Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 3:14
And unto the angel of the Church in the (a)Laodiceans write; These things saith (b)The Amen the faithful and true Witness, (c)the beginning/chief ruler of the Creation of God.
(a) In the past, an important city of Phrygia in Asia Minor, (Anatolia). Known also as "the city of Zeus". In AD the coinage showed worship of Zeus, Apollo, Aesculapius, and the Roman Emperors.
Many Jews lived there, mainly from the dispersion to Babylon and Assyria.
The old city was destroyed by the Turkish and Mongol invasions.
(b) “The Amen" (see 2Cor. 1:20) Christ as God, and embodying all the promises and future fulfilment of Jehovah to Israel and the world. The Enemy corrupted the Amen to Ammon with connection to the Greek Pagan chief god Zeus, with the obvious intention of corrupting and stealing the Hebrew meaning. "The Faithful and True witness", (John 18:37).
(c) “Beginning and chief ruler of the Creation of God", (Col. 1:15-19, Prov. 8:22-31 & Rev. 4:11). The fact of Christ's existence before the overthrow (“Creation”), also gives meaning and understanding to the fact that Christ-ones were "known before the foundation of the world", (Eph. 1:4). That He as "Chief ruler", is part of His function through to the handing back to the Father of the completed work (1Cor. 15:24). The completed work is profound, and entails the binding of the great Enemy Satan, the banishment of the demons, ruling with "a rod of iron" the Nations of the world, and via. Michael the arc-angel, defeating Satan's last attempt to corrupt the world and its peoples, and Israel. All Creation will be witness to these events in Heaven and on Earth. They will see the triumph of the Father's Love in Christ as "all in all".