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"Christ" is a Greek word that means "The Anointed One and His Anointing". Anointed means being rubbed in and on. Jesus told us that being anointed was having the Spirit of the Lord upon Him:

Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD {is} upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the good news (gospel) to {the} poor; He has sent e to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to {the} captives " And in I Cor. 1:24 "but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, The Anointed One and His Anointing (Christ) the power of God and the wisdom of God." we are told that Christ, or the Anointed One and his Anointing is the power and wisdom of God.

In Is. 10:27 (KJV) we are told that the anointing removes burdens and destroys yokes. A yoke is anything that weighs you down, like sin, sickness, debt, etc...

All through the old testament times the Jews were told of a coming of the Anointed, and how when the Anointing came it would bring yoke destroying, burden removing power. Remember what I Cor. 1:24 says, "Christ (The Anointed) the power and wisdom of God." Who else could destroy yokes? God, of course! So the Jews were looking for the Messiah which is Hebrew for the Anointed One. The Jews admit Jesus was a prophet and a teacher and that He did great works; they just don't admit He was the Christ (the Anointed One).

So what do we know so far;

Christ (Greek) and Messiah (Hebrew) in English mean The Anointed One.
To anoint is to rub on and in, so Anointed is already rubbed in and on.
The Spirit of God comes to us from and through His Spirit (Anointing).
And what it brings is power and wisdom of God.
So Jesus did what He did via the Holy Spirit.
Because He was anointed (rubbed in and on) with God's Spirit (power and wisdom of God).

In the next Bible Study I will go deeper into how we are anointed of God. And what it means to and for us.

Until then read the following:
Is. 10:27 (KJV only)
Is 61:1-3
Luke 4:18-20
John 14-15
I John 2:20-27
Jesus is the word become flesh John 1:14, God is the soul (mind, will and emotions) of the trinity. Christ was the manifestation of God on Jesus. And if we are of Christ we are of the manifestation of God on, in and through us.

Until the next Bible Study I pray that God will bless each and every one of you in His power and revelation of Him (Amen).


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