The word ‘Amen’ appears several times in the New Testament. In fact, the last word in the entire Bible is ‘Amen’ (Rev. 22:21). Sometimes though, while praying, people tend to take the word for granted (as I used to). But the word is highly potent.
One of the meanings of ‘Amen’ is “so be it.” ‘Amen’ is also another name for Jesus. The significance of the word in prayer is this:
* We pray in Jesus’ name and
* We believe that our prayers are heard and answered. (Mark 11:23 – KJV)
Doing this, we release our faith into our words; i.e. we charge the prayer with our faith in God’s ability and willingness to hear and answer our prayer. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:6-8 – NKJV) Of course, the prayer would need to line up with God’s will as expressed in His Word. Once we take care of that, we have the assurance that God has heard our prayer and answered it instantly. It may take some time to manifest depending on certain factors, but we can be sure that our effort and application of faith has borne fruit.
So the next time you say “In Jesus’ name, Amen,” put all your faith in Jesus into those words. Follow it up by waiting upon God without doubting. And the favourable result will be yours to see. Amen! 🙂