-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
These are the words of the Amen. -Revelation 3:14 NIV
When we hear the word "amen," we often think of it as the end to a prayer. We wait to hear it as a clue that the person who is praying has finished. When Jesus says He is the Amen it means something far greater. It means that we can be certain about everything He is and everything He has to say. Think of it as God saying, "My Son has My final approval over everything He has said and over everything He has done."
When Jesus says amen to His Father's words, He is saying that He is the fulfillment of everything God has said. In modern language, saying "you can count on it" is a way of convincing someone that what we have said is reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. Amen is that and more. Amen is the vow, the guarantee, and the oath of God stating that everything He has said has been sealed with a binding promise.
Amen can also mean "verily." When Jesus used it at the beginning of a sentence he was saying to those around Him, "Listen, what you are about to hear is absolutely true and accurate. Everything I have to say is exactly what you need to hear." Have you read something today in Scripture where Jesus has said to you, "You can count on it"? That is an Amen!
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