Alpha and Omega

As a Christian symbol, the Alpha and Omega represent the eternal nature of Jesus Christ. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. The symbol recalls a line in the Book of Revelation:

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord.”

The alpha and omega as symbols of eternity pre-existed Christianity, the letters are commonly found in similar context in the pagan mysteries. The omega itself is an ancient symbol of the goddess Ishtar, and originally represented her head-dress (and later that of the goddess Hathor), while the alpha is derived from the ox-horn headdress ascribed to a series of male deities and divine kings.

The Alpha and Omega are included also in the name IAO, a Greco-Roman rendition of the Hebrew tetragrammaton which was also used as a sacred name of Bacchus/Dionysus and as “Iao Sabaoth” represented the Gnostic demiurge.

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mandy keil November 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

My second son had a vision of Jesus at the beginning of this year. He saw Jesus and He was so bright that he could see only the outline of His head and shoulder length hair but couldn’t see His eyes because the light behind Him was like the shining sun!

Jesus drew on the ground symbols…of the alpha and Omega with a long line in the middle which supposedly His Cross!

My son has never heard nor seen these signs before! And when he drew those down i noticed
immediately these signs as symbols of ‘the beginning and the end which belongs to Jesus ‘!

Can you elaborate more on such so my son can identify such meaning for his life as a Christian?

Awaiting your response.


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