Jeshua, Joshua or even Jesus. These names are interesting in meaning. They translate to YHWH is salvation. How fitting is it that you n Jewish history, all three of these men are connected to the history of salvation for Israel. Joshua, son of Nun, brought the Jews into the promised land of Moses. Jeshua, the high priest was appointed as king of the post exilic temple. He was the first high priest of this second temple, where Jesus would worship, around 500 years later. Lastly, Jesus would come as salvation for Jews and the gentiles and destroy that temple to rebuild it in his image. These three Joshua’s represent the branch of God’s providence that is salvation. For Joshua, he would rule as a prophet and General. For Jeshua, he would serve as a priest king, and Jesus would be a prophet, priest and king. One time he will return as a general, leading heavens slaughter of evil in creation. God’s plan is always more grand and clever then we realize.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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