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#551 — The Alpha and the Omega Of God.

                        From the First To The Last Part, Some is Revealed.

                        Setting Things in The Divine Order Of Scripture.

September 5, 2013

Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Rev 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.


Rev 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.


It is obvious that EVERYTHING begins with God and EVERYTHING ends with God and it is essential that we understand that EVERYTHING in between IS God. In other words it is impossible to understand God as both the beginning and the end but NOT also as EVERYTHING in between.


When God reveals Himself as BOTH the Alpha and the Omega He also reveals essential things about Himself.


(1) “Who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”


(2) The beginning and the end.


(3) I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.


(4) “He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.


(5) Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.


(6) I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end.


(7) Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.


It would be good if we could take each one of these details and examine them closely because they most likely do NOT say what we assume they say. For example; “I am coming quickly” and “who was and who is to come” is assumed to mean the second coming. While the “second coming” may be involved and possibly one fulfillment, it is important to ask if that is the ONLY fulfillment. If we examine this carefully it seems self evident that this is the Almighty God speaking. Is this speaking of Jesus coming again or is it speaking of the Living Word of God? It is important to ask if “He” already came quickly at the first Pentecost but in a different dimension.


Since God is the Alpha (or the very First) we must begin with Him to evaluate EVERYTHING from the past, the present and the future and also the ultimate future. Ideally, it would be best to begin in eternity past, before the foundation of the world and before any other existence occurred except for God, Himself.


While we know that He created the Angels in the distant past and there was most likely a world before this one over which the angels ruled, we have very little information about that era in the Bible. Even the Book of Job has elements that do not seem to fit this specific creation in which we live. Ezekiel 28 gives us some information, as does Isaiah 14 of that former period, but while this understanding is important to comprehend God’s ultimate plan, it does not explain how we fit into that plan or how we can fulfill His Ultimate Purpose. Even if we could understand this former era, it doesn’t explain if He has an ultimate plan for our period or an ultimate goal for us.


This is why the entire Bible is essential to our understanding of God’s Sovereign Plan and His absolute intention of fulfilling EVERY aspect of His Eternal Purpose. The practice of just beginning with the New Testament writings or even with a few verses within the New Testament to define the “Gospel of God’s Intention” has miserably failed to establish God’s Eternal Purpose as the ONLY reason that we exist. The common premise is that we just exist so that God can save us and take us the heaven when we die. This “religious concept” is so partial and is so shallow that is has become an embarrassment to the earnest seeker after ultimate Truth.


It is our opinion that it is the first two chapters of the Bible (Genesis 1 & 2) {the Alfa} that sets the Purpose of God for mankind but it is the last two chapters of the Bible (Revelation 21 & 22) {the Omega} that define the Ultimate Fulfillment of God’s Plan and Purpose for His chosen and predestined Man.


God begins the unfolding of His purpose with one man (Adam) and one woman (Eve) -his bride- and He concludes His purpose with One Man (Jesus Christ) and one woman (the Perfected Church)- His bride.


The first woman, Eve, was taken from Adam and was Adam in another form that was female. The purpose for the division was that they could be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and to rule over it. The two had become one again, not in number but in life, because she had been take from Adam and they shared the same created life. In fact she was originally created IN ADAM and was taken from him as a separate person and together they were to fulfill the very purpose for which they were created. They had NO OTHER purpose for their existence than to serve and obey God, do His will and fulfill His purpose.


Gen 1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”


We could summerize this part by saying that the Sovereign God created man to fulfill His purpose and He, alone, predetermined this purpose without man’s consent! Then God, alone, predestined man to fulfill His predetermined purpose without inquiring if man agreed! Of course man was given the opportunity to fulfill God’s original purpose or to ignore it but man had no way to change that purpose, to modify it in any way or to negotiate some different purpose, more to his own liking.


God makes this perfectly clear when He speaks to Job in chapter 38. God didn’t need any advise from man nor did he ask for any opinion about the creation. Why? He is the Sovereign Creator God Who did it all by Himself!


Man was not consulted and had no participation in the creation and man can change NOTHING because this is exclusively God’s Realm and decision. God established His requirements and authorized no modification in His plan or purpose. Since this man-designed modification is exactly what man did, and now the visible church is doing, we can only wait for the consequences of this travesty. It is important that we understand WHY the “end” (Omega) is set in stone. That is because it relates to the Tabernacle of God and the world yet to come!


Since understanding these basic things is NOT rocket science, we could summerize this as mankind just did their own thing, they fell from the purpose of God and they were extracted from that purpose because they became unqualified to continue. Why? It is because they lacked the LIFE necessary to fulfill that ultimate purpose. This LIFE was available from the Tree of Life.


Now the last two chapters of the Bible, Revelation 21 and 22, reveals the cumulation of the untold ages that it required until God’s Ultimate Plan was fulfilled. These chapters also reveals something of what that purpose demands. A bride / city of Pure Gold with Gold streets that are transparent and as clear as crystal clear glass.


The Bible begins with one man and one woman and it ends with One New Man and one new woman that together make up the One New Man, who is God’s Ultimate Ruler over all the works of His hands. During the church age she was taken from the Last Adam and “she” is Christ, the Living Word of God in a human form. The visible church, made up of outer men, is still in the form of first Adam. God cannot build a pure Gold Lampstand Church with that species. That species will not gain the right to ever eat from the tree of Life OR enter into the City.


The Glorious Church was taken from Christ and is Christ in a human body. Now, in Revelation 21 she is BACK in Him and the two have become ONE NEW MAN. The key to understanding how this miracle could happen is contained in the fact that each of them, He and she, are of the exact same species but of an entirely new species from first Adam in the original creation. The New Creation is not identified as flesh and blood because that species cannot inherit the Kingdom of God!


The first Adam was created out of dirt and Eve was created out of Adam. However, the last Adam is NOT from the dirt realm and is the Lord from heaven. He is called a life-giving spirit, the “incarnate Word.”


1Cor 15:45 So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47 The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.


In reality, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, ( the life-giving spirit, the “incarnate Word”) was not created from the earth realm but was born of God. He IS the result of the Eternal Word of God being made flesh by impregnating of Mary with the Sperma of God. Therefore, He, the Last Adam, has His origin in heaven. The first Adam has his origin from earth. The Christian Experiential Transition is from the earthly to the heavenly and from the perishable to the imperishable. Every true Christian has his origin in heaven. Why? Because, the Christian is NOT the outer man - after the first Adam- but the new inner man -after the Last Adam! All who are Christian MUST also be born of God by the exact same Sperma of God by which Jesus was conceived. This “birth” is by the infusion of the Living and Abiding Word of God, which is the Living Sperma of God, from heaven.


The first woman was IN the first Adam but was extracted to fulfill God’s purpose. In that same way the Last Eve was IN the Last Adam but was extracted to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose. (We have examined these detail in another study that deals with the Water and the Blood released after His death on Calvary.) This Water and Blood forms the Divine Sperma that was made available to the create the Glorious Lampstand Church.


God’s Ultimate Purpose is to just have ONE NEW MAN to rule over All the works of His Hands so the two MUST become one again. The last two chapters of the Bible reveal this ultimate Union as a functioning City, filled with the Glory of God to overflowing so that the Glory of God can pass through the Great City and illuminate the nations of the New Earth.


One severe consequence of ignoring this Ultimate Purpose of God is to find your place, NOT in that Ultimate City (the One New Man), but upon the New Earth. How can we call this “severe” because it is still called heaven? It is severe in relationship to the magnitude of God’s Ultimate Purpose for the One New Man, the perfected church, the Glorious Church, to rule over all the works of His hands for ALL eternity future. “Going on to Perfection” is directly related to that goal.


Eph 5:25 just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; 26 that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.


This Glorious Presentation of the Glorious Church, the bride, is seen in Revelation 19. There will be multitudes at this Glorious Presentation who will be invited guests and witnesses at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. However, only the Glorious Bride had made herself ready and only the Glorious Bride will have the right to eat from the Tree of Life or to enter into the City.


In Revelation 2 and 3 we see this One New Man, in the present tense! Here He is seen as the Great High Priest teaching, correcting, threatening and warning His developing Priests! He is the Sovereign and Ultimate Head of His many member body of priests! ALL these priests are after the Order of Melchizedek but are still in the learning / perfecting stage. This One New Man and His trainees are referred to as a “KINGDOM OF PRIESTS.” ALL the members are bound together into one by each member having the exact same Life as the Head and being of the exact same species. This “Lampstand Church Scene” does not yet measure up to the Glory of the Ultimate City of God seen in Revelation 21 and 22. In Revelation 2 and 3 there is still a LOT of work, correction, perfection and adjustment that must take place in these priests during the Lampstand Church age. We are speculating that this Lampstand Church age IS the next restoration.


To declare that “we are all one body” because we go to the same building on Sunday is really ignorant. It is just as ignorant to declare that we are all priests of God through faith. In other words “if we believe we are priests” that makes us priests by grace. We can only be brothers of the same family if we have the same Father and born of the same Sperma! We can ONLY be of the same body if we all have the same Life and are of the same species!


As we all can certainly realize, the visible church is very far from this transition into the Royal Priesthood and the Holy Place Life. In fact, it appears that it doesn’t even recognize the need to transition into this “hidden” realm. This ignorance must be laid at the feet of the “professional ministry.” If spiritual knowledge and understanding could only be obtained through higher learning, then the multitudes would be sentenced to a life of spiritual ignorance.


Of course, this “professionalism” is part of the deception because Jesus insisted that when the Holy Spirit comes He will teach you all things and lead you into all truth. This is confirmed because ignorant and unlearned fishermen experienced just that! Moses had all the higher learning of Egypt but that didn’t help him know God, hear God or obey God. Paul had the best teachers and higher learning but he ended up persecuting the church. He had to be blinded BEFORE he could see. Paul then received the Gospel of the Kingdom by a direct revelation from God. This way is normal for the Lampstand Church!


From the first two chapters to the last two chapters of the Bible, God is recording how He is working His Purpose out here in the earth realm. Through Moses, the Psalms and the Prophets God was adding details and examples for us to understand His process. Both the good and the bad priests and kings will give us insight into God’s qualifications. Even with all that, we are still dependent upon BOTH the indwelling Living and Abiding Word of God AND the indwelling Holy Spirit for the revelation of what it all means. These “Two” are the source of all New Covenant Ministry to the Lampstand Church.


Zechariah 4:2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; 3 also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side.”


`Zec 4:4 Then I answered and said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, “What


are these, my lord?” 5 So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 6 Then he answered and said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.


The ONLY “Two”, in all the universe, that are capable of pouring the Golden Oil “from themselves” to fuel the Lampstand throughout the church age is the Spirit of Christ ( The Living and Abiding Word of God) AND the Holy Spirit.


The Almighty God did come quickly as He promised. He sent His Word and healed them. He sent His Spirit and taught them. He sent His Spirit and convicted them and He sent His Word and disciplined them. This is what is portrayed in Revelation 2 and 3. The Full Anointing upon our Great High Priest is a fearsome thing. Why? There is no one else we can appeal to, to cover our excuses. When John saw Him with the full and eternal anointing, he fell as a dead man.


Zechariah 4:11 Then I answered and said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?” 12 And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?” 13 So he answered me saying, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”


Zec 4:14 Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.”


These are also the Two Cherubim that are standing on each side of the Pure Gold Mercy Seat. (The Father of ALL MERCY.)


The Spirit of Christ on one side of the Father of All Mercy and the Holy Spirit on the other side but ALL are ONE PIECE with the Mercy Seat. The Throne of God is the Focal Point and the Central Issue within the Tabernacle of God. This IS the Exact Center of the Kingdom of God and the awesome Sovereignty of the Almighty God! To be seated at HIS RIGHT HAND is the Ultimate Honor. That IS the place where Jesus (one of us) is now seated. However, there is still room at that location on the second throne for the “Overcomers.” This Throne is reserved for the ONE NEW MAN.


Rev 3:21 ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.


Here, God reveals His Ultimate Purpose that was mentioned in the first two chapters of the Bible. For “MAN” to rule over all the works of His hands. This “second throne” has dominion over heaven and earth BUT is still subject to the “First Throne” and that is the basis of the Kingdom of Priests that will rule over the world yet to come. To learn to function under that “First Throne” in full obedience is the essence of the Present Government within our New Inner Man. ( I will put My Laws within you) This dimension of the Kingdom is Within you! There is no purpose in saying “look here or look there to find it” because the reality has already come, quickly.


Those who have the right to eat from the Tree of LIFE and to enter this Eternal Dimension are also called the Bond-Servants. The “leaves of the Tree” are for another group!


Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of its street. And on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His bond-servants shall serve Him; 4 and they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall no longer be any night; and they shall not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall reign forever and ever.


This definition of the city / bride/ overcomers/ priests, bondservants and manifested sons, by necessity, places EVERYONE else in another location. Thank God for the New heaven and the New Earth because those other realms in the Tabernacle of God are also called heaven.


If this one revelation of God’s Purpose is kept secret from the believers, by the professional ministry, their eternal destiny can be radically affected.