ALPHA and OMEGA Re 1:8; 21:6; . Does the title “the Alpha and the Omega” apply exclusively to Jehovah God? To answer this question, we must examine the context in which this designation appears.
The Bible’s View Who Is “the Alpha and the Omega”?
First of All —Jesus Is In Heaven When He Did This Transmitting To John Through An Angel.--So He Identifies Himself as a Real Separate Spirit Person In The Very First Verses of Revelations.--- Jesus (Who) Received The Revelation from His God and Father
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IN THE most ancient Greek manuscripts of the book of Revelation, the expression “the Alpha and the Omega” appears three times. Does this designation, as many believe, apply both to the Almighty God, Jehovah, and to his Son Jesus Christ? Just what is the significance of the title “the Alpha and the Omega”?
The word “alpha” is the name for the first letter of the Greek alphabet, whereas the term “omega” designates the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Hence, in itself, the title “the Alpha and the Omega” conveys the idea of the start and the finish or completion of a thing. The personage who is so designated would, therefore, be viewed as the beginner of certain things and the one who brings these things to a successful conclusion.
Based on what is revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures, the title “the Alpha and the Omega” would certainly fit Jehovah God.
Revelation 1:8 states: “The Lord God says, ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the One who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty!’”
(The New American Bible Rev 1:8 ) Clearly, the reference here is to the Most High God Jehovah.
While Jesus Christ is
referred to in the previous verse as “coming with the clouds,” the words of
Revelation 1:8 and the surrounding verses show that he could not be “the Alpha
and the Omega.” In the Scriptures, only the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ is spoken of as “the Lord God” and as the
“Almighty.” Jesus Christ even refers to his Father as “my God.” (John 20:17; ) According to Revelation 1:1, the
revelation was given to Jesus Christ by
God. Hence, we should expect the words of the Almighty God to be quoted in
the account. The first reference to “the Alpha and the Omega” is
manifestly an example of this. Moreover, in the very next verse, the writer of
the book of Revelation, the apostle John, says: “I came to be in the isle that
In what sense is Jehovah God “the One who is and who was and who is to come”?
Being the eternal God, (TheEternalOneGod.htm) Jehovah has at all times been the Almighty. (Ps. 90:2) So, in the indefinite past, he was the Most High. Furthermore, he continues to be the Almighty God and will come in that capacity to execute his judgment. As shown in other parts of the book of Revelation, Jehovah God will display his all-powerfulness at the time that his Son destroys all opposers of his sovereignty.—Rev. 16:14; -16.
The next occurrence of the title “the Alpha and the Omega” is found at Revelation 21:6 In the following verse, the One who applies this title to himself says: “Anyone conquering will inherit these things, and I shall be his God and he will be my son.”
Since Jesus Christ speaks of himself as a “brother” of these conquerors,
it is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ who is referring to himself
as “the Alpha and the Omega.”—Compare Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:10-12.
Finally, at Revelation 22:12, 13, we read: “Look! I am coming quickly, and the reward I give is with me, to render to each one as his work is. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 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 revelation to the apostle John spoke. (Rev. 22:8, 9) Then, after the quotation that begins with Revelation 22:12 and ends with the words of verse 15, we find the statement: “I, Jesus, sent my angel .”
Since the context does not necessitate our attributing the words of Revelation 22:12, 13 either to the angel or to Jesus, they could have originated with another speaker. Consistent with the rest of the book of Revelation, “the Alpha and the Omega” must be the Almighty God. He is the One who comes in the capacity of a judge to reward and to punish individuals according to their works.
The thought expressed at
Revelation also harmonizes with what the apostle Paul wrote. He
stated: “According to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are storing up
wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and of the revealing of God’s righteous
judgment. And he will render to each one according to his works: everlasting
life to those who are seeking glory and honor and incorruptibleness by
endurance in work that is good; however, for those who are contentious and who
disobey the truth but obey unrighteousness there will be wrath and anger,
tribulation and distress, upon the soul of every man who works what is
injurious, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory and honor and
peace for everyone who works what is good, for the Jew first and also for the
The fact that Jehovah God speaks of himself as “the Alpha and the Omega” gives us the assurance that what he has purposed will come to a successful realization. This should prompt us to do our utmost to be found approved by him. Our reward will then be certain, for the Bible tells us: “God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name.”—Heb. 6:10. G78 8/22 27-2-
The Trinitarian/Oneness Movement Denies Jesus as a Real Person (AFact.htm) and that actually makes Jesus’ Testimony of Himself out to be a Lie. (TestimonyOfJesus.htm) Ie.—According to Trinitarian-Oneness Doctrines Jesus Lied about who He really was –Because He Said He Came To Earth and the Nicene Creed makers say it was Yahweh God in Flesh. Of course they could easily say that after He was no longer (around) here to say---That Isn’t Right –but Rev 1.1.speaks for Jesus.
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and He sent and communicated it by (3) His angel to His bond-servant (1) John, -Rev22:15 Outside R1164 are the dogs R1165 and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. Rev 22:16 "I, R1166 Jesus, have sent My R1167 angel to testify to you these things for F257 R1168 the churches.
Jesus always used the words—I—Me –My—My own—My Father –My God.
Here Is The Real Spirit Being Jesus in Heaven Speaking of His Reward
All Trinity/Oneness Bibles Contradict Themselves!!!
All Trinity/Oneness Nicene Creeds Bias Bible Translations Testify in Rev 1:1 That Jn 1:1
Does the title “the Alpha and the Omega” apply exclusively to Jehovah God? To answer this question, we must examine the context in which this designation appears. G78 8/22 27-2-
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