The Alpha and the Omega of Revelation 22:13

 

 

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Revelation 22:13 - King James

 

⚪ Jesus is the Alpha and Omega of Revelation 21:6

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22:13. I am Alpha and Omega, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, the Beginning and the End, [the First and the Last]. -"Our Lord tells us over and over again (See Rev. 1:8, 11, 17; 2:8; 3:14; 21:6), that He is the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last, of the creation of God." - Z.'93-115.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 318 + Cover

"P. S.-We have had our eyes opened and now see that Jesus was the Alpha, the Beginning of the creation of ,God, and the Omega, the Last of the Father's direct creation (Rev. 22:13; 1:8;

Source : 🇺🇸 1917-1923 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery (1923 edition) page 112

21:6. And He [said] SAITH unto me, [it is done.] I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.-"It was the Father's good pleasure that the Blessed One, the Only Begotten of the Father, should accomplish the entire program of redemption and restitution; and be forever the Associate and Representative of the Father, through whom and by whom all things should continue, as He was the one through whom all things were made that were made."
- Z.'01-201; Rev. 1:8; 22:13.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917-1923 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery (1923 edition) page 318

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The one enthroned (the Christ) declares at the conclusion of the Millennial age, “It is done;” my great contract is accomplished ; “I am the Alpha and the Omega [the A and the Z], the beginning and the end.”

Source : 🇺🇸 Zions Watch Tower, June 15 1901, page 201

 

⚫ Jesus is not the Alpha and the Omega of Revelation 21:6

The final occurrence of the title is at Revelation 22:13, which states : "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." It is evident that a number of persons are represented as speaking in this chapter of Revelation ; verses 8 and 9 show that the angel spoke to John, verse 16 obviously applies to Jesus, the first part of verse 17 is credited to "the spirit and the bride," and the one speaking in the latter part of verse 20 is manifestly John himself . The "Alpha and the Omega" of verses 12-15, therefore, may properly be identified as the same one who bears the title in the other two occurrences : Jehovah God. The expression, "Look! I am coming quickly," in verse 12, does not require that these aforementioned verses apply to Jesus, inasmuch as God also speaks of himself as "coming" to execute judgment . (Compare Isaiah 26:21.) Malachi 3:1-6 speaks of a joint coming for judgment on the part of Jehovah and his "messenger of the covenant."
The title "the Alpha and the Omega" carries the same thought as "the first and the last," and it is appropriately applied to Jehovah God in an unlimited way as being the first of all things, their Beginner, and also the Almighty whose power is capable of bringing all things to a successful end or realization . - Compare Isaiah 44:6.

Source : 🇺🇸 1971 - Aid to Bible understanding, page 57 + Cover