MESSIAH is a Hebrew word and it means “The Anointed One.” Messiah translated into Greek is “Christ”. Jesus was anointed by God in 26 A.D. to begin his public ministry and to die for the sins of everyone who will receive him as their saviour. When John Baptized him the Holy Spirit descended upon him, and God’s voice was heard. “and lo a voice from heaven,saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”(Matthew 3:17). Study our class on Daniel Chapter 9 for a detailed understanding on this so very important subject.
RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, through he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” ( John 11:25-26).“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me.”(John 14:6).
SAVIOUR Jesus is the Saviour of the world. “ for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” (John 4:42b). “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” (I John 4:14).
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). Jesus is the only natural begotten Son of God. We become adopted sons and daughters of God by receiving him in our hearts as our Saviour. “But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12). We become sons and daughters of God, when we receive Jesus Christ in our hearts.
THE BREAD OF LIFE “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:32-35). Jesus was born in Bethlehem which means “ the house of bread” Jesus and his words are our spiritual bread and nourishment that we need to partake of everyday for a good healthy spiritual life.” Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” (Job 23:12).
BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR “ I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16). Jesus is the Root of David, meaning David came from him, and he became an off spring of David when he was born in the flesh from the seed of King David. David means; the beloved of God in Hebrew. Jesus Christ is the most beloved of God. . “and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17).The Brightest Star is the morning star, which is symbolic of Jesus Christ. “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel,” (Numbers 24:17a).
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12). “ Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16). Because Jesus is in us, we are the light in this dark world. Let your light shine for Jesus, and bring others out of darkness into his wonderful light. “ARISE, SHINE; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold. The darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1,2).
THE LAMB OF GOD “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29). Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God who was crucified and died for the sins of the World.
LION OF JUDAH “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” (Revelation 5:4-5). Jesus was from the tribe of Judah and is the Lion of Judah.The Lion is the King of Beast, symbolic of Jesus Christ.
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORD’S “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15-16).Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s.The sword out of his mouth is his word.“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
THE ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE ALMIGHTY “ I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) God, and Jesus, and The Holy Spirit live in the eternal now, where time does not exist.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.