His Name to You! 2
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13
Today’s verse reveals some unique names of God. It is fascinating to see or heard how these names had been interpreted in different contexts. When ‘John the Elder; wrote this verse, he was referring specifically to how he knows God’s name. He says that God is the alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the Beginning and the End. But what does it mean? Why gives God a name like that?
Did John, the elder, use the word literary to describe God’s name? Or is he trying to say something about God’s name metaphorically? I believe that God’s name is more than just a number on a scale of one to ten when it comes to the spiritual meaning. It doesn’t matter what you call God in your dialect, as for me, I want to know the meaning behind every figurative speech. It matters that we can understand when we call him by his name.
In Greek terms, the Alpha and Omega means the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, as we use A and Z in the English language and so on. Literally speaking, this means nothing comes before and after God. Yes, we know that because God, who created the universe, does not exist in the universe before He created it. Yet this meaning still deals with natural phenomena like creation, evolution, and death, but the divine name of God, which is the cause of all existence, is not explained.
However, if we look at it from a biblical perspective, it is clear that Alpha and Omega is more than just the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet. It means something much deeper and more profound than what we know about God or what we think of Him. It means the master planner of our life, the creator of everything who starts the good work in us till we fulfill our potential. The guidance, who guide us through every stage in life and make sure we are always on track with our goals. Reminds me of God’s name to you!
Isaiah 41:4 says, “Who has performed and done it, Calling the generations from the beginning? ‘I, the LORD, am the first; And with the last I am He.”
1. Dear God, thank you for your guidance and help.
2. Oh, Lord, I want to know you more than ever. Please continue to bless my heart and mind with your love for me in Jesus’ name. Amen