Revelation 1:8 He Just IS

“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

Throughout the history of the earth there have been people who thought that they were the most important. Some would act as if they had absolute power over everything and everyone. Others would act as though they are the best at what they do.

Regardless of how much they did, every one of them had eventually died. They only existed for a short time in light of history.

As John opens his letter of revelation of what God shows him, he quotes God. God says that He is the Alpha and Omega and that He always was and always will be.

With the finite mind of mankind, people try to put God in a box. They cannot comprehend that God always was and will continue to always be. With God saying that He is the Alpha and Omega, He is saying that He was at the beginning to start everything, and that He will be at the end to end it all.

Although this is beyond full comprehension of people, it can give the believer a comfort and peace beyond anything this world can offer.

In knowing that God was at the beginning and started everything, can give the believer a peace that God has a purpose for his life. He can see order in everything, rather than just chaos or random chance, as the world sees it.

Along with knowing the beginning, he can also know that God will be at the end, Jesus will return. There is an eternal life to look forward to after all of the momentary struggles this life on earth offers.

Knowing who God is can give the believer strength, hope, peace and comfort during this troublesome life on earth.

As you are going through your days, you may wonder why you are here or who is in control. Step back a moment and realize who God is. Notice that He is and always was and always will be.

God created you with an eternal purpose that starts here on earth in this life and goes into eternity. He started everything and will end it all at the right time.

Trust God with your whole life and see what He can and will do in you and with you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know who God is; that you will know that God is in complete control; that you will know the peace God provides; and that you will know what God has for you to do with your short life on this earth.

Revelation 21:6-7 Reward For the Victorious

“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

God had just finished destroying the earth. He created a new heaven and a new earth. Now God says that it is done.

Here God calls Himself the Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End. Alpha and Omega are the beginning and ending letters of the Hebrew alphabet. God was at the beginning when the earth was created and will be there at the end when all things are new. Know that God has everything in control from beginning to end.

Then God says that anyone who is thirsty and comes to Him for a drink will receive it without cost. You are to drink the water of life. Remember that Jesus said He is life. You are to drink of Him and of the Holy Spirit. Your spirit should thirst after the things of God.

He then states that anyone who is victorious will inherit all of this. Only a person who is following Jesus and believing in Jesus with all of their heart, soul, and mind will be victorious.

God desires for you to be His child and for Him to be your God. This was declared before you were born. God had this in mind when He first created the earth and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Put your faith in the work and salvation of Jesus. Do not try to earn your salvation. Live up to what Jesus has saved you for. You are saved to do good works. Be a child of God today. Allow God to truly be God in and over your life.

Since God has been around since the beginning and He knows the end, He knows what is best for you. He knows how to guide you perfectly in every area of your life. Do not allow yourself to end up not being victorious at the end of time on this earth. Be victorious today in your walk with God.

I pray today that God will fill you with His life; that God will strengthen you to be victorious; that God will guide your every step; that God will fill you with His Holy Spirit; that you will be God’s child; and that you will make God your God.