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Summary: What the Greek says about the divinity of Christ from His claim to be the Alpha and Omega.

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The Beginning And The End...


Praise the Lord!

How many in here tonight know that Jesus was

100 o/o God and 100 o/o man?

He was God wrapped in human flesh.


There are three instances in the book of revelation,

where Jesus Himself declares His own equality

with God the Father.

Jesus says in three chapters of the book of


that He is the Alpha and Omega the beginning

and the end or the first and the last. Amen?

Well, how many know that Alpha and Omega are

the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet?

If the book of revelation was written in Hebrew it

would say I am the aleph and tau

because those are the first and last letters of the

Hebrew alphabet.

In English it would have been the A and Z. Amen?

These two words together express fullness.

It doesn’t simply mean the beginning and the end.

How many know that it also includes everything in between?

When we say that somebody knows it all from A to Z,

We literally mean they know everything about

that subject. Amen?

They know it from start to finish and everything

in between.


Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord (God), which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Is there anything different about that passage

from your KJV?

Your King James Bible leaves out the word God

after Lord.

According to the textus receptus which is the

basis for the King James it should be there.

So we have John, the writer of revelation, refer

to Christ as the Lord (kurios) God (theos) right

here in scripture.

So your Bible confirms the deity of Christ. Amen?

Not just here but all through the scriptures.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that Jesus was just

a man or a prophet,

Because how many knows that he’s so much

more than that.

People who tell you that they serve Jesus and

that He was only a man

Are really telling you that they don’t serve the

same Jesus that you serve.

There telling you that they’re a part of a cult. So

look out. Amen?

You know that Jesus is God.

He’s a third part of the trinity which makes up

the complete essence of God.

John not only told us that Jesus was Lord and


Jesus Himself said it.

He started His statement off "I Am".

He said I Am the alpha and omega. "I Am"

He said Ego Eimi.

That’s 2 words Ego meaning I or Me,

And Eimi meaning I exist or it is I or I am.

Each word by itself means exactly what I told you,

But when they are put together there is added

emphasis to their meanings.

See if it were you and I talking we wouldn’t need

to say ego eimi.

We could just say eimi because by itself it means I am.

As a matter of fact as I went through my KJV

with my Strong’s this morning,

I looked up the word eimi.

And when ever some one else used that word

where it meant I am they only used the one

word to say I am,

But Jesus repeatedly adds this other word in

front to give it extra emphasis.

He’s not just saying I am, but He says I I Am or

Me I Am.

It could almost be interpreted I Am that I Am,

Because He’s actually saying I am I.

The one who needs no introduction.

The first and the last, etc. etc.

He’s saying He’s God.

Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

The word "beginning here is Arche.

It means origination or beginning or even chief

or first.

But here it’s used in an active sense.

He’s not saying I was in the beginning.

Or that I date back to the origination.

He’s saying I am the originator,

Or because of me there was a beginning.

How many knew that Jesus was the creator of

the heavens and the Earth?

All things were made by Him and for Him. Amen?

In John 1:1 it says in the beginning was the Word.

That word beginning is also Arche.

But here instead of being He Arche like we read

in Revelation,

Which translates "the beginning",

The words are En Arche which means "In

Beginning" and not in the beginning.

So what it really says is in beginning was the word.

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