The Messiah, anointed one. What does this title truly mean? Find out here as we explore one of the many titles of Jesus Christ, Son of God. Photo: PEXELS

Jesus Christ, our Messiah :IT IS WRITTEN

Refill your bottle of hope, joy and love from the very source that never runs dry – the good word of God interpreted as IT IS WRITTEN.


The Messiah, anointed one. What does this title truly mean? Find out here as we explore one of the many titles of Jesus Christ, Son of God. Photo: PEXELS

I am sure you have often heard the phrase: 

“Jesus Christ – the Messiah – the one who takes away the sins of the world”! But what does this mean to you and me?

Do we truly believe that He removes our sin completely? Is sin’s past, present and future under His  covering? Every wrong thought, word and deed already paid for – once and forever? 

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

John 1:29 (NIV)

Oh, the joy – the deep relief – of knowing we are covered in His righteousness! We can set others free because we know the joy, the grace, the peace of being released ourselves. 

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he  comes, he will explain everything to us.”26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am  he.”

John 4:25-26 (NIV)

The meaning of Messiah

The word “Messiah” comes from the Hebrew/Aramaic word Mashiach, meaning “anointed one” or  “chosen one.” John explains the meaning of the word (John 1:41) by translating it as Christos—the  Greek term for “one who has been anointed.” 

Oil was used in biblical times to anoint priests, prophets, and kings for God’s purposes. People were said to be consecrated or set apart for a specific role in God’s plan – either as King OR Priest e.g., Aaron was anointed as high priest; Elisha was anointed to succeed the prophet, Elijah;  and Saul and David were anointed kings. 

Our Messiah, both KING and PRIEST

The unique thing about Melchizedek in the Old Testament, is that he was both King AND Priest.  Our Messiah (or Christ) was anointed as both KING and PRIEST in the order of Melchizedek (Psalm  110:4 and Hebrews 7:17). 

He is our HIGH PRIEST, constantly interceding before the Father on our behalf, but He is also our  KING, who will rule and reign through all eternity.

By becoming united with Christ, we miraculously come under His anointing!

We are to come as priests before the Lord to intercede on behalf of others, and we are to take up  the authority that is ours in the rule and reign of Christ’s Kingdom on this earth.

Isaiah 61:6 (NIV)And you will be called priests of the LORD; you will be named ministers of our God.  

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim  freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)

God has raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus  (Ephesians 2:6). We are now His children, and as such, we have become co-heirs with Christ  (Romans 8:17)! 

How remarkable, that God in Heaven wants to be our Father! 

Remember the story of Esther? How she stood outside the King’s courts in trepidation, wondering if  she would be welcomed in or have her head chopped off? Yet the King extended his scepter to her,  which meant that he granted her favour and welcomed her in. 

Esther 5:1-2A: On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the  palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the  entrance. 2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out  to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So, Esther approached and touched the tip of the  scepter.  


God himself has extended His scepter to us individually. We have found favour in the sight of the “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords”, because we are  wearing Christ/our Messiah’s robes of righteousness. 

When we come before Him, He is eager to welcome us into His presence. Not only that, but He longs to reveal deep and sacred truths to us that will change our lives forever! 

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

Come and sit awhile with Him! 


Father, thank you that I can run like a child into your throne room with no fear or trepidation, because I know you welcome me in. I have been made righteous in and through Christ.  

Thank you, Abba, for this inexplicable privilege!


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