248. Who was, and who is, and who is to come, signifies the Lord. That it is the Lord is plain from chap. 1:4, 8, 11, 17, where it treats of the Son of man who is the Lord as to the Word, and there it is expressly said that:
He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty (Rev. 1:8).
But what is signified by these words, is explained (n. 13, 29-31, 38, 57); here that the Lord is meant by "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come."