The True Meaning of ‘AMEN’

One day God took Abraham outside his tent and told him, “Look towards the heavens and see if you can count the stars there. That’s how many descendants you are going to have” (Genesis 15:5). At that time Abraham didn’t even have one child. There are millions of stars in the sky. And it says that Abraham believed the Lord (Genesis 15:6). The word ‘believe’ there in the original Hebrew is ‘aman’ from which we get the English word ‘Amen’ which means ‘I believe that it will be so.’ So when God told Abraham that his seed would be like the stars of heaven, Abraham just said, “Amen. I believe it will be so.” That’s it. And it was fulfilled. Today, the children of Abraham (physically and spiritually) number in millions.

Faith means saying “Amen” when God has said something to you. Faith is always based on the word of God. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom.10:17). You can’t have faith, if you don’t listen to God. Abraham heard God first. Then he said “Amen”. Nowadays, I find many believers saying that they have faith for things about which God has said nothing. They say: “I have faith that God will give me a Mercedez-Benz car. And I believe it’s going to be black in colour.” That’s not faith. That is presumption. It is tempting God. Faith can be born only after hearing God speaking to us first. Only then can we say, “Amen. It shall be so.” If you remember this, you will be saved from presumption and from “counterfeit faith”.

Faith begins with God’s promise and not with our desires. That which begins with our own desires will only lead to Babylon. What begins with God will lead to Jerusalem. Once God has spoken, we must keep on saying, “Amen” to it, all through our life, no matter how long God takes to fulfill His Word.. But in Genesis 16, we read that Sarah was impatient. She suggested to Abraham to have children through Hagar, her maid (Gen.16:2). What did Abraham do then? Unfortunately he said, “Amen”, to Sarah too. That caused a problem for Abraham’s descendants that has now lasted for 4000 years.

What are we to learn from this incident? Just this that we must never say “Amen” to man’s word, when God has told us something else. God can solve any problem we have, without our having to adopt carnal methods. We don’t need Sarah’s advice. God is well able to do what He has promised.

Thus Ishmael was born (Genesis 15:15). Notice something here.When Ishmael was born, Abraham was 86 years old. The next verse carries on from when Abraham was 99 years old (Gen.16:1617:1). What happened during those 13 years? The Lord was silent. The Lord appeared to Abraham again only when he was 99, after a silence of 13 years. It is as if the Lord was saying to him, “Did you say ‘Amen’ to Sarah’s suggestions? Then you will have to learn a painful lesson. I won’t speak to you for 13 years, until you learn to value My voice more than anyone else’s.” Yes, God is very strict. He teaches us some lessons in a very hard way at times – for otherwise the lesson won’t sink in. 13 years is a long time to live without hearing God. But Abraham learnt his lesson by then and never consulted Sarah again – not even when he was told to sacrifice Isaac much later.

God did not give up on Abraham. He now told him, “Your name will no longer be called Abram (exalted father) but your name will be Abraham (father of a multitude). You won’t just have that name; you will actually be the father of a multitude.” Abraham said, “Amen” once again – and within a year, he got a son – when things appeared hopeless. God gave him a son because he finally learnt to say, “Amen” to God alone. Abraham had learnt his lesson.

Author: Zac Poonen

Do you know Dr.Jesus?

Introducing to you…


Have you heard of Dr. Jesus???
He is the Master of Impossibilities (M.I.)!

You can CONSULT Him round the clock.  He does not grumble to attend to you at the midnight hour.

His CONSULTATION FEE is “FAITH as small as a mustard seed.”  Yes, very certainly He is authorized, for all power is given to Him in Heaven and in earth.  No failures, if you pay the fees promptly.

Surely no doctor treats like this Doctor.  Many have testified that they have not seen such cures (Mt 9:33).

Here is His name board!
Dr. Jesus Christ M.I.,
(Regn.No: Is 53:5; Mt 28:18).

Consultation Hours: 6.00am to 6.00am (24×7).

Dr. Jesus never prescribes a ‘course’ of treatment.  It is all over ‘instantaneously’.
He generally doesn’t pose conditions, but heals unconditionally when sick approach Him in Faith.  He never puts anybody on a diet.  Plaster casts and bandages cannot be seen in His clinic.  It is a thorough healing.  His Spirit is the perfect cleanser.  He does not give painful injections, but just a gentle touch.  He chose to graduate in the “Medical College of Suffering”, that He might understand the sufferings of His patients and hence you may boldly go near His chair (Heb 4:15,16).

He never enjoys holidays.  He is “on duty” day and night (Ps 121:4,6).  Neither the moon can make you a lunatic, nor the sun give you a stroke; because they are under His total control.  You wonder what miracle medicine He prescribes?  His pill is His WORD! (Ps 107:20).

His CLINIC is always overcrowded, that at times, you may have to descend from the top to land in front of Him. Yet, He is not upset (Mk 2:2-12).  Patients just throng Him; still He is not angry, but is moved with compassion (Mt 14:14).  Under the very roof of His Clinic is healing (Mal 4:2).

He NEVER WEARS a MASK, for He is not afraid of contracting any disease from His patients.  He is not provoked with your foolish questions or answers.  He is the most understanding Physician on earth.  He patiently answers all your questions.

Dr. Jesus DOES NOT NEED X-ray or blood TESTS.  Nor does he painstakingly take your history; for He already knows all your history and constitution (Ps 103:14; 139:13-16).

I know of a lady who suffered from Menorrhagia for twelve long years and spent all her money on physicians but to no avail.  She became so Anaemic and weak that she gave up all hopes of being well again.  One day, someone told her of Dr. Jesus, that she wanted to give Him a final try.  Amidst the crowd she thought she would get something from Him and go unnoticed.  But I tell you, He is not a haphazard person.  He knows all His patients individually and by name.  Even in that crowd He recognised her.  He did not shout at her for not coming in the queue or for touching Him.  He comforted her and said, because she had already paid the Consultation Fees, she was treated and healed. (Mk 5:25-34).

My!!! I haven’t seen such skill!! Don’t laugh at me!

Dr. Luke himself, (a contemporary of Dr. Jesus), was convinced of the excellent cures of Dr. Jesus’ patients.  He himself told me this incident in detail and many other clinical reports too (Lk 8:43-48).

Another case of CHRONIC ARTHRITIS of the Spine (that’s my diagnosis)!  The woman was literally doubled up.  Dr. Jesus simply laid His hands on her and her joints were made loose and she straightened up, as if oil were poured into her backbone.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Dr. Jesus is an experienced PSYCHOLOGIST too.  Once His assistants brought Him a case difficult for them to heal.  But He simply rebuked the devil, which was causing the mental derangement and the child was cured (Mt 17:15,18).  Yes, He is the Master of Impossibilities!  He said, “With men these are impossible; but with Me all things are possible.”

His PSYCHOTHERAPY, is by a positive approach.  The weak should say, that he is strong! (Joel 3:10).

I also know of many cases of STERILITY healed through His treatment.  Mrs. Sarah Abraham was in fact too old for any treatment.  Neither hormones nor a D & C would have helped her, because she had attained menopause. Believe it or not, she simply trusted Him and got the child at 90 years of age!!! Conception after so many years of marriage!

You also must be knowing the Isaacs.  A very fine couple indeed.  Their only sorrow was that Mrs. Isaac was barren.  They consulted with confidence just once and conceived and had twins.

Mrs. Rachel Jacob was a sweet lady, but because she had no kids, she envied others who had children; so was constantly quarrelling with her husband and even contemplated suicide.  But the Master Physician healed her and she got two sons.

Doctors generally keep their techniques a SECRET.  But Dr. Jesus revealed everything to His assistants and trained them up in His ways (Lk 9:1).  He sent them to many places to conduct roadside Clinics, because He could not just tolerate to see people suffering.  He is the most compassionate character I have ever seen.  It is never His desire that anyone should suffer from a disease.

A LEPER asked Him to heal him, if it was His will.  Dr. Jesus put an emphatic, “I will, you be healed.”  A wonderful LEPRALOGIST!

An excellent SURGEON!  His superb ‘Rib-Removal’ Surgery done under simple sedation, makes any surgeon take his hat off to Dr. Jesus (Gen 2:21).  His scalpel cuts asunder the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb 4:12).  He even binds-up BROKEN HEARTS, which no surgeon can do, a technique unheard of! (Lk 4:18).

He is an expert CARDIOLOGIST.  His heart transplantation cases always survived (Ezek 36:26).  His suturing material, is bands of love.

If all the cases of Dr. Jesus were recorded and filed, the world cannot contain it (Jn 21:24,25)!!!

You see, I have made Him my Family Doctor (for many years) and I have never regretted!!!

Why don’t you make Him your’s too???

Why not meet him rightaway???
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