Revelation 1:7-8 NKJV … Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
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.“
Who is speaking in verse 8?
Who was pierced in verse 7?
Who is coming?
Revelation 22:12-13 NKJV … “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Revelation 22:20-21 NKJV … He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.Amen.
Isaiah 9:6 NKJV … For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Who is this Child? this Son?
=> Mighty God, Everlasting Father …
Isaiah 10:20-21 NKJV … And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob,
To the Mighty God.
Who does Jesus say He is?
John 8:56-58 NKJV … Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
From NetBible Jn 8:58
- * I AM! is an explicit claim to deity referring to Exodus 3:14: it seems clear that this is the case here (as the response of the Jewish authorities in the following verse shows Jn 8:59) => Jesus’ Jewish listeners understood his claim to deity by applying the “I AM” name to himself, rejected it, and picked up stones to throw at him for what they considered blasphemy.