Was Jesus of Revelation Emmanuel?
People have been tricked into thinking that they worship the Jesus of Revelation. There are different Jesus characters that have been mixed into the story of the life and times of Jesus. When the doctrine of Christianity was created by men of the Nicean Council, they had a problem matching the prophetic Messiah with the man called Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. One of the problems they had was the prophecy of Isaiah in reference to the name Emmanuel.
In the Book of Matthew 1:22 -23, it reads:
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Question; aside from this verse, when was Jesus EVER called Emmanuel? He wasn’t. This was an attempt to make Jesus fit all the prophecies of the books before to justify the change in the doctrine from Judaism to Christianity. But where did this come from? It comes from Isaiah chapter 7.
In Isaiah 7, the Lord is speaking to Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah. Syria, Ephraim the son of Remaliah took counsel against Ahaz and his people. It says the Lord spoke to Ahaz.
Isaiah 7:10 – 16
10. Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
11. Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
12. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
13. And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
14. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
16. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
How did Jesus fit this prophesy? As you can read, the Lord is talking to Ahaz telling him this is a sign Ahaz will see. This was not a prophecy to take place hundreds of years later. This would take place in Ahaz’s lifetime. According to Matthew, Joseph had a dream where the Holy Ghost came to him and said:
Matthew 1:20 – 21
20. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
So what was his name? Was it Jesus or Emmanuel? Let’s look further at the prophecy. It says of Immanuel “butter and honey shall he eat…” (Isaiah 7:15). Was this the diet of Jesus? No. Jesus ate fish. In fact after the story is relayed of the crucifixion, Jesus said he was hungry and asked for meat.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
Jesus then caused fish to commit suicide. In verse 12, Jesus and his disciples dined on the fish. So this prophecy couldn’t have applied to Jesus. Again it was people who fabricated the doctrine of Christianity that wrote the story adding things that didn’t fit. Jesus was not Emmanuel and was never called Emmanuel.