Daily Spirit & Word: 682: Jesus IS Your EVERYTHING.
Jesus really IS ALL you need.
Good morning my friends, today we’re back with Revelation 1:8 where we discover just how much Jesus knows about everything. Last night we celebrated Ash Wednesday in Fellowship. Did you know that Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent? Lent is a time when we think about Jesus temptation in the Wilderness for 40 Days and 40 Nights. During that time Jesus didn’t eat or drink and it was after being without food for such a long time that Satan (The Devil) came to TEMPT Jesus.
Note: Jesus was put to temptation when He was at his weakest. But revealed a secret strength that is available to you and me today.
Today, in Revelation, we’re going to see how Jesus is EVERYTHING we need in the face of temptation, moments of weakness, times when we’re feeling we just can’t go on: He’s the ONE who’s able to carry us through. Why? Because Jesus is the I AM for your everything.
Revelation 1:8 (NIV) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
John is giving us the REVELATION as he received it from the LORD Jesus. Jesus is the one speaking. He is GOD ALMIGHTY.
Alpha: Is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega: is the last letter. So Jesus is telling us He’s the first and the last and everything else in-between. He’s the A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J …. Everything.
He also tells us: I AM (Which is the Bible name for the all knowing, all powerful, all sufficient, God).
- He’s the “I AM” who IS: He exists in your present.
- He’s the “I AM” Who “WAS”: i.e. He always existed in the past. He was before time began. He created time.
- He’s the “I AM” Who “Is to Come”: i.e. He will always be around for all eternity. He’s never going away. He will exist when the Creation ceases to exist. He’s coming back to Earth to Judge all mankind.
When Jesus said, “I AM the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
He’s showing you that He is the “I AM” for whatever your need is in life.
- For instance if you’re sick, you’ll hear Jesus say, “I am your Divine Healer.”
- If you’re in a storm in life, you’ll hear Jesus say “I AM your life-boat”.
- If you don’t know your way, can’t make a decision, Jesus will be revealing, “I AM the WAY”.
- If you’re sick and dying, Jesus will comfort you with, “I AM the resurrection and the life.”
- If you’re in the dark, afraid and can’t see, Jesus is your light, for He promises, “I AM the Light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness”.
- If you are feeling weary or burdened by life’s pressures, Jesus is shouting in a tender tone to you today, “Come to me, I AM going to give you a burden that is light, my yoke is so easy, come to Me”
- If you are feeling like no one else cares about you, Jesus is saying, “I AM your Good Shepherd, I look after my sheep, I know each one by name and I’ll lead you to pastures new.”
- If you are feeling happy, Jesus is your brother who’ll share in your joy. There’s NO jealously in God. He rejoices with you and doesn’t envy your happiest moments in life.
My friends, in Jesus, in Revelation, Jesus is the ALL KNOWING: “I AM”. He is everything that you can ever imagine that you’ll need in life.
- He’s the ONE: Who washes you clean from sin. He does that with His own life-blood. He died so that you could be purified.
- He’s the ONE: Who give you Eternal LIFE: The moment you turn in Repentance and seek His forgiveness and receive Him as your LORD and Saviour, at that moment ETERNAL LIFE is your inheritance. Awesome!
- He’s the ONE: Who’ll give you abundant, overflowing LIFE: As you walk each day with Jesus, no matter what the world throws at you, as it did Him in the wilderness, you’ll be full of Holy Spirit and JOY of the Lord Jesus.
So this Lent, to be afraid to try and give up something you like, you’ll discover that Jesus can more than replace and resource you in ways you can’t even imagine, because HE is your EVERYTHING: He is your ALL.
He knows more than any Professor on Earth: He Created the Universe and everything in it.
TRUST Jesus Christ afresh today. He always was, always will be and always is.
Jesus is the Lord God Almighty: He’s with you. He’s in you.
- So don’t be afraid.
- So don’t worry.
- So don’t give up or give in.
Oh How I LOVE Jesus.
Oh How I LOVE Jesus.
Oh How I LOVE Jesus.
Because He first LOVED me.