To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
The Faithful and True Witness
The Beginning of the creation of GOD
As we continue to gain understanding of The Names of our Beloved LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, we will next look at one of the names JESUS self-identified HIMSELF as in the Book of Revelation, “The Amen.”
The word “Amen” is used 159 times throughout The BIBLE. It has the same meaning in Hebrew “Aameen” (OT:543), Greek “Ameén” (NT:281), and English “Amen.” Its means truth; to be reliable; to be established. Depending on who is using it, and where it is located during oral or written discourse, it is an expression of agreement or approval. Or it is an acknowledgement of the truthfulness and accuracy of a statement.
If “Amen” is located at the end of a sentence, it is used by men, and they are expressing agreement or approval. For instance:
• When praying, “Amen” at the conclusion of the prayer means “May it be fulfilled” (Psa 89:46-52, Psa 106:47-48, *Matthew 6:5-13).
• When agreeing with the WORDS of The LORD, “Amen” at the end of the sentence means “So be it” (Jer 11:1-5).
• When worshipping our Beloved LORD GOD, “Amen” at the end of the sentence means “So it is” (1 Chr 16:23-36, Neh 8:5-6, Psa 72:18-19).
• When giving valediction to another (Rom 15:33, 1 Cor 16:23-24, Gal 6:18), or when men are in agreement with the pronouncements of The LORD (Num 5:11-22, Deu 27:9-26), “Amen” at the end of the sentence means “So let it be.”
If “Amen” is located at the beginning of a sentence, it is used by our Beloved LORD GOD, and HE is stating “It shall be so” (1 Kin 1:32-37↔1 Chr 22:9-10). JESUS CHRIST used “Truly” or “Verily” which is another word for “Amen” at the beginning of HIS sentence 77 different times in the New Testament. When HE stated “Truly” or “Verily” at the beginning of HIS sentence, HE declared every word that came after is truth, and it would certainly happen.
In conclusion, when we know that “Amen” means truth, and our Precious LORD JESUS CHRIST is The TRUTH (Jhn 14:6), and only speaks truth (1 Pet 2:22, Jhn 8:26), we understand that HE is The AMEN, WHO says to us “it is and shall be so.” Confirmed by the fact that HIS WORDS have not and will not fail (Isa 55:10-11, Isa 46:10, Psa 33:11, Isa 14:24, Isa 25:1, Isa 40:8).
For the SON of GOD, CHRIST JESUS
WHO was preached among you by us — by me and Silvanus and Timothy —
Was not yes and no, but is yes in HIM
For as many as are the promises of GOD
In HIM they are yes
Therefore also through HIM is our AMEN
To the glory of GOD through us
2 Corinthians 1:19-20
*The latter half of Matthew 6:13 which includes “Amen” is found in every translation except, in the New Living Translation and New International Version.