I can remember my mother telling me when I was growing up, “Just wait until your father gets home! He will have the final word in this matter.” My Dad was the head of our household and when he said something, that was it! 🙂

This title for Christ as the Amen, is quite appropriate. I can see Him having the final word in all matters! He is the Creator of all things in the beginning of time and, therefore, it is appropriate that He is known as the Amen.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ~John 1:1-3

It is also appropriate that our Creator would have the say so as it relates to our lives, how we live our lives and what we do with His Word. Jesus thought it was important enough to teach on in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). The Lord has left us His Word to teach us and guide us. With His Word, we can be faithful servants and can fully use the talents He has given to us. Christ’s words to us are a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105). He does not wish for us to fall off a cliff or be deceived. Surely the path to salvation is not one that can be easily seen. It is one that has to be sought. Many will think they are on the right path because their church says they are or because it “feels right” but Jesus said that the way to heaven is a narrow path. Jesus said that many will seek to enter and won’t be able to enter! If anyone will have the final say in this matter, it will be Him – not the catholic church, not a pastor – but The Amen will have the final say.

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. ~Luke 13:24

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word Amen as:

Dependable; faithful; certain.

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the AMEN, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. ~Revelation3:14-15

This word, with slight differences or orthography, is in all the dialects of the Assyrian stock. As a verb, it signifies to confirm, establish, verify; to trust, or give confidence; as a noun, truth, firmness, trust, confidence; as an adjective, firm, stable. In English, after the oriental manner, it is used at the beginning, but more generally at the end of declarations and prayers, in the sense of, be it firm, be it established.

And let all the people say amen. Psalm 104.

The word is used also as a noun.

“All the promises of God are amen in Christ;” that is, firmness, stability, constancy.

Jesus is “dependable, faithful, certain, firm, and stable! What wonderful attributes to be given to the Lord! Our Rock and Chief Cornerstone is faithful and will have the final word in all things. His Word will be fulfilled to the tiniest jot and tittle!

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. ~Matthew 5:18

Paul warned the Romans about those who would try to twist God’s Word and would try to preach a lie. Every known major religion today is based on a written word of some kind. They have taken doctrine(s) and formed an entire religion based on that doctrine. Changing God’s Word will surely bring judgment.

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. ~Romans 1:25

Which some professing have erred concerning the faith… ~1 Timothy 6:21a

Jesus will have the final word. What have we done with His Word today? Have we followed it? Have we given the responsibility of reading and interpreting the Word to other? Catholicism will have its members believe that they cannot interpret the Word of God for themselves because they do not have the ability to do so. The Apostle Peter stated otherwise:

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. ~2 Peter 1:19-20

Why would Peter state that interpreting God’s Word was not privy to any one person? Noah Webster’s definition of private is:

PRI’VATE, a. [L. privatus, from privo, to bereave, properly to strip or separate; privus, singular, several, peculiar to one’s self, that is, separate; rapio, diripio, eripio; privo for perivo or berivo.]

1. Properly, separate; unconnected with others; hence, peculiar to one’s self; belonging to or concerning an individual only; as a man’s private opinion, business or concerns; private property; the king’s private purse; a man’s private expenses. Charge the money to my private account in the company’s books.

Therefore, Peter was of the belief that anyone could read God’s Word and understand it. Why should the poor catholic not have the awesome privilege of reading and understanding God’s Holy Word? Why should anyone be deprived of the living water that will quench their thirst? Jesus Christ, wants to speak to us through His Word so that we can come to know the Amen intimately!

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