Christ would now have us to see His eternal attributes. This is His Deity that was hidden behind the `veil` of His flesh while on earth. He is the all- knowing, all powerful One throughout time & eternity. The `I am.`
“I am the Alpha & Omega, the beginning & the End,” says the Lord, “who is & who was & who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev. 1: 8)
His Omniscience – “I am the Alpha & Omega,”
Christ is the whole alphabet, from whom the entire vocabulary for expressing revealed truth is derived. All the treasures of wisdom & knowledge are in Him. There is no such thing as knowledge before Him & there cannot be any beyond Him.
` Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge.` (Col. 2: 3)
Christ, as the Alpha & Omega, is the only way to spiritual secrets, He is the key to unlock the treasures of truth, Himself the interpreter of the invisible, & the Door of entrance to eternal enjoyment.
`At your right hand are pleasure for evermore.` (Ps. 16: 11)
His Omnipresence - "The Beginning and the End."
Christ commenced & will conclude all time periods. He conceived the duration of the ages & will yet crown & consummate the ages to come. Everything is under His control. And no event came before the exercise of His will & none will come after His counsel.
`Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. (1 Cor. 15: 28)
In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; therefore outside of Christ there is no wider, broader, deeper, higher, greater or vaster measure or authority known.
`For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; & you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality & power.(Col. 2: 9 & 10)
His Omnipotence – “which is, was & is to come, the Almighty,”
The strength of Christ`s might & majesty transcend all others in ability & authority. He is the competent & self-sufficient One in His almightiness.
When we pause to ponder His enormous energy, His great power, His awesome strength & might, these qualities with their tremendous potential causes us to tremble . But, when we turn & learn of the blended qualities of goodness, gracious care, glorious love which are lavished so freely, our fears depart for we view His heart.
`God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses made us alive together with Christ (by grace have you been saved), & raised us up together, & made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.`(Eph. 2: 4 – 8)