December 17, 2013

In our Christmas acronym with the names of Jesus, (see post dated December 1), we come to “A”, and we will be encouraged today by looking at Jesus, the AMEN.

We find Jesus identified as the AMEN in Revelation 3:14: “…these things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness…”. According to Larry Richards in his book “Every Name of God in the Bible”, in his commentary of this particular verse he explains that, “Amen” is “the transliteration of a Hebrew word that refers to something being firm, reliable, or true.” That describes Jesus, the Amen. Firm. Reliable. True.

Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to His people in the Old Testament, and He is the foundation that makes all of God’s promises sure. The Apostle Paul declared that “…all the promises of God in Him (in Jesus) are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God…” Note that Paul mentions “to the glory of God”.

As we hear or sing “glory to God in the highest” this Christmas season, let’s remember God’s promises to us again, and thank Him for the firm, reliable and true foundation that they are standing on: Jesus, the AMEN…Glory to God!


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