Guest speaker, Clif Olson presents Christ, Messiah, as the King anointed by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the task God prepared for Him. In each case of anointing there is a special task the person is to perform. In the case of things, they are to be set aside for God’s special purposes. An anointed person is someone who therefore has been authorized (by God) and empowered to do the task at hand. Anointing emphasizes that it was God himself who had ordained the person and given him authority to act as his representative. Anointing is used for kings more than any other use in the OT, so that we find the phrase “the Lord’s anointed” or “the anointed one of God” or even “anointed one” used to refer to a king. David constantly refers to Saul as “the Lord’s anointed.” 1 Sam 24:6 – “So he [David] said to his men, ‘Far be it from me because of the LORD that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the LORD’S anointed.'” So the main picture of the word “messiah” or “Christ” as the “anointed one” was of a king chosen by God. Although Messiah includes a priestly role, a prophetic role and a kingly role, the most prominent aspect of it is that He is king.