Part 3 – Alpha and Omega Series
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” Matthew 24:36 (ESV)
We intentionally ignored, neglected, and even forgot the presence of the Holy Spirit His involvement in our lives as the third persons in the Godhead, these simple greetings are significant to be addressed and the importance of the third person attach to our lives should be given great affection. The love and care must be taken into consideration as we walk our lives in this troubled world. There are many observers as we walk with our faith and the truth as we talk.
The Trinity will not exist if we walk away with this truth. It does exist whether we like it or not but it will not manifest in us if we denied accepting the truth. In Revelation 1:4-5: It says the greeting is from each member of the Trinity: from Him who is and who was and who is to come (the Father), from the seven Spirits who are before His throne (the Holy Spirit), and from Jesus Christ (the Son) the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
When we know who is speaking, we will know who is coming; this is the truth that they knew back many centuries ago and to this date many still waiting that Jesus is coming to judge the living and the dead. Revelation 1.8 clearly pointing to the Almighty Father. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Why there is a claim that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega?
in, Revelation 21:6 After judgment the preparation of Jesus’ ruling the kingdom, no more sorrows and pain everything will be new and the indwelling of the Spirit of God to His people declaring them to be His children. Those who are victorious will inherit all that was promised and God will be God and they will be His children. This is a victorious celebration. To be inspired read the whole context Revelation 21:1-8. And meet the truth and be inspired.
Revelation 22:13— “I am the alpha and the omega” “the beginning and the end” Many Christians took this context out of the complete message and interpreted it as this is Jesus. I suggested that believers should read the whole context of Revelation 22 to be blessed with the truth. You might find it more enlightening. Added to it is the Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 48:12 and they even went farther when they added 1 and 2 Chronicle (ex. 1 Chronicles 29:29). Where it uses “from first to last” which refers to “from beginning to end,” used seven times in 1 and 2 Chronicles.
The Alpha and the Omega: remember God begins life and got involved in human activity and in the end God remains involved in Human activity. One thing you may notice that the Almighty was not attached maybe it is giving us more excited to find the truth and to measure our faith in Him. The Son is honored as the Son and up to the end of God’s love letter to us He used the Son to tell us His end-time plans and the Son delegated the message to his angel and Son’s angel told John the message. If you will continue seeking the truth about this chapter you may find that the whole Book of Revelation is the third section of the Bible; The Old, the New, and the Revealed word of God.
God was involved directly during the Old Testament and the New Testament He used the Son in His place and the third the Revelation God the Father will be the Judge and witness and the Son will be the one to open the book of life as no one in heaven and earth is perfect enough to qualify to open the book. Revelation 5.
Book of Revelation opens up with God—the revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. Jesus made the message of the Father to be known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near.
Verse 4 John points to the Father; John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us has freed us from our sins by his blood.
When we combined verse 4 and 5 together Revelation 1:4-5—John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.
When we follow through the revealed word on verse 4; is the Father— “He who was, and who is, and who is to come” and verse 5 “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.” This is a very important verse that will give us the knowledge to who is talking in 1:8. “God and on one else who is, and who was, and who is to come. The Almighty “
We conclude therefore that, “He who was, and who is, and who is to come” is God the Father Almighty and not Jesus Christ. Some part is sourced from John Gill’s commentary.
Now, it really doesn’t matter which translation you use. Rev. 1:4 already distinguished between “He who is, and who was, and who is to come” and “Jesus Christ.” Thus, the person speaking is God the Father, not Jesus Christ.
Elsewhere in Revelation (e.g. Rev. 22:13), Jesus Christ is identified as the Alpha and the Omega, but not here in Rev. 1:8.
And this could be another topic and it could relate to his mission when he started the redemptive work and ended it with success.
Revelation 1:8 (GNT) “I am the first and the last,” says the Lord God Almighty, who is, who was, and who is to come.
Revelation 1:8(NET) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,”[a] says the Lord God—the one who is, and who was, and who is still to come—the All-Powerful!
Revelation 1:8(NCV) The Lord God says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the One who is and was and is coming. I am the Almighty.”
Finally, in Rev. 1:8 (KJV): I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
But, Rev. 1:8 (NA27): “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” said the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Now, it really doesn’t matter which translation or version of the Bible you use. Rev. 1:4 is already the foundation between “He who is, and who was, and who is to come” and “Jesus Christ.” Thus, the person speaking is God the Father, not Jesus Christ. And He is coming! How soon no one knows even the angels and the Son himself. Only God knows!!
Who is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega in Revelation 1:8?
Prayerfully hope that this revealed truth becomes a blessing to all. God is the one talking, and the coming to judge. if the people before us identified Jesus as the “Alpha and the Omega” that is their interpretation but they cannot claim that the interpretation stated above is not God’s revealed truth. Jesus begins the redemptive works and ends it with success so he deserves to be honored as the Alpha and the Omega beginning and the end of his work. We cannot deny or ignore the truth that Jesus is the Son of God and His co-worker in delivering His message.
Who is speaking and who is coming: Revelation 1:4-8, 4:8-11; 11:17; 16:5 It is the Father Almighty who is speaking and coming.
We all works for the glory of God.
I love you all with the love of God, the Son, and the Spirit of God that will continue to work for our guidance and protection.
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