Revelation 22:13 Index
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."
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"I am the Alpha and Omega . . . "

  • These are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, used as descriptive of the Lord as the Creator of all things and as the beginning and final revelation of God to men (Revelation 1:8) (7BC 896)
  • When the students of prophecy shall set their hearts to know the truths of Revelation, they will realize what an importance is attached to this search. Christ Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the (Genesis) of the Old Testament, and the (Revelation) of the New. Both meet together in Christ. Adam and God are reconciled by the obedience of the second Adam, who accomplished the work of overcoming the temptations of Satan and redeeming Adam’s disgraceful failure and fall. The two Adams will meet in Paradise and embrace each other, while the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, and all who have refused the opportunities and privileges given to them at such an infinite cost, and have not returned to their loyalty, will be shut out of Paradise. (MS 33, 1897)
  • All the great truths of the Scriptures center in Christ; rightly understood, all lead to him. Let Christ be presented as the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, of the great plan of redemption. Present to the people such subjects as will strengthen their confidence in God and in his Word, and lead them to investigate its teachings for themselves. And as they go forward, step by step, in the study of the Bible, they will be better prepared to appreciate the beauty and harmony of its precious truths. (The Review and Herald article "Overcoming Prejudice," June 13, 1912)
  • Jesus was the light of His people—the Light of the world—before He came to earth in the form of humanity. The first gleam of light that pierced the gloom in which sin had wrapped the world, came from Christ. And from Him has come every ray of heaven's brightness that has fallen upon the inhabitants of the earth. In the plan of redemption Christ is the Alpha and the Omega—the First and the Last. (PP 367)
  • Here we have the Alpha of Genesis and the Omega of Revelation. The blessing is promised to all those who keep the commandments of God, and who co-operate with him in the proclamation of the third angel's message. (The Review and Herald article "Cooking on the Sabbath" June 8, 1897)

" . . . the beginning and the end . . . "

" . . . the first and the last."

  • The working out of the plan of salvation from first to last is bound up in Christ Jesus. The three titles of this verse gather up the activities of Christ in relation to man's salvation (Revelation 1:17). (7BC 897)
  • We are nearing the end of this earth's history, and the different lines of God's work are to be carried forward with much more self-sacrifice than is at present manifest. The work for these last days is in a special sense a missionary work. The presentation of present truth, from the first letter of its alphabet to the last, means missionary effort. The work to be done calls for sacrifice at every advance step. From this unselfish service the workers will come forth purified and refined as gold tried in the fire. (7T 52)