I AM the Anointed One
I Am the Anointed One
The Anointed One in Hebrew is Messiah (Māshîah) and in Greek is Christ.
In the Old Testament, God appointed people to positions of honor by guiding one of His servants to anoint them with olive oil. The anointed one had a special relationship with God and was set apart as an ambassador for Him.
The prophet Isaiah foretold of The Anointed One for Whom Israel longed and said, “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2)
Jesus quoted from the prophet Isaiah (60:1-2), “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 oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)
The woman at the well said to Jesus, “I know that Messiah, the Anointed One, is coming who is called Christ. When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I Who speak to you am He.” (John 4:25-26)
When Jesus ascended into heaven, He anointed His followers with the Holy Spirit. “You have an anointing from the Holy One...” (1 John 2:20)
“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
The original artwork for this Art Card was created with watercolor and a pointed pen filled with white gouache. The large letters were designed and drawn on paper painted with watercolor washes, then hand-cut, and adhered to the painting.
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