“I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA” says whom?
REV. 21: 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children..
WHO IS TALKING? “I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA”. To the thirsty I will give WATER without cost from the SPRING OF THE WATER OF LIFE.
JOHN 4 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you LIVING WATER.
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
***26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Clearly then the Alef Tav speaking in Revelation 21 offering “water without cost from the spring of the water of life; is closely associated with Yeshua. “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you LIVING WATER.” Both have the offer of Living Water! Further, in John 7, Yeshua attends the Last Day of Sukkot. This is the culmination of seven days of joyous thanksgiving, for the final harvest is in! During the seven days of the Festival of Sukkot, water too was poured on the altar as a libation accompanying the daily morning sacrifice. 37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
It becomes difficult to avoid the impression that Yeshua is linked directly with the entity in Revelation who states “To the thirsty I will give WATER without cost from the SPRING OF THE WATER OF LIFE.” In fact, they must be one and the same. ““Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.” “Immanuel” as in Isaiah 7:14 (14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” [Immanuel means “God is among us”.])
But, we must ask, How can “God’s dwelling place be among the people”? Does our concept of Elohim, fit in with Him literally dwelling on Earth with humanity? How about Ain Sof? No! Elohim, NO!
Ain Sof, is the unmanifested potential of Creation, but even greater, it contains non-creation, it is before being, or not being; neither tohu nor bohu, nor created.
Elohim is Creating: הָאָרֶץ ואֵת השָמַיִם אֵת via ’את’ Heaven and Earth. And when doing so “He” is YHVH. Ain Sof, always and never, before during and after, everything and nothing, all potentials; Elohim the CREATOR who creates with his Word (את); YHVH IS what ELOHIM IS becoming, and YHVH is always becoming and never quite come, the very edge of now, the Crown, like the Corona of the sun seen only in eclipses always POTENTIALLY there, but unseen, it has no appearance. (Except that is, during eclipses. There is absolutely no astronomical or physical necessity for our moon to be exactly the size and distance between earth and sun that an eclipse perfectly covers the solar disc. Only that perfect occlusion allows the Corona to exist. For what is The Corona? It is only energy at a particular visible frequency amongst the many emanating from the sun, and is in no other way different from the other radiation. It is merely of the wavelength and amplitude that becomes visible during Eclipses. So though that radiation is always occurring in the solar radiation, it only has a separate existence when we observe it; i.e during eclipse.)
Moshiah is the fulfillment of the chain. In every instant of every atom, and every quark that pops into existence, from ______ (whatever it is that Ain Sof Is!!!) becomes another kind of particle and then is no longer present. The ONLY appearance it has is at its destruction. Photons, unseen, have no appearance. Only when they impact upon a detector or transducer that converts it into a signal detectable to a sentient being, or impacts directly upon the visual apparatus of a sentient being and is converted into a neurochemical signal that light becomes bright! But the photon has “died” to become bright. Same with every other Quantum particle, they are only detected as they shift into another energy level, or collide with others, and some of its mass is converted into energy that is measurable. Without observers light has no brightness. Lemons have no taste; salt no savoriness. YHVH IS without direct appearance and recognized only through actions. His symbol is the reciprocal: it
consists of nothing, it is ONLY appearance, consisting of absolutely nothing else: The Rainbow.
Definitely wandering. BUT the key to all this is in discovering what Messiah IS. How can we discuss Who, without thinking about what the Word means. “And they say’ the word is love’; its so fine its sunshine its the word, ‘love'”.
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” In Revelation, the Genesis is recapitulated in the major theme! The WORD, את says “I AM making everything new.”