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;
Jesus is the One that brought God’s creation into existence, and authoritatively rules over it!
Colossians 1:15-17 describes Jesus as “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Not only does the title “the beginning of the creation of God” reveal that Jesus is the Creator and Ruler over all, but it also teaches us that Jesus is God Himself. Remember, He is the One that created “the creation of God” (ie “the creation that is created by God”.) Well, if Jesus brought into existence “the creation that was created by God”, then it only follows that Jesus must be God!
Folks, let’s always recognize the Lord Jesus Christ as our Creator, Lord and God! May we appreciate Him as our Creator, submit to His will and ways as our Lord, and worship Him as our God… Today and every day of our lives!
May the Lord bless us as we seek to serve Him, the One that is so clearly revealed to us in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
For an in depth look at this section of the Revelation: