Word of the Day, April 18, 2017
“ If there's anybody here who's found Him faithful. Anybody here who knows He's able, Say Amen. And if there's anybody here who's seen His power. Anybody here brought through the fire, Say Amen. Anybody here found joy in the middle of sorrow, Just Say AMEN!”
2 Corinthians 1:20
20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Good Morning to all! What a glorious celebration we had this past weekend. I sure love praising our LORD and Saviour. Throughout the services, I said Amen and heard many other saying Amen also. Do you know the meaning of the word Amen? We say it often, but it is not a word that should be taken or spoken lightly with a few different meanings.
Amen can be an agreement or affirmation, and endorsement of praise or prayer, the truthfulness of the inspired documents such as Paul’s letters, the faithfulness of God and the Amen spoken by Christ.
Here are a few examples of how it can be used: In it’s current usage, it is a closing to a prayer. In the Old Testament, its usage was to tell a person to take care, to be faithful, reliable or established, or to believe someone or something. Another meaning is so be it and Jeremiah uses the word Amen to mock a false prophet and Isaiah uses Amen by calling God the God of Amen. In the land of Israel, when a prayer or prophecy was made, or a law was read, “All the people said, Amen.”
Paul uses the word Amen as a blessing. Many times throughout Paul’s letters he burst into praise for God and Christ Jesus and finishes it with an Amen.
Amen, Amen is used many times in the Bible. It is to confirm the words spoken and to invoke the fulfillment of them. Verily, verily or truly, truly is Amen, Amen.
Here are two verses that use the word Amen. Psalms 89:52: “ Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.” In Revelation 3:14 Jesus calls himself the Amen: “ And unto the angel of the church of the Laodicians write; these things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.”
I’ll finish with this. When we say Amen to something or someone, we need to remember we are agreeing and committing to what that person spoke. Hopefully we will see that to say Amen is a serious and full of depth word choice. By saying Amen, Christians are accepting whatever was said by God and are promising to make it real in their lives or what is been preached or shared from other believers. So, please make sure what is being said is in agreement with God’s Words. Amen, Amen!
“ You saw we are loved, You say we belong to you. Your grace is enough nothing more that we can do. You say we’ve been bought by your blood, by your blood and all we can say, is Amen. Amen, your word is true. Amen, we trust in you.
Timothy P. Furness