Annointed Ones

Re:Verse passage – 1 Samuel 16:5-13 (day six)

Messiah is the English transliteration of the Hebrew word that means “anointed one.” That’s what Samuel did to David in 1 Samuel 16; he became an anointed one. A messiah was one who was devoted to God for a particular purpose; to serve as a “bridge between heaven and earth.” (Tim Mackee,

When Greek scholars translated the same Hebrew word, it became christos, or christ in English. Jesus Christ literally means “Jesus, the anointed one.” David was a precursor to Jesus’ eternal rule as the anointed king.

In Antioch, after the birth of the early church, followers of Jesus were called “Christians,” which means “little Christs,” or “little anointed ones.” That’s us. We are little anointed ones, like King David before us. We are heirs with David, called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be God’s “bridge between heaven on earth” until the eternal King returns.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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