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What is the meaning of the name Jesus Christ?

What is the meaning of the names Jesus and Christ? And why is the Christians prophet named "Jesus Christ"?

Before answering, it is necessary to point out, first of all, that Christ is not only a prophet, although the Holy Bible states that He is a prophet and priest and king. The Lord Christ is God incarnate, who was conceived by the Spirit of God. He is the messenger of God for the salvation of the world and its redemption from sin. And He is called in the Holy Bible "the Son of God". And the word Jesus means "God is salvation," and the word Christ, or Messiah, means "the anointed", that is, the one anointed of God, who came to guide the people walking in darkness.

The word "Messiah" (or "Christ") means the anointed, and this word Messiah announces that j is the anointed of God, that is, the Anointed One from God. And He is the awaited Messiah, whose coming was prophesied by the prophets of the Old Testament. It was known in ancient times that when a king was crowned, or a priest consecrated, he was anointed with oil as a sign of "sovereign power" or "priesthood." And it is known that Christ was a prophet, priest and king.

Christ was not anointed by the people, because He is not an earthly king, but He was anointed of God, because He is a heavenly king who reigns over the hearts of the believers. So the word "Massih" in Arabic, and Jesus" Messiah" in Hebrew, have one meaning, and that is the Anointed One. And Jesus was called "the Christ" (or "Messiah") because He was "anointed by the Holy Spirit." This anointing was to appoint and prepare him for ministry. And the Holy Bible is full of references which declare that Jesus is the Messiah, and some of these references even spoke of Christ before His birth in Bethlehem and His appearance in our world, in the flesh.

In the Old Testament there are many prophecies about Christ, including the following, "…the Lord judges throughout the earth. He gives mighty strength to his king, he increased the might of his anointed one" (1 Samuel 2:10), and another prophecy in 1 Samuel, "Then I will raised up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I tell him to do. If will bless his descendants and his family will be priests to my anointed kings forever." (1 Samuel 2:35). Also what was stated in 2 Samuel, "You give great victories to your king, you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever" (2 Samuel 22:51). And what was stated in the Psalms, "The Lord protects his people and gives victory to his anointed king" (Psalm 28:8). And there are many references in the Holy Bible which declare that Jesus is the Messiah.

How was the word Messiah cited in the New Testament of the Holy Bible?

At the birth of Christ, an angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds and brought them good news saying, "Don't be afraid! I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior - yes - the Messiah - the Lord- has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David!" (Luke 2:10,11). And in the gospel of Matthew in the first chapter, the genealogy of Christ starts with this sentence. "This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of King David …" (Matthew 1:1). Also in Matthew 1:18 we read the following "Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born…." There is also a verse in the Gospel of John, 1:17, which says, "For the law was given, through Moses, God's unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ." So we see that the word Messiah is associated, in Moses most cases, with the word Jesus, and both of them indicate that the Messiah is the Holy One sent from God for the salvation of mankind.

 

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+7 # Cheryl 2013-12-29 21:20
Jesus is the mighty God!
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0 # Ms.Suzanne Diamond 2014-10-06 05:35
1 John 4:14-16: (14) We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. (15) Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. (16) We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.…

The Gospel is embedded right in Genesis chapter 5 in the genealogy:

The Gospel in Genesis Chapter Five

Hebrew English
Adam Man
Seth Appointed
Enosh Mortal
Kenan Sorrow;
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Enoch Teaching
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The Despairing
Noah Rest, or comfort.


“Man [is] appointed [to] mortal sorrow; [but] the Blessed God shall come
down teaching; His death shall bring the despairing rest, or comfort.”
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+2 # teacherCarmen 2015-02-28 19:12
Jesus is not God, it is God's first creation, his Son. Jesus never said in the Bible that he was God. He said he was the son of God. Jesus spoke of his Father. He said He was speaking in the name of his Father, the words of His father. He asked to his apostles to bring the message of His Father. Jesus said that its kingdom was not of this world, but of the spiritual world of his Father. At the time of Jesus, people saw Jesus as a man, as a human being who came with a message. Nobody has ever seen the Father, God, the Creator, We don't know how it looks, what is he or she is.
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+11 # Reply to teacherKaraz Bishara 2015-03-03 01:02
My friend, your comment is only partially correct. First of all, Jesus Himself says, "I and my Father are one" in John 10:30. This clearly implies that he and the Father, God, are one and the same. He also is clear that he was never created. In John 8:58 Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am." This verse clearly denotes an infinite quality to Him. If He was only a created being, He would have a beginning of time. Clearly, this is not true. Further to this, here is John 1:10, "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not." The world was made BY HIM! Again - He is the creator, not the created! Jesus says, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven" John 3:13. Do you see? He is saying He is the only one who fits that description. He has been in heaven, is the creator, and is the only way to eternal life. Only God can be those things.
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+1 # rightlaurayang 2015-03-29 07:47
Agreed :-) Amen
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0 # niled hansen 2015-06-28 05:56
The first we see The Word of God is Genesis 1:3 Let there be light." Father God, calls His Word , Son. Flesh was prepared, sinless, and God spoke totally through Jesus. Jesus gave up his will, and only ever spoke God's words and only ever did what He saw Father God do. Father God calls His Son, God, not Father God but God. ie Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, "Thy throne oh God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Jesus is God but Jesus is not Father God. Listening to Jesus and watching Jesus is the perfect image of Father God. Jesus demonstrated obedience through suffering. Father God is perfect, Jesus was perfect. Jesus is sinless and perfect.
The bible is the life and times of the Word of God, which became flesh to cover our sins.
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0 # John 8:58Disciple 2015-04-08 04:19
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I AM!"
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0 # His is in christjoe 2015-06-16 10:08
Jesus is God
Read Philippians 2:5-10
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+4 # jaye 2014-01-02 06:32
Amennn! :-)
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+9 # peter 2014-01-07 18:12
To God be the Glory, thank you for giving us your Son to die on the cross for our sins 8)
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+6 # Luwam 2014-01-28 17:38
:-) Amen
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0 # xai 2014-03-09 03:06
:-)
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+8 # patson katwenge 2014-03-16 10:19
Thank God for the love he have for us I wil continuel woship him for ever and ever

Amen
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0 # maleThabani 2015-05-18 19:52
We thank God of giving us your your only Son to come and pay for us our sins we are now have access to you my Lord because of the blood of your Son who died on the Cross for us Amen
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0 # roy 2014-04-22 18:02
And Jesus said i and my Father are one ;-)
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+9 # CHRIS 2014-06-08 20:54
HE IS TRUELY THE MESIAH AND THE SAVIOUR AND SHEPHERD OF OUR SOUL.GLORY BE TO GOD
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+6 # kennedy 2014-06-18 14:07
Ammmmmeeeeeeeee ennnnnnnn.n
glory to Lord God Almighty who is and was and is to com
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0 # great n mighty kingzulaiha 2014-08-24 05:09
:lol: thanks b 2 God 4 giving us de saviour n annoited one :-)
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0 # evangelicalolanrewaju solomon 2014-09-06 11:27
Good talk!
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+3 # MinisterDudu Bogatsu 2014-09-09 19:36
Wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ! Thank you
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0 # NongsiejKrobestar 2014-09-28 15:47
HE IS THE WAY OF LIFE AND OUR SAVIOR. AMEN
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0 # GOD IS GOODVanessa S.A 2014-10-17 04:51
The GOD that was there yesterday is the GOD that is here today and the GOD that will here tomorrow and forever may his name be glorify always and forever. He makes miracles for his children trust him and put all faith in him and we will all see how wonderful he is. Love you GOD. And Thanks for sending your son to die for our sins and give us hope and a way to believe. GLORY TO YOU OH LORD.
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0 # GOD IS GOODVanessa S.A 2014-10-17 04:53
:-)
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+2 # MinisterJacquot 2014-11-05 07:04
Jesus is the sweetest name I know and love
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+1 # JESUS IS THE MESSIAH N SON OF GOD ALMIGHY OUR SAVIOURMauricio 2014-12-26 22:04
:-) PRAISE OUR LORD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS HE DIED FOR US TO CLEAN US FROM SIN ALLELLUYAH THANK YOU JESUSCHRIST
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0 # SalvationHadi 2015-01-03 21:42
Oh God!!
As time goes by, my love grows high
So high so high, it might touch the sky..
My love is a candle, that has no light
Unless your fire let it bright
And when this happens,I have to fight
To keep this love and make it tight
Then it will be so pure so white
And it will fly and fly again
Reaching a day without a night
Where everything looks clear and everything looks bright..
Oh God..
From the moment i rise till the moment i sleep
My affection is for you so pure so deep..
Oh God!!
Your love is like a spring that never dry
It's always giving and never die...
Oh God.. I'm nothing without you.. Thank you for giving me life and thank you for all of your love ....
Oh God ... There is no honest love but loving you..
Oh God...Let my sole be melted in loving you
...
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0 # Believerjacqueline sinclair 2015-01-08 12:40
God & Jesus are our love, Light & Saviour.

Without you we have nothing. We Love You & Thank You with all our hearts...

Amen
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-12 # you don't under standAAMF 2015-03-01 18:22
You all don't really under stand who is Jesus. Jesus is not the son of god. He is the massenger of god. God sent him to guied people to the right way. And he said don't worship me, worship Allah. In fact he is not dead. He will come back. And when he come back he will make the world a better place. That is what Quran says.
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+1 # Reply to AAMFKaraz Bishara 2015-03-03 00:51
AAMF, in John 6:40 Jesus says, "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." In John 6:47 Jesus says, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." Jesus makes it very clear - it is only through belief in Him that we have eternal life. In John12:45 Jesus says, "And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." Jesus is the very image of God, God in the flesh, and so is called the Son of God. Please do not think we mean God had a physical son with a woman because this is incorrect! Jesus absolutely will return and will reign and judge as King. Do not wait until then to bow your knee! Again, Jesus says, "...and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:37
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+1 # The Christ of GodSteve 2015-03-17 10:26
"Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God;" "Truly I tell you, Before Abraham was, "I Am" ~ Jesus the Christ, 'Jesus' the name means, 'Jehovah is Salvation"...He IS the Salvation of God to Him would receive Him.. Jesus, "I Am the Resurrection".. .Jesus, "I Am the Life'..Jesus is "I Am". "The Second Adam became a Life Giving Spirit" That is Jesus.
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0 # hollythe trueth 2015-03-23 15:16
savior
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0 # Sorry, Jesus Is GodMWW 2015-04-06 09:19
Its very clear that many are confused. The WORD says it so clearly, MY FATHER AND I ARE ONE. Should I say more?
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0 # anointedTebogo 2015-04-16 19:30
Jesus brought the salvation .....that's was the plan of God to send his anointed one so who believe him will have eternal life and they shall be saved.,.
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0 # JESUS NAMEsafoora sheraz gill 2015-04-18 15:53
Jesus name came from starting when in world was nothing he was, he is, he have. He is alpha and omega he is king of the kings he came to teach us because he is salvation he is son of GOD in the name of Holy Spirit because he born from mother Mary she was virgin she don't know any person. Angel came to her and brought this message for her and she believed. Name came from Father of God Emmanuel, our faith in name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That is God.
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0 # sea...sagar 2015-04-27 08:12
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word wjas with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one.
It is clear jesus is God :-)
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0 # Mrkhanye 2015-05-08 05:49
Jesus is God!!! just take it from these stement for in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God... and we also read in the book of prophet isaiah 9:6 for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulders and his name shall be called wonderful,Couns eller,The mighty God,the eternal Father,The Prince of peace again in Mattew 1:23 behold a virgin shall be with a child shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name EMMANUEL which being interpreted is God with us
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