In order to take care of the battle that is in front of us, we need a fresh understanding of who Jesus is in our lives
Jesus prayed this in the garden
1. Father, the only way we are going to be able to walk through the dark times of doubt is to know who you are
2. We need to have an understanding of who our God is.
1. I am the Alpha and Omega
Revelation 21: 6, 7
These are two Greek letters of the alphabet.
EXAMPLE: english language is all encompassed in the 26 letters between A and Z. Every word that is possible is shown in these 26 letters in the same way, Everything encompassed in the 24 Greek letters Alpha (aleph in Hebrew) and Omega (tav in Hebrew). NOW JESUS IS SAYING EVERYTHING ABOUT ME IS ENCOMPASSED BETWEEN THESE TWO LETTERS. IN a circle instead of a line.
The concept of no beginning or ending is hard to grasp with our minds. For billions of years, Jesus always was.
There is something we can learn that is more than head knowledge.
Let’s go to the beginning.
2. God created a house
Genesis 1: 1 “In the Beginning” Hebrew Word for this is b’reisheet.
We need three English words to describe this word.
Every Hebrew letter has a word attached to it. So if you have a four letter word, you have four words attached to it.
The first letter of b’reisheet means house.
God wants to build a house. What is the purpose of a house? Someone would live there. In fact, if no one lives there, it will fall into disrepair.
Solomon understood this at the dedication of the temple. (house of God) (2 Chronicles 7: 18 Will God really live among people? Vs 41 Arise O Lord God and enter your resting place.)
Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11
Vs 15, 16 If they were looking for a country they came from they could have gone back, but they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Tav the ending Revelation 21: 10 The angel showed me a holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
the Alpha created a home so the answer to Solomon’s question will God really live with people? Yes.
3. Key to the House
Each letter is a word and another letter is Key. What is the Key to enter this home?
Revelation 13: 8 “Lamb who was slaughtered before the world began.
Before this all started, God had a plan to build a house and the key to the house was the death of His son.
Symbol in 2000 B.C. for the word tav? “+”.
One who created the house, also created the way for the entrance to that house.
Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. They need a vision of you to be able to make it.
Author of Hebrews who states that the pioneers of faith were looking for a new home now says Fix your eyes on the one who originates (Aleph) and finishes (tav) our faith. (Hebrews 12: 2)
4. Invitation to God’s Home.
Revelation 1: 18 “I hold the keys to death and the grave.
Tav morphed in 1000 to an “x” signature sealed deal
John 14: 23 All who love me will do what I say…We will come and make our home with each of them.
Revelation 22: 14, 15 Blessed are all of those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city.