Who is your Counselor?

The Laodiceans were so smug and self-sufficient that Jesus let them know – “You make me want to puke.” They were so self-deluded that they thought they were good to go but Jesus assessed – “You are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.”
Yet in the rich mercy of Christ he reaches out to them and expresses his desire to restore them back into an authentic relationship with him.
In Rev.3:18 he says, “I counsel you…”. Why can we trust his counsel? Why should we follow his advice? The answers are found in verse 14 as we see how Christ describes himself.
“These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.”
He is the AMEN. Amen = to express agreement with something. Like “right on” or yes sir!” or “so be it” or “I resonate with that!” Christ himself is the validation / confirmation of all that God has promised. Jesus is our Heavenly Father’s Amen!
He is the FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS. That means we can count on him to always do the right thing – to always say the right word. He has ultimate integrity. No hidden agendas. No selfish motives. He always has our best interests in mind.
He is THE RULER OF GOD’S CREATION. Physical creation? Yes – he was eternally prior to it and supreme over it. But the emphasis here is on the new creation of each life redeemed by his blood. He reigns over our spiritual life and is the architect of our renewal.
That’s why we can confidently take counsel from him! Amen. So be it!