2 Corinthians 1:20
“For all the promises of God in Him (Christ) are Yes [כן], and in Him AMEN [אמן], to the glory of God through us.”
We need God’s promises of provision and protection more than ever before in the history of the world. Knowing how to make His promises our own isn’t just a nice idea: It’s essential. The good news is, God Himself shows us the way. The opening verse gives us a big clue as to how we appropriate those promises for ourselves…..AND…..gives us even more clues when we look at the Hebrew spellings of these words! 🙌🏻
Lights In The Darkness.
It is getting very dark out there in the world today; but you and I need FEAR NOT: THE LORD WILL ARISE OVER US and make US shine so brightly in the darkness that kings will come to the brightness of our rising! 🕯
You and I, church, are those “Lights in the darkness” because we have said, “Yes and amen” to Jesus and thereby to God’s promises. We will have such favor and blessings of God on us like never before, favor meaning “Something we don’t deserve.”
For your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the LORD will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
Hebrew is an amazing language of picture writing, like Chinese. Each letter is a picture of something. These are very consistent. The words, “Yes and Amen” are two very interesting words in Hebrew.
Amen is probably the most well-known word in every language. It is derived from root word for “Believe-aman (אמן),” first spoken by Abram when he “Aman: believed” in the LORD and it was credited to him as righteousness.
The word pictures that comprise the word “Amen (אמן)” are:
[א] Aleph = ox, sacrifice
[מ] Mem = spirit, flowing water
[ןנ] Nun = a picture of a fish, signifying believers. Both letters are “Nun.” The longer straight line (ן) is “Final nun,” because it is always used at the end of a word. The other character (נ) is used everywhere else.
Add the letter Hei [ה] on the end of Amen and you get the word “Imunah: Faith [אמנה]
The word, “Yes,” is “Ken,” [כן], comprised of the letters “Kaf [כ]” and “Nun ן]״].”
Nun you’ve already met. It is one of four letters that have different looking letter when placed at the end of a word: Nun [נ] and final Nun [ן].
Kaf [כ] is a picture of a curved hand as in a hand placed on your shoulder in blessing.
Put it all together and the word pictures tell a story: 👇 👇 👇
You can say, “Yes [כן] and Amen [אמן]” to the promises of God when you have the assurance of Jesus hand [כ] on your shoulder as a believer [ן], and because you believe in the sacrifice [א] of Christ on the cross and filled with the Holy Spirit [מ] which made you a believer [ן]. All of that plus Grace [ה] equals Faith: Imunah [אמנה] to appropriate God’s promises! 🙌🏻💖
“Faith: imunah [אמנה],” is actually derived from the root word “amen.” So when you say “amen,” you are saying “I believe that message:” In other words “So be it unto me.”
To all who are reading this article, may you catch ALL the blessings that God has for you and not be worried that you will face judgment of any kind either now or in the future because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and God’s grace toward us.
Yes [כן] and AMEN [אמן]!