Names of Christ, Part 2 (July 9, 2013)

Revelation 22:13 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Complement Principle

Our role complements Christ’s role.

Christ’s Role                                             Our Role

Shepherd (John 10:11)                        Sheep
Father (Isaiah 9:6)                                Child
Brother (Hebrews 2:11)                       Brother/Sister
Teacher (John 3:2)                                Disciple
Master (2 Timothy 2:21)                     Servant
Vine (John 15:1)                                     Branch
Bridegroom (Mark 2:19)                     Bride of Christ (the church)

Identity Principle

We identify with Christ and grow into His likeness.

God’s Beloved                                                                                          (Matthew 2:18, Romans 1:7)
Chosen One                                                                                              (Isaiah 42:1, 2 Timothy 2:10)
Heir of All Things                                                                                  (Hebrews 1:2, Romans 8:17)
Last Adam                                                                                               (1 Corinthians 15:45)
Lamb [Pure]                                                                                           (John 1:29)
Rock [Unwavering]                                                                             (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Jesus Christ the Righteous [In Him we are righteous]         (1 John 2:1, Jeremiah 23:6)

The Life Principle

Jesus is our Source of Life.

The Bread of Life                                    (John 6:35)
The Life                                                      (John 14:6)
Light of Life                                              (John 8:12)
The Word of Life                                    (1 John 1:1)
Eternal Life                                              (1 John 5:20)
Our Life                                                     (Colossians 3:4)
Prince of Life                                          (Acts 3:15)
The Resurrection and the Life        (John 11:25)

The Sovereign Principle

The Royalty of Christ.

Governor                                                                               (Matthew 2:6)
King of Saints                                                                       (Revelation 15:3)
Thy King                                                                                (Matthew 21:5)
Good Master                                                                        (Mark 10:17)
Prince of Life                                                                        (Acts 3:15)
Prince of the Kings of the Earth                                    (Revelation 1:5)
King that Comes in the Name of the Lord                 (Luke 19:38)
King of Kings                                                                         (1 Timothy 6:15)
King of the Jews                                                                   (Matthew 27:11)
Lord of Lords                                                                        (1 Timothy 6:15)
Messiah the Prince                                                             (Daniel 9:25)
Prince of Peace                                                                     (Isaiah 9:6)
King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible                                (1 Timothy 1:17)
Leader and Commander to the People                       (Isaiah 55:4)

The Preeminence Principle

Christ is to be first and foremost in ALL things.

God of the Whole Earth                             (Isaiah 54:5)
Firstborn of Every Creature                   (Colossians 1:15)
Head of Every Man                                     (1 Corinthians 11:3)
Firstborn Among Many Brethren        (Romans 8:29)
Head of the Body, the Church                (Colossians 1:18)
Head of All Principality and Power      (Colossians 2:10)
Lord over All                                                 (Romans 10:12)

{pp. 210-212, “The Mind of Christ Workbook“}

“If we will bow our knees today, we can place Christ above all earthly relations, institutions, past times, and business.  Christ must be Lord over all.”  {p. 212 “The Mind of Christ Workbook“}

The Alpha and Omega Principle

Christ is the first–the Initiator (Author) and the last–the Finisher, of our faith.  God finishes what He begins.

Alpha Name            Omega Name
Author                       Finisher                       (Hebrews 12:2)
Advocate                  Judge                           (1 John 2:1, 2 Timothy 4:8)
Lamb                          Lion                               (John 1:29, Revelation 5:5)
Servant                      Head                             (Luke 22:27, Ephesians 5:23)
Apostle                      High Priest                  (Hebrews 3:1)
Son of Man               Son of God                   (Matthew 11:19, 1 John 4:15)

{p. 213, “The Mind of Christ Workbook“}

[Read Mark 7-9]

Mark 8:29  Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.”

Father God,
You are an amazing God.  I thank You for choosing me and making me a joint-heir with Christ.  Christ is my life.  I want Him to do all that is necessary in me for His life to be clearly reflected in me. I submit to His lordship in my life, my family, my work, and my church.  I praise Him for His preeminence.  The Alpha and Omega has begun a good work in me and is able to finish it.  Christ Jesus, You are far greater than my mind can comprehend.  Holy Spirit, please continue to enlarge my knowledge and understanding of Christ so that I may apply scriptural principles to my life.  Exalt Christ in my life and enable me to life Him up in the eyes of others as I declare His greatness to those around me. Amen.


About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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