Friday, December 4, 2020

Jesus: Anointed One

-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power. - Acts 10:38 NASB

There is only one Anointed One, only one Messiah, only one Christ, only one Savoir that God recognizes. All of these names are found in one person, the Lord Jesus Christ.

For many years, if a manufacturer wanted to make sure his product would be accepted by the public as legitimate, reliable, and dependable, he would hope to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. God's Anointed One means that Jesus Christ has received God's divine seal of approval. God will never give that approval to anyone else. Every other god, ruler, religious leader, or self-anointed savior has been completely rejected by God. God's Anointed One means that you have found the only true One to believe in, to worship, and to follow. 

Jesus Christ is not only the Anointed One, but He is also the one who was anointed by the Holy Spirit for the work God called Him to do. After His baptism in the Jordan River, Jesus went into the synagogue and read, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD" (Luke 4:18-19 NKJV). 

Today, the Anointed One can anoint you with the Holy Spirit so that you can serve Him with power in a way that will glorify Him.


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