[QTVOTD] Triumph of Good and God’s Sovereignty

“Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall gaze upon Him and beat their breasts and mourn and lament over Him. Even so [must it be]. Amen (so be it).  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).” Revelation 1:7-8 ->me: Clouds are often mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with divine activity.  This is Jesus returning in triumph.  When this happens, everyone who scoffed at His name, did not take to heart the truth of why Jesus came, or especially the Israelites (Jews) who killed him; will realize at that moment the mistake they made by discounting Him.  Reading John here, when he says ‘Even so, Amen’ – can sound harsh at first – not very Christian.  However, the over throw of the wicked means the triumph of good and the vindication of Christians who had suffered so much.  So, I don’t see it as much as a slam down on those who will mourn as much as it is the final stamp of the victory that Jesus completed on cross.  Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet.  God was before all things and will outlast all things.  God is called ‘the Almighty’ 9 times in Revelation but only 1 other time in all the rest of the New Testament.  This verse gives expression early in the book to the conviction that God IS sovereign.

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