I'm stuck on these words. He is ALL. He can be ALL to ALL people if they desire it. It's not about bowing to a dictator or puppet master, but a God who will bless us spiritually, sometimes physically, but most importantly spiritually, when we do. I want His spiritual blessings.
I don't know about anyone else, I just know that there are times when I read the Word I am overcome by them. There is power in the words, and truth in them. Love and judgment. I know the Bible is God's Word written to each of us, to admonish, encourage, convict, warn and save.
Those words above do the same thing every time I read them. Jesus is saying them. It's as if in my spirit I completely collapse to the before Him. It feels as though my heart is about to burst. Even if we sing these words in worship I feel undone.
All encompassing, as you can see...First, Last, Beginning, End, Alpha, Omega. Jesus Christ. Who else can say this about himself? Who would dare?
The enormity of those words. Who can comprehend them? Too amazing, too glorious, too powerful.
So, I cannot say much more. The words speak for themselves. Can you grasp them? I pray that you do. As life goes on I find a greater and more important need to take these words in...and take Christ in to a deeper level.
Psalms 102:11-12,24-27 - My days are like a shadow that lengthens, and I wither away like grass. But You, O LORD, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations. ...Your years are throughout all generations. Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure... But You are the same, and Your years will have no end.