Our Coming King

December 19th

The Lord saves

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1:21

Daily Devotional

December 19th

In Matthew 1, the angel gave a message of comfort to Joseph. The heavenly messenger gave to Joseph the name of the child to be born of Mary. Revealing much in so short a sentence, the angel said, “… call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins” The name “Jesus” is made up of two parts in Hebrew. The “J” is part of the name of God. The rest of the name is from the Hebrew verb “to save.” Normally in a Hebrew sentence the verb comes first. When the subject/noun comes first, as in the name “Jesus,” there is emphasis. The angel was saying call His name “the LORD saves” for He [“the LORD”/referring to the child] will save His people from their sins.

Even though angels are not allowed to preach the Gospel, in that short sentence the angel told Joseph that the child was the LORD from heaven.


The Name

On every page and line

the echo of the Name–

To listen for a sign

To see a plan in frame.

A tiny scarlet thread

woven between each line

Not just the letter read

the Spirit ear inclined.

Whispered is the voice

Sometimes shouting loud

that leaves for us the choice

to choose against the crowd.

On every page and line

the echo just the same…

and to my ear it’s fine

for Jesus is the Name.

  1. Kilpatrick, 10-28-1982
Dr. K. Kilpatrick

Kingdom of God in Focus (Copyright: EngraftedBranches Press, 2021)

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