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Holy True Christ
(Revelation 3.7-8)
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"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name." (Revelation 3.7-8)✞

Separate from Humans

Holy hands in prayerAll through the Old Testament, God was the Holy One and now that title is given to the risen Christ as the holy true Christ or "him who is holy and true." "Holy" from the Greek word "hagios" meant "different or separate from." God was "holy" because he was different and separate from humans. He had that quality of "being" which belonged to him alone. To say that Jesus Christ was "holy" was to say that he shared the very being of God, but was separate from human beings. The holy true Christ was at one time different from and separate from human beings.✞

Real Christ

True or False GameChrist was also the "true Christ." In Greek, the word for "true" meant "real." In the true Christ, there dwells reality. When we are confronted by him, we are confronted with no shadowy outline of the truth but with that person "who is truth" himself, the true Christ. John 14.6 asserts, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" He alone is the way, the truth and the life!✞

"Holy True Christ"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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