Names of Christ: Who Do You Say That I Am?
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants[a] what must soon take place; he made[b] it known by sending his angel to his servant[c] John, 2 who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near.
4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
7 Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
We go all the way to the end of the Bible to hear one of the most powerful names for Jesus. God gave a revelation to Jesus to show to His servants. (Revelation 1:1) And Jesus was revealed as “the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:4), and “the Alpha and the Omega” (Revelation 1:8). Pretty impressive. And then, among all these powerful titles, there’s one that I think may dwarf them all —- “The Almighty.”
Jesus is all mighty. He has the power and the will to save us, and He does. He has the power and the will to claim us as His own, and He has. He has the power and the will to call us to follow Him, and to give us life abundant. And He will. Jesus is all mighty, who was and who is and who is to come. That just about says it all.
Come thou, Almighty Jesus, and make us Your own. Help us to rest in Your grace and blossom in You care, now and forever. Amen.