saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
Jesus proclaims to John who He is and calls him to prophesy to the Church. John is commanded to write the following vision in a book and to send it to the seven churches in Asia.
Jesus is the “Alpha and the Omega.” Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last letter. He is the beginning and the end, and all that consists within. He is all in all.
Jesus is the First and the Last. He existed before all things were created and will continue on beyond the passing of this age. He dwells both outside of and within time.
Jesus is declaring His deity and His authority. Men have looked at His life and said that He is altogether like us; yet His voice trumpets through history, silencing the lies. Oh what a merciful God to proclaim truth that we may know Him. Oh how foolish for men to deny the truth! They love the darkness and hate the light.
Jesus is fully man and is fully God. There is not a moment from eternity past on through eternity future that He does not exist. He is the creator who stepped into creation as created. As the Gospel of John declares; Jesus was with God in the beginning, for He Himself is God.
John 1:1-5, 10-13
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Zack Roberts — zackroberts.blog
Prayer Director at Ember