Faithful and True Witness
Nowadays many individuals are quick to throw out the phrase, “Only God can judge me.” Well this is very true and he will, but rest assure that his judgement will be different than how our human minds tend to think. I myself won’t even say what he will do, but in Revelations 3 Apostle John records Jesus’s letters to 7 church’s. Throughout each letter, Jesus reiterates who he is.
In Revelations 3:14, he calls himself the faithful and true witness. By saying this he reaffirms his authority to judge this particular church who seems to have a commitment problem. They were lukewarm, proud, self-satisfied, and ignorant about their true state. Jesus appears to not be a fan and he says he would spit them or vomit them out. After telling them what’s wrong, he then goes on to share what they should do and he offers them an opportunity to repent so that they may sit on the throne with him.
Yes, I know Revelations can be a bit scary to some, but it’s God’s word and includes judgement prophecies fulfilled and unfulfilled today. The focus right now is not on what the church was doing wrong, but accepting that God is a righteous and understanding judge having sent Jesus to overcome all our sins. Because he overcame for us he is a faithful and true witness. Knowing who he is allows me to recognize that when this time comes Jesus will judge, but he will not judge impartially or in a biased way as many tend to do each and every day.
He has a different vantage point because he is the only one who truly understands ever aspect of us and that includes our sins. Does this mean he will be lenient, I have no idea, but we can rest assure that he will be honest and understanding with whatever judgement he makes because he knows and has been there.
Today, take some time to thank God for Jesus being the faithful and true witness. Thank him that we can trust all decisions he makes because he has made decisions from a place that our human minds most likely can not comprehend. Accepting this revelation will bring peace and help us to not see Jesus as a heartless judge, but one who speaks and acts from a place of love and compassion.