The Amen is Spoken
Look at, 2 Corinthians 1:20 (AMP), “For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.
As many promises as God has made to us in His Word, they are all yes, because of Christ. Christ was our exodus out of the captivity of this world and the bondage of our sin. Christ is our answer. Christ is our AMEN! Everything you have ever needed or desired in life is attached to following Christ. Remember what Jesus said in John 8:31-32 (NKJV), “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” True freedom comes through Him.
Notice the second part of 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For this reason we also utter the Amen to God.” Why does God want to hear our “amen”? Notice this scripture says it is uttered to the glory of God! To utter means to speak. It’s not enough to just believe in God, but we must speak it out of our mouths.
Luke 6:45 (NKJV) says, “…out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” If we say we love God in our hearts, we must speak that love out of our mouths. It’s a spiritual law, just like a natural law. The love in our heart causes us to speak just as gravity allows us to stand on the ground.
The word “amen” is quite a hefty word, in its original meaning. It means the assurance. It’s means surely, verily, firm. It means so be it. It means of truth. When we utter amen, whether in prayer or at the teaching of the Word of God during a church service, or when we’re discussing the Scripture with friends, or studying the Word of God on our own time, we’re letting God know that we know it’s truth. When we speak that to God it demonstrates our faith in Him as our assurance and as our firm “so be it”.
In John 19, when Jesus knew that all things had been accomplished as He hung on the cross, He said, “it is finished.” That’s a firm statement. It’s a great amen! So be it. It’s done. Here is your assurance. I am your assurance.
We need to show God that we know what Jesus meant for us, that we know what God did for us. It’s an expression of faith. It’s an expression of gratitude. It’s an expression of love. Don’t be afraid to utter “amen” to the glory of God.