She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “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.” – Matthew 1:21-23
The mounting up of God’s names leads to the peak—Jesus, Immanuel, the Christ. Through His names, God was saying things about His nature and character through people living in time and space. Jesus is the last and best name of God. All the other names were fragmentary views, each showing some facet of God. Jesus reveals the totality of God. The Old Testament people saw God as through a prism, but we have the joy of seeing His fullness. As Jesus is the ultimate name of God, so Jesus is the ultimate promise of God. Know Him and you know God.