QB15 I Am the Root and the Offspring of David

We have been looking at the importance of Jesus’ final words before our Bibles close with the apostle John’s response who calls upon Jesus to come. These words are important because what Jesus says here consolidates and focuses our understanding of who He is and why He’s coming back. Jesus as the Alpha and Omega is a powerful statement of His absolute deity and authority above all things, it is also a name that the Father gives Himself in Rev 21:6,7, we know on this occasion that it is the Father speaking because He refers to those who overcome as His sons. So this name of the Alpha and the Omega demonstrates His complete harmony and oneness with the Father. Hebrews 1:3 speaking of Jesus says this “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”  When Jesus said “I Am the Alpha and the Omega” He is stating the truth of who He is. He is able to be the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, Beginning and the End, because He is One with the Father, and He is worthy to hold the highest office because He is the Lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world Rev 13:8. Jesus as the Alpha and the Omega is God in human form, but not the adamic form from the dust, but the glorified form that awaits us also on His return. This first statement of being the Alpha and the Omega sets the foundation for the second when Jesus says “I am the root and the offspring of David” Rev 22:16, The first statement is one of His Eternal nature, the second is one of His eternal office. it is because He is the ‘Alpha and Omega’ that He is able to be the root and offspring of David. Jesus’ was the first throne, and His will be the last. Kingdoms rise and fall, leaders too, all at His sovereign hand.  David was King, because Jesus had always been King, the pre-existing King who reigns with the Father as the Son of God, but now as the offspring of David, He is coming as the Son of Man to reign from Mount Zion, bringing Heaven and Earth together under one Sovereign Head who is Christ. In Rev 11:15 we read “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.’” When Jesus said He was the root and the offspring of David, He was saying “I am the fulfilment of all the messianic prophecies of a future king and glorious kingdom”. 1 Kings 9:5 reads “Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel for ever, as I promised your father David saying, ‘You will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.” Jesus is returning to earth and will reign from Mount Zion forever, in doing so He is fulfilling the promises made to David and to Israel of a future King and Kingdom. Is not the One who died for the sins of the world worthy to be its King also? There is no one else like Him, no one else who is worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, no one else who is both God and Man in which He is able to bring Heaven and Earth together in one new glorious Kingdom over which He shall reign. Behold your King, the King of all Kings is coming, and “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” Isa 9:7

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