When God Says “Amen”

 

          The word “amen” has been spoken by human tongues since the days of Moses. It can be found in the Hebrew, Greek, and English languages. It is a word in God’s vocabulary also.

          When deity uses the word “amen” it means “this is and shall be so”; therefore, it is translated (and not transliterated) into English with the words “verily” (KJV) or “assuredly” (NKJV). In His ministry, Jesus truthfully declared, “Assuredly I say to you…among  those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he…there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom…unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven…it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven…not one stone (of the temple) shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down…one of you (apostles) will betray Me…this night, before the rooster crows, you (Peter) will deny Me three times” (Matthew 11:11; 16:28; 28:3; 19:23; 24:2; 26:21, 34).

          In John’s gospel, there are 25 places in which Jesus uses “amen, amen” or “most assuredly” (NKJV). These accurate statements of absolute truthfulness include: “Most assuredly I say to you…unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God…unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God…the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live…he who believes in Me has everlasting life…whoever commits sin is a slave of sin… if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death…before Abraham was, I AM…I am the door of the sheep…he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me” (John 3:3, 5; 5:25; 6:47; 8:34, 51, 58; 10:7; 13:20).

          Most assuredly, the testimony of the Lord is sure (Psalm 19:7).

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