He is Christ
Christ is technically a title, not a name, but I love what it stands for so much that I wanted to incorporate it in the Names of Jesus study.
Christ means anointed. There are two meanings of anoint in the Bible. The first one comes from the Greek word chrio, which means "to smear or rub with oil." In Biblical times, people were anointed with oil to signify God's blessing and His call on their life. The person was anointed for a special purpose - to be a king, to be a prophet, etc.
The second meaning for anointed is chosen one. Acts 10:38 tells us that Jesus was anointed by God, with the Holy Spirit and with power, in order to do good works and set people free from sin. The beauty of this is we know how it ends. We know that Jesus was sent to die on a cross for our sins so that we could have eternal life with our Father. We know that Jesus was the chosen one. And I don't know about you, but I will be forever grateful!
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever - John 14:16
Here in John it is referring to the Holy Spirit. After Jesus' death and resurrection, He was letting the disciples know that they weren't going to be alone without Him. To not fear because there would always be someone with them.
Now we are all chosen for a purpose by God. We are here to grow the Kingdom of Heaven and to do good works. We are here to spread the good news about Jesus and take as many people to Heaven with us as possible.
And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. - 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Welcome to day 7 of Advent: He is Christ.
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Read and write out John 20:31 (You can also study any of the other scriptures above).
What does this title reveal to you about Jesus?
How is Jesus the anointed One in your life?
Take a moment to write a prayer out over this verse.