Amen As A Declaration of Agreement
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.” 1 Chronicles 16:36
Amen says, I agree. We affirm many things with “Amen.” The affirmation of Amen brings not only a “Yes” to what has been spoken, but it also brings the person of Jesus to bear on the situation that we are affirming. Our “Amen” says that we agree with all that Jesus is and because of Him our prayers, our petitions, our affirmations, our confessions of His Word in faith bring His power, His will, His presence in the situation and empowers us to do what our human efforts alone are woefully inadequate to do.
Amen, says, we agree with what we have heard in prayer and what we believe in our hearts of things that we have petitioned God through Jesus Christ to receive, and because we affirm our petitions with the sure confidence of Amen, Jesus says, we will have whatever we ask the Father in His name.
Now remember that Jesus said of Himself that He is the Amen. So then, here these words now and believe.
“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father’s name convince you.] I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified andextolled in (through) the Son.[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]. If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.” John 14:11-15 AMP
Amen in our prayers presents all that Jesus is, the I AM, all of His provision, all of His power, all of His grace and mercy, all of His goodness, all of His healing and deliverance, all of His wisdom and understanding, all of his knowledge, all of His blessings and favor, all of His majesty and dominion, all of His authority and excellence, all of His glory, honor and trustworthiness.
His Amen is further assurance that He is Lord of all, and we are His people, given dominion and authority through faith in Him to live in the world, but not be limited to its natural constraints. We are called and empowered by His name to live higher than the limits of this world. So, when we pray we are tapping into the supernatural source of life that is more abundant in Jesus Christ, that can move mountains, calm seas, arrest storms and command wind and waves to be at peace.
We are empowered by the Amen to be courageous, to be fearless, to be bold to declare the name of Jesus and to do His works and even greater works because He has gone to the Father. This is why faith is so important, because by it we live and grow deeper in our knowledge and understanding of God’s will and purpose for our lives.
We appropriate the faith when we stand against the natural order of death and decay in the world and speak life where there is death, healing where there is sickness, abundant supply where there is need, confident hope where there is fear or anxiety, peace in the midst of troubling times and joy despite the sorrows of this world. In all these things we live above our momentary circumstances, by looking with faith unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith.
God is our Provider and in Him we live, and move, and have our being. He is our life and the length of our days.
“…that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:20
The land which God swore to give and did give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob we are now given to live in, a land of abundance and peace.
In the Amenwe are given the power of God to tap into the resources of that land that flows with abundant and inexhaustible supply.
This is the power and authority of the Amen and Amen.
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
We agree, Amen. Jesus is Lord and God. In the name of the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit, AMEN.