The Anointed

If you’ve read the posts from the last two days, you know that Anointed, Messiah, and Christ all mean the same thing.  They are all translations of the same root word.  Therefore, the terms can be used interchangeably.

Even though their definitions are identical, however, we can still find shades of meaning in each individual term.

“Anointed” can be rendered in various ways, as in “the Anointed,” or “the Anointed One,” or even “the Lord’s Anointed.”

“Anointed” brings us a picture of oil being poured on the head of the person being anointed.  This symbolizes not just God’s choice, but also God’s empowerment through the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus in abundance.  The power of God worked for Him in ways that had never been seen to such a degree.  His story in the New Testament is beyond match in the annals of the human race.

As we relate to our Lord, the Anointed, He pours forth this same Holy Spirit on us.  The Spirit comes to us as a river of life from “The Anointed” Himself – that is, Jesus.  This is an ever-flowing stream of thoughts straight from the heart of God.

Jesus is the Anointed.  Receive His thoughts.

Love Him as Jesus.  Serve Him as Lord.  Listen to Him as Teacher.  Believe in Him as Messiah.  Honor Him as Christ.  Receive from Him as the Anointed.

Truly, He is the Anointed One.

Bible notes on this post.

See also the post Call on His Name.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

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