Alpha & Omega
The beginning and the end. New beginnings, new covenants, self determination. God sees the heart. He also works within our hearts and minds when we allow Him by humbling self. Kind of the opposite of self determination.
"The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised - the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives."
2 Peter 3:9
There is a sweet scent in the freedom of obedience. Living for Christ Jesus, by His Spirit.
"That is the way we should live, because God's grace that can save everyone has come. It teaches us not to live against God nor to do the evil things the world wants us to do. Instead, that grace teaches us to live now in a wise and right way and in a way that shows we serve God." Titus 2:11-12
Jesus was deeply sorrowful for those who rejected the gift He brought. Freeing humans from desires that lead to spiritual death.
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone to death those who are sent to you. Many times I wanted to gather your people as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you did not let me. Now your house will be left completely empty. I tell you, you will not see me again until that time when you will say, "God bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord." Matthew 23:37
We are living in the last days. Dear Friends, choose life over death. Our Creator calls to all who are thirsty. Live in that life He offers. He gave his life in obedience to be raised up as a scepter to God for our release from living in sin.
The One on the throne said to me, "It is finished. I am the Alpha & Omega. " The Beginning and the End. I will give free water from the spring of the water of life to anyone who is thirsty. Those who win the victory will receive this, and I will be their God. And they will be my children. But cowards, those who refuse to believe, who do evil things, who kill, who sin sexually, who do evil magic, who worship idols, and who tell lies - all these will have a place in the lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
"Happy are those who wash their robes so that they will receive the right to eat the fruit from the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside the city are the evil people, those who do evil magic, who sin sexually, who murder, who worship idols, and who love lies and tell lies. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to tell you these things for the churches. I am the descendant from the family of David, and I am the bright morning star."
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let the one who hears this say, "Come!" Let whoever is thirsty come: whoever wishes may have the water of life as a free gift.
Revelation 21:6-8, 22:14-17