I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF THE book of Revelations. It has been a wonderful and deeply touching read.
TOMORROW we will begin to read the Book of Job. We trust God to learn of His wisdom in the book of Job. It definitely will be a great read for us all.
OUR TEXT TODAY is the words that our Blessed Lord declared as He brought the revelations to His servant John to a close.
He boldly declares that He is the Alpha and the Omega.
You must recall that at the very beginning of this Book of Revelations He made the same declarations even twice in Revelations 1:8 & 11.
The alpha is the first Greek alphabet.
The omega is the last Greek alphabet.
In other words, the Master is declaring again that He is the very Beginning and the very ending.
In the words of Barnes, “He originated the whole plan of salvation, and he will determine its close; he formed the world, and he will wind up its affairs. In the beginning, the continuance, and the end, he will be recognized as the same being presiding over and controlling all.”
The Master can not be ignored.
At the very end of the Revelations, He announces Himself as the One before Whom and after Whom there is no God!
He is the First and the Last. Every other person and thing is in between!
He is greater than all.
He is the Ancient of days! And as old as He is, He does not change!
He is trustworthy!
Notice at this closing, He announces again and again that He is coming quickly.
We soberly, watchfully, prayerfully, faith-fully, “fastingly”, “evagelizingly”, and “standingly” await His glorious return.
For He will SURELY come as He has promised. The same way He rose from the dead as He said!
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!