God is Always First- And Will Surely be the Last

God is Always First- and Will Surely be the Last

Revelations 1:8

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

“God is always first, and God will surely be last! In the plan of God, man is never permitted to utter the first word nor the last. That is the prerogative* of the Deity, and one which He will never surrender to His creatures. (*the exclusive right because of His position)

Man has no say about the time or the place of his birth; God determines that without consulting the man himself. One day the little man finds himself in consciousness and accepts the fact that he is. There his volitional* life begins. (*the ability to make conscious choices or decisions)

Before that he had nothing to say about anything. After that he struts and boasts, and encouraged by the sound of his own voice he may declare his independence of God.

Have your fun, little man; you are only chattering in the interim* between first and last. You had no voice at the first and you will have none at the last! (* a period of time between two occurrences or periods.)

God reserves the right to take up at the last where He began at the first, and you are in the hands of God whether you will or not.

Adam became a living soul but that becoming was not of his own volition. It was God who willed it and who executed His will in making Adam a living soul. God was there first!

And when Adam sinned and wrecked his whole life, God was there still. Adam’s whole future peace lay in this- that God was still there after he had sinned. It would be great wisdom for us to begin to live in the light of this wonderful and terrible truth: God is the first and the last!”

A.W. Tozer

 

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