SPECIAL TOPIC: THE HOLY ONE
"The Holy One" can refer to
1. God the Father (cf. numerous OT passages on "the Holy One of Israel")
2. God the Son (cf. Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34; John 6:69; Acts 3:14)
3. God the Spirit (His title, "Holy Spirit" cf. John 1:33; 14:26; 20:22).
Acts 10:38 is a verse where all three persons of the Godhead are involved in anointing. Jesus was anointed (cf. Luke 4:18; Acts 4:27; 10:38). Here the concept is widened to include all believers (cf. 1 John 2:27). The Anointed One has become the anointed ones! This may be parallel to Antichrist and antichrists (cf. 1 John 2:18). The OT symbolic act of physical anointing with oil (cf. Exod. 29:7; 30:25; 37:29) relates to those who were called and equipped by God for a special task (i.e., prophets, priests, and kings). The word "Christ" is a translation of the Hebrew term "the anointed one" or Messiah.
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