John Writes the Letter to the 7 Chuches in asia.4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

John wishes Grace and Peace to the seven churches in Asia from God the Father who is and was and is to come, Jesus Christ the faithful witness – the first begotten of the dead and prince of the kings of the earth.

He reminds them of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made to wash us clean of sin. He also introduces the concept of the return of Christ… saying Christ will have dominion and glory for ever and ever.

Christ will come with the clouds and everyone will see him. Everyone on earth shall wail, other versions of the Bible say they shall mourn.

8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

The Symbol of God and Christ, Alpha, Omega and the Chi Ro.Some scholars say that the Alpha and Omega refers to both God and Christ. But as you can see in verse 4, John is clearly referring to God when he mentions “from him which is, and which was, and which is to come”. So he also is clearly referring to God in verse 8 and not Christ. But then does not Christ say that to look upon him is to look upon the Father?

We shall cover this issue when the time comes. In this instance, John is referring to God and Him alone.

He refers to God and Christ in their own right. But he also mentions the seven Spirits which are before God’s throne. This will be explained once we cover the appropriate verses. Suffice it to say for now that the number seven has much significance throughout the Holy Scripture.

Please do leave your comments, whether in support of or against my commentary. Let me know what your take is on these verses. Till next week…

God Bless,
Brother Rand

 

 

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