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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aryyahu December 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm

hello,
i thought i would let you know and i ask you to do your research and study on the matter. the letter j did not exist in the time of the messiah, around 2000 plus years ago. the letter j came from the letter i in transformation. keep in mind what hebrews 13:8 which says the person of the messiah is the same yesterday today and forever. truthfully speaking, the messiah was not greek, roman nor was he american, not even jewish for that matter. he was a hebrew man who had a hebrew name, which we transliterate from the paleo hebrew into the english. since the messiah is of the INcorruptable seed, that means, his name would not be in accordance to salvation to the english language which exists, cos of the rebellion when the tower of babel, though we speak english.
i would encourage you to research the name of Yahusha for the name of the Messiah and Yahuah as the name of the father.Yahusha is the transliterated name of the Messiah.
I used to be a christian for 25 years til i saw that the letter j did not exist 2000 plus years ago.
Also regarding the alpha and omega, we see pagan associations of Bacchus and Dionysus. It would seem not to be right that anything of the Messiah would be connected to paganism. Shalom. :)

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Jennifer December 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Nobody has even mentioned the letter j. Nor has anyone accused Jesus of being Greek.

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Jennifer December 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

And on a remaining note: most people are aware of the language differences. Maybe folks are uncomfortable with a savior named Josh. ;)

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