Jesus, or Yeshua in Hebrew, is referred to as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is also referred to as the Word of Life. But what do these names mean? And how do you apply them to your life?
“I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning,
before there was ever an earth.”—Proverbs 8:23
“Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you,
before Abraham was, I AM.’”—John 8:58
The Alpha and Omega
Our God is the first and the last. There is no other.
Why was Yeshua given the title of the Alpha and Omega?
The Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They are the beginning and the end. In other words, any letter or word that is written or spoken falls within the boundaries of these two letters, just as any Word or thing created falls within the hands of the Yeshua.
- “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.’”—Isaiah 44:6 (emphasis added)
Our God is the beginning and the end. Our God is, was, and is to come. It is, for this reason, we can trust Him in the middle—in the middle of the plan, in the middle of the pain, and in the middle where we don’t understand.
We can trust because He is the Alpha and Omega, and all things—from the beginning to the end—are in His hand.
- “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”—Revelation 1:7-8 (emphasis added)
He was there when Mary labored and gave birth to the Son of God. He was there when Yeshua hung on the cross and the disciples despaired.
- A – Apply the words of Isaiah 44. Yeshua is the first and the last. He is there with you in the middle of your pain. He is with you in the midst of your joy.
- C – Change your mindset from doubting He is with you to knowing He is the great I Am, present at the foundations of the Earth.
- T – Transform as you meditate on the truth of the Lord’s eternal existence and be encouraged that Jesus “will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself” (Philippians 3:21).
The Lord of everything will be there when the King of kings returns.
And He is there with you now.
Faithful and True
We all seek someone who is faithful and true. We desire to be in relationships with those who are faithful and true: our spouses and friends.
Why was Yeshua given the title of Faithful and True?
To be faithful and true means to act in accordance with fact, to be accurate, exact, loyal, and honest.
The Word says that God does not lie (see Numbers 23:19), and His Word does not return void, but accomplishes that for which it was sent (see Isaiah 55:11). These two verses speak to the title of Faithful and True.
Yeshua sought faithful and true disciples because He was the Faithful and True One who is returning for a faithful and true bride…
- “Next I saw heaven opened, and there before me was a white horse. Sitting on it was the one called Faithful and True, and it is in righteousness that he passes judgment and goes to battle.”—Revelation 19:11 (CJB; emphasis added)
The merciful, gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth God that was written of in Exodus is the same God that we serve today.
- “Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,’”—Exodus 34:5-6 (emphasis added)
He desires to abound goodness and reveal His truth to you. It is to you that He is faithful. It is for you that He has gone to battle.
- A – Apply the Faithful and True Word. The King is coming for a bride who is loyal and faithful to Him.
- C – Change your mind by washing it with the Word. Is there anything that has set itself up against the Faithful and True One? Take it to the Lord and repent of it, knowing He redeems all and is faithful to forgive.
- T – Transform by the Spirit who redeems. Allow Him to abound His goodness and truth in your life.
We serve the Faithful and True One who has given everything to redeem us.
He is faithful to you.
He is true to you.
You can trust Him.
Word of Life
All of creation came to be through the spoken Word of God. God’s Word carries great authority and creates something out of nothing.
Why was Yeshua given the title Word of Life?
The Word of Life is a combination of two truths: that Yeshua Himself is Life and the Word.
Everything we see was first spoken out by God. Genesis 1:3 says, “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’…” God said, “Let there be,” and it was.
Yeshua came as the Word of God with flesh and “dwelt among us.” He dwelt among our mess. He dwelt among our brokenness. He dwelt among our humanity and offered to restore us to the Father.
He poured out grace and truth and made a way for you—a way of salvation.
- “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”—Genesis 1:1 (emphasis added)
- “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing made had being. In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.”—John 1:1-4 (CJB; emphasis added)
- “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”—John 1:14 (emphasis added)
- A – Apply the Word to your life. The Word became flesh and now lives within you. He offers to renew and restore you daily. His Word is the bread that sustains.
- C – Change how you consume the Word. Are you rushing through your reading or allowing it to consume you? Ask the Spirit to fill you with joy as you fill up on the Word.
- T – Transform as you read, proclaim, and pray the Word that supernaturally transforms you.
Jesus, Faithful and True, the Word of Life, is the Holy One who came to save, forgive, and restore.
Jesus came for you. He came for your family. Cry out to Him…
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3)
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