Christ was derived from a Greek word ‘christos which means the ‘Chosen one or the Anointed one’
If you would have asked me to describe Jesus’ identity, “Son of God”or“Suffering Savior”would have been my two best guesses. “King” didn’t even make the list.
While Jesus also has a priestly and a prophetic role, the prominent idea within the title“Christ”is actually that of a king.
So any believer that knows the Christ sees Himself not as free as everyone would see themselves. Yes! We are called into freedom but everytime Apostle Paul will say “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”– 1 Corinthians 6:12
He understood the ministry of the Christ. Christ means He is chosen and anointed to be the ruler of a kingdom and everyone that will come under that kingdom must abide by the principles of the ruler.
The ministry of Jesus is one of “reconciliation” but that of Christ is one of “Lordship”
Ephesians 1:22 says “God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church”
So when Apostle John will be describing a mature Christian in 1 John 2:13 he will say “…because you know the Christ”
And I ask do you know the Christ? Have you subjected your will to his government? That is the meaning of knowing the Christ. When your freedom is His own opportunity
Kaya I respect this Apostle Paul so much. It got to a point when he’ll say “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”. You see that? He was already at the mercy of government of Christ.
Think through. Is it only the ministry of Jesus you know? Do you know the Christ also?
Note: Before you can find ordination into your calling you must understand the ministry of the Christ. That is where you know which part of the body of Christ you are
[Written by: Okoko Emmanuel]