NASB)

7 – Yeshua/Jesus is going to return someday, very soon. Then there will be no doubting the existence of God.  But, will it be too late?  That is the question you should ask yourself.

“And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it {is} called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.  And His eyes {are} a flame of fire, and upon His head {are} many diadems; and He has a name written {upon Him} which no one knows except Himself.  And {He is} clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.  And the armies, which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white {and} clean, were following Him on white horses.  And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.  And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.'”  (Rev. 19:11-16 NASB)

Yes, the cold hard facts are that when Yeshua/Jesus became flesh, appeared before the people, appeared before the religious courts, appeared before the defacto government, and appeared before the representative of Rome (rulers of the known world at that time), then God in flesh had physically and legally proven to the World that God does exist.

Yeshua/Jesus came to save us, pay the ransom for our sins, and deliver us from sin.  He wants to be our Lord and our God, if we will only ask Him in.

Yeshua/Jesus said:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”   (John 3:16-17 NASB)

The Apostle Paul wrote:

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”  (Rom. 10:9-10 NASB)

If you now believe God does exist, the next step is to either accept Him as your Lord and Savior, or reject His great gift.  If you’d like to accept Him, then repeat this prayer:

Dear God.  I do believe You exist.  I do believe and confess Yeshua/Jesus as Lord.  I believe in my heart that God has raised Yeshua/Jesus from the dead.  I put my trust in Yeshua/Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  Forgive me for my sins.  I have now confessed that Yeshua/Jesus is Lord, and that I believe God has raised Yeshua/Jesus from the dead.  Therefore, according to the Holy Scripture, I am now saved.  I am now a Christian.  I am now part of the Kingdom of God.  I will live for the rest of eternity with my new King and Lord, Yeshua/Jesus.  Thank you; Father, in the name of Your beloved Son, and my new King and Lord, Yeshua/Jesus.

If you prayed that prayer, welcome to the eternal family of God. Read the Holy Bible, and get into a good Holy Bible believing church.

One other thing, because we Christians are grafted into the Jewish vine through Yeshua/Jesus (The King of the Jews), we are actually Jewish.  So, remember to love Israel, and to “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem”.

God bless you, and Yeshua/Jesus is Lord!

“Scripture quotations taken from the NASB © The Lockman Foundation.”