The First and Last: The Alpha and the Omega
All things are of God is a most important spiritual pillar that is so often spoken about on this blog and believed by so precious few. This includes everything, the good, the bad, the dark, the light, even our very sins without any exceptions.
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
So few are given to know this and brought into this inheritance in this life in these clay vessels. But it does not change the immutable truth of who the Lord is and what He is doing in the lives of men.
Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Jesus is the beginning and the end. Sure He created all things thru the power God gave to Him and it is Him who hold all things together. These verses cannot be shown enough, if only people could believe them.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Yet these profound words of Scripture about “ALL THINGS” and the Lord being the Alpha and Omega are far larger and profound than anyone yet carnal can comprehend, until their eyes are opened to see.
Rev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
What this verse and many others like it say for those who can believe, is that all things that happen and that anyone does are from the Lord. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end. But do you know that all men are first Adam and then the Lord from heaven? Did you know that first comes the man of sinful flesh thru Christ and then comes the new man thru Christ? Don’t you know that flesh and blood was never intended to inherit the kingdom of God and cannot?
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
First the natural than the spiritual. But all things in between, THE ALPHA and the OMEGA, are still all IN CHRIST.
Paul’s words describe this macro truth and giant pillar that if you are given too see it and believe it will open up giant doors in your heaven to receive the truth and grow in knowledge of the Lord.
1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. (first and last)
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. (alpha and omega, beginning and the end)
So all men will go thru this process, it only matters the times appointed before hand. You see all things have been written in our books of life before there were any such days. That is simply how powerful God Almighty is and the carnal mind just cannot accept these truths. But God’s Elect will simply stick with the Scriptures that sayeth this:
Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
And yes this includes our initial marred in the flesh, rebellious and sinful state. There are no exclusions to God’s sovereignty despite what our carnal minds might want to believe.
Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Here is the vision of what God the potter is making and the process He has ordained for it. Contrary to Babylon folklore, man did not fall in the garden, but instead was created in bodies of sinful flesh on purpose. And this is how ALL ISRAEL shall be saved in the end!!
Jer 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Jer 18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Jer 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
The New testament says the same thing, God’s plan never changed. So much for the lie about the fall of mankind, it sure seems to say we were created marred ON PURPOSE!!!!! That is Christ’s work in us.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Nobody has arrived in these clay vessels. We all wait but God’s Elect, the firstfruits will understand these things and earnestly be praying for the hastening of the Lord’s work in us. A down payment or earnest of the Spirit is awesome but we wait for the fullness of the purchased possession in our new spiritual bodies.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
God first gives us this experience of evil on purpose. We have to learn good and evil and recent posts such as Who Is The Author of Evil and I Make All Things New have spoken on those topics at length.
In God’s higher ways, our own wickedness is used to correct us in due time. But make no mistake, this is all HIS work in us, we have nothing to do with it. He is the alpha and the omega in our lives and the lives of every human being that has or will ever exists.
Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Via the process of judgment we will learn good and evil and be taught the righteousness that is only found in Christ.
Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
And here is a great verse rarely seen or believed by the carnal minds of those in Babylon who cling to their strong delusion of eternal torment and free will of men.
Psa 90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
The fact is that everything we do is IN CHRIST. He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is the alpha and the omega. Even the bad stuff that is cut off is IN CHRIST. Still don’t believe? What sayeth the Lord?
Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Paul tells us this also, in this very profound and enlightening Scripture. The Lord is not coming in behind us cleaning up our messes, He is working all things for the counsel of His will.
Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Knowing that all things that happen are not some coincidence or strange happenstance but are for the sakes of God’s very Elect is a mind blowing truth. As we grow we can begin to look behind in our walk and see how the Lord has done these things to us. I have suffered much of late, been stripped of many things but all those things were done for the sake of the new Peter and Christ in me to grow and for the old man Pete to die. Even the suffering, especially the trials and the suffering.
2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
As we begin to grow in the truth, we will finally come to understand this truth and why we should work out our own salvation with fear and not be murmuring and disputing with the carnally minded.
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Php 2:13 For it is God (NOT YOUR FREE WILL) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Php 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
It is coming to believe and not doubt this truth — that Christ is the first and the last and all points in between that is spiritual maturity. We have to be brought to our wits end with our sins and be taught that of our own striving we cannot and will not conquer anything. We are all first fools and incapable of stopping our sinning despite the outwardly clean cups we remain full of death with uncircumcised hearts. But then the Lord comes to bring judgment and destroy that beast within us all.
Psa 107:17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Psa 107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat (true doctrines) ; and they draw near unto the gates of death (believing false doctrines and lies such as eternal torment and free will)
Psa 107:19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses (when they come to see they are truly a beast and nothing good dwells in their flesh, etc)
Psa 107:20 He sent his word (causes them to hear His word spoken by the angels of God), and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
This process begins IN CHRIST when we see and when we as the reader understand who and what is the abomination of desolation.
Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Once that happens then the victory will come little by little. This is the Lord’s work in us to bring salvation and give us deliverance. It will only take place if we are brought to Mt. Zion with spiritually speaking means into His Body. We all will live the experience of thinking this is all up to us yet we will miserably fail. This is part of what living by every word of the Lord means. Yet in our day of judgment, if that day has come in this age, we will learn otherwise.
Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters (CARNAL WORKS, FLESH)
Psa 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
Psa 107:28 Then (when they see they are the beast, the abomination, in need of repentance, need a physician……THEN) they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
We all must be dragged to Christ. He brings us into the desired haven, we would never make such a free will decision of our own choosing. The real Jesus is a rock of offense and a stumbling block and we will esteem HIM NOT when we are yet carnal and devoid of ears to hear and eyes to see.
Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Revealing the antiChrist
We are all antiChrist’s when we go around believing and denying that the Lord is working all things for the counsel of His will. We deny Jesus Christ with such carnal blasphemies. It is the spirit of self righteousness, lying spirits that all seduce us at first. These are the lies and false doctrines taught and believed by billions in orthodox Christianity. Lord willing we will learn to try those spirits and our own thoughts against what the WORD says to sort out the truth from the lies.
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
The spirit that says Jesus Christ was not first and is not the very beginning of our lives and all points in between, the good, the bad, the sins, the stumbling, the falling into lusts and pride, etc………… IS THE LIAR. Such a spirit denies Jesus Christ, is not from God, and will keep us in bondage and spiritually blind. This spirit will claim God has nothing to do with our sins and those are free will decisions we ourselves make. Those spirits, thoughts and doctrines are not from God, they are from the enemy (tares of the field) that the Lord has put there to guard the way to the tree of life.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
This verse has nothing to do with anyone speaking physically that Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago in the flesh. It has a much greater spiritual depth and intended meaning and is speaking about Jesus Christ HIS BODY that lives in each generation and is His Elect.
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
It is only when we are given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God (the land within us) that we will be able to bow before the Lord knowing He is working all things after the counsel of His will. Then we will come to understand what working out our own salvation with fear and trembling means, knowing it is GOD and not us that works in us to will and to way according to His good pleasure (not our delusion of free will). And here ladies and gentlemen is an easy way to spot the deceiver in ourselves and in those that claim to know the Lord but do not.
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Those that are truly of God will have been given ears to hear this truth and eyes to see it in the Scriptures. It is everywhere when your eyes are opened. Here is how we will know who is in the truth and who is not in the truth and that is whether or not our words as God’s Elect are received by those who hear us.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
The Lord is the one who first makes our paths crooked and then in due time comes to straighten them out. He is doing it all, the first and the last and all points in between in our lives in these vessels of clay. If you are so blessed to be His anointed, to be His Very Elect then these words apply to you.
Isa 45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
See that it is the Lord doing it all. He holds our right hand (we are His workmanship, mere clay), He subdues kings (sins in our lives, false doctrines we believe), He opens the doors and gates into His Body and in our heaven and gives us ears to hear and eyes to see as His Two Witnesses. And no delusion of free will or anything else is going to change that, the gates shall not be shut, His word will not fail to accomplish what is has been sent to do.
If we are Cyrus in this age, then the Lord will go before us to make our formerly crooked paths straight. He will break all the flesh gates and carnal thoughts that have held us back and kept us in bondage in Babylon.
Isa 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
We will come to know He is the Lord when He brings judgment upon us and pours out His wrath on our carnal lusts and desires of the old man. All things in our lives will be brought into this marvelous light.
Isa 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
We will be dragged to Christ and His name will be written on our mind (forehead). He is doing this to His Elect only in this age, the true Israel of God that Christ has chosen before the world was even formed.
Isa 45:4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
Isa 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
We will learn by abiding in this fire that is Christ, that there is nothing that happens that is not the Lord doing it. He truly is the alpha and the omega and we will come to know this with every fiber of our being in due time as we mature in the true faith of God. We will learn a new appreciation for what Lord means and the completeness of what sovereignty really means. Apart from Him doing it, we ourselves can do nothing and are in fact clay in the Potter’s hands.
Isa 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
We will be able to speak and show others that it was not them, but the Lord who caused all those pains and evils in their lives and they will see and believe verses such as this.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
And when a door to our inner heavens is opened to these truths, then the pure doctrine will fall from the sky and come to our earth and the crops and fruit of the Lord will begin to blossom within us which is the righteousness of the saints.
Isa 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
When we continue to strive and not cease from our own carnal works, we will be judged. That pothsherd (carnal mind) will be destroyed in time and we will no longer believe in any way shape or form the lie of free will that so deludes the masses of mankind.
Isa 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Jesus is the first and the last. He is both darkness and light. He is everything.
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The salvation of all men is to come. It only awaits the timing God has already determined. All things are of the Lord. I trust this has given some some issues to ponder about the deep meanings of the word of God.
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (His Elect).
1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
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Your brother in Christ,