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Messiah’s Job Description – Savior, Christ and Lord – Part 2


For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11 NASB)


When the Angels told the shepherd to find Christ the Lord, they did not go to the mailbox with “Christ” on it and ask for a baby named Jesus.

Christ was not His last name – it was His job description. Here it is in His own words:

The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19 NASB)

You see Christ means anointed one.

Peter tells us again in Acts

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38 NASB)

Anointing is what makes all the difference in the world. Without anointing, you can preach, share, teach, pray, and it won’t do you any good.

It is the anointing that breaks the yoke.

Jesus did not do His works by the power He brought with Him, but rather by the power poured upon Him.

Here is the crazy thing. He is looking to pour His anointing on you!

The plan is simple – You can be Christ to those around you.

Isn’t that awesome?

BenI love Christmas!


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0 thoughts on “Messiah’s Job Description – Savior, Christ and Lord – Part 2

  1. Caddo Veil

    I do too, Ben!! This is a great message--and you should have seen inside my mind, as I pictured someone going to the Christ mailbox!! Guess I'm feeling rather literal today! Thanking and praising God that He's broken the yoke--I think there's just a dab of anointing on me (blushing)! God bless you and the fam--Merry Christmas! love, sis Caddo

    1. Ben Nelson

      Anointing is nothing to blush about because you can't make it yourself. It is a work of the Holy Spirit.

      Glad you could see the mailbox.

      Have a great weekend - and Merry Christmas!

  2. Debbie

    The verse from Luke 4 really blessed me today, Mr. Ben! Thank you so much for encouraging us in that He wants to pour His anointing on us. God bless you and yours with His blessed anointing.

    1. Ben Nelson

      Thank you for the blessing dear Debbie. God bless you too!
      The passage in Luke 4 is in my top favorites of all time, because it not only lays out Jesus mission but ours.

      Merry Christmas!


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