In the Book of John Jesus says to the Samaritan women “You worship what you do not know. We know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews“. And as believers it is this question that we have to ask ourselves. Do we know what we worship? And, Do we know what salvation is? Jesus here ties the two together. Worship and salvation. The importance of this is evident. If we do not know what salvation is, we cannot know what we worship.
It is typically believed among Christians today that salvation is a down payment until we see Jesus. It is like a promissory note without much happening in the here and now. They hope for a rapture, death or a second coming so that they can get on with the gift of eternal life then, like as in later. That Jesus is in two parts, first and second comings. They rest in a hope that He will come back later to be King and deliver His promise at the 2nd coming. But we know that Christ was born King and need not become something as though He is in transition, because if He was, He would not be eternal.
SO LET’S LOOK AT WHAT SALVATION MEANS.
In the scriptures there are obscurities because of translations but the names Jesus, Joshua, and Hosanna all come from the Strong’s HebrewÂ concordance word # 3467. This word when not used as the name is translated; delivered, saved, savior, SALVATION, Â which is defined in the concordance to mean; to be open, wide and free, to succor defend and deliver. To help, preserve, to get the victory. Meaning to overcome. There is no victory in a mid way point waiting for Jesus to come get you. To come save you. I mean if you received the savior, you should be saved. Maybe you are still receiving and still being saved.
But what does Zechariah say of a coming King?Â
â€œRejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
HeÂ isÂ just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
And it is here shown that Christ comes “having salvation”. And we know that Christ filled full and expired that verse by those who said of Jesus on a foal of a colt “Hosanna save now! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” being the savior with salvation. It was when the religious leaders of that day tried to stop them that Jesus said “If these don’t cry out, the very rocks on the ground would”. This is why Jesus said to those later that “you will see Me no more till you say “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”, having salvation. The first group got it, the second group are told to go back to the begininng. This scripture is expired and has zero relevance to a future Jesus. He is the impostor.
So if salvation of the cross is just a down payment or aÂ promissoryÂ note likeÂ believedÂ today, then you need another Jesus, a 2nd coming one, to come andÂ save you from the foibles of planet earth. One of these two Christs is an impersonator and not a saver at all, for that is what the name means, one of them is an impostor, an anti-christ, a counter Christ to counter what Hosanna did, to offer another Jesus for those who reject “Hosanna save now”. “For you worship what ye know not for salvation is of the Jews and delivered to the Jews who “Knew not their time of visitation. Do you?Â
The book of Luke has this remarkable account of the Christ who was to come 1.68-Â â€œBlessedÂ isÂ the Lord God of Israel,
For He has visited and redeemed His people,
69Â And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
70Â As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
WhoÂ have beenÂ since the world began,
71Â That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
72Â To perform the mercyÂ promisedÂ to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
73Â The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
74Â To grant us that we,
Being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear,
75Â In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
Here you can read that according to this prophesy that Jesus/Hosanna the Savior came in the flesh and filled to the full every promise ever spoken to the Fathers according to scripture the first time, “being delivered from our enemies to serve Him all our days in this life without fear in holiness and righteousness, in the here and now for the one who has faith in the right Christ. There is not appropriated by the holy scriptures another venue for another salvation unto reconciliation for redemption. Any such notion scorns the the perfect sacrifice, the lamb slain from the foundation of the world and manifest in these last days for us, for us to obtain the salvation just mentioned not a word, but a person. Hosanna, Jesus our savior.
In Mt 1.23 of the one born of a virgin it is said “She will bring forth a son and you shall call His name Jesus #3467, for He shall save #3467 His people from their sins”. And sinse He did that salvation #3467 is now. So whatever rendering or spelling or pronunciation you have for the name of the Son of God, it cannot beÂ detachedÂ from thisÂ meaning. “The saving one”. The Messiah, the Christ. And this saving one, the savior who came to the Jews first, cannot be removed from the old testament meaning #3467.
If you can understand that Jesus is the final product of the old testament filling full the law and the prophets up to John the baptist, then you can understand this scripture;
Isaiah 66:8Â Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.
And it was in the travail of Christ at the cross that these words too were filled to the full. That moment brought about a new people of a new covenant of a new creation of those born not of te will of man but God. All te promises of God are yes and amen “In Christ” and if you are “In Christ” you are a new person of a new covenant of a new Kingdom as Paul stated “the Jerusalem above is the mother of us all, for those who are “in Christ” This is the objective and the purpose of the gospel today. For you to enter the Kingdom of God by faith. Set aside all dellusions of another coming Jesus to accomplish this
For all the law and te propets were untill John… Now the Kingdom is preached and all are pressing into it!
So indeed the Name Jesus and Hosanna are the names that mean the Savior who saves, the coming one the Messiah, the Christ, have all been fulfilled and completed in Christ with the payment at the cross. It is finished. Paid in full.
It is here we will conclude with the same Samaritan woman at the well who listening to Jesus talk about salvation and to worship in spirit and truth. She said to Him “I know that the Messiah (Christ/Savior) is coming. When He comes He will tell us all things”. To which Jesus replied to her. “I who speak to you am He”. Do you see any room in these accounts of another Jesus to come and save?
As always. The Kingdom of God in Christ is forever at hand. Always abounding, over flowing and fulfilling in us His purpose promised from the foundation of creation. To Him be the Glory. Amen!