Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Titles of Christ

Our wonderful Lord Jesus has many titles in Scripture. Here are some of them, although not all of them:

Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, our Peace, the Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Son of the Most High God, the Son of the Blessed One, the Holy One of God, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Word of God, the Word of Life, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the eternal Life, the Living One, the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Ruler of the kings of the earth, the Head over every power and authority, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, the Chief Shepherd, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, Savior, Redeemer, the Son of Man, the Righteous One, the Sun of Righteousness, the bright Morning Star, our Advocate, Immanuel, the Bread of Life, the Light of the world, the Branch, the true Vine, and the Door.

Now here are some of the Scriptures where those titles come from:

Isaiah 9:6 - "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 47:4 - "Our Redeemer—the Lord Almighty is his name— is the Holy One of Israel."

Luke 4:33-34 - "In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon. He cried out in a loud voice, 'Ha! What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of God!'”

Isaiah 7:14 - "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."

Matthew 1:23 - “'The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' (which means 'God with us')."

Ephesians 2:14 - "For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility..."

Matthew 16:16 - "Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.'"

Mark 5:7 - "He shouted at the top of his voice, 'What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name don't torture me!'"

Mark 14:61-62 - "But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, 'Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?' 'I am,' said Jesus. 'And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'”

Matthew 14:33 - "Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, 'Truly you are the Son of God.'”

John 1:1,14 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

John 1:29 - "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'"

Revelation 5:8, 11-12 - "Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints...Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:

'Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!'"

John 4:42 - "Then they said to the woman, 'Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.'”

Acts 5:31 - "Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins."

Acts 13:23 - "From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus—"

Ephesians 5:23 - "For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body."

Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Col 2:10 - "And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority."

John 8:12 - "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'”

John 9:5 - Jesus said, "While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 10:7-9 - "Therefore Jesus said again, 'Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.'"

John 10:14-15 - "I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."

John 15:1 - Jesus said, “I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Gardener."

Isaiah 11:1 - "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."

Hebrews 3:1 - "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus." (KJV)

1 Peter 2:25 - "For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." (KJV)

1 Peter 2:25 - "For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls." (NASB)

1 Peter 5:4 - "And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away."

John 6:35 - "Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'"

John 14:6 - "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

1 John 1:1-2 - "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us."

Acts 28:31 - "He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!"

Romans 1:4 - "And who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord."

1 John 2:1 - "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One."

Acts 3:14 - "You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you."

Acts 7:52 - "Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him—"

Acts 22:14  - “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth."

Malachi 4:2 - "But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves."

Revelation 1:18 - "I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades."

Revelation 3:14 - “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation."

Revelation 4:4-5 - "John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood..."

Revelation 17:14 - "They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

Revelation 19:16 - "On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords."

Revelation 22:13 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Revelation 22:16 - “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (cf., 2 Pe 1:19; Rev 2:28)

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible New International Verion, copyright Zondervan, used by permission.

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, I recommend reading Supremacy of Christ, You're Better Off Following Jesus, Christ the Beginning, Light of the World, The Bodily Form of the Lord Jesus Christ, Is Jesus God?, There's No One Like the Lord, and Jesus is Yehova. You may also access the Main Directory for this blog, or my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.  

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