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Jesus Creation Witness
(Revelation 3.14-16)
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"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation: 'I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm - neither cold nor hot - I am about to spit you out of my mouth.'" (Revelation 3.14-16)✞

Originator Created Things

Court JudgeIn John 1.51, Jesus' witness began, "Very truly I tell you, you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." Jesus was here speaking to many people for the Greek "you" was purposely plural. Many would see heaven open and the angels ascending and descending on Jesus. This no doubt would have reminded his hearers of Jacob's dream in Genesis 28.12 "He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it." The Greek for "truly" here was "Amen." When Jesus Christ was called "the Amen," as in the above passage in Revelation 3.14-16, it was a reminder of his truthfulness and that Jesus' promises could be relied upon. Jesus was "the witness" on whom we could rely and who was true. A witness in a court must have seen with his or her own eyes the occurance which he or she related. They must be absolutely honest, so that they repeat with accuracy what they have heard and seen and must have the ability to tell the truth, that their statement may make its true impression on those who hear. Testimony cannot be hearsay although an expert witness can give advice to that which is in his or her special area of knowledge and expertise.✞

In Truthfulness

Butterfly of CreationJesus' witness at the Creation perfectly satisfied these conditions. Jesus could tell of God, because he coexisted with his Father. His witness was true because he was "the ruler of God's creation" and began the process of creation. Jesus was also "dynamically the beginning." The word for "beginning" was "arche." Jesus was the "arche" of all things, that is, all things had their beginning in him.✞

"Jesus Creation Witness"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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