When the word amen is said, it is an affirmative. An affirmation that a thing is true, reliable, dependable, accurate and agreed upon. To become an immutable deciding factor . No changes, alterations, complaints, arguments, no disputes. The thing is settled not to be subject to change or tried for authentication, not to be added to later. Like the signatures on a document, it is a done deal in relation to the Almighty God. So we say Amen!
Scripture defines a contract a covenant a will and testament from God, that is beyond contestation, no argument, rebuttal or negotiation. It may be studied, scrutinized, examined and embellished, but not altered, changed or modified in anyway. It is finished, done, settled in Heaven and on earth, then shelved for reference purposes only. We are referring to The New Covenant from the Almighty God to humanity. Are you under that contract? Because the Old Covenant had expired and there will not be a 3rd covenant to replace the New Covenant we have by the blood of Christ.
That is why The Savior of the world is the “Amen” of God. He was Gods final say so because the cross was the punctuation where He said “it is finished”. Christ is the last will and testament of the Father. As John states;
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn it but to save.
18 Those that believeth on Him are not condemned: but those that believeth not are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
This is the saving and Savior from God. Gods last and final act of saving, His last Will and Testament Amen! No other cures, remedies, pills, vaccines or treatments needed for us to live eternally.
He demonstrated this while He was here by healing all manner of desease and sickness. He also raised the dead, showing us there is nothing He can’t cure.
With the blood dripping from His forehead from the thorns, from the lashings on His back and from the spear in His side. The blood running down His arm and off His fingertips to the ground below, He signed this will and covenant with His blood, then said “it is finished”. To which we say Amen. The saving and the solution from God to us from every thinkable evil foisted on humanity, is stopped with this one saving act that has no encore presentation. But you have to go to the cross to get it, and leave your old person there to exchange it for a new person re-imaged like the Only Begotten. (2 Corithians 5.17)
Some may try to fool you with a so called “second coming” savior or saving, a phrase not found once in scripture, for another deliverer, saving or Savior, because people just can’t believe that Christ reversed the curse. Siding with the devil they say “has God really said?” Has He really sent His Son into the world to save, or does He save us later? It is a sort of blasphemy to look for a saving act of God than the Christ of the cross where the debt was paid and the curse was reversed.
Even as God told Moses to instruct the Israelites to look at his staff with the snake wrapped around it, showing us three things. Who the enemy is (the snake) and in whose hand he is subject to, meaning God, and what the cure was, the staff, meaning a pole or a tree. To this the Israelites looked to for their cures. The pole with a snake logo of our day is the impersonator.
Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” and Christ took our place on the cross to defuse all our obstacles but faith. It was the Son who took our sin, the curse and the instigator Satan, and displayed them hung dead with his dead body on that piece of wood. That we who have accepted this payment on our behalf, of something we couldn’t do, so that we being free from that debt could have unhindered access to Him who is the store house for everything we could ever need, of the things that are His. We being joint heirs of what He has even now.
Like an ancestor who died long ago. As you review the will and testament, you learn of what you’ve been given so you can access your inheritance to use it the moment you realize you have it. This is what the gospel teaches us.
A will and testament is in force after the subject dies. Well Christ went to the cross for this cause. For you to share in the life that He had in the beginning and that He has now.
Have you claimed your reward? Most blessed are those who have aquired this free gift from God because “to as many as recieved Him, to them He gave power for them to become His children, even to those who believe and confess in the name of The Only Begotten from the Father. To which we testify, Amen!
It is by the blood at the cross that Gods will and testament called His son, was ratified and signed into effect, being The final say so from God. The will and testament of God that we call The New Covenant.
With Christs last breath He said “it is finished, Amen”. No addendum, no revisions or modifications. If this were not so, he would’ve had to stay here to do so, or when He said it was finished and returned to the Father, He would be a liar and that can’t be.
With all the ill effects of the fall from Adam, being rectified and satisfied from Christ . This frees all would be believers from sin and doubt to accept a new debt free life. “Those who the Son sets free are truely free”. We call it the Resurrection. It is not a new physical body on planet earth in a future time but right now. It is a body of believes and truths that become our new nature.
Paul describes it like this in Colosians 2.
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened (raised to life) together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers (Satan and his minions), he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” This is what believers profess at baptism. This is your starting point. Let us go up from here.
The salvation from God to humanity was complete, so much so in fact that the need for any other saving or Savior of any other sort for humanity, was irrefutably undeniably futile and useless. However you must press in to God to learn how to impliment the saving he has for you. Let us fear lest any of you fall short of the grace of God.
Attention: if you are offered any saving remedy of any sort, they are impostors. They deny the saving of the cross. If you reject the saving of God, you don’t get the next best thing but the opposite. Don’t believe it? Just ask Adam. He traded life for death. “In the day you partake you shall surely die?” Those who accept the false cure, vaccine, saving and Savior, are gaurenteed perdition. You’ve been warned.
For this reason the scripture says of Gods Son, that when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (we call our Father), who is now seated waiting for His enemies to become His footstool, because the only enemies He didn’t defeat are your doubts and fears. He did however give you the tools to do that also, in His last Will and Testament called scripture, of the things God has freely given to us who believe, so that we can appropriate His things with His words in His ways in our lives for His cause for our good, Amen! That’s it! No 3rd covenant, no other contract, no other saving act of God. You can’t alter or change this, you can only accept it or reject it. “Those who believeth not in Him is condemned already”? Yes, that is your starting point.
Romans 10 says ”
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above (like a second coming:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” That’s it. There is nothing left to say or do but to act upon that faith, and press into God for the prize. Paul said to compete like only one can win the prize. Not that everyone can’t obtain the same prize, but that however much you strive, when the door closes the opportunity to add to your portfolio will cease. Then you will be hit with the remorse of lost opportunities. Those waiting for another Jesus will be hit the hardest.
Really, it is blasphemous to think that God need to do any other work to secure salvation and your place with Him. It is your work to accept it, study it, and apply it. How? With what you say.
So that those who have taken God at His Word we call His Son, His will, Testament and covenant, signed in His blood, shall be saved from any and all enemies, monsters, Boogeyman or any other created thing.
This is why Paul asked us in Romans 8. What shall separate us from the love of God in Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
To which we say, nothing.
These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen
And, Amen! The Kingdom of God is at hand. Run in such a way to obtain the prize.