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.



+6 # Cheryl 2013-12-29 21:20
Jesus is the mighty God!
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+1 # 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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+9 # 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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0 # rightlaurayang 2015-03-29 07:47
Agreed :-) Amen
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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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+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

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+8 # CHRIS 2014-06-08 20:54
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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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+3 # MinisterDudu Bogatsu 2014-09-09 19:36
Wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ! Thank you
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+3 # NongsiejKrobestar 2014-09-28 15:26
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+2 # MinisterJacquot 2014-11-05 07:04
Jesus is the sweetest name I know and love
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-11 # 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 # 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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