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Lord God Almighty Died And Is Alive

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Liv-

ing One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever”

(Rev 1:17-18).

Here, part of Rev 1:8’s mysterious quotation,

“who is, and

who was, and who is to come”

has been explained.

The one

“who was”

means the one who existed in the past

was dead (the Lord God Almighty died). Certainly, the only

way for a spirit to physically die is to take on flesh, since one

cannot physically harm a spiritual being. God tells us that He

was pierced (Zech. 12:10), and therefore He had to have taken

on a physical body.

The one

“who is”

means the one who exists in the present,

who is the I AM (Exod. 3:14) or Jehovah “the existing One,”

who is alive forever and ever. (He is alive again and is going to

stay that way.)

The one

“who is to come”

is the End. He is coming again

as explained earlier, to reward everyone according to what he

has done (Rev. 22:12).

SUMMARY

We can now very easily understand what the ancient

prophets could not. It appeared to them that there were to be

two Messiahs coming at the same time. Instead we have one

Messiah and two comings. The enigma is solved when the suf-

fering Messiah dies and is resurrected! He was Messiah Ben

Joseph, the one without spot or blemish (Heb. 9:14), the sacri-

ficial lamb (sin bearer) for those who believe (Heb. 9:28,

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