Not true! That phrase is used four times in the book of Revelations, and on three of those it makes it clear that it is referring to Jesus Christ:
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
So who is going to come, Jehavah?!
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 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.
So who was it that was dead, Jehovah?!
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
So who comes quickly, Jehovah?!
The only instance where the context does not make it explicitly clear that it refers to Jesus Christ is the following:
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
But judging by the previous examples, we can justifiably conclude that in this instance too the reference must be to Jesus Christ.
- The phrase first and the last is used of both Father and Son but in different contexts.
Wrong! In all of the above examples, the context makes it clear that the expressions “first and last” and “beginning and end” are used synonymously with “alpha and omega,” and that in all cases the reference is to Jesus Christ. The expressions are synonyms, and mean the same thing.
Can you tell me what the title means to you?
The scripture does not state what it means; but judging by the context, and especially since it is used synonymously with “beginning and end” and “first and last,” the best conclusion one can reach is that it means Jesus is the creator and finisher of all things. Everything has its beginning and ending in Him, as attested by the following verses:
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.