The Coming Messiah
Summary: As Christians, we are looking for the second coming of Jesus, the Messiah. What is the meaning of messiah? Messiah means essentially the anointed. This idea comes from the anointing with oil of a ruler, whether it be a king or a priest. In the Old Testament, the use of Messiah implies a coming king. The prophets gave a composite picture of the Messiah as one who comes with authority from God, who comes to save and establish a new world order. He comes with power. He brings about peace, justice and plenty in the earth.