Monday, August 30, 2010

Jesus the Christ! The Messiah! The Anointed One!

Hi Everyone~

I am really excited to share today!  Today, I would like to introduce you to Jesus...The Messiah!  Jesus...The Christ!  Jesus...The Anointed One!

I hope that everyone that was part of our Celebration last week has sent me their snail mail address via my email (on the side bar) before Wednesday!  They will be getting mailed out then!  I'm sure you will enjoy those beautifully made cards donated by Michele.  Thank you, Michele!

Today you will find:
  • What "Anointed," "Messiah," and "Christ" have in common!
  • Acts 2:36, Matthew 16:16, 1 Peter 4:11
  • Cards from the 1st He IS Able Challenge Shown Wednesday on our 2 Month Blog-O-Versary! Congratulations!
"Therefore let all Israel be assured of this:  God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."  Acts 2:36

I have been learning so much from the book, Praying the Names of Jesus.  It is written by Ann Spangler , and Zondervan published it!  I have had the book, Power in His Name, by Barbour & Company, since I was first Saved.  It was my second study book.  The Bible was my first.

When I first came to know and love Our Lord, Jesus the Christ, I was so surprised to know He went by so many names!  I found it thrilling to read about the characteristics of each name!  My church, Northland Community Church (located on the side bar, with audio/video services downloaded twice a week), has an incredible stained glass window in the Sanctuary.  I really love seeing it.  It is shaped as a cross, and in all different colors of glass, in all different directions, are many of the names our Lord goes by.  I would think about the names before (and sometimes, during) the service!  I would try to figure how each name related to me and my life.  I feel much closer to Him, when I pray, using His different names, based on what that section of prayer is about.          

Do you know people who call our Lord by the name of "Jesus Christ?"  Well, many people use this combination almost as if it is His first and last name.  It isn't!

The word "Christ" means the same as the word "Messiah."  And, they both mean the "Anointed One."  In Praying the Names of Jesus, it says this:

"The phrase "anointed one" refers to someone who has been set apart for a special mission.  That was how the first Christians thought about Jesus.  As Israel's Messiah, he was the greatest of kings, the one called and empowered to destroy God's enemies and extend his kingdom throughout the earth.  His mission was to put an end to our deepest troubles--to rebellion, sin and death.  When we pray to Jesus Christ, we are praying to the Messiah, the Anointed One, whose mission involves calling the world back to God through the power of love."

Isn't that something?  "Calling the world back to God through the power of love."  Do you help build His Kingdom by sharing His Love or His Word?  Do you show him you love Him by praising Him?  How do you show Him you love Him?  Quiet time alone with Him?  Serving Him in Church?  There are many ways to show Him you love Him.  If you want to tell your favorite way, that would be a wonderful blog post to share here at the He IS Able blog!

"But what about you?" he asked.  "Who do you say I am?  Simon
Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:15-16

If Jesus was to ask you this question, how would you answer?  Is He your Lord and Messiah?  If not, please email me, or call a local church.  We would be so happy to pray with you to accept the Gift of Salvation that Jesus the Christ offers you...His Love, His Word, and eternal life in Heaven with Him after spending time with Him, here on earth.  An amazing gift, indeed!

What name do you most often relate to Him as:   Lord?  Teacher?  Father?  Prince of Peace? Great Physician?  How about any of the many other names?  I'd love to hear your answer in the comment section, at the end of today's post.  (You can leave any comment about anything you like.)  It will automatically enter you in the drawing for that beautiful card made and donated by the incredible Dawn B. of My Stamping Thyme.  There is a photo of it on the side bar. 

Whenever we learn more about another name of Jesus', I am going to make a card using that name!  Join me if you'd like to!  The next time, I will have a place for you to post your cards.  This will not be a challenge.  It will be for fun and for "praising His name among the nations."

I am so blessed to gift a beautiful card for you to use to carry out the Mission Statement of this blog:

"He IS Able:  Sharing His Love, His Word, His Gift of Salvation through Card Give-Aways!"

I pray that you will use the card to encourage someone in the Lord, or let someone know they are loved, or take that big step, and tell the recipient how blessed you are to know Him, and wouldn't they like to know Him, too?!

As of this Wednesday, people who are randomly drawn to win the card, and announced as the "Card Give-Away Winner of the Week", will have 1 week to contact me via email to receive the card. I will not be able to track down the winner(s), as I tried this week, to let you know.  I am sorry. I would use that time to get to know you, or spend time with Him, or make cards.  So, just check the post on Wednesdays to see if you have won!  Please use my email located on the side bar to leave your address!  By the way, if I am currently holding cards for you now, please contact me by next Wednesday to send them to you!  I'm sorry.  My son's bedroom made art getting smaller and smaller!  Ok?  Ok!  Thank you for understanding!  I appreciate you!

If you do not want the card for any reason, simply don’t send me your address! No feelings will be hurt, I understand. Really!

On Wednesday, all of the cards that were received for the 1st He IS Able Challenge will be available for everyone to see!  Please send me your blog post URL with the card, or your gallery URL where the card is, so everyone can leave you some love!  Wait until you see the very wonderful cards!

Congratulations to all of you!  This blog will be 2 months old this Wednesday!  we already have 43 "Google Followers" of this blog!  That is great!  If you agree with the Mission Statement, or enjoy this blog, please sign up as a "Follower" of the blog.  We won't be having another extra celebration, but you can all feel excited to share your thoughts, your Testimony, or your Favorite Verse & Why, or cards & bookmarks and other altered items (please contact me for info), or perhaps you wrote a poem about Him, or want to share about your love for Him, or maybe you will tell us about how you serve Him!

This is EVERYONE'S blog!  This is YOUR blog...where you can express your thoughts and feelings about The Lord, Jesus the Christ!  You can share in someone's honor or memory or you can share anonymously.  I will post exactly what you write me.  And, your link to your blog, or Design Team or gallery can be linked to your post!  This will introduce others to your "place."  I ask you to please prayerfully consider this as another way that He would like you to Serve Him and Encourage your Sisters and Brothers and non-Believers, too.  I have been so blessed sharing...I know you will be also!

"If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus the Christ.  To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.  Amen."  1 Peter 4:11

He IS Able,
Traci S.

p.s.  Please take a moment and answer the poll on the right of the blog! It ends tomorrow.  And, if you would, please tell me which name of Jesus you most relate to Him the comment section! 


  1. Great post today. I have the book, the names of God and it is interesting that we see the word God through the OT but they are different words describing Him, it is just grouped under the word "GOD" or "Lord".

  2. Your post seems to be what I need to read at the time and you are such a blessing in my life. The name of Jesus I most relate to right now is healer........I am believing in and starting to experiencing healing spiritually, emotionally, and physically. "Heart" healing!! Thank you Jesus!! I pray blessings and healing into your life.

  3. As I fall asleep most nights I "discuss" my day with my Lord. I often address Him as: Father, King, Creator, Sustainer, Counselor, Teacher, Savior and Redeemer. It is my way I guess, of praising Him for being with me all day, and for helping me make it through that day as one or more of those descriptive names especially.
    I spent most of yesterday with 2 long time girlfriends I see but once a year who love the Lord as I do. What a marvelous time catching up and sharing what He has done in our lives!

  4. In times of prayer I use the names Father and Lord. I think I focus on these two because, knowing that God is in control of everything, that He is that authority figure, and that EVERYTHING He does will ALWAYS be for my good, is the view of Him that is always utmost in my mind. He has blessed me in so many ways, but I am always thankful that He is guiding my life. All the other names fall so easily under those two. He is the only one capable of fulfilling each of those names as its perfect definition.


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