3:14 "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:

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

- the Hebrew behind the Greek amen means 'the acknowledgment of that which is sure and valid'.

- it is the human response to divine truth or action.

- therefore, Jesus is the perfect AMEN of obedience and suffering for God, His Father.

- Paul parallels this in 2 Corinthians 1:20-22.

- the speaker to the angel to the church at Laodicea goes back before the creation of the universe even to the beginning of God (John 1:1-5). Jesus has been forever ... not in the physical human form but as one part of the three-part God.

- so listen up, Laodicea (and all other Christian churches)!!!