God with us
She will bear a son;
and you shall call his name JESUS,
for HE WILL SAVE his people from their sins.
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken
by the Lord through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall be with child
and shall bear a son,
and they shall call his name IMMANUEL,
which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
Joseph is ordered by an angel to name the child Jesus–Jehovah Saves. Then the angel explains that it is Jesus who will save. Who is HE? Who is Jesus? How can He be the Savior?
Isaiah writes about the birth of the Savior and he says,
I, even I, am the LORD [Jehovah],
And there is no Savior besides Me.
Only Jehovah can save, and Jesus saves because JESUS IS JEHOVAH!!! It is impossible to have a Savior who is not Jehovah and it is impossible to have Jehovah without Jesus. Jesus is the God Son who became a man.
To make it absolutely clear, Matthew gives another name to Jesus. Matthew names Jesus “God With Us.” Don’t confuse Jesus with any other lord. This LORD JESUS is GOD JEHOVAH THE SAVIOR.
Who is your Savior? Is he able to save? When Jehovah Jesus went to the cross, He offered to God the Father all the value of His eternal person. He “carried our sins in His body on the cross.” He paid once for all the full penalty of our sin, and He offers you today a finished (no assembly required) and paid for (no further installment payments) gift. It is the gift of eternal life. He is alive today from the dead to deliver the gift personally when you receive Him personally.
But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right to become children of God,
even to those who believe in His name,