Who is God?

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

  • The word used for “God” in chapter 1 of Genesis is “Elohim.” 

            “This verse is His signature, as if to suggest that the book holy men would write under His

            inspiration would be His book.  Just as the author’s name is stamped on the cover of the

            book that he has written, so God’s name is stamped at the beginning declaring Him to be

            the author…….Lockyer         

Elohim appears in Old Testament about 3,000 times.

  • Jehovah – “the self-existing One,” “I AM.” – LORD

Jehovah appears in Old Testament over 7,000 times.

This name was so sacred, the Jews would not say it.  This name was only whispered by the High Priest in the Holy of Holies once a year – on the Day of the Atonement.

  • When Jesus tells John He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”  He is trying to tell us He alone is
  • God
  • Savior
  • Preserver, Healer
  • Provider
  • Peace
  • Comforter
  • Rock, Fortress
  • All-sufficient one
  • Lord of Lords and King of Kings

No wonder Isaiah wrote:

Isaiah 6:3 – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts.  The whole earth is full of His glory.

  • God’s Word tells us to

Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to Me and I will show you great and mighty things which you do not know.

Isaiah 41:4 – Who has performed and done it, calling the generations from the beginning?  ‘I, the Lord, am the first; and with the last I am He.’”

Jeremiah 32:27 – Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

Deuteronomy 32:39 – Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive;

I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.

Isaiah 45:5 – I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me.

Isaiah 43:11 – I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior.


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