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The Alpha and the Omega

June 6, 2018

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The Alpha and the Omega

In the Greek alphabet,  the first letter is called “Alpha”  and the last letter is called “Omega“.     So,  when Jesus calls Himself the “Alpha” and “Omega“,  it’s like saying He is  the “A” and “Z”  of everything — the beginning and the end.     All the other letters of the alphabet are in between the A and Z.     Every word that is said  is made up  of all those letters.

In Revelation 21:6-7,  Jesus declares,

It is done.     I am the Alpha  and the Omega,  the beginning  and the end.     I will give  to the one who thirsts  from the spring  of the water of life  without cost.     He who overcomes  shall inherit these things,  and I will be his God  and he will be My son.

Jesus is the beginning  of all things.     He is our Creator.     And Jesus is the end  of all things.    He is our final Judge over all.     To show us a clue  about how Jesus is the Alpha and Omega,  the beginning and end  of all things,  John 1:1-5   tells us,

In the beginning  was the Word,  and the Word  was with God,  and the Word  was God.     He was  in the beginning with God.     All things came  into being  through Him;  and apart from Him  nothing came into being  that has come  into being.    In Him was life;  and the life  was the light of men.     And the light shines  in the darkness;  and the darkness  did not comprehend it.

Jesus is called “the Word”  because of His almighty authority  over all.     What He says goes.     Everything that God says  comes true.     His word is all-powerful.     By His word  God created all things  and with His word  He will judge all things.

The whole Bible shows us a time line  of how God’s word  was spoken  and how every word of His  came true.      That can be a fearsome thing  when it comes to Jesus  being our Judge.     In order to keep  from being condemned  by God’s word,  we need to see  all the promises made to us  from long ago.     God cannot lie  because He is holy.     So,  we know all of His promises  of love and salvation  are true for all  who trust His word.

That is why Jesus promises,  with His holy word,  in Revelation 21:6-7,

I will give  to the one who thirsts  from the spring  of the water of life  without cost.     He who overcomes  shall inherit these things,  and I will be his God  and he will be My son.

Does our respect for God’s eternal truthfulness  make us wish  for a stronger faith — a faith  that can withstand anything this world  throws at us?     Jesus calls our wishing  a “thirst”  for “the water of life”.     Jesus promises  to strengthen our faith,  if we wish for it  and simply ask Him  for it.     We don’t have to pay Him anything.     When we go to Jesus  for forgiveness  and trust  in His holy word,  He will wash all our sins away,  and make us His dear child.     He will surely give us  the inheritance  of eternal life,  when we trust His eternal truths.

He cannot lie.     And,  we need  to trust His eternal word.     He is the Alpha  and the Omega,  the beginning  and the end.     Every word  in the Bible  is from Him.     Every promise  of forgiveness  and salvation  is made to us.

Are we thirsty?     As we drink  from the water of life,  Jesus will strengthen  our weak faith  and we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  everything You say  in Your word  is pure and holy.     All Your promises  are sure.     Let us drink  of all Your words  every day.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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