A form of an Aramaic and Hebrew word meaning “the anointed.” In the New Testament Jesus is called the Christ, which is the Greek equivalent of Messiah. It means the anointed Prophet, Priest, King, and Deliverer whose coming the Jews were eagerly expecting.
Many Jews were looking only for a deliverer from the Roman power and for a greater national prosperity; thus, when the Messiah came, the leaders and many others rejected him. Only the humble and faithful were able to see in Jesus of Nazareth the true Christ (Isa. 53; Matt. 16:16; John 4:25–26).
- The Messiah shall have the Spirit, preach the gospel, and proclaim liberty:Isa. 61:1–3; ( Luke 4:18–21; )
- We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ:John 1:41; ( John 4:25–26; )
- God raised up among the Jews a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior:1 Ne. 10:4;
- The Son of God was the Messiah who should come:1 Ne. 10:17;
- Redemption cometh in and through the holy Messiah:2 Ne. 2:6;
- The Messiah cometh in the fulness of time:2 Ne. 2:26;
- The Messiah shall rise from the dead:2 Ne. 25:14;
- In the name of Messiah I confer the Priesthood of Aaron:D&C 13:1;
- The Lord said, I am Messiah, the King of Zion:Moses 7:53;