By Rev. Doral Pulley, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him (Acts 10:38).”
Jesus, the Wayshower, is often referred to as Jesus Christ. Christ is not Jesus’ last name. Christ is a state of consciousness into which Jesus evolved. Jesus became Jesus Christ at his baptism. His salvation experience in the temple at 12 years old was his personal awakening to who he was and what he was called to do. At 30, 18 years later, Jesus was ready for everyone else to be aware of who he was and what he was called to do.
Christ means anointed. The anointing is the power and presence of God upon a person, place, or thing to do that which is uncharacteristic of the person, place, or thing. Your awareness of the power and presence of God in your life is the Christ consciousness. The Christ consciousness empowers you to operate in both the natural and the supernatural realms. The Christ consciousness allows you to transcend the physical world and to enter the spiritual world. The Christ consciousness is the ability to tap into your divinity and to move beyond human limitations. The Christ consciousness is your agreement with the heavenly sphere to manifest in your daily earthly experiences.
Jesus was not the first Christ. There are several Christ examples in the Old Testament. The anointing came upon kings giving them knowledge beyond their years. Prophets operated in their Christ consciousness and had the ability to heal the sick and raise the dead. Christ manifested through warriors enabling them to win battles supernaturally over armies that were much larger than they were. The talking donkey was an example of the Christ manifesting through animals. Inanimate objects such as the burning bush which was not consumed and the rock in the wilderness which became a water fountain are just a few Christ examples in the Old Testament. (I Corinthians 10:4).
There are also examples of the Christ in the New Testament before and after Jesus. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is an example of the Christ. Virgins don’t normally have babies. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, is another example of the Christ. Senior citizens who have been barren all their lives, like Elizabeth, don’t usually carry children. The apostles continued in the Christ Consciousness and performed miracles, signs, and wonders such as healing people through their shadows and being freed from prisons without any human intervention.
You are called to manifest the Christ in the earth today. Jesus Christ, the Wayshower, showed you how to be the Christ consciousness in a physical form. The same power and presence of God is in you. You have the same abilities to do things that seem impossible. All you must do is be aware and open to see Christ manifesting in your life, world, and affairs.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa