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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0 #77 Brian 2016-11-27 06:22
After years of studying both sides of the argument Im left with wondering how much it really matters. Jesus has been appointed as God (define it how ever you like) and King. Whether or not He was the first created off spring or eternal from Gods(the Father) own substance in different form are we not suppose to worship him, look to him, bow before him, and seek him for salvation all the same?
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0 #76 Dan 2016-11-22 17:46
And Thomas said my Lord and my God. This was announced when he saw the nails car is in Jesus's hand.
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0 #75 Tom 2016-11-21 05:30
Only those who believe on him.
Is that all I have to do?.Believe he was hanged on a tree where he died.Im a sinner hes made payment in full.
3 days later he was resurrected.Or came back to life.If a person understands and believes this than they will have eternal life in heaven.
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0 #74 goitom 2016-11-05 08:31
Thank you.
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0 #73 Peter 2016-10-13 16:57
Lord Jesus forgave people's sin. (Matthew 9:5) The pharisees were incensed! Only God has that right! Lord Jesus then proceeded to confirm his divinity by healing the paralysed man.Psalm 103 tells us that God forgives and heals. No one else ever claimed to have the right to forgive sin. The Pharisees were confused because Lord Jesus was obviously human but speaking and acting as if He were God!
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+1 #72 know jesus 2016-10-01 06:41
say the Father, say the Son, or say the Holy Spirit all have the one meaning "GOD". The mystery of God is wonderful. You could never understand if it isn't meant to. Although, there is reference for those who choose not to accept the great new of the gospel. 1. 1 john 4: 2-3. Read col. 1: 1-17. prov. 8: 22-36 john 1: 1-17. regarding Jesus is again God.
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0 #71 Three Sixteen 2016-09-27 08:06
Although trinity is complicated, we must ask God for revelation as we are reading His word. We must not lean on our own understanding. A few ways to understand: 1) When you pray who do you pray to? You clearly use both names or more correct? Jesus Christ, Father, Lord, Savior, Messiah, etc. But are referring to ONE.
2) My favorite to explain it to my kids: I'll use my dad. My dads name is Michael, he has a son named Matthew, a niece named Sophia, and a dad James. If James comes and calls him son, Michael will respond, if George comes and calls him dad, He'll respond. If Sophia comes and calls him Uncle Mike, he'll respond. Just because they called him by different names or different ways doesn't mean he's 3 different people. He is still One person.
3)lastly, I strongly believe we don't need 2 Gods ("Jesus&God") to defeat satan. Jesus Is God. Hopefully I was clear enough. God bless
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-1 #70 isaac mohanty 2016-09-27 04:06
Christ- Son of God Ref. Mathew 16;16
Jesus- Son of mary Ref Luke 1:31 son of Man

Why Paul give more emphasis to mention Christ rather than Jesus
It is Christ who is the spirit of God dwell in the body of Jesus thus
Jesus became the complete God in human body(my personal view}
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0 #69 Rebecca Go 2016-09-16 19:12
Hallelujah Praise To Our Lord Jesus Christ
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0 #68 Jim 2016-09-05 17:14
Jesus is the Second Adam and Jesus is the express image of the invisible God on the Thorne God is a spirit and Jesus is God in flesh ... We also bapized in Jesus name not in father or son or holy holy because Jesus is God and we never use tiltes or names Hebrew know that god is one God from Moses i am that I am ...
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