All Hail Zeus
Is Jesus the Zeus
by your servant, Dan
Is Jesus the Zeus
by your servant, Dan
Once upon a time there was a magical name. This name belonged to someone who claimed to have the power and understanding of the gods, and was a God Himself having come down among men, but in the flesh. What set Him apart from all of the other gods was his ability to forgive sin, still, some of the other gods, like Zeus, were called healers too. But this idividual was given a name, a special name -- He came in a Name given Him by His Heavenly Father -- born into the flesh of humans, to experience what humans experience, to suffer as humans suffer, and to die, as humans die, but destined to live again and by defeating death He would offer life eternal to all those accepting Him as their Savior. But from the past there had been other gods, gods that people gave their lives to, but which of the gods had ever died for them, for those who worshiped the gods of stone and wood, of nature and of the sky, which? The one thing, however, that separated Him from all of the other Gods was His Name, a Name given to Him by His Heavenly Father -- a Name only one God of all thought to be gods, possessed. This god would be born of woman, and become flesh and named a name given to him by His Heavenly Father. A special messenger was sent to inform those, who would be caring for this child, about the Name He was to be Named, a Name that would declare the Father's Name, too. This child grew into a man and began a ministry of hope and salvation. He selected from the population 12 men to study His words and for 3.5 years they learned under His guidance, but they would not understand all that He taught them until later, after His death. This man was hated by the local religious leaders and they plotted to kill Him. The time came and the plot was carried out, false witnesses were brought forward and His death was demanded, begging the authorities of that day to kill Him, execute Him, crucify Him -- He was killed. But a strange thing happened -- after His death He disappeared.
Many of His followers claimed to have seen Him alive, risen from the dead, and then some few said they witnessed Him rising into the Heavens, promising to return. The special servants He chose, the 12, were sent out to preach the message of a Coming Kingdom and of the return of their Lord and Savior, YaHshua, the Name the Special Messenger from Heaven, Gabriel, had delivered to Mary and Joseph to name Him, the Name the Father gave Him, and the Name His mother and stepfather did Name Him, as instructed when He was presented at the Temple to be blessed on the 8th day of His life.
Thousands would give themselves to this Savior, declaring His Name and accepting Him by the Name He was born into, a name found among men, in front of those claiming to be the chosen of the Eternal God, a name before them for centuries before the one that owned that name would be born in the flesh. And after His defeating death with a promise to return, thousands upon thousands would die confessing His Name, refusing to worship any other, waiting on His promised return.
Many years later, after the last of the 12 had died, others rose up to take up the cause. Many were persecuted and burned at the stakes, others lost thier heads, as the pagan world rebelled against this threat to their pagan gods and customs. Once the followers had seemingly been beat back and virtually disappeared a new kind of religion appeared. The Emperor of all the Roman Empire, Constantine, rose up to declare this religion the State religion, the religion of the Empire. This newly form religion would come out of the pagan background of Rome, a Gentile religion with many pagan components, forced Emperor Constantine to come to Constantinople and unit as a single religion. It was then the Name of this Jewish born Savior would be changed. First they all agreed with a Greek name, later as this newly form Church of the Roman Empire, the name would be change again, this time to a Latin name. His Birth Name changed and no long pointing toward His Father in Heaven. His Name was changed, actually, replaced by a name more acceptable to the pagan worshipers of the Empire. And as the years passed it was decided that the Latin language would be the chosen Holy Language so it would be fitting the Lord's Name be changed to something with a Latin sense. Years passed, many years and a new name, a different name had emerged, a name the original 12 followers, would have never recognized, much less preached or taught. YaHshua was changed to Jesus (Pronounced as Geezus, or Heyzeus) and no one seemed to care, everyone was going to believe the lie. The Greek, Inesous, went to the Lain, Iesvs and later to Jesus pronounced as Hey-Zeus, or GeezUs, anything but His actual birth Name, Joshua, the Old English transliteration. Today we understand His true Birth Name as YaHshua -- His restored birth Name.
What a strange story, and if true, don't you think His Name should be restored and the false names rejected? All hail Zeus, or Hey Zeus even, the Zeus, this is how many in the world pronounce the name JESUS to this very day.
Jesus is not Zeus?
I used to buy into the idea that the name "Jesus" is not the name Zeus and cannot be traced back to anything Hebrew or Greek. No connection could be made but every time I heard the JESUS spoken in the Latin or Spanish languages, also some other languages it was always, Hey-zeus, which is to say, "The Zeus". Then I realized that the name JESUS could never have a connection back to ancient languages for the simple reason the name JESUS never existed before the 15th century AD. The name JESUS came into being approximately 400 years ago, and as a newly created name it would not, nor could not be traced, or find a connection in names of the past. The name Zeus is certainly a name from the past, and you cannot find a line tracing directly from the name JESUS back to this ancient name. This is the absolute truth, right? But, and I have already given the answer away, but if you pronounce the name JESUS, as "hey Zeus" then you do have a direct connection today, you do not need to try and find any trace or backward connection, it does not matter. If the majority of people pronounce this name as "Hey Zeus" then you have a connection, a direct and personal connection, a now connection.
Yes, we know that the English speaking peoples pronounce the name JESUS, as "Geez Us". While this pronunciation does not approach the "Zeus" pronunciation, it is so far off from the actual name, the birth name of our Savior as to be ridiculous. For example -- the KJV Bible transliteration of the Name our Savior was given at the time of His birth, is JOSHUA. Find any KJV or any English translation, for that matter, and you will find the name in the Old Testament as one of the Books, as well as a couple of people with this name, Joshua. The Joshua of the Book of Joshua led the people of God into the promised land, the Kingdom. Another Joshua was crowned King and High Priest over Israel at the people of Israel return from the Babylonian captivity. Two examples of a person named Joshua, one leading the people into the Kingdom and another to rule as King and High Priest over Israeli return to Kingdom. Can anyone deny the connection? Then our Savior is born and given this same Name, JOSHUA (actually pronounced, YaHshua) and it is He that is born King and is our High Priest in Heaven and is the one to return and lead His people back to and into the Kingdom. Can't we see this connection? Why didn't the translators of the English Bibles see this connection? Why, when they have a transliterated English name, like JOSHUA, chose instead to use a name that never existed before? Let's see, Joshua, or Jesus, Joshua, or Jesus, let's think about that --
YaHshua or JESUS
Joshua is pronounced, YaHshua
Jesus pronounced, GeezUs or HeyZeus.
Before Jesus was Jesus it was Iesus, pronounced as Yesus -- ye Zeus (you Zeus?) -- finally, Hey Zeus.
The old "I" and "J" letters were once pronounced as we pronounce the "Y" today.
Translators allowed themselves to be led into accepting a name that is not His Name
Translators continue to ignore His Name being present in the OT while continuing to substitute a different name.
The name JESUS is neither a transliteration, nor a translation of the name Joshua, or YaHshua, or YaHushua.
The name Jesus never existed in the times of the Apostles.
The Apostles never once preached in the name of Jesus, ever.
The only Name the Apostles knew was His birth name, Joshua or more accurately, YaHshua.
The angel Gabriel delivered the name He was named by His Heavenly Father to both Mary and Joseph.
The New Testaments of today contain a bogus name, a false name, a name sounding like Zeus or Us.
There is no reason whatsoever not to restore His Name, the Name given Him by His Heavenly Father and the Name His Apostles preached, taught, and declared the Gospel in and about.
Warning -- the Name Does Matter
(Pro 30:4) Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His son's name, if you can tell?
(John 1:12) But as many as received Him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
(Php 2:10-11) That at the name of YaHshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that YaHshua the Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (His real Name restored - remember, when these words were written the namd Jesue did not exist but the name YaHshua did)
(Act 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given (found) among men, whereby we must be saved. (UNDER HEAVEN -- a name found on the Earth)
(Rom 1:5) By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His Name:
(Act 15:14) Simeon (Peter) has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His Name.
(John 9:22) These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that He was Christ (The Anointed), He should be put out of the synagogue (Church).
(Heb 6:9-10) But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you have shown toward His Name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
(1Jn 2:12) I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His Name's sake.
(3Jn 1:7) Because that for His Name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. (Did not collect tithes, or anything)
(Rom 10:13) For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Joel 2:32) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the LORD (YaHWeH/YaHshua) shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD (YaHWeH/YaHshua) has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD (YHWH/YaHshua) shall call. (Mount Zion -- City of David - 2Sam 5:7, 1 Chronicles 11:5; 1 Kings 8:1, 2 Chronicles 5:2 -- Today, however, it more often a reference to the Temple Mount).
(Act 2:21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Psa 79:6) Pour out your wrath upon the heathen that have not known you, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon your Name. (Which nations today call upon His Name? None!)
(Mal 1:11) For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My Name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto My Name, and a pure offering: for My Name shall be great among the heathen, says YHWH of hosts. (We do not see this today, this is still to happen, in the future)
(John 20:31) But these are written, that you might believe that YaHshua is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His Name.
(Act 3:16) And by faith in His Name has His Name made this man strong, whom you behold and know: yes, the faith which is through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. ASV
(Act 10:43) To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His Name whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of sins.
(Heb 13:15) By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name. (HaShem YaHshua -- that is to say, The Name YaHshua, His Birth Name)
(1Jn 3:23) And this is His commandment, that we believe in the Name of his Son YaHshua the Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us. (His Name has never been lost, only replaced -- Old English transliteration, Joshua, not Jesus)
(2Jn 1:7) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that YaHshua the Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (Who is it the vast majority of Christians confess?)
(John 3:18) He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.
(Mat 10:32) Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
(John 17:12) While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your Name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition (Judas); that the scripture might be fulfilled. (Ps 41:9)
(John 17:26) I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." (Whose Name has YaHshua made known?)
A Battle of Names
It is a battle of Names, just as it was in the days of Elijah (EliYaH). Elijah stood up and challenged the priests and ministers, and pastors of that day, "If Baal be God then stand up for him. If YaHWeH be God then stand up for Him" (paraphrased). We all know how that turned out, over 400 ministers of Baal perished and EliJah stood alone. Even after that the government sought to kill Elijah and sent out a reward for his head. The Lord worship of then involved the worship of many different gods, called the Baals, no longer centering on the god once called Baal. Many lords and many gods, the many Baals and the many gods of this world are no gods at all but all are false. Isn't it ironic that the word and name, Baal, means "lord"?
Who is it that thinks names are important? It would seem the Beast and False prophet of the End Times do, and they do not like those that call on a different name from the one they promote.
(Rev 13:4-7) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
(Rev 13:17) so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. ESV
(Rev 14:11) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name." ESV
(Rev 15:2) And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire--and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. ESV
(Rev 7:3) saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."
(Rev 14:1) Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had His Name and his Father's Name written on their foreheads.
The End Time Beast will require everyone to have his Mark, or his Name, or the Number of his Name and when they do the people will be worshiping Satan, vicariously through the Beast. A time will come when the Name of YaHshua and of the Father will be put on certain chosen ones for a special protection, and all those who have received the Beast's name will suffer the Wrath of our Heavenly Father.
It is a battle over Names, over the proper identity, like it or not and if we chose to ignore this then we will be susceptible to being deceived, calling on, or accepting the wrong name. This, however, is where the people of the earth are in these very days. Most of those claiming the Holy Bible as the Words of the Living God then call on a false name, a name that sounds like --- Zeus.
If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it is most likely as duck.