Posted by: peebles | June 29, 2010

2 Thessalonians 3:18 (KJV) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:18 (KJV) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

In the Bible the word Amen is not just used at the end of a prayer, but the word Amen has a much more of a powerful meaning:

1st – It is used to reinforce a statement.

2nd – It is used in prayer.

3rd – The name of Jesus.

Martin Luther, that great reformer (1483 to 1546) once said, “Make your Amen strong.”  Sometimes a Pastor of a church will say to the congregation, “And all God’s people said,” and the congregation would reply as one voice, “Amen.”  So what is happening when they all reply, “Amen?” They are, as one body, all agreeing and are saying, ”Yes, let it be so, we believe the promise of God.” 

The Bible says 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” All God’s promises are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.

When you pray, at the end of mostly everyone of your prayers your will say, “Amen.” Almost like a full stop at the end of a sentence, but the word Amen is more powerful than that when it is used in prayer.  When you use the word Amen you are reinforcing God’s word and agreeing in prayer, “Lord may it be so” you are believing in faith for the answer to come, because you believe in His promises.

The Bible says in Revelation 3 :14 (NIV) To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.  Notice Jesus calls himself the Amen. This being the only time he is called by this word. This stands out because in the normal usage the word, Amen is normally an interjection, but here it is used as a noun.  When Jesus calls himself this, he is pointing to the unchangeable nature of himself. This same unchangeable nature is reaffrimed in Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” When we say the word Amen, we are expressing our total trust in Jesus, a total turst in His faithfulness and His promises.

My friend, today when you say the word Amen may it be said with conviction and power. In the words of Martin Luther, “Make your Amen strong!”

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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