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AMEN AND AMEN PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:07

Bubba Stahl wrote this - so I have to give credit where credit is due,it spoke to me however and i wanted to share it with you

AMEN and AMEN

AMEN is a Hebrew word meaning, “This is true.” It is transliterated in several languages similar to the word Hallelujah, which is also a Hebrew word (Praise the LORD). We say AMEN, usually after something is said that we agree with during a conversation, or during a sermon. But Jesus would say it before He said something.

For example in John 3:3; “AMEN, AMEN, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” And in John 5:19, “AMEN, AMEN, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” In some Bibles this AMEN is translated Truly, Truly or Verily, Verily. But why does Jesus say it first rather than at the end like we do, and why does He AMEN Himself?

Jesus said it first because before He said it, He heard it from the Father! He would hear the Father say it, then He would AMEN the Father, then He would say it. Jesus spoke what He heard the Father say, every time.

Have you ever had that experience? Ever said something that was so good you wanted to AMEN yourself because you knew you had not thought of it before and that it was not from you? Jesus said that this would happen to His followers; a word would be given to them in the hour they would need it (Matthew 10:20, Mark 13:11, Luke 12:11-12, 21:13-15).

Stay attentive to the Spirit of Christ who lives in you. He has things He wants the people around you to hear from Him and He knows that they will listen to you.

The biggest problem with Christianity today is that we are lukewarm Christians.  Lukewarm is defined as something that becomes room temperature.  If something hot or cold sits out in a room long enough, it becomes the temperature of the room where it is sitting.

Christians spend more time with the world, than we do with God.  Is it any wonder why we stay lukewarm??  God says, "Be either hot or cold, if you are lukewarm you will taste bad to me and I will spit you out of my mouth!"

Our Savior not only longs for a relationship with us, but a close relationship.  If we are to do God's will we must know what that will is and the only way to do that is to spend time with Him.  In the 5th and 16th chapter of John, Jesus says He only does what He hears from the Father.  Thus if we are going to be like Jesus we must hear from the Father.

I encourage you to spend time in prayer, engage, and get involved with activities involving His people.  Don't wait to be asked.  It is your happiness we are talking about.  Remember -- God does not want to be a part of your life.  He expects to BE your life.

It is time for REVIVAL to break out across our land -- and it starts HERE.  My prayer is not that God sends rain.  It is that He rains the Holy Spirit on my heart, that he renews the right spirit within me, that my heart breaks for the lost people and that my wants be all about Him......then I will receive revival!

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 07:43