The Anointed One


“He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated, the Christ)” (John 1:41).

When Andrew told Simon (later called Peter), “We have found the Messiah,” he believed Jesus to be the anointed, or chosen one. Scripture had promised a deliverer for the Jewish people. (See Isaiah 42:1; 61:1-3; Psalm 16, 22, Daniel 9.) The disciples learned over the course of Jesus’ ministry that the salvation they expected—delivery from Roman masters, and an earthly kingdom—would be far exceeded. After Christ’s death and resurrection, they finally understood the Messiah’s true aspiration—delivery from sin and an eternal Kingdom. Do you ever miss the true role of Messiah by focusing on what you want Him to do for you today and forgetting what He came to do for you eternally? Go to The Anointed One in prayer and thank Him for ultimate salvation.

Related Scriptures

Daniel 9:25; John 1:41; John 4:25; Psalm 2:1-2