In the book of revelation, jesus shows himself to be god just like his father. In our passage today, jesus asserts his totality using the first and last letters of the greek alphabet. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the alphabet in greek, the language used to write the part of the bible commonly called the new testament, which includes the book of revelation. Alpha and omega some people say that since the same titles alpha and omega are used for both god and jesus, toggle navigation. Introduction revelation 1 8 i am alpha and omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the almighty. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. The book of revelation from alpha to omega is like no other book you have ever read. Revelations alpha and omega is a logical interpretation that came from my persistent belief that i could, with the help of gods holy spirit, finally do what respectable theologians and. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. It will make you want to love, hate, fight, and cryall at the same time. Who bar e r eco rd of the w or d of god, and of the tes ti mony of jesu s chr. 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 is the first chapter of the book of revelation or the apocalypse of john in the new testament of the christian bible. December is traditionally the month we place a great deal of emphasis upon christs birth and the events surrounding, but recently in the news we find that many are trying to deemphasize christ. I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Alpha is the first letter, and omega the last in the greek alphabet, and signifies that christ is the first and the last, as it is interpreted in revelation 1.
Alpha is the first letter in the greek alphabet and omega is the last letter. When we read these four verses in context, we see that it is jesus speaking, that is because jesus and god the father are one. When daniel finished the book of daniel he was told to shut up the words, and seal the book, dan 12. I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the almighty. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. The alpha and omega of revelation gospel trumpeter. It reveals the people side of the book in the bible that we call revelations. The revelation of christ revelation 15 the prologue the introduction the marks of divinity. I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Why does luther translate alpha and omega, in the book. I was in the spirit on the lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, i am alpha. The book is traditionally attributed to john the apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate.
The gospels stress that jesus is god incarnated to be a man, living on the earth mainly to carry out gods work of redemption. Jesus is the alpha and omega introduction to revelation chapter 1. In the book of revelation jesus, the alpha and omega, shows himself to be god just like his father. At the end of the vulcan condition the human being, too, will be permitted to say. Revelation 1 new international version niv biblica.
Philippians by tracy glover the book of revelations the last in the bible has long caused controversy and debate as it deals with the second coming of christ and final end of the world, though often cryptic and. It is a book that will take you through the full spectrum of your emotions. Thus, twice when the phrase i am the alpha and the omega appears it is further clarified with the additional phrase, the beginning and the end revelation 21. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the. Jesus calls himself the alpha and the omega three times in the book of revelation revelation 1. The book of revelation introduces god as the beginning and ending point of all things. The book of revelation from alpha to omega kindle edition by martin, roy. Revelation 1, king james version kjv the bible app. As i stated above, the first and the last letters of the greek alphabet represent the alpha and omega, alpha. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. It is the only book in the new testament in which we find seven. Some english bibles put these words in red letters, indicating that they are the words of jesus.
Of these four, the second and fourth certainly apply to the son, and the third. Alpha and omega jesus is god revelation 1 simply bible. In the greek language, the original language of the new testament, alpha was the first letter of the alphabet and omega was the last letter. It is here in revelation 1 the first chapter of the last book that we meet the first and last letters of the greek alphabet. Jesus uses this name for himself nine times in the book of revelation. God defines himself as alpha and omega in four passages of the book of revelation. What is an interesting fact today, is the connection that we can find in the symbology of the alpha and omega, to that of science.
The alpha and the omega revelation 22 john macarthur. What does it mean that jesus is the alpha and the omega. This statement of eternality could apply only to god. This quotation appears among others that are ascribed to an angel and to jesus christ.
Before these words are quoted in the book of revelation, the angel who was instrumental in presenting the. Alpha and omega sunlit tree regular size funeral bulletins feature the scripture i am alpha and omega. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. The respective positions of these letters in the greek alphabet are used to. The lord god says, i am alpha and omega, the one who is and was and is. This chapter contains the prologue of the book, followed by the vision and commission of john. This pair of letters are used as christian symbols, and are often combined with the cross, chirho, or other christian symbols. Revelation 22 new international version niv biblica.
Alpha and omega revelation king james version kjv i am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. In particular, two truths concerning the divine nature of jesus are presented in revelation chapter one 1 divine nature of christ. I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. Saying, i am alpha and omega, the first and the last. This is the first track from my album the book of revelation. Alpha and omega some people say that since the same titles alpha and omega are used for both god and jesus, trinitarian verses. One of the meanings of jesus being the alpha and omega is that he was at the beginning of all things and will be at the close. Calling oneself the alpha and omega, then, would be. Of these four, the second and fourth certainly apply to.
Revelation does not present jesus christ the same way as he is presented in the four gospels. Select the names for satan used in the book of revelation. The greek says in a roll, which was the form of books in the east at that time. Who is the almighty in the book of revelation, and the. As the quotes by many of these fathers are from their commentaries on the book of revelation, we can be even more certain that they were careful to cite the text accurately from their. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, a 2 who gives witness to the word of god and to the testimony of jesus christ by reporting what he saw. Several times in the book of revelation, beginning with revelation 1.319 198 74 255 224 1532 89 563 323 355 124 332 213 598 1177 841 942 1154 1542 554 951 161 107 425 829 571 450 1532 1001 671 1304 1214 1418 656 670 870 116 348 279 466