Anointed One See also Jesus Christ; Messiah Jesus is called the Christ (a Greek word) or the Messiah (an Aramaic word). Both words mean “the anointed.” He is the one anointed of the Father to be the Father’s personal representative in all things pertaining to the salvation of mankind. The Lord has anointed me, Isa. 61:1–3. He has anointed one to preach the gospel, Luke 4:16–22. Jesus was anointed by God the Father, Acts 4:27. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth, Acts 10:38.