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Alpha Omega Amen
(Revelation 22.19-21)
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"And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." (Revelation 22.19-21)✞

Come Lord Jesus

The Alpha and OmegaIn the phrases, "Amen" and "Alpha and Omega" was embodied the whole idea of completeness. "Amen" was a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebew Bible and the New Testament. It was used at the end of prayers in Jewish, Christian and Muslim worship as a conclusion meaning "so be it!" "Amen" was the last word of Christ in the New Testament. The titles "Alpha and Omega" indicated that Jesus was the first in line, the "Alpha" and the last word, the "Omega." These were the first letter beginning and the last letter ending the Greek alphabet. The Hebrews used "aleph" to "tau" in a similar manner to indicate completeness from start to finish. For instance, Abraham kept the whole Law from "aleph" to "tau." For Christians, Alpha to Omega was the sign that Jesus Christ was God's perfect historical completion in himself and required nothing else from any other source to be finished.✞

Time Inclusive

Alpha and OmegaJesus included in himself all time, for he was the "first and the last." Jesus was also the author of all things. An old saying stated, "Since God was the beginning, he received his power from no one, since he is the middle, he shares his power with no one, and since he will be the end, he hands over his power to no one."

"Alpha Omega Amen"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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