Emanna for 12/30/2019
The Lord's Commission
Acts 9:20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, that this One is the Son of God. (22) But Saul was all the more empowered, and he confounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus by proving that this One is the Christ. Words of Ministry
According to 9:22, Saul proved to the Jews in Damascus that "this One is the Christ." The title "the Christ" denotes the Lord's commission, that is, the Lord's work. Christ means the anointed One. The Lord Jesus is God's anointed One. As the anointed One of God, the Christ, He is the unique One. Only He has been anointed by God and appointed by Him to carry out His commission, to do work God assigned to Him. In Matthew 16:15 the Lord Jesus said to His disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (v. 16). The revelation given to Peter includes the two aspects of the Lord Jesus, the aspects of His Person and His commission. Christ's commission is to accomplish God's eternal purpose through His crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and second coming. His Person embodies the Father and issues in the Spirit for a full expression of the Triune God. Saul of Tarsus, who was blinded for a period of time, received a heavenly vision concerning the Lord Jesus. He saw the same thing Peter did in Caesarea Philippi; that is, he saw that Jesus the Nazarene is the Son of God and the Christ. As to His Person, He is divine. As to His work, He is the God-anointed and God-appointed One to carry out whatever God intends.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, pp. 221-222. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.