Jesus is the Christ!
John 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
Act 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Names and titles are very significant in the bible and most times were given on purpose- to announce the destiny of a child, king or prophet- God is the same when He chose a name for himself- a name that would represent who He is- A name that would be above all names- A name that every knee shall bow to and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father! Phil 2 10,11
The name Jesus literally means Jehovah is salvation- God is saying I brought salvation to you! I planned it out even before I created anything- I painstakingly and carefully though about our salvation! !! The angel declared that first Christmas,
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matt 1:21”
Emmanuel – God with us!!
There is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved- Jesus!! So we see the importance of His first name-
Then the second name Christ, which literally means the anointed of God
Which coincides with the word messiah in OT and the word Messiah NT = both literally mean the “anointed” the Greek form of Messiah- We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1:41 all the same in OT and NT He is the anointed of God!
Now there is not doubt that God made Jesus the savior of the world-that would suffer and die to save us from the consequence of sin- eternal damnation and give us eternal life with God-but there is also another distinction He also made Him His Christ!
a name of Christ which interpreted is the anointed of God- so to fully understand His Purpose and Deity- Jesus is the Anointed Savior of the world or the only savior there is- the name Christ also means the anointed of God ( used of a shield) He is Gods defense- ( that anointed Messiah, Messianic prince-the bible also calls him Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Is 9:6- This Christ of God is everything God is!!
Jesus is the Christ Of Christmas! Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year!