Why is Jesus called ”the Amen” in Revelation 3:14?

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So Anonymous is asking why is Jesus called the Amen in Revelation 314?

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That’s a great question. That’s actually something I dealt with a bit back in the day, Anonymous. I think it’s one of the neatest names given to Jesus, actually. And so first I understand we need to go back and look at what does Amen mean? And the simplest, most common usage of it is let it be so.

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If someone says something and then someone might say Amen, meaning like truly? Yes, let it be so surely it’s related to words meaning like believe in faithful. So it’s almost like, okay, yes, we’re believing, we know, let it happen, let it come into fruition. And the verse that really best encompasses this with regard to Jesus, why is Jesus the Amen? Well, first, where do we see this?

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We see Jesus being called the Amen or saying he’s Amen in Revelation 314. Revelation 314, it reads, and to the angels of the church of Laodiceans, right, these things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. So this is a preface to describe Jesus. If you look at the scene, the person described as none other than Jesus. So it’s talking about him, he’s the Amen.

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And as I mentioned, remember how I said Amen is related to words like faith, belief, these sorts of things. It’s interesting that writers says Amen. He’s also the faithful and true witness. Another interesting trivia fact, amen is one of the, if not the actual most universal word, period, in just about any language. Amen means it’s Amen in Hebrew.

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It’s Amen amen in Greek. It’s Amen in English. Just go down the list. It’s Amen Amen, which really goes to show you it is a special word, it is a special name of God. And why is God the amen?

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As we cover often here on the show, a name tells you about somebody. Names usually aren’t an accident in the Bible. So when Jesus says I’m the Amen, he’s telling you something about him. And the best verse on this is two Corinthians starting at chapter one, verse 18. So two Corinthians 1118.

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Great verse. It says. But as God is faithful. Faithful and true witness. But as God is faithful.

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Our word to you was not yes and no for the Son of God Jesus Christ. Who was preached among you. By us. By me. Sylvanus and Timothy was not yes and no.

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But in him was yes for all the promises of God in Him are yes and in Him Amen for the glory of God through us.

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One meaning of this is that God is consistent, he’s not inconsistent. When he says yes, he means yes. And the even deeper implication of that is all those promises of the Old Testament. And even now the promises we have in the New Testament, they are all yes. And God is going to fulfill them because of Christ.

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Christ is the reason they can all be fulfilled. It is through Christ that all these things become yes. So when we ask in God’s name and act according to his will and he says, when you do so, I will answer the prayer. This is the amen. God is the yes.

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Jesus is I’m going to make it. So let’s end with this one other verse I love Hebrews 1023. It says, let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering. For he who promised his faithful god is the amen. Jesus is amen.

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He will make up in his promises. And this gets into that close relationship between and amen and faith. Let us have faith because he says he will make it. So do you guys have anything else to say? Add to that amen.

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