Three distict titles of Jesus

We already know that Jesus inherited a name superior to all other names. But he also received countless titles throughout the ages. Today we are going to go over the three primarily distinct titles given to Jesus Christ.

1.) The Son of God.

Mark didn’t pull any punches when he started his gospel by saying “The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God”. John didn’t either when he wrote in chapter twenty “But these miraculous signs are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”. This title finds itself in the top three for two reasons. First, because of the relationship it implies that Jesus has with God, the Father. And second, because of the authority it grants him on behalf of God the Father. As you study the life of Christ in the gospels, those two elements, relationship to the Father, and authority from the Father constantly appear.

2.) The Son of Man.

This particular title was used the most by Jesus himself for primarily three reasons. First, in the Old Testament it was a generic title for prophets. By calling himself the Son of Man, Jesus was laying claim to his long prophetic heritage and prediction. Second, Son of Man is a Bible term for humans in general. Jesus was essentially declaring his own humanity, for fulfillment of prophecy. And lastly, by calling himself this, Jesus directly associated himself with prophecies about him. For example, Daniel said “one like a son of man, coming on the clouds of heaven”, then Matthew wrote later “they will see the son of man coming on the clouds of the sky”.

3.) The Messiah

This was a title that Jesus avoided entirely because of its militant implications. You see, the Jews had long been waiting (and some ignorantly still are) for their long promised Messiah to arrive and deliver them and save them vanquishing all their enemies. Jesus did come to do all of those things, but not necessarily in the time frame that their religious leaders taught. Jesus did not bring a message or brutal and gruesome violence or war, he brought a message of peace, grace, and love. Don’t get me wrong friends, the wars will come, and his enemies will be mutilated as predicted by the prophets. Just not when the Jews wanted it to happen.

While Jesus has other titles, “Alpha and Omega“, “Son of David“, and “Immanuel” for instance, the above three carry the most water. Ultimately, Jesus answered all questions and removed all doubt when he goaded the following answer from Peter when he posed the question “Who do you say I am”, Peter answered “You are the Christ the son of the living God”.

God Bless

Chris

(Just a reminder, there will not be any posts next week. Inspired Ministries is taking its first vacation of it’s first year. See you the following week!)

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