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Let It Be So

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.
2 Corinthians 1:20

 As young children we learned to put “amen” at the end of our prayers, but no one told us why we put it there!

The Rabbis of old said, “Every morning God is raining blessings on the earth and the way you catch them is with the AMEN!”

“Amen” is a fascinating and powerful word in the Hebrew language. It means, Yes - according to your words, so be it. It means to confirm or establish the words that are spoken. And it means to call down a blessing in prayer as the Rabbis did.

When God says, “Amen,” he means – It is, and shall be so!
When man says, “Amen,” he is agreeing – Let it be so!

When the Angel, Gabriel, came to Mary to tell her that she would conceive and bear a son through the Holy Spirit Who would overshadow her, she responded . . . May it be done to me according to your word! (Luke 1:38). In essence she was saying “amen,” agreeing with God’s proclamation to her.

In the New Testament Jesus used “amen” to affirm the truth of His teachings. English translations often replace the “amen” with “verily,” or “truly.”  But, Jesus’ statements seem more emphatic and powerful this way:  “Amen, Amen I say to you . . .” It is, and shall be so!

In 2 Corinthians 1:20 the Apostle Paul, encourages us as believers to say, “Amen” to all God’s promises, for they are “Yes” in Christ!

And so we say “Amen” – “Let it be so,” because our antagonist, Satan, whispers to us, “No, it isn’t so” – “It won’t happen” – “It cannot be.”

Lord, may it be true that when I read Your Promises, that I also speak the “Amen.”
Let it be so in my life today!


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