Consider Jesus: Faithful and True

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Rev. 3:14“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:”

Rev. 19:11“And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.”

The truth that we need to recognize is that what Jesus says is true. Although His veracity is constantly affirmed in the scriptures many doubt what Jesus has said.  This is sometimes the truth that Jesus speaks is something that we don’t want to hear, like the church at Laodicea, when Jesus had to tell them that they were lukewarm, poor, wretched, miserable and blind, when they thought that they were rich and insightful.

At other times, the words of Jesus revealed in the scriptures are hard to believe because they are about great things, far beyond our limited understanding, like the great judgment coming on the Roman Empire in Rev. 19. 

Finally, the words of Jesus are sometimes hard for us to believe because the spiritual enemies of Christ so regularly attack them. So we need the constant reminder: “These words are faithful and true.” (Rev. 21:5, 22:6)