by Suzanne D. Williams
Jesus Christ in the Ancient Aramaic language is Eashoa‘ Msheekha: The Anointed Life-Giver.
They discounted Him, a baby born in a manager, though angels sang His praises, shepherds worshiped at his feet, and wise men traveled from afar. (Lk 2:7,13;Mt 2:1)
They were dismayed by Him, a youth found in the temple inquiring after His Father’s business. (Lk 2:49) Didn’t they know that’s where He’d be?
They denied Him, saying, “He’s John the Baptist, Elias, or one of the prophets. Not God. He couldn’t be.” (Mk 8:28)
They destroyed Him, hung Him on the cross to die like a thief and a robber, when all He’d done was love the lost and heal the forsaken. (Mt 26:55)
Then they diminished Him, rolled a stone over the tomb, posted a guard and said, “See there? Get out of this one.” (Mt 27:60)
A dare. But they didn’t know He wasn’t finished yet. He had more work to do. After all, He was The Anointed Life-Giver.
He’d been that all along – the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove and a voice from heaven declared it. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mt 3:17) And again on the mountain, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” (Mt 17:5)
Hear Him because He’s the Life-Giver. Do you get that? Do you?
He’s there walking on earth, healing the sick, the blind, and the lame because all that was in Him is life. He’s casting out devils because all that is in Him is life. He’s raising the dead because all that is in Him is life. The woman touched His garment and received because all He had to give is life. Jairus’ daughter opened her eyes because He’s so full of life. (Mt 9:20;Mt 5:42)
“Just ask,” He said, “and I’ll give you life. Believe, and I’ll give you life. Pray, and I’ll give you life. Share and I’ll give others life, too.” Life for whosoever, whensoever, wheresoever. No exemptions. No exclusions. No exceptions.
Yet discounted, denied, and dismissed, He did the only thing One with so much life could do, He delivered them. He traded His life for their death! (Php 2:8) When life was all He’d known, life was all He’d had, life was all He’d experienced, and all the while the people hissed and booed and cast him aside. “I don’t know him. I haven’t been with him. Crucify him.”
Crucify the Life-Giver.
But see, there’s the thing. Life as we know it is fragile. Things die and we mourn. But not life like His, that kind of life you can’t set aside, put away, or lock up. That kind of life you can’t send into hell and expect things to stay the same because that kind of life has to do something, change something, create something.
That’s the life that forms land, and skies and seas. (Ge 1:1) That’s life that makes man in its own image. (Ge 1:26) That’s life that is so bright, so marvelous, so wonderful you can’t stand in it, can’t contain it, can’t suppress it. That’s life abundant, exceeding, and overflowing. (Eph 3:20)
They had it all wrong. Because in killing the Life-Giver they released the very life they tried to desist into the heart of any man who raises his voice to receive it. Any man from that day across the ages of time to this who with fingers outstretched decides to pull on that life until The Anointed Life-Giver returns.
Because He’s coming. He’s coming. Do you hear me? THE ANOINTED LIFE-GIVER IS COMING. You can’t stop life like that. Man already tried. And failed.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and The Anointed Life-Giver, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3 KJV, my paraphrase)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Best-selling author, Suzanne D. Williams, is a native Floridian, wife, mother, and photographer. She is the author of both nonfiction and fiction books. She writes devotionals and instructional articles for various blogs. She also does graphic design for self-publishing authors. She is co-founder of THE EDGE.
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