Revelation Explained

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Letter to the Church at Laodicea: A Description of Christ

"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;" (Revelation 3:14 - King James Version)

The last of the seven letters to the churches of Asia is the letter to the church at Laodicea.

As with the first six letters, this one is addressed to the angel of the church. The word angel means messenger. The messenger of God to the local church is the pastor. Each of these letters is addressed to the pastor of the church.

Jesus calls Himself, Amen. Amen means truth. In John chapter fourteen verse six, Jesus said, β€œI am the way, the truth and the life.” (King James Version)

Jesus is the truth of God in flesh. He is the source of truth and the upholder of truth. He always tells the truth and always acts in truth. There is no false hood or lie in Him.

He also says that He is the beginning or source of all creation. In John's Gospel, we are told, β€œIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:1-3 - New American Standard)

Jesus is our Creator. He is the source of all that is good and lovely. Our relationship with Him should be strong and close. Our feelings towards Him should be deep and sincere. Not like the people of the church at Laodicea.


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