AMEN-THE POWER OF THIS WORD
by Robert Gresak
Recently I read in a magazine of a lady who handed over a donation to a car guard at a shopping mall and the guard responded with a 'God bless you'. This lady in turn responded with a hearty and resounding 'Amen'.
She had obviously been touched by the power of the Amen.
While it is word people around the world are very familiar with, most are not really aware I would say, of its power and significance. We often say Amen without giving it much thought, saying it automatically after a prayer and I venture to say that very many ministers, priests and Rabbi's also just say it automatically without being aware of its power.
This little word is however so powerful it can literally bring about miracles before ones eyes.
The Jewish Talmud states that it is as powerful as the actual uttered prayer because it affirms Almighty God's ultimate power and a belief in God's omnipotence directly from one's soul.
The word Amen creates a connection to the Almighty based on pure faith, love and devotion. Now this word has the numerical number or Gematria of 91 which in turn adds up to 10 or the number 1, the first of all numbers. The Hebrew word 'Malach', meaning angel, has the same numerical value so every single time we say Amen we are creating an angel.
A wonderful thought indeed.
This angel has the power to eradicate all negativity, all destructiveness that has been made or brought about by ourselves, our friends, our families.
There are many people who can testify to this power of the Amen when uttered with power, faith and love.
Terminally ill people have fully recovered.
Women who have been told by specialists that they cannot have children and who have subsequently been praying and Amen-ing powerfully with their husbands, suddenly conceive.
Many others scheduled for very serious operations and who pray and Amen with power and faith suddenly have their particular medical condition disappear and the specialists and doctors are totally dumbfounded.
So the power of the Amen is not some hocus pocus, but equally it is not a magical cure either.
The power of Amen is truly a question of deep faith. The connection we create with the Almighty in that one powerfully enunciated word and thereby acknowledging HIM/HER, is mind boggling.
From that one word can stem so much future growth.
People are searching for a divine connection, for strength, hope, healing, the resolving of some distressing issue, and when they find it in such a inspirational way the doors to their spiritual potential open, and the sky's the limit.
My wife and I are constant Amen enunciators and always there is the sense of a positive energy unleashed. Granted that what one prays for does not manifest every time, however,
if it is meant it will come at the right time, we just have to do our part, and not only for ourselves and our families, but for others, our communities and the world.
No one knows how or when the word Amen evolved, it has been so much a part of religious faith for many centuries. Suffice it to say that it is a holy and powerful word and when strongly uttered and with faith it can truly open the gates of Heaven. Note from Katherine T Owen:
Thank you Robert.
Amen to that!
I had an insight in 2006 on the power of Amen.
Centuries ago the signet ring was used to give a letter the authority of the sender.
I understood that Amen is a way to exercise our own God-given authority to stamp a seal on the words previously said.
Later that day, I opend the Bible randomly and found a scripture on signet rings.
Here’s the poem I wrote…Thank you for making me look it up!
8 June 2006Amen
Do not forget the power of
The ring pushed into
the wet wax:
the king reclaims his kingdom
Amen, I say to you,
Amen.It’s OK to claim your kingship.
“ ‘On that day,’ declares the LORD Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” (Haggai 2:23, NIV)