Posted on June 3, 2009 by Mano Paul
“Is not this Joseph’s son?” was the question asked of Jesus, when he expressed with authority that he was the anointed one. Interestingly, this question was asked by his own town-folk (Nazarenes). Even his brothers did not believe him (John 7:3-5).
Note how the Bible record’s the birth of Jesus. It states, when the magi came into the house, they saw the young child (not son) with Mary his mother (not Joseph). Isaiah records in Isaiah 9:6 that a child (of Mary) is born, a Son (of God) is given reflecting the humanity and the divinity of Jesus Christ. John 3:16 reads, that God so loved the world, that he GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. Jesus is the Son of God (with whom God was well pleased), conceived in Mary’s womb as her child (not son).
Even today many treat Jesus as the son of Joseph, reducing him to mere earthly sonship, instead of recognizing him as the Son of God.
What is your question about Jesus today – Are you Joseph’s son (or) Are you the Son of God?
Ask Him and don’t be surprised when you hear Him answer – that He is
- indeed the Only Begotten Son of God,
- filled with the Spirit of the Lord,
- the anointed ONE to preach the gospel,
- the one who can heal your broken heart,
- deliver you from any captivity,
- restore your spiritual sight and
- the one who can set you free (liberate you) from anything or anyone that encumbers you.
For related reading, read Jesus’ last name and I had no Father, but God.
Luke 4:18, 21-22 (KJV)
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, …
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
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Posted on January 18, 2009 by Mano Paul
We know Jesus most commonly referred to as Jesus Christ. So is Christ His Last Name? Ever wondered as to what the Last Name of Jesus is?
What is the Last Name of Jesus?
Since the times of Jesus was most probably a Patriarchical society, it would be safe to assume that Jesus would have been called Jesus Joseph. However, should there have been a women’s liberation equality rights movement, then his name may have been recorded as Jesus Joseph-Mary (less likely) and being born a Jew from the line of David, it is absolutely possible that Jesus’ name in his birth certificate (if one existed) was recorded as Jesus ben Joseph (Jesus the son of Joseph).
Actually, it does not matter what the last name of Jesus was. What matters most is whether you and I know Jesus as the Christ.
Christ means Messiah, the Savior. Matt 1:21 records that the earthly parents of Jesus (Joseph & Mary) were commission by God, told by God’s angel, that they were to call the child that was to be born – Jesus for He shall save his people from their sins. This would be the Messiah (the Christ). So in a sense, it was God who gave Jesus, Christ as his last name (title).
The Bible records in the book of Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given. Child is born refers to the humanity of Jesus; a Son is given refers to the divinity of Jesus.
For God so loved the world that He GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes in Him (in Jesus) shall not perish (in hell) but have everlasting life (in heaven). – John 3:16
Do you know Him as Christ, your Messiah, your Savior? To know Jesus as Christ is to Believe in Him as the son of God given unto the salvation of mankind from hell and acceptance into heaven to reign with God.
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