“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation:” Revelation 3:14
Jesus identifies himself as “the Amen, the faithful and true witness, and the beginning of God’s creation.” The name “Amen” indicates that He is God’s perfect and final revelation. The writer to the Hebrews affirmed that “Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) Jesus is also God’s reliable witness, who never swerves from the truth. The Laodiceans could take His word to them at face value. Furthermore, Jesus is the originator of God’s creation. In His gospel, John testifies: “God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.” (John 1:3) Because of Jesus’ superior, sovereign person and work, the Laodiceans had good reason to heed what He communicated in His letter to them.