,, 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.”
Rev. 1: 8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End" For someone to be the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end he would have to know every little thing from eternity and also every little thing from the future including eternity. Who can know such a thing but God ? .People can study all possible schools to read all possible encyclopedias to pick up all the knowledge we have today and yet no one could be the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.Of course someone could say it is but it would be satanic This knowledge is possessed only by God and only God can claim this, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End" because:
God is omniscient
,,O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!”
In this psalm we see how many facts God knows about us but it is only a small part because God has far more knowledge about us but it is practically impossible to express it in words and we see here that God knows when we sit, when we get up, what we do, how we work, he knows all our ways, all our words we have spoken, he writes that he knows even our thoughts, we can further see that God knows the past, present and future, he knows everything about us even before our birth, etc. This clearly indicates that we there is nothing we can do without God knowing it and this only applies to us humans who are just a small part of God's omniscience,
Here are some examples that are close to us from life, something that everyone can understand because not all people are scientists or academic citizens, there are far more "ordinary" people, especially this has been the case throughout history and the Bible is written in simple understandable language everyone to understand it.
And from this it is clear and everyone can understand that God is omniscient.
,, [There is] none holy as the Lord: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let [not] arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord [is] a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. "
1 Sam.2: 2-3
Here these verses confirm again that God Almighty had a practical lesson here, friendly advice from God, and it refers to our life, it refers to what we do, how we do it and what we say, because God knows everything we do, so if we do We refuse to live according to God's will to be to blame for it ourselves and one day we will bear the consequences for it. Of course God does not want to force us to do something by force, it is our choice whoever dies already to live, and that is the meaning of the word "repentance" from 2 Peter.
,, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.."
2 Pet.3: 9
God is present everywhere
We have said that God is not limited by earthly laws, nor can the essence of God be grasped. In addition, God is present everywhere and immeasurable in everything, such as creation, knowledge, giving, forgiveness, salvation, etc.
,, But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? ”
1 Car. 8:27
,, For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. [There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.“
Job 34: 21-22
,, Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
,, The eyes of the Lord [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
Proverbs 15: 3
,, [Am] I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. ”
Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:”
Amos 9: 2-3
,, Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
God is omnipotent
We find in the Bible through different periods of time and different manifestations of God's omnipotence, so we will mention some.
We see from the Bible that Abraham was 99 years old but had no offspring, and on one occasion God appeared to Abraham and said:
,, And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.”
Genesis 17: 1-4
We further see that Abraham was not very sure about that, so he thought that he would never have offspring with his wife Sarah
,, Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?”
Here, too, we can see God's omnipotence because he told Abraham something that was not very clear to the human mind, but it was very clear to God, which is why he said it to Abraham. He possesses all the knowledge and then it is no problem to fulfill the given promise. Such or similar promise can be given only by God because he is omnipotent and imagine that now we humans give some promise about something that will happen in the future. That promise can happen by chance or only one part can come true or it may not happen, we don't know that, but God is omniscient and omnipotent, and when he gives promises, he fulfills them.
We can see the fulfillment through the Bible but here is just one verse.
,, The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
Then we have the event when the Lord sent Moses to Egypt to bring the people of Israel out of slavery.
Here we can see that God appears to Moses as God Almighty and not under some other name.
,, And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I [am] the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by [the name of] God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.“
Exodus 6: 2-3
The following example is from the revelation of John where we have a scene in heaven where four living beings glorify God Almighty and in order for someone to be a sustainer he must possess a power that sustains everything and only God Almighty possesses such power.
,, And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:”
Rev. 19: 1
,, And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
Rev. 19: 6
It is written that the Lord God is glorified in heaven, who is the sustainer and who reigns, and in the Gospel of Luke we can see where the Lord reigns from.
,, Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.”
So the Lord is at the right hand of the power of God and hence reigns, he writes about it:
,, And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
The Lord reigns because He is El Shaddai or God Almighty. God possesses infinite power or power that is eternal and has no end, and a part of the prayer "Our Father" reminds us of that.
,, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
God can use this power at his discretion without any difficulty or difficulty to create something as in the past when he created the earth and all living things on it or as he creates today or as he will create in the future.
,, Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: "
,, He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.”
Humans are very intelligent beings and can create practically anything they want to a certain extent, but when creating we read that God used only the word and it was created, he did not need any material as we need to create something and there is another proof that God is omnipotent.
,, And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
Genesis 1: 3
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.“
In the Gospel of Matthew we read about how only God's word is needed for a person to be healed and the disease is defeated, God does not need to be
,, The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. "
Matthew 8: 8
Although God has unlimited possibilities with His power, He will never use His power to be contrary to other attributes of God. We have such an example when confronting the Lord Jesus with the cross where Jesus could only say the word and the angels would be there to destroy the whole world and not just the enemies who nailed him to the cross.
,, Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”
If that happened then it would be contrary to the will of the Father and to the intention by which the Lord Jesus came to earth and then Jesus would not be able to say
,, I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”
John 17: 4
Here we see that God uses his almighty power to his glory to fulfill God's plan because what he intended must be and nothing but God's will can change that plan.
,, The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand:”
God also planned in advance how the nations would receive the Word of God and it is written about in the Acts where it is said that evangelizers will receive the power of the Holy Spirit and then practically no one will be able to stop them in that work until they fulfill the activities planned by God.
,, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Acts 1: 8
And finally, let's mention something that has not happened yet, but it will happen when Almighty God will say only the Word again and it will be what is written in the revelation and after that what we read in Isaiah ...
,, And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
,, For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
Let us also mention that with this power the Lord Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness
,, Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”
Matthew 4: 1-11
Finally, here are a few more verses that confirm that God is omnipotent:
,, And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; "
,, For the Lord your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:”
,, And said, O Lord God of our fathers, [art] not thou God in heaven? and rulest [not] thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand [is there not] power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?”
2 Chronicles 20: 6
,, Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is] terrible majesty. [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.!”
Job 37: 22-23
,, Behold, I [am] the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
,, But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
,, And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”
,, For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
We have seen several examples of God's attributes that confirm the verses that the Lord Jesus gave to John to write. Only "Someone" who possesses the attributes we have studied can say for himself that he is the Almighty and that is God the Lord Jesus Christ.
,, 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.”
Rev. 1: 8
The verses we have studied should strengthen us in faith, because if God promises something, He will surely fulfill it, and in this case it refers to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
God reveals the fulfillment to us in chapter 21 where he says:
,, And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
Rev. 21: 6