The one which is and which was, and which is to come is the Almighty. The epithetical ‘is’ cannot be seen as a subtle upshot of the state of His being: as of one whose evolution emanated from creationism. He ‘is’ because He also ‘was’. He who inhabits eternity past is He who reassuringly manifests in this now of our existence. For our sake He parts the eternal realm to room us in the time tenancy of creationism. The gregariousness of His socializing trait moved Him to create the first intelligent, celestial beings.
None was there in the eternal past, hence none can share in His Deity. He, Jehovah Elohim, alone was there before any that strode out of creationism. And there He was, enjoying every bit of the serenity of the pervading quietude of a timeless eon called eternity past which created intelligent ones knew not because they had not been brought into physical existence of reality: in His unfathomable mind we existed though, yet to be incubated. Filling the unimaginable expanse of the universe to the brim and excessively spilling over and beyond it, He was: for He is mind boggling too big, too high, too deep and too expanse to be measured. Everything that is, was or will come into being had taken its seminal in the One who was when there was nothing in existence.
If He had to create, His creative ability must, as a matter of fact, endow the object of creation with intelligence, who should boast of free will. The endowment with free will engenders an adjudicative probation to ensure that all goes well in creationism. He must adjudicate on the intent and action of the being to ensure congruent spiritual cohesiveness. In His heavenly abode He created the angelic ones with hierarchical responsibilities. On earth, millennia before the activities of Genesis chapter one verse three, beings had been called to existence to inhabit the earth (Jeremiah 4:25) having their own positional status of responsibilities (before they became demons), Ephesians 6:12.
At the birthing of the third successive being, two are the sustaining elements of life that went into his existence. Two lives plus number three points to grace, the scriptural enumeration of which is five. This creature has the endowment of two so that at the failure of an instance there is a second chance. The erudite Rev. Chris Okotie said that even if you reject God a million times the next one-million-first time is still your second chance, as far as God is concerned. Grace gave Adam, from God, a second chance; for this reason did God, personally, clothe the Adamic race to usher man into the realm of the second chance. The Great Planner had foreknown the dangerous portent of a free will in the hands of a fallen creature hence, two lives of soul and spirit were put into man such that at the time of Adam’s disobedience in the Garden, when he got lost or, properly, died to sin, his spirit entered into alienation from his Maker but his soulish realm, in which he hung for life sustenance, enabled him to have the second chance to make salvific contact with God. If the one who was, must be of any aid to the spiritually impaired then He must of necessity gain entrance into the present ‘is’ of our era. He ‘is’ to justify the established claim of the verity of His eternal essence. He ‘is’ to receive worship who alone inhabits the past eternal era when there was absolutely none, wherefore, we can conveniently say that none saw the eternity past. If nothing saw eternity past save Himself then He alone should receive worship, for being the One who had brought everything into the state of being. It is simply because He ‘was’ that I happen to be; and we are, just because He who was ‘is’ in the now of our time. The ‘is’, carefully understood, is the same as ‘I am’ which is an Old Testament scripting found in Isaiah 44:6 & 48:12, attributed to Jehovah God, God the Father.
The most enigmatic One is Him under discussion. The rhema ‘which’ in the Greek is: ‘ho he to’ (ho-hay-to) meaning the definite article ‘the’; and the word ‘is’ as it emerges from the holy writ in Revelation 1:4, originating from the tongue of Greece is originally from two words: ‘on ousa on’ ( own-oo-sah-own) or simply, ‘on’ (own) which means ‘being,’ is a present participle of eime (ei-mee) meaning ‘I exist’ (properly of eternity). ‘Was’ is ‘en’ (ayn): ’I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) [imperfect of eime]’, while ‘come’ is erchomai (er’-khom-ai):’to come or go’. The entire epithet in Greek is: ho on kai ho en kai ho erchomenos (hoh’ own’ kai’ hoh’ ayn` kai’ hoh’ er-khom’-en-os) ‘the one being and the one that was and the one coming, i.e. the Eternal, as a divine epithet of Christ.’ He ‘is’ to justify creation, to adjudicate on earthly concerns and to hold sway governmentally. He ‘is’ to quicken the unfortunate mortality engendered by the sins of disobedience, which albeit should annihilate. To rejuvenate the dilapidated man, He ‘is’, by making man’s affair His own palaver. He ‘is’ to save!
The Hebrew rendition of Shaddai is what the English Bible, in the first chapter of Revelation of the eighth verse, scripts as Almighty which has the meaning of: ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ The Greek renders the same word as: pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore): ‘the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ The Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary exegetes Revelation 1:8 thus: “Almighty—Hebrew, “Shaddai,” and “Jehovah Sabaoth,” that is, “of hosts”; commanding all the hosts or powers in heaven and earth, so able to overcome all His Church’s foes. It occurs often in Revelation, but nowhere else in the New Testament save 2Corinthians 6:18, a quotation from Isaiah.” If you check Isaiah 9:6, the word ‘mighty’ is gibbor (ghib-bore) with the meaning of: ‘powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.’
Only the Eternal One can generate salvific stance away from eternity. It is for my eternal sake that He which ‘was’ is. He ‘is’ to doctor my foot steps to righteousness. Seeing that some of us will definitely choose Him, He stepped into the ‘is’ of time: if not, Lucifer will destroy everything. And what is it that has evidenced Lucifer’s incapability is the documented account of the encounter with Satan in Luke chapter 2, when the Lord of glory was made to dwell like Adam all over again; but instead of the Garden of Eden it was a dreadful wilderness of abject destitution. Shame on you Lucifer, you cannot take care of a simple garden! He had to ‘come’ to exterminate the wicked dominant state of the tyrannical influence of Satanism. He ‘is’ to enable man to utilize the length of the extended rope of repentance without which Ezekiel 18:4 would be executed on the souls of all. He ‘is’ to redeem the lost time. He had to show up to perfect creationism, especially as it concerns the Adamic race. For eternity is a continuum, He ‘is’ to cause a sandwiching in it for our emergence.
The Warrior King of Revelation 6:2
He ‘is’ to protect His divine interest. The unaligned is doomed when He does the ‘come’. The indomitability of His power when He ‘comes’ is absolutely unconquerable, establishing the veracious magistrature of the millennium. He ‘comes’ not to stage a putsch but to remove evil from the terra firma; the ownership of which is indubitably His: to remove the tares of Matthew 13:25, smiting them to the dust and discarding Lucifer into the longest, hellish incarceration. This ‘come’ is a rewarding relief to those of us who have spiritual alignment with Him who comes. A government none had ever acquired no matter how it is dreamt of, is over which, He sets to rule. For one hundred times ten length of years He rules Majestically, ending untold sufferings embedded in angst. It is an enthronement of the most powerful, seated magistracy. The best, occupying the most important position, is the One sitting in counsel to display the rarest combination of an unfathomable integrity and a utopian-like wisdom. Politics will no longer be played under the hand. Businesses are run with the utmost integrity, where every word is a trustworthy bond. Prostitution, fornication, thuggery and illicitness of drug trade will be so alien on earth where they used to thrive so prosperously. Wickedness just cannot cross the minds of billions of the global subjects of Him who has ‘come’. Utopian? No! A reality: because the Way, the Truth and the Eternal Life is on the throne, ruling in and over righteousness. Hallelujah! Who is this?! This is Jehovah Jesus!! Amen!!!
Get born again. To be born again do Romans 10:9 – 10 by saying this simple prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now, in the name of Jesus. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen.