“And he is the [HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH]: who is [THE BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN] from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence” (Colossians 1:18).
“[I WAS SET UP FROM EVERLASTING, FROM THE BEGINNING, OR EVER THE EARTH WAS]. While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world: When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men” (Proverbs 8:26–31).
“If any man have an ear, let him hear. [HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES]” (Revelation 13:9, 2:29).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).