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

Did you enjoy this article?

Why not help us to spread the word and use the facebook or other social sharing links below. We'd really appreciate it, thanks!

Other Posts in 'Quick Bites'

May be an image of text that says "God is Love nOM "To know such love is our greatest reward for there lies the home our restless heart seeks.""

QB86 God is Love

6 Nov 2023
“(16) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in...

May be an image of text that says "The Day of Û the Lord is key to Understanding the Middle East"

QB85 Why the Day of the Lord is Key to Understanding the Middle East (Part 2)

4 Nov 2023
“(9) Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, (10) Declaring the end...

May be an image of text that says "The Day of the LORD and the Middle East"

QB84 Why the Day of the Lord is Key to Understanding the Middle East (Part 1)

1 Nov 2023
“(9) Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, (10) Declaring the end...

May be an image of heart and text that says "There is a glory only attainable in the Bridal desert, preparation that can come no other way. Not amongst the cacophony If religious voices but by embracing the solítude hiddenness. Not Nottobe to be alone, but to be alone with Him. আমই"

QB83 The Bride in the Wilderness (Part 1)

30 Oct 2023
In the last Quick Bite (QB82), the Wedding at Cana, I brought attention to the first time the Lord’s glory was revealed. But what’s really interesting to note is...

No photo description available.

QB82 The Wedding at Cana

27 Oct 2023
And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the...

May be an image of 1 person and text that says "The Rapture of the Bride (Part 3)"

QB81 The Rapture of the Bride (Part 3)

24 Oct 2023
Last time we explored the parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) and discovered the Wedding of the Lamb arranged for Israel was not cancelled but extended to include...

May be an image of 1 person and text that says "The Rapture of the Bride (Part 2)"

QB80 The Rapture of the Bride (Part 2)

23 Oct 2023
Previously I shared there can be no wedding before the resurrection because to become “one flesh” with our Bridegroom first requires our lowly bodies to be transformed to be...

May be an image of 1 person and text that says "The Rapture of the Bride (Part 1)"

QB79 The Rapture of the Bride (Part 1)

20 Oct 2023
As we see the escalation of tumult, depravity, suffering and destabilisation across the world I feel it is time to talk once more about the rapture from a bridal...

May be an image of 1 person, flower and wedding

QB78 Contending For the Birthright of a Nation

10 Oct 2023
When looking at spiritual warfare from a Bridal perspective the picture is indeed most glorious for it is no less than contending for the birthright of a nation. You...

May be an image of 1 person and text that says "The place of overcoming begins with being still"

QB77 The Warrior Bride (Part 3)

9 Oct 2023
Partnering with Heaven’s Armies through the Posture of Peace Probably the last thing we think about when considering spiritual warfare is not the recital of scripture, or the vocalising...

Looking for something? Try the search facility

About the author: Mike Pike

Live with my wife Jo in Cornwall UK, together we have raised five children and have served the Lord for over thirty years within the UK and in many other nations. My passion is for the coming of Jesus the Bridegroom King, and I long to see the Bride call upon Him to come.



Join our Facebook Group and become part of this growing movement around the world. On the group you'll join the Call2Come family and have the opportunity to participate and discuss various topics and teaching. Being part of the Call2Come family on the Facebook group includes

  • Regular updates and teaching
  • Meet others with a passion for the Lord's return
  • Grow in your own Bridal journey towards the Bridegroom
  • Latest news and developments




If you want to receive our newsletter, simply provide your email in the box below. You will then be sent a confirmation email immediately which you need to respond to. Thank you!