THE UNVEILING OF CHRIST
Rev. 22:12-13 ¶ “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Have you every had a revelation of Jesus Christ. That is actually the name of the book of Revelation, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”. The Apostle John had a revelation of Jesus if anyone did. He was called the “beloved”, “the one whom Jesus loved”, wasn’t it John that was laying on the Lord’s chest at the “last supper”? If anyone had a revelation of Christ, it must have been John. But there is always more. There has to be, if God is infinite there will be no end to the unveiling of His majesty, after all, that is what heaven is all about, the unveiling of Christ. That’s what the book of Revelation is about, a greater revealing of Christ to John to be shared with His church for all time. Jesus said He is the Alpha and the Omega. Here is what John Gill said about that proclamation.
“So Christ, he is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the chief, the whole of things; as of the covenant of grace, he is the first and last of it, he is the Mediator, surety, and messenger of it, and the ratifier and confirmer of it, he is the covenant itself, all its blessings and promises are in him; he is the sum and substance of the Scriptures, both of the law and of the Gospel; he is the fulfilling end of the law, and he is the subject matter of the Gospel; he stands in the first verse in Genesis, and in the last of the Revelation; he is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the whole and all in the business of salvation, in the affair of justification before God, in the sanctification of his people, in their adoption, and eternal glorification; he stands first and last in the book of God’s purposes and decrees, in the book of the covenant, in the book of the creatures, or creation, being the first cause, and last end of all things, in the book of Providence, and in the book of the Scriptures: likewise, as these two letters include all the rest, this phrase may be expressive of the perfection of Christ, who as God has the fulness of the Godhead, all the perfections of the divine nature in him; and, as man, is in all things made like unto his brethren; and, as Mediator, has all fulness of power, wisdom, grace, and righteousness in him, in whom all the saints are complete; and this may also denote his eternity…”
Jesus is coming back to this earth very soon. Will it be in my lifetime? I simply do not know. You may say, “they have been saying that for 2000 years”, and you would be right. Peter responded to that by saying that God is patient and kind, longing for all to come to repentance. In these precarious times all of us need an “anchor of hope”. That is what Christ is, He secures us in these dangerous times. The Lord is revealing Himself in these times to hungry hearts all over the world. He wants to unveil His glory to you, in you, and through you. You never know, He might just be waiting for you for His great return.