The names of Jesus Christ in the Bible and their meaning
The names of Jesus Christ in the Bible show you who Jesus Christ truly is and what He can do you, when you believe in Him. When you go through this list with the names of Christ, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal them as a reality in your life.
Every name of Jesus Christ shows us a totally different aspect of His being and His work.
Some names show us the tender side of Jesus which we love so much. But other names reveal that Jesus is the righteous Judge and the roaring Lion of Judah. We need to know all His names to get an accurate image of Jesus Christ and to know Him as He truly is.
Jesus Christ is so much more than we can ever imagine.
These names will help you get a deeper understanding of how breathtaking Jesus Christ is. He is worthy of all our worship and adoration.
Names of Jesus Christ
Advocate (1 John 2:1)
Meaning: Jesus Christ pleads our case before the Father, when satan (that accuser of the brethren) is accusing is. Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. He sets us free and declares us righteous.
Lamb of God (John 1:29)
Meaning: Jesus Christ was slain, as a perfectly innocent sacrifice, for the sins of the world. He gave His life and His blood as a ransom for all of us. He died to give us life.
The Resurrection & the Life (John 11:25)
Meaning: Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and gives eternal life to all who believe in Him. His resurrection power gives us the strength to overcome obstacles in life and experience His victory in all circumstances.
Shepherd & Bishop of Souls (1 Peter 2:25)
Meaning: Jesus Christ cares for us and guides us, as a Shepherd who cares for His lambs. He leads us besides still waters and helps us to rest in Him.
Judge (Acts 10:42)
Meaning: Jesus Christ will judge the nations and the people, according to their deeds. He doesn’t look at our words, but He sees our actions and will reward each of us.
Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the most exalted Name above all names, who reigns forever. He has all authority in heaven and on earth and He receives all the glory and the praise, forever and ever.
Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)
Meaning: Jesus Christ took our sickness and pain upon himself to bring us healing and deliverance. He healed all who came to Him and gave them a new future of hope and freedom.
Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Head of the Body of Christ, the True Leader of us all.
Master (Matthew 8:19)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is our Great Master, the Commander, the One we obey with all our hearts. We don’t follow our own will, but listen to His voice and follow Him.
Faithful & True Witness (Revelation 3:14)
Meaning: Jesus Christ doesn’t lie, He is trustworthy in what He says, He has no hidden agenda. What He says is Yes and Amen.
Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the sure foundation of our lives. We can build on Him, knowing our house will stand firm, even in the storms.
High Priest (Hebrews 6:20)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gave His blood as a perfect and eternal sacrifice for all of us. He gave Himself on the altar of God, to wash away all our sins and shame.
The Door (John 10:9)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is ther door for all of us to enter into relationship with the Father and become children of God. When we enter through Jesus Christ we will find the true life we are looking for..
Living Water (John 4:10)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gives us the streams of living water, that flow from our belly. This living water is there Holy Spirit.
Bread of Life (John 6:35)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gave up Himself as food for all mankind. When we eat of Him, and drink His blood (spiritual) our sins our forgiven and we become one with Him.
Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the most beautiful person there is and He brings healing to our souls and bodies.
Alpha & Omega (Revelation 22:13)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end, in Him everything finds it origin and destiny, He is the author and finisher of our faith.
True Vine (John 15:1)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the vine and we are the branches. If we remain in Him, we will bare lasting fruit, to the glory of the Father.
Messiah (Daniel 9:25)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the long expected savior of Israel and the world, promised by the prophets in the Old Testament.
Teacher (John 3:2)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gives us the wisdom and insights we need to live a fruitful and good life, with His peace and joy as the result.
Holy One (Mark 1:24)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Holy One of God, the blameless and perfect one, who is the image of God Himself.
Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gave His life and His blood as a ransom for us, so we can be forgiven and enter into a wonderful relationship with God, as our loving Father.
The Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the deeply beloved Son of the heavenly Father, who reveals to us the heart of our God, who also deeply loves us.
Branch (Isaiah 11:1)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Son of Man, a direct descendant from Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Mary, etc. He is God in the flesh.
Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the good shepherd who gives his life for the sheep, to give them life in abundance.
Light of the World (John 8:12)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the true light in the world, which shows us who God really is and how we can become children of God.
Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the reflection and expression of His heavenly Father, and shows us in a perfect way who God is.
The Word (John 1:1)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Word of God who became flesh. In Him is all the wisdom and knowledge of God.
Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the strong foundation of our faith. On Him we build a dwelling of God, in the Spirit.
Savior (John 4:42)
Meaning: Jesus Christ did not come to put the weight of religion on us, but to save us from our sins and from the power of satan.
Servant (Matthew 12:18)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Kind of kings and Lord of lords, yet He came to serve us, by laying down His life for us.
Author & Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the one who calls us to follow Him, and He is the One who helps us walk the path of perseverance of our faith.
The Almighty (Revelation 1:8)
Meaning: Jesus Christ has received all power, in heaven and on earth. His names is exalted high above every other name. He reigns forever and ever.
Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the everlasting father of all of us, who have become children of God thanks to Him.
Shiloh (Genesis 49:10)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gives us true and lasting peace, and He teaches us to be still and know that he is our God. We are safe in Him.
Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the eternal prophet of God, the One who roars from Zion, to let His voice be heard all over the world.
I Am (John 8:58)
Meaning: Jesus Christ has always existed and will always exist. He is the eternal God of Israel, who is always with us, wherever we go.
King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15)
Meaning: Jesus Christ has all the authority in heaven, on earth and under the earth. He is the eternal King and every knee shall bow before Him.
Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gives us deep inner peace and harmony. He reconciles us with the Father, creating peace between man and His creator.
Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is the Bride. He is preparing us to become blameless and perfect as a beautiful shining Bride, to be at His side forever.
Only Begotten Son (John 3:16)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the Son of God because the Holy Spirit came over the virgin mary and made her pregnant with God Himself.
Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the source of all godly wisdom, helping us overcome challenges in life and giving us direction through His Holy Spirit.
Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is God with us, the revelation of the everlasting presence of God within His beloved people.
Son of Man (Matthew 20:28)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is also the Son of Man, because He was born from the virgin mary, as a descendant of the forefathers of Israel.
Dayspring (Luke 1:78)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the new day of hope and victory for the church, the bright shining morningstar who gives us hope for the future, where He will bring His kingdom more and more to the earth.
The Amen (Revelation 3:14)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is reliable and true, His words are trustworthy and eternal, there is no higher witness than He Himself.
King of the Jews (Mark 15:26)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the expected Messiah, the One who will establish the true eternal Kingdom of God among His people.
Prophet (Matthew 21:11)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the perfect expression of the heart of God. He is the voice of God in the earth through His Holy Spirit.
Redeemer (Job 19:25)
Meaning: Jesus Christ gave His life and blood as a ransom for us, to set us free and to restore what satan has stolen and destroyed.
Anchor (Hebrews 6:19)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is our assurance of salvation, all through our life. In Him we find strength and peace, in times of trouble.
Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
Meaning: Jesus Christ is the hope for mankind, the breakthrough of the kingdom of God. The night has passed away and in Christ there is a eternal new day, full of glory.
The Way, the Truth, & the Life (John 14:6)
Meaning: Jesus Christ said no one comes to the Father but through Him.
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