Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Verse of the Day
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
— Revelation 1:8 —
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Dear friends —
Today we unwrap another name for Jesus, The Alpha and Omega. These two words are from the Greek alphabet, it consists of 24 letters and are the first and last letters.
The Bible makes references of Jesus being the Alpha and the Omega. But to simply say that Jesus is the beginning and the end would be over-simplification of who Jesus is.
“This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.“. ~Isaiah 44:6
“Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.” ~Isaiah 48:12
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” ~Revelation 1:8
“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” ~Revelation 1:17-18
“He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” ~Revelation 21:6-7
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” ~Revelation 22:13
Jesus is —
— the beginning and end of all creation.
— the author and finisher of our faith.
— experienced the full range of human life alongside us, with no sin.
From the Jesus’ birth in a lowly stable to being persecuted by His own people and crucified on a cross life a criminal, Jesus lived the life of faith, placing His complete trust in His Father, always walking in obedience. Jesus’ final words upon the cross were, “It is finished.”
— the work of justification had its beginning and its end in Jesus.
Everything that Jesus did, he saw through eyes of faith, knowing “the JOY set before him.”
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.“. ~Hebrews 12:1-3
As we journey through our life, and grow in faith, we absolutely can take comfort in our Alpha and Omega, knowing we are never alone and that Jesus will see us safely to the end.
Faith. Trusting God’s character regardless of what our life circumstances look like.
Are there area in your life where you need to trust the Author and Perfector of your faith?
Surrender today, asking God to continue to work faith in that area of your life.
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Jesus, thank you for going before us, nothing about us is unknown to you. You are the past, the present and the future. All that is, is so because of you. Help me to trust you on this journey of life, teach me to travel with JOY, as you did. You are ever present, I can call out to you at any time and you will be there. Thank you for creating me, thank you for saving me. I pray this prayer in Jesus name, Amen.
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John 1:3 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%201:3&version=NIV
John 19:30 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%2019:30&version=NIV
Hebrews 5:9 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Hebrews%205:9&version=NIV
Hebrews 12:2 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Hebrews%2012:2&version=NIV
Hebrews 13:8 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Hebrews%2013:8&version=NIV
Revelation 1:8,17 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Revelation%201:8,17&version=NIV
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.
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