Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Beginning and the End

                                    When I read, Revelation 21:1-6, quoted below, I am considering the existence of God.  (I do not doubt His existence.)  As I consider both phrases, “the beginning” and “the end,” it is hard to visualize the concept of “the beginning and the end of God.”    The main reason is that our King James Bible teaches us that God has always been, and will always be.
              So what is God telling us in these verses?  You and I, we are creatures of nature.  We were conceived in sin, and we understand how we were born.  We have seen both conception and death throughout the years of our lives. Consequently, we have seen a limited time between life and death.  Time has become our limit to our paradigm.  The vastness of His entity escapes our thought capability. 
            Now, down to the question, “Why does God use these phrases to tell us about Him?”  (He simply states His existence within our grasp.)  In addition, He is the beginning of the miracle of our conception and our life.  At the other extreme, He is The One who calls us into eternity thereby being the “the beginning” and “the end” for each one of us.  Without Him, “Where would we be?”  Jesus the Christ is the “Alpha…the beginning” and the “Omega…the end.” He always has been and always will be.

Bro. John R. E Chastain

Revelation 21:1-6  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  (2)  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  (3)  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  (4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  (5)  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.  (6)  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.

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