In the Old Testament, God anointed people for special roles. He anointed prophets to be the change agents for society, speaking His word to the people. He anointed priests to be mediators between Himself and the people, and He anointed Kings to lead, protect and provide for His people. Put together, these three designations act like lenses that help us get a clear picture of who Jesus is so that we would know Him more fully, trust Him more deeply and follow Him more closely. As our prophet, Jesus brings us the truth, He is the truth and He saves and sends us with His truth.
Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-3; Acts 3:17-26