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What does the name Christ actually mean or stand for? Also, would you provide definitions for all names that our Saviour is known by.
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The 4 titles in Isaiah 9:6
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Adam, the last Adam: (1 Corinthians 15:45) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit
Advocate: ( Lawyer, presents your case, stands beside you, 1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defenseJesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 John 2:1).
Almighty: (Revelation 1:8). All powerful, ruler of all, 8"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. "(Revelation 1:8,17, 2:8, 21:6, 22:13).
Alpha and Omega: First and Last: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13). The beginning and the end of everything. (21:6, 22:13), 8"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. "(Revelation 1:8,17, 2:8, 21:6, 22:13)
Amen: The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God's creation (Revelation 3:14).
Apostle of our profession:.1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. (Hebrews 3:1)
Author and Finisher of our Faith: 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, (Hebrews 12:2).
Author of Eternal Salvation: 9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him (Hebrews 5:9).
Beginning of the Creation of God: (Revelation 3:14).
The Beginning and the End of everything. (21:6, 22:13). Alpha and Omega: (Revelation 1:8,17, 2:8, 21:6, 22:13). First and Last: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13). 8"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. "(Revelation 1:8,17, 2:8, 21:6, 22:13)
Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18). Unique, sole, & no like or equal. He is the Word of God, and God always had Word... there is no God without Word, from eternity.
Beloved Son: 18"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
(Matthew 12:18). The Beloved (Eph 1:6).
Blessed and Only Potentate: High officer, great authority, mighty.14to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which God will bring about in his own time God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, (1 Timothy 6:15).
The Bridegroom 19Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. 20But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast. (Mark 2:19-20; Mattew 9:15; Luke 5:34-35; John 3:29)
Branch: ). Supplies the nutrient, sustenance of life, Holy Spirit. 2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. (Isaiah 4:2)
Bread of life: . Satisfies, strengthens and sustains. Law vs faith. 35Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)
Captain of Salvation: 10In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. (Hebrews 2:10).
Chief Shepherd: 4And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. (1 Peter 5:4)
Christ (In Greek), the Son of the living God, Christ of God: 16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew 16:16, Luke 9:20, John 1:41): Messiah in Hebrew, anointed one, chosen one.
Church, The Head of the Church 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23)
Consolation of Israel: (Luke 2:25).
Corner-stone: (Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 28:16, Zechariah 10:4, Ephesians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:6). Main foundation, center supports, entire structure.
Counselor: (Isaiah 9:6). Guild, instructs, stands besides us.
Creator: 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (John 1: 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17). Made all things, established and controls everything.
David, The root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star (Rev 22:16). Son of David, son of Abraham: (Matthew 1:1).
Dayspring or Rising Sun: (Luke 1:78).
Deliverer: 26And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; (Romans 11:26).
Desire of the Nations: 7 I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty. (Haggai 2:7)
Door, the Door of the Sheep: (John 10:7,9). Person, method, technique, manner to enter life & fill needs.
Elect of God: (Isaiah 42:1
Emmanuel/Immanuel, God with us: (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23) . God's real presence with us.
Everlasting (Eternal) Father: (Isaiah 9:6). Always exists.
Faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth: (Revelation 1:5). Dependable, resurrected, ruler of the kings.
Like the Father, Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father (John 14:6). The best picture of the Father is Jesus in Bethlehem or at Calvary, or as carpenter...
First and Last: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13). Alpha and Omega: (Revelation 1:8,17, 2:8, 21:6, 22:13). The beginning and the end of everything. (21:6, 22:13)
First Begotten of the Dead: (Revelation 1:5).
Forerunner: (Hebrews 6:20).
Friend (John 15:15) : 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other. . (John 15:14-17)
Glory of the Lord: (John 17:1, Isaiah 40:5, Isaiah 42:8, 48:11). the glory of the One and Only, the Only Begotten (John 1:14).
God: (John 1:1-3, 20:28, Colossians 1:15-17, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 40:3) Spirit, who creates, maintains, controls and substances all things.
God and Lord 28Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" (Jn.20:28).
God Blessed for Ever: (Romans 9:5).
God's glory: (Hebrews 1:3), The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
God manifest in the flesh: (1 Timothy 3:16), God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory
God, the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation (Col 1:15).
God with us, Immanuel: (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23). God's real presence with us.
Good shepherd: (John 10:11). Protects, provides, leads, and heals.
Governor: (Matthew 2:6).
Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ: (Titus 2:13).
Great High Priest: (Hebrews 4:14).
Head of the Church: (Ephesians 1:22).
Hair of All Things: (Hebrews 1:2).
High Priest Forever: Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. (Heb.6:20).
Holy Child Jesus, or Holy Servant Jesus: (Acts 4:27).
Holy One: (Acts 3:14). Perfectly pure and Holy, God!
Holy One of God: (Mark 1:24).
Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer: (Isaiah 41:14).
Horn of Salvation: (Luke 1:69).
I Am... YHWH, Yahweh, Yave, Jehovah: (Exodus 3:14... John 6:35, 8:12, 8:58, 10:9, 10:11, 11:25, 14:16, 15:1, 18:5,6). Always exists, in the now.
Image of God: (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Immanuel/Emmanuel, God with us: All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with us." (Mat.1:22-23). (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, ) . God's real presence with us.
Jehovah... I Am, YHWH, Yahweh, Yave: (Exodus 3:14... John 6:35, 8:12, 8:58, 10:9, 10:11, 11:25, 14:16, 15:1, 18:5,6). Always exists, in the now. Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament
Jesus: (Matthew 1:21). Savior, healer. From the Hebrew name Jeschua or Y'hoshua (Y'-Yah: the Lord; and shun: salvation, aid, deliverance) making the Greek name Joshua. The name means the Lord will save, the Lord of salvation or the Lord the savior.
Jesus Christ: (Matt 1:1, John 1:17,17:3, Acts 2:38,4:10, 9:34,10:36,16:18, Rom 1:1,1:3,1:6,5:15, 5:17,6:3, 1 Cor 1:1, 1:4)... 27 times.
Jesus Christ our Hope: (1 Tim 1:1). Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, our hope.
Jesus Christ our Lord: (Rom 1:3, 6:11, 6:23, 1 Cor 1:9, 1 Cor 7:25).
Jesus Christ our Savior: 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, (Titus 3:6).
Jesus of Nazareth: (Matthew 21:11).
Jeschua or Y'hoshua: Jesus in Hebrew, Joshua in Greek (Matthew 1:21). "Jeschua" means "Savior", "Jeshu" means "may his name be blotted out!"
Joshua: Jesus in Greek, Y'hoshua in Hebrew (Matthew 1:21).
Judge: (Matthew 25:31-46). Gives rewards and punishments, clean, purify, & separate.
Judge of Israel: (Micah 5:1).
The judge of the living and the dead: (Acts 10:42)
Just Judge: (2 Timothy 4:8).
Just man, Just person, Just One: (Matt 27:19, 27:24, Acts 3:14, Acts 22:14).
The Just One: (Acts 7:52).
King: (Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:4, John 18:, 36).
King of Ages: (1 Timothy 1:17).
King of Israel: (Matt 27:42; Mark 15:32; John 1:49; 12:13).
King of the Jews: (Matthew 2:2).Mentioned 17 times at his trial and crucifixion (Mark 15:2, and in all 4 Gospels, and only by opponents).
King of kings and Lord of lords: (Revelation 19:16, 1 Timothy 6:15).The blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. Ruler, guide, sets standards and administrates.
King of Saints: (Revelation 15:3).
Lion, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David (Rev 5:5)
Lamb: (Revelation 5:6, 13:8). Sacrifice, offering, in place of another, pure, & innocent. Jesus is called the Lamb 28 times in Revelation... in the Gospels is called the Lamb only twice (Jn.1:29,36).
Lamb of God: (John 1:29,36).
Leader and Commander of the people: (Isaiah 55:4)
The Life: (John 14:6). Resurrection and life: (John 11:25. Purpose of being, satisfaction, joy, peace, and love. Jesus Himself is The Life.
Light of the World: (John 8:1).
Logos/Word: (John 1:1). He is the Logos, the Word of God, and God always had Word... there is no God without Word, from eternity.
Lord: Master and Lord: (John13:13). Ruler, guide, controls, sets standards, & administrates.
Lord and God 28Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" (Jn.20:28).
Lord of All: (Acts 10:36).
Lord of lords: (Revelation 19:16, 1 Timothy 6:15). Ruler, guide, sets standards, & administrates.
Lord of Glory: 8None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Corinthians 2:8).
Lord of Our Righteousness: (Jeremiah 23:6).
Man of Sorrows: (Isaiah 53:3).
Master and Lord: (John13:13). Rabbi, in Hebrew -Teacher/Master (John 1:38, 3:2). Rabbouni, in Aramaic (Mark 10:51 John 20:16).
Mediator: For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus(1 Timothy 2:5).
Messenger of the covenant: (Malachi 3:1).
Messiah, in Hebrew: (Daniel 9:25, John 1:41,4:25, Matthew 16:16, Luke 9:20). Christ in Greek, anointed one, chosen one. John 1:41 & 4:25
Mighty God: (Isaiah 9:6). Spirit, who creates, maintains, controls & substances all things.
Mighty One: (Isaiah 60:16).
Morning Star: The root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star (Revelation 22:16).
Nazarene: (Matthew 2:23) Consecrated, home of gentiles or lowest (dogs).
Omega..Alpha and Omega: (Revelation 1:8). The last, ending, & forever in place...Alpha: First, before any, Eternal God, I AM - always exists.
Only Begotten Son: (John 1:18). Unique, sole, & no like or equal.
Our Passover: (1 Corinthians 5:7, Exodus 12). Our Sacrificial Lamb.
Passover: (1 Corinthians 5:7, Exodus 12). Sacrifice to God, covering, angel of death passes.
Potentate, Blessed and Only Potentate: (1 Timothy 6:15). High officer, great authority, mighty.
Prince of Life: (Acts 3:15).
Prince of kings: (Revelation 1:5)
Prince of Peace: (Isaiah 9:6). Heir to throne, ruler, control of peace, rest.
Prophet: (Luke 24:19, Acts 3:22). Foretells future, interfaces between God & man, & informs.
Rabbi, in Hebrew -Teacher/Master (John 1:38, 3:2). Rabbouni, in Aramaic (Mark 10:51 John 20:16).
Redeemer: (Job 19:25). Purchased, buy back, work for, & balance the books.
Resurrection and life: (John 11:25). Restore life, life eternal, & quicken to life.
Righteous: (1 John 2:1). Just, without partiality. The Lord, the righteous one (the just judge) (2 Timothy 4:8)
Rock: (1 Corinthians 10:4). The spiritual rock. Hiding place, support, source of water/life, offense & secure
Root of David: The root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star (Revelation 22:16).
Rose of Sharon: (Song of Songs 2:1).
Savior: (Luke 1:69, 2:11, John 3:17, Titus 3:6). Healer, restores, redeems, in place of, & purchases. Jesus means God Saves. In the Epistles is mentioned 25 times.
Seed of Woman: (Genesis 3:15).
Shepherd, the Good Shepherd: (John 10:11, 14).
Shepherd and Bishop of Souls: The shepherd and guardian of your souls (1 Peter 2:25).
Shiloh, the Scepter: (Genesis 49:10).
Son of the Blessed: (Mark 14:61). Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18). Unique, sole, & no like or equal.
Son of David, son of Abraham: (Matthew 1:1). The root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star (Rev 22:16)
Son of God: (Matthew 2:15). Godhead, divine, Highest position, relationship & heir. Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18). Unique, sole, & no like or equal.
Son of the Highest: (Luke 1:32). Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18). Unique, sole, & no like or equal.
Son of Joseph: (John 6:42)
Son of man: (Daniel 7:13, John 6:53,62, Matthew 16:27, 19:28, 24:30, 25:31, Luke.19:10, Philippians 2:7). Pure man, humanity, lowered & humbled himself. Used 93 times in Ezekiel.
Son of Mary: (Mark 6:3, Luke 2:5-6).
Son of Virgin Mary: (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:34-35). Her only One Child
Servant: (Mark 10:45, Acts 3:13, Mark 9:35; 10:42-45, John 13:1-20, Acts 3:13-26).
Suffering Servant (Isaiah 42:1-4, 49:1-6; 50:4-9, 52:13 to 53:12... Matthew 12:18-21, Mark 8:31,9:31,10:32, Acts 3:13,26; 4:27, 30).
Sun of Righteousness: (Malachi 4:2
Teacher/Master: Rabbi, in Hebrew (John 1:38, 3:2). Rabbouni, in Aramaic (Mark 10:51 John 20:16).
True Light: (John 1:9).
True Vine: (John 15:1).
Truth, the truth: (John 1:14, 14:6). Pure, without lie, dependable. Jesus not only teaches the truth, but He himself is The Truth (John 14:6).
Way, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6). Jesus taught us the Way, but Jesus Himself is the Way!, and the Truth, and the Life.
Witness: (Isaiah 55:4)
Wonderful: (Isaiah 9:6). Miraculous, fantastic, magnificent, spectacular.
Word: (John 1:1). He is the Word of God, and God always had Word... there is no God without Word, from eternity.
Word of God: (Revelation 19:13). And God always had Word... there is no God without Word, from eternity.
Yahweh, Yave...I Am, YHWH, Jehovah: (Exodus 3:14... John 6:35, 8:12, 8:58, 10:9, 10:11, 11:25, 14:16, 15:1, 18:5,6). Always exists, in the now. Jesus is the Yahweh of the Old Testament
Y'hoshua or Jeschua: Jesus in Hebrew, Joshua in Greek (Matthew 1:21).
Some Messianic, Christological Titles:
Messiah / Christ Lord / LORD Holy One I Am Son of God Son of Man Son of David Son of Mary King of the Jews Prophet Rabbi / Teacher Savior
Suffering Servant Emmanuel Logos / Word Lamb of God Great High Priest Advocate/Paraclete Alpha & Omega
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