I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last,
the Beginning and the End.
Christ is Everything. We say He is. We sing that He is. And, as believers, we – well – profess to believe He is.
Still, when I found the list below in a stack of forgotten notes this week, I couldn’t keep from asking myself a pointed question:
Does my life reflect what my heart and head know? That Jesus really is It – Alpha…Omega… Beginning…End…All Things in Between?
It may seem a redundant question, but I think it’s an important question; I wonder, in fact, if it will be those believers – the ones whose lives consistently reflect what their hearts and heads know – who will one day hear those precious, priceless words from the Master Himself: Well done, good and faithful servant (see Matthew 25:23).
Wouldn’t you just love to see His eyes fall on your face as He addresses you with this this very phrase?
While I don’t know where the idea for the following list originated (I’ve versions of it other than my meager attempt), I believe it serves as a good starting point as we begin to ingest – to really internalize and take to heart – the reality of the words John recorded in Revelation 22:13 as printed above.
Christ. Really. Is. EVERYTHING. And we are called to accept it, relish it, live like it today – because the Bible tells us so:
In Genesis, Jesus is our Creator;
In Exodus, the Passover Lamb;
In Leviticus, He’s the High Priest;
In Numbers, Water in the desert;
In Deuteronomy, He is our Eagle’s Wings of deliverance;
In Joshua, He is Commander of the Army of the Lord.
In Judges, Christ is the Lord of Peace;
In Ruth, He is our Redeemer;
In 1 Samuel, He is Prophet, Priest and King;
In 2 Samuel, the blessed Rock of our Salvation.
In 1 Kings, the Builder of a temple that will never fall;
In 2 Kings, He is the reigning King.
In 1 Chronicles, Jesus is Son of David Who is coming to rule;
In 2 Chronicles; the King who reigns eternally;
In Ezra, He is the Priest Who proclaims freedom;
In Nehemiah – I love this one – the One who restores what is broken;
In Esther, Christ is the Protector of his people;
In Job, the Mediator between God and man.
In Psalms, Christ is our song in the morning and in the night;
In Proverbs, our mighty Wisdom and Strong Tower;
In Ecclesiastes, He is our meaning for life;
In Song of Solomon, the Author of faithful love;
In Isaiah – oh my! – He is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace;
In Jeremiah, the weeping Messiah.
In Lamentations, Christ assumes God’s wrath for us;
In Ezekiel, He’s the Son of Man;
In Daniel, He is the Son of God Who stands with us in the fiery furnace;
In Hosea, He remains the faithful Husband even when we run away;
In Joel, Christ is the baptizer of the Holy Spirit;
In Amos, He delivers justice to the oppressed.
In Obadiah, our Jesus is mighty to save;
In Jonah, He is the Great Missionary;
In Micah, He casts our sin into the sea of forgetfulness;
In Nahum, He proclaims future world peace;
In Habakkuk, He crushes injustice;
In Zephaniah, He’s the Warrior who saves.
In Haggai, Christ restores our worship;
In Zechariah, He is Lord and King over all the earth;
In Malachi, the Son of Righteousness who brings healing.
In Matthew, the Messiah who is King;
In Mark, the Messiah who is a Servant;
In Luke, the Messiah who is a Deliverer.
In John, Christ is the Messiah who is God in the flesh;
In Acts, the Spirit who dwells within His people;
In Romans, the Power of God unto salvation;
In 1 Corinthians, He is our Conqueror over death – our Resurrection;
In 2 Corinthians, He is the Down Payment of what’s to come;
In Galatians, He is our Inheritance.
In Ephesians, Christ is our Peace at the right hand of the Father;
In Philippians, Supplier of all our needs;
In Colossians, He holds the supreme position – is sovereign – in and above all things;
In 1 Thessalonians, He is our Comfort in the last days;
In 2 Thessalonians, our returning King;
In 1 Timothy, He is our Crown of Righteousness!
In 2 Timothy, He is Christ our Helper;
In Titus, He is Christ our Hope;
In Philemon, He is that Friend that sticks closer than a brother;
In Hebrews, He is our High Priest;
In James, He is the Great Physician;
In 1 Peter, He is our hope in times of suffering.
In 2 Peter, Christ is the Restorer of all things;
In 1 John, He is our Love and Light;
In 2 John, He is God in the flesh;
In 3 John, He is our Prosperity, Health and Peace;
In Jude, Jesus is the Lord Who is returning with 10,000 of his believers;
In Revelation, He is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, the One Who will come again, the One who – praise His Name –makes all things new!
– Copyright 2018, Carole Anne Hallyburton. All rights reserved.