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27th June 2023


The Lord who is, who was & who is to come

The Lord our God exists eternally with no beginning & no end.
Forever Father, Son & Holy Spirit. The three in one & one in three.
He is however the alpha & omega, the beginning & the end of all things.
He is the One who is, who was & who is to come.
We will spend some time looking into how the apostle John depicts this in his revelation.


Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come,
and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ,
the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us
kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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.
“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.” Revelation 1:4-8


This introduction in John’s letter to the seven churches in Revelation is full of profound & powerful phrases.
Each describes an aspect of the nature & character of our amazing God & Father.
The eternal unchanging God who was, & is, & is to come – past, present & future.
He is the One who loved us & washed us in His own blood through Jesus, the only begotten Son & our Saviour.

Through that great salvation we have been made kings & priests unto our God.
We exercise His kingdom authority on this earth as we represent Him through priestly ministry.
Standing in the gap as priests (1 Peter 2:9) & calling forth the kingdom as royal ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20; Revelation 5:10).
Dearly loved sons & daughters authorised & anointed for ministry & mission.
Operating in the power of the Spirit through words, works, wonders, warnings & warfare.
O what a high & lofty calling we have received ‘In Christ’.

The eternal God, the One who is, who was & who is to come bled & died for you & for me.
God was in Christ reconciling this world to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:19).
The world He created PAST, the world he redeems & seeks to reconcile to Himself PRESENT,
& the world that He will one day put right through New Creation FUTURE.
That is the length & depth, height & depth of the love God has for humanity.
The one who is, who was & is to come & to Whom glory & dominion are forever due.
Worship the one & only worthy One with all your strength & might. Hallelujah!!!

For Reflection

  • How easily do I accept & live fully in my identity ‘In Christ’?
  • How is the call of God working out in my life right now?
  • Meditate upon the Lord who was, who is, the one who is to come.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You are the Eternal God,
The One who is, who was & who is to come & the One who is worthy of our worship.
Jesus, thank you came to save us & that you are coming back to make all things right,
Keep me faithfully following strongly after You.
Holy Spirit teach & train me to minister in kingdom authority & anointing,
Moving freely in words, works, wonders, warnings & warfare to the glory of God.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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