The Alpha and Omega

Only in the book of Revelation is the unique title, Alpha and Omega, found, but to whom does it refer and what does it mean? Important observations should be noted, but first the passages:

Alpha and Omega Passages

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev 1:8)alpha and omega

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” (Rev 21:6)

Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Rev 22:12,13)

Observations About the Alpha and Omega:

1. The title of Alpha and Omega is the same as the First and Last, as well as the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13; 21:6). Some wonder who can that be? Does that describe the Father or the Lord Jesus? Critical information revealing the identity of the Alpha and Omega is found in Rev. 1:17, though Alpha and Omega are not mentioned there. In Rev. 1:17 the First and Last is clearly identified as Jesus. That is another way of saying Jesus is eternal and was never created. He is the Beginning, the First and the Alpha! A related syllogism goes like this:

  • The Alpha and Omega is the First and Last (Rev. 22:13)
  • The First and Last is Jesus (Rev. 1:17)
  • Therefore, the Alpha and Omega is Jesus.

2. The Alpha and Omega is Almighty (Rev. 1:8). The same truth is mentioned in Mt. 28:18 where the resurrected Jesus states that he himself was given all power in heaven and earth. (Question: Are you worshiping Jesus, the one with all power in heaven?)

3. The Alpha and Omega is the Lord God (Rev. 1:8), while Jesus is the YHWH of the Old Testament. (Jesus is not the person of the Father.)

4. Jesus gives living water to the thirsty to drink, who ask him (John 4:10; 4:14; 7:37), just like the Alpha and Omega (Rev. 21:6).

5. Jesus is shown to be the Alpha and Omega of Rev. 22:13, according to v. 17—where it identifies the speaker who says, I, Jesus.

6. Rev. 22:12 says the Alpha and Omega is coming soon, his reward is with him, and he will give to everyone according to what he has done, just like it refers to Jesus elsewhere (Mt. 16:27)!

7. Each time Alpha and Omega is used, it reveals what was spoken by Jesus, describing himself in a most majestic way. Alpha and Omega is a type of short autobiography of Jesus and reveals his deity.

More Truth About The Alpha and Omega

Remember also that Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. That is significant for the Hebraic Root people, who exalt the Hebrew with Christianity. NOTE: Jesus didn’t describe himself with the first and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. alef and tavIf he did he would have used Aleph and Tav, but he didn’t!  Greek was the language of the Roman Empire and the original language of the New Testament. Of the few Hebrew words found in the New Testament, Yeshua is never mentioned, which should be the case if his Hebrew name (Yeshua) is a salvation issue like some teach! When the Greek name for the Savior is transliterated into English it results in JESUS.

Over 100 descriptive titles of Jesus are found in the New Testament, which help show how significant and central he is in many areas of our lives. The focus is on Jesus in Scripture and not even the Father and Jesus together! Jesus is eternal life (1 John 1:1,2; 5:12,13) and it is impossible to have eternal life, if you disown him, for he will disown you in turn (Mt. 10:33). Is that the Jesus you believe in or do you have another Jesus?

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