Yes and Amen
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
Today I want to talk about the seal of God’s promises! Amen! The word “Amen” literally means “so be it” or “it is so!” Most of us usually end our prayer to God by saying “Amen.” We voice our confidence in the promise of God that we have just prayed when we seal that prayer with our “Amen”!
This verse in 2 Corinthians reinforces the idea that when we put our faith in God’s promises (His Word) we know that God’s answer is a resounding “Yes!” We do not have to wait until we see that prayer with our natural eyes, we know at the moment we say “Amen,” it is accomplished in the heart of God, therefore it is on its way from the spirit realm. The passage says this is the truth about all God’s promises. Anything we ask of Him, that He has said in His Word, we know according to this scripture that His answer is “Yes and Amen!” He is in full agreement with us to pass those promises on to us.
This scripture also says that taking hold of God’s promise and applying them to your life brings glory to God. That glory comes through us to Him. Taking ahold of God’s promise is a way we can bring glory and honor to God. In other words, this is something that blesses God. We believe Him and what He said thousands of years ago, He meant it for all eternity including today.
For example, God tells us in His Word not to forget about His benefits in Psalms 103. Therefore, we know that these are His will and His promises to us. We can pray: Thank you Father that you promised to forgive all my iniquities, yes! I receive the promise that you heal all my diseases, Amen! Thank you for redeeming my life from destruction, yes! And crowning me with Your lovingkindness and tender mercies, Amen! God made those promises, so when I receive them by faith from Him, He says “Yes! You can have them and Amen, they now belong to you!”
One last thought I want to share with you today is something I experienced recently. In a worship service, I was singing a song that repeated the word “Amen” several times. Each time I sang the word amen, the Holy Spirit brought to my memory different things I had prayed about and sealed it with “Amen!” Suddenly, it made sense to me that “Amen” was the seal on my prayer to hold and keep it until it is seen in this physical world.
Today I want to encourage you again to apply God’s promises continually to your daily walk. Practice on every little thing that comes your way. Meditate His Words day and night. Instead of worrying or taking on the care and concern of each issue, put the Word of God on the situation. Then when bigger problems come, it will be easy for you to trust God’s promises because you practiced and developed a habit in your everyday life. Then seal each of your prayers with the “Amen” because everything that God promised, He says yes to today! And every Word that He spoke yesterday has the seal of Amen on it that cannot be broken!
Today’s scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 1:15-24