Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The First and the Last

In chapter 43 we saw "Apart from me there is no Savior" In chapter 44 we see "Apart from me there is no God". What I really enjoy seeing in this passage is a phrase about the only God that is also applied to Christ.
Isaiah 44:6 "This is what the LORD says—Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Rev 1: 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Jesus stands at the beginning and the end. He is the First and the Last.

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