When Jesus (Yeshua‘) called Himself by the name “faithful and true witness,” He was dictating a letter to the Laodicean church. John recorded that letter in the book of Revelation. In the same verse, Jesus used the related name “Amen.” To say that Jesus is a faithful and true witness and the “Amen” is to state the same truth: Jesus is faithful and true to His promises to His people.
The English word “martyr” has come to mean, “someone who dies for their faith.” The original emphasis was on the witness that person bore to the Lord Jesus Christ, a witness that sometimes went as far as death.
Faithful and true witness in Greek:
Ho martys, ho pistos kai alēthinos
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4103, 3144, 228
Bible reference: Rev. 3:14
To the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: . . .” (Revelation 3:14 NKJV)
A slightly shorter version of this name of Jesus, “Faithful witness,” occurs toward the start of the book of Revelation.