Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ - The Beginning and the End
The nature of Jesus Christ is revealed in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

Revelation 1:8 reads, "'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.'" (Revelation 1:8)

The "Alpha and Omega" is clearly a title for Jehovah.

Revelation 21:4-7 reads, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And He said unto me, 'Write: for these words are true and faithful.' And He said unto me, 'It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.'" (Revelation 21:4-7)

Once again, "Alpha and Omega" is clearly a title for Jehovah.

In Revelation 22:13 we see the title again, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (Revelation 22:13)

If we read the prior verse, we see whom this title refers to: "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (Revelation 22:12-13)

Who is coming quickly?

Just a few verses earlier we read in Revelation 22:7, "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book." (Revelation 22:7)

That doesn't quite clear it up, but we read in Revelation 22:20, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus." (Revelation 22:20)

Jesus Christ is coming quickly! And just in case it is still too ambiguous, Christ makes it clear...

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." (Revelation 22:12-16)

In verse 16 we see "Alpha and Omega" is a title for Jesus Christ.

Again in Revelation 22:13, Jehovah is called "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." We see the title "the first and the last" earlier in the Book of Revelation, in Revelation 1:17, "And when I saw Him, I fell at his feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, 'Fear not; I am the first and the last...'" (Revelation 1:17)

Let's look at the entire passage: "And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, 'Fear not; I am the first and the last...'" (Revelation 1:13-17)

We read that the "Son of man" (a title for Jesus Christ) is "the first and the last". The picture gets a little clearer if we read one more verse, "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, 'Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.'" (Revelation 1:17-18)

When was Jehovah, the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, ever dead? When He hung upon a Roman cross for you and me. Jesus Christ is Jehovah God, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, God the Son to the glory of God the Father, our Redeemer, our King. Amen.

Jesus Christ - Discover HIM Now!


WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus

Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus

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