How is the new week going? I hope it is delivering the best to you. I pray each day of this week will be better, even if it is a slight difference but just better than the previous week in Jesus name.
Today however, I have something I want to share with you. It is a biblical truth that has been repeated in the scriptures over and over again that I felt I had to give it more consideration and thought despite the simplicity of its message.
It is contained in Revelation 1:8 and it says “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”.
Many of us bible students and Christians would notice the frequency of repetition and prevalence of this scripture in all its forms also seen as “the first and the last” in the bible. Especially in the book of Revelation (Rev 1:8, 11, 17 & 2:8, 3:14) to name a few and also Colossians 1:18 but it is also seen in Isaiah 41:4 saying “Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he”.
Here is the first thing I want to share about this scripture:
The Beginning and the Ending is God not a time.
Why is it so? Anytime this scripture is used in the bible, it is God introducing Himself and reaffirming that He is God and there is none else like Him that is or will ever be. It is also used in Colossians 1:18 to speak of Jesus Christ also. It says “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence”.
Why is this important? First, because to make the beginning of all things a time would mean that time existed before He made all things, that time is outside God’s control and to make Him bound by time. But that is not true because time came out of Him. He constituted the time concept during creation. That Colossians 1 we read before says in verse 17 that all things whether visible or invisible (where I think time belongs) were created by Him, and for Him.
Secondly, why is this important? It gives more light to another scripture I would like to share also. Ecclesiastes 3:11; “He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end”.
The word used as “world” in the latter part of that scripture wherein is our concentration is the Hebrew word “Olam” from the primitive root “Alam” meaning to veil or conceal. Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionary says this of Olam: properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity. That is why some translations put that verse as “he has set eternity in their hearts”.
This just simply means that God has set in our hearts a concealing, a vanishing point so that we cannot find out all of His works from beginning to the end. This can be seen as a point our knowledge of all things He has made or does comes to a standstill so that when we become aware of there being more and we desire more, to know more and have more even eternity, we will have to turn to Him who is the Beginning and the Ending, everything, the completion of all that we seek or will ever need or desire because our sufficiency is in Him.
Related: Self-Confidence is not of God
On a lighter note now, this reminds me of a thing with programmers that when they write the codes for a software, they provide for themselves a secret key or access in and out for just the time when they will be needed. Same can be said of God. The entire earth belongs to God including man (Isaiah 45:12) and He has provided a place in His best creation for Himself.
Have you been wondering if there is more to what we are doing here on earth? More to your life? More to the earth? More to what you have been told? The answer is yes, there is more but the answer is in God. In Him who is the Beginning and the Ending of all things.