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Eternal Lord Jesus (Revelation 1.7-8)

"Look, he is coming with the clouds, [b] and 'every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;' and all the peoples on earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1.7-8)✞

Alpha and Omega

The Alpha and Omega LettersLike John's Gospel, which starts with the words, "In the beginning was the Word," John begins his Revelation letters with the truth that the Lord Jesus is the eternal Lord God. This is one of only two places where the Lord God speaks directly. God uses the first letter in the Greek alphabet, "the Alpha" and the last letter "Omega" as titles for the Lord Jesus meaning the "first" and the "last."

Present and Future

Alpha Omega CarvingGod describes Jesus as the eternal, "Alpha" the present, and the future, "the Omega." Without Jesus, there is nothing that is eternal, nothing that lasts beyond this life, nothing that opens up a future in Heaven.✞

All Will See Him

EyeJohn of Patmos continues, "Every eye will see" Jesus Christ. Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord including all who reject him or persecute him and his servants. Jesus is the "Beginning" ("the Alpha") and the "End" ("the Omega.") In a similar way, at the end of Revelation, Jesus is called, the "First" and the "Last." It is a basic truth that God controls the whole of time and our whole lives from beginning to end through Jesus himself.

"Eternal Lord Jesus"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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