Hebrew Highlights 53 - AMEN
Shalom. This is Yuval Shomron, coming to you from Jerusalem.
PSA 106:48 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise the Lord!
This scripture verse contains the two most recognized Hebrew words use in many world languages, “Hallelujah”, and “Amen”. Let’s look today at the word “Amen”. If you look it up in a dictionary, you will probably see, “so be it”, which is a fair translation. It is basically a word of affirmation, or agreement, as we see when this Psalm is publicly quoted in 1CH 16:36, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people said, "Amen," and praised the Lord.” It is important to see here that all the people agreed, not 70%. Yeshua said in MAT 18:19, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven”. Imagine how powerful it is when all the people agree.
Yeshua Himself used the word Amen numerous times. For instance, in closing His famous prayer to His Father in MAT 6:13, He said, 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.]'
Another New Testament use of the word is seen in JOH 3:3, “Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." In the Hebrew New Testament, we read, “Amen, Amen, Ani omer lachem”, or “Amen, Amen, I say to you all”.
We also see the word used as an exclamation after great statements, as in ROM 11:36, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen”.
There is a lot of curiosity about what language will be spoken in Heaven. One thing is for sure, some Hebrew words will survive, as we see in REV 19:4, “And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!"
I’ll leave you today with a quote from 1TI 1:17, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Shalom, Shalom, from Jerusalem. Amen!