Yeshua of Revelation One: Jehovah (Yah-ho-vah), Jesus and Judgment by Asher Intrator
The name Jesus is in the original, Yeshua – ישוע. Yeshua is a shortened form of Joshua, in the original, Yehoshua – יהושע. Yehoshua means Yehovah saves just as Jehoshaphat or Yehoshaphat יהושפט means Jehovah judges.
The name YHVH or Jehovah is located inside the name Yeshua, even if most people don’t know that. As Yeshua came to save us, so will He return to judge, make war and rule the nations (Revelation 19:11-16).
When we look at the events of the end times, there are tremendous plagues and judgments, which are beyond the ability of most of us to fit in the framework of our theology or of our understanding who God is.
There is much parallel between the events of the end times and the events of the Exodus story. The Rabbis say, “The Last Redemption will be like the First Redemption.” The coming of Messiah and the end of the world will be based on the pattern found in the book of Exodus. As with Moses, so with Messiah.
In the book of Exodus, God brought cataclysmic plagues on Egypt to destroy their empire, bring them to repentance and set the people free. God used a man (Moses) to exercise authority to bring those plagues. (The word in Hebrew for plagues is Makot – מכות – meaning, strike or hit. It could have been translated, The Ten Blows.)