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Holy True Christ (Revelation 3.7-8)

"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 is the Holy One and now that title is given to the risen Christ as the holy true Christ as "him who is holy and true." We must remember that "holy" from the Greek word "hagios" means "different or separate from." God is "holy" because he is different and separate from humans. He has that quality of being which belongs to him alone. To say that Jesus Christ is "holy" is to say that he shares the very being of God. The holy true Christ is in one sense also different and separate from humans.✞

The True Christ

True or False GameChrist is also the "true Christ." In Greek, the word for "true" means "real". In the true Christ, there is 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.✞

"Holy True Christ"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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