Whenever we hear the word “Almighty,” Who do we usually think about. Do we usually only think about the Father, or do we think about Jesus Christ also?
This may or may not surprise you, but the scriptures do say that Jesus is “Almighty.” This is much to the dismay of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who teach that Jesus is not God. (They do not speak for Jehovah, so I will refer to them only as “Witnesses” from now on)
A popular verse that shows the deity of Christ is Isaiah 9:6, which is a prophecy about Jesus that calls Him the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Witnesses usually have a quick comeback to this verse that says, “Jesus is not called the “Almighty God,” but only the “Mighty God.” They miss the fact that there are at least two references of God the Father in the Old Testament that refer to Him as the “Mighty God” also (Isaiah 10:21, Jeremiah 32:18).
Nonetheless, there is a verse that refers to Jesus as the Almighty. It is Revelation 1:8:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
The Witnesses may respond by saying that the context does not demand that this is a reference to Jesus; that this is not Him speaking. But the rest of the book shows us clearly who the Alpha and Omega is talking about. Jesus calls Himself the first and the last in Rev. 1:17 and 2:28, which means the same thing as “the Alpha and the Omega. But Revelation 22:12-16 makes it clear who the Almighty Alpha and Omega is.
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches.” (Revelation 22:12-16)
The Book of Revelation reveals that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the Almighty. Whenever the scriptures speak of the Almighty God, we need to train ourselves to see the whole Godhead in that statement. The name of God, Yahweh or Jehovah, refers to the whole Godhead in scripture. The next article I write will show that Jesus is referred to as Jehovah (or Yahweh) in scripture.
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