199. These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, signifies the Lord as to the Word, which is the Divine truth from Him. That "amen" is Divine confirmation from the truth itself, which is the Lord, thus from the Lord, may be seen above (n. 23); and that "a faithful and true witness," when spoken of the Lord, is the Divine truth which is from Him in the Word (n. 6, 16). Whether you say that the Lord testifies of Himself, or that the Word testifies of Him, it is the same, because "the Son of man," who here speaks to the churches, is the Lord as to the Word (n. 44). These things are premised to this church, because those in the church are here treated of who both believe from themselves and from the Word; and they who believe from the Word, believe from the Lord.