8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”
These are Jesus words to John as he begins to reveal the whole plan as written in the book of Revelation. Alpha and Omega refer to the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet, another way of saying beginning and the end. Jesus is saying He was there from the beginning and at the end. Just as we read yesterday from John chapter 1. He also equates himself with God once again, as we see something very similar written in the book of Isaiah
6 This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies:
“I am the First and the Last;
there is no other God.
7 Who is like me?
Let him step forward and prove to you his power.
Let him do as I have done since ancient times
when I established a people and explained its future.
8 Do not tremble; do not be afraid.
Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago?
You are my witnesses—is there any other God?
No! There is no other Rock—not one!”
Jesus was there from creation and will be there eternally. He is the Alpha and the Omega.
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book”
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. 9 But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”
10 Then he instructed me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the one who is doing harm continue to do harm; let the one who is vile continue to be vile; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.”
12 “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
Lord, You were there when the earth was formed, you were there when man was formed from the dust. You died for me and each one reading here today, and you will one day come back to rule and reign. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross, you are the Alpha and the Omega, and our redeemer. We love you and worship you Lord. Amen.