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A Man Who Was Many...


 

Let the church say AMEN!” Have you ever, by any chance, heard this before? It’s all too familiar right? May I ask another question please? Have you ever looked at that word and thought_


“Interesting?” I sure have! Amen.





They say that this word originated from the Jewish temple and was adopted by the Christians, deriving from the Hebrew which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.” It is found in the Hebrew Bible, and in both the Old and New Testament. At the end of the prayer, you will likely hear a person utter, “amen.” Some Christians end their prayer by saying,”All God’s people said'


' or “In Jesus name,” but all ending in an “ amen” expressing agreement and sincerity. The basic meaning of the Semitic root from which it is derived is “firm,” “fixed,” or “sure,” and the related Hebrew verb also means “to be reliable” and “to be trusted.” The Greek Old Testament usually translates amen as “so be it”; And in the English Bible it has frequently been rendered as “verily,” or “truly.


While we pretty much know the meaning of this word the Lord began to deal with me concerning it today! Amen. I know that Father is bringing such a simpleness to His word and honestly it makes me go that much harder after Him! Our Lord did/said many things in the word to give us clarity and understanding of who we are and what we are to do!



A” means “used to indicate membership of a class of people or things.”

Ex_ “he is a lawyer



The word A, is also just a letter which helps make it so ironic as well. With A as a word and A as a letter it just kind of makes you want to turn aside and see why the bush isn’t being consumed! Also A, is known to be used in a singular way meaning ONE.


Ex_ “Pick a ball so we can play


That means one, just one.

The expression “Amen” looks to be simplified to its purest form but it is actually a compound word!

Look at the second word


pushed with “A” which is “men.” We stated above that the word “A” has been known to be singular but isn’t it true that “men” is known to be plural?

{Luke 18:1}

And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;




So the question is, WHY would the Lord push a singular and plural word together making it compound and then using it as a signature? To digress a little, some country people say it like,



AMAN PASTOR,”


but it is really pronounced “Amen.”

The Lord showed me so crystal clear this morning that He allowed this to be the signature of every prayer and permitted this to be the agreeing word on a statement because He wanted us to never forget that _ yes you might be “A” but you belong to a body of believers! “A” meaning one and “men” meaning more than one. There are many church houses but it is only one body of Christ and I expect for that body to be connected when I get back. Each and every time we say “Amen” it is to remind us of,


{1 Corinthians 12:12-14} “To God be the glory”

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

For the body is not one member, but many.”


Each time we sign off on a prayer or a statement it is confirming that we believe but also that we are aware that we are one(A) with many members(men)

Amen.

How do you see it?


Footprints of a Servant_


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