His name was called Jesus, Saviour, Immanuel, God is with us.
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:20-21
Our Christmas program, which happened to be performed tonight, was entitled “The Name of Jesus”. It was an excellent production.
There are at least 100 biblical names for Jesus given in the new testament. Jesus is identified in Isaiah as our Redeemer.
Long before Mary and Joseph rode into Bethlehem that night, the prophet Isaiah predicted:
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
Micah prophesied that One would come out of Bethlehem who would be the Ruler of Israel.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5: 2
In Daniel He is identified as the Son of God and the Son of man.
It seems skeptics would consider how Christ was identified by prophets of old and his birth described prior to the event.
I like what Micah said because I know it didn’t actually come from Micah. Think about the phrase, ‘whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting’. That just isn’t something a person would say about another person.
As we think about who Jesus is this Christmas, I hope that you will be blessed. If you haven’t come to know Him, I hope that you do so this year. May Christmas 2010 be your time to come to know Jesus.