Throughout the WORD of God, the scriptures are soaked with incredible and life-changing names representing God divine. These names stand out differently to the believer depending on the surrounding season. The particular name itself probably, in all reality, doesn’t leave as much of an impression as does the virtual meaning. Some of the most recognizable names used by Christians: 1) Jehovah = Lord 2) Jehovah-Jireh = the Lord who provides 3) Jehovah-Rapha = the Lord who heals 4) Alpha and Omega = the beginning and the end.
Most notably, the last name mentioned Alpha and Omega, representing the beginning and end, stands out very clearly to so many of us in today’s society. As time quickly vanishes, our eternal hope lies within the return of Christ and the catching away of the church. Bible scholars, theologians, and even students of God’s Word have one common understanding, Jesus Christ is our eternal first and last. “Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” The same man who wrapped Himself in humanity and became the ultimate sacrifice, spoke “let there be light” and will return during the Second Advent “riding a white horse with the name of Faithful and True.” With the clear understanding of Jesus being our first and last, now the question remains, what about the in-between? the middle ground? Allow me to encourage you that HE is our God of the In-Between. “1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
Oftentimes following God feels very uncertain, but if we just endure the ride it will definitely be worth the trip. This uncertainty begins to allow us to examine ourselves spiritually. Because during these intense, uncontrollable seasons, we as believers grow in our faith. Our personal adventure begins with high expectations of the ultimate goal which is Heaven. The anticipation of what lies ahead can be exhilarating and this motivation allows us the ability to overtake the limitless opportunities of life. But, somewhere in the midst of our journey, we tend to lose focus and inspiration. During this time, the enemy overshadows our mind and the attack becomes fierce. At this point, we begin to question our chances of survival. Erased from our memory is the powerful God that posed the question in the Book of Jeremiah, “is there any thing too hard for me?” Throughout the low points of life, we as Christians must remember that God remains with us. Encourage yourself in the WORD, Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”