The Name of Christ Reveals God
Jesus Christ could also be written Jesus the Christ.
Christ in Greek means “anointed.”
Jesus is the Messiah. In Hebrew, Messiah is “mashiach,” which also means anointed.
Christ in English also means “the Anointed One.”
Jesus revealed the anointing when He stood in the synagogue and spoke his first public words after His baptism and being tempted by the enemy (Luke 4:18-19).
He read a portion of Isaiah (61:1-2).
The anointing reveals God’s heart and love for the world.
The anointing is an eternal mystery. Yet, it is also simple. The anointing is the presence and the power of God.
The glorious results of the anointing are:
Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted
Healing for the Brokenhearted
Liberty to the Captives
Sight to the Blind
Liberty for those Oppressed
The Year of the Lord’s Favor