John uses two names, Jesus, which refers to His human name, and Christ, which refers to His divine title. Jesus Christ is fully man and fully Messiah at the same time. Christ, which means Messiah, the Anointed One is His divine title. Jesus is God in human flesh. This is the fundamental doctrine of our faith – that God stepped out of heaven and took upon human flesh. We call that the incarnation. Carnis means flesh. When Jesus Christ took upon Himself humanity, He did not take it while He was here on earth and then laid it aside when He went back to heaven. He took His humanity back to heaven with Him. For all eternity Jesus Christ will be a man.
The announcement of the Birth of Christ was a great news to the Shepherds and the wise men. Simeon Could not die, until he had seen the Promise of God in Luke 2: 21-32. That is why when he carried the baby Jesus, he said ” Lord my God. You have kept your promise. I am very happy. Now I can die. For I have seen Jesus your Son who will save many people.’ Therefore, anyone reading this article is not permitted to die until you have seen what God has promised to give to you or to bring you into. I do not know what promises God had made to you particularly, but my bible makes me to understand in Psalms 91:16, that with Long life will God satisfy me with and show me his salvation. When God has promised you long life, who are you to die? 🙂
Walk in His ways, keep his precepts and teachings, you will see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. He is a Faithful and Merciful God. I know a voice may be speaking to you right now, that you are not worthy of the promises of God, that is the lying tilapia, the devil. God is a merciful God, it does not matter what sin you have committed in the past, as you call on God for forgiveness, He cleanses and forgives and you are made sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ, who came and died in your place.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your path. Prov 3:5-6
Jesus, the anointed one, FOR LIFE !!!