The Holy One of Israel is the main title for God used by the prophet Isaiah. It is mentioned 25 times in book of Isaiah, but rarely mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. However, the concept of God’s Holiness is mentioned throughout the Bible. This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says… I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. (Isaiah 43:14-15) The concept of God being Holy is first told in the Bible through the encounter with Moses at the burning bush. God said, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5) Holiness continues in the book of Leviticus, when the Israelites […]
Immanuel means “God with us”. It is one of the most comforting names for Jesus. During those times when we’re in despair and cry out to God, we want to know God is with us. To know He has not abandoned us in our most desperate need. When we are scared; when we don’t know what to do or where to turn; we want to know God is with us. To know He hears us, understands our pain, cares for us, and most importantly, has not forgotten us. God is with us. And in our times of joy when our hearts are overflowing, we thank God for His grace and blessings in our life, and for being with us. Immanuel is […]
Christ is a title, and it means Anointed or Chosen One. The word Christ is the Greek (or New Testament) equivalent of the Hebrew (Old Testament) word for Messiah. The name Jesus is the human name given to Mary by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31). The full name of Jesus Christ is Jesus the Anointed One or Jesus the Messiah. Jesus asks His disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, “You are the Messiah!” (Mark 8:29) As a show of authority, the kings, priests, and prophets were anointed with oil in ancient Israel. Anointing was a symbolic act to indicate God’s choosing. The most significant anointing was that of Jesus by the Holy Spirit: Then Peter began […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.