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Jesus Creation Witness (Revelation 3.14-16)

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler [or "origin" or "beginning"] 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 begins, " He then added, 'Very truly I tell you, [the Greek is plural] you [the Greek is plural] will see 'heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.'" This reminds us of Jacob's dream of 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" is "Amen." It is possible that when Jesus Christ is called "the Amen," as in the above passage in Revelation 3.14-16, it is a reminder of his truthfulness and that Jesus' promises can be relied upon. Jesus is "the witness" on whom we can rely and who is true. A witness in a court must have seen with his or her own eyes that of which he or she tells. 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, so 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.✞

In Truthfulness

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

"Jesus Creation Witness"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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