Amen, and Amen

Amen, and Amen.

For quite a while now, I have had my ear tuned to many preachers and evangelists. My main concern is always, and will forevermore be, that they preach the Cross for salvation, sanctification, and glorification. The Cross is our all in all and it is the means by which the Divine Plan is accomplished for our benefit and God’s glory. Amen, and Amen.

Some of the evangelists have been praying in the Spirit and when they have concluded their prayers, they have ended them with two amens, just as I ended the last paragraph and as I entitled this post. I did not understand why they would say, “Amen, and Amen.” I liked it, but didn’t know why a second Amen was even necessary. So, I searched the scriptures.

I found three examples in the Psalms where it is written Amen, and Amen.

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 41:13

“Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 72:18-19

“Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 89:52

I quickly realized two Amens are blessing to The Lord. How else can we possibly bless The Lord God of all creation? We cannot give Him anything physical, because He is the One Who made it. He can make more of stuff. How we can bless The Lord is to follow His statutes and walk in His ways. How we can bless The Lord is to praise His Name. How we can bless God is to simply acknowledge that He is Who He says He is. He is the great I AM. We bless Him in speaking it. And so, in these three psalms we can see the I AM.

He is Lord God of Israel, the Alpha and Omega, from everlasting to everlasting.

He is Lord God of Israel Who only does wondrous things, for our good, because He is God and God is good and goodness brings Him glory which only He can have and that goodness blesses the entire world.

We love Him became He first loved us, and we must acknowledge His Name because it acknowledges Him, I AM, The Lord.

The word Amen itself is only found one other time in the psalms. It is, of course found elsewhere in the Bible, but the psalms use it very specifically. It might mean “so be it,” but in the psalms, it means more than that.

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye The Lord.” Psalm 106:48

Amen. Praise ye The Lord.. Hallelujah mean praise The Lord, but in our three previous examples, a second Amen is blessing Him and doing what is written herein to do. Praise ye The Lord. Amen, and Amen.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.
Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous things.
And blessed be His glorious name for ever:
And let the whole earth be filled with His glory;
Amen, and Amen.
Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting:
And let all the people say,
Amen.
Praise ye The Lord.

SDG

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