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Immanuel, Which Translated Means, “God with Us”

December 29, 2019


Immanuel, Which Translated Means, “God with Us”

Throughout the Bible,  we can see  how God pays attention  to the very tiniest  of details.      And, He does it all  for our comfort  and assurance.      God doesn’t want us  to always be filled  with doubts and fears  regarding His salvation,  so all these details  are in God’s word  to help us.      Many of those details  can be seen  in fulfilled prophecies  that show us  wondrous spiritual truths.

The fulfillment  of one comforting prophecy  can be seen  in Matthew 1:20-23,  as the angel assured Joseph  that he should marry Mary,  who became pregnant,  but certainly not  through him.      The angel said,

“Joseph,  son of David,  do not be afraid  to take Mary  as your wife;  for that which has been conceived  in her  is of the Holy Spirit.      And she will bear a Son;  and you  shall call His name Jesus,  for it is He  who will save  His people  from their sins.”

Now all this took place  that what was spoken  by the Lord  through the prophet  might be fulfilled,  saying,  “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.”

People might wonder  at a puzzle.      The angel said,  “You shall call His name Jesus.      But,  the prophecy,  which is in Isaiah 7:14,  said,  “They shall call His name Immanuel.      So which is it?

Jesus grew up with the name  Jesus,  which means  Jehovah saved,  and is equivalent to  Joshua  in the Hebrew language.      Jesus does,  indeed,  save us  from all our sins,  and He is God,  Jehovah.      But,  as Jesus preached the gospel,  healed many,  and did other miracles,  the people  spoke about  how He was  God with us” — “Immanuel.      So,  both details are true.      Jesus is Jehovah,  God Almighty,  come to save us  from our sins.      And,  Jesus is  also  truly Immanuel,  God with us.

There are other Bible verses  that tie these truths  together.      Some include:

Isaiah 9:6
For a child  will be born to us,  a son  will be given to us;  

And the government  will rest on His shoulders;

And His name will be called  Wonderful Counselor,  Mighty God,

       Eternal Father,  Prince of Peace.

John 1:1
In the beginning  was the Word,  and the Word  was with God,  and the Word  was God.

John 1:14
And the Word  became flesh,  and dwelt among us,  and we beheld His glory,   glory as of  the only begotten  from the Father,  full of grace  and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16
And by common confession  great is the mystery  of godliness:
He who was revealed  in the flesh,
Was vindicated  in the Spirit,
Beheld  by angels,
Proclaimed  among the nations,
Believed on  in the world,
Taken up  in glory.

It is a most marvelous thing  how God speaks to us  in His word.      There are treasures there  to build  and strengthen our faith,   because it is God teaching us  personally.      Let us open up  His word  and learn  from our almighty Creator,  Sustainer,  and Savior.      In His word,  God truly is  with us.      We can enjoy  His holy presence  every day  of our lives.

If we choose  to reject God  and His word,  we should not complain  about a lack  of His presence  in our lives.

So relieved  and glad  that Jesus is  God with us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  there are no words  to describe the awesomeness  of Your desire  to be with us,  even though  we are sinners.      Thank You  for Your faithfulness  and love.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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