Seek the Truth with all your heart.
‘Amen’ is the Bible’s supreme expression of assent. By saying amen, we mean much more than simple agreement. It is a remarkable word because it allows us to succinctly articulate “Praise the Lord” and “I agree.” For example, Jeremiah agrees with the words of Hananiah, a fellow prophet, by saying:
Jeremiah 28:6 ‘He said, “Amen. May the LORD do so. May the LORD fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the LORD’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.”
The powerful word Amen comes from the Hebrew root ‘אמן’ (a-m-n) that is also related to the word ‘emunah’ (Hebrew - אֱמוּנָה) which means ‘faith.’ Interestingly, Amen is classified as an adjective which describes states and moods. This word is not another ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ When a person says Amen, they commit themselves to a state of conscious agreement, judgement, and faith, which can also be considered to mean: ‘So be it.’
In the Bible, having faith is not just a question of being spiritually awake, but of being firmly committed to one’s religious identity.
It is not surprising at all that the word Amen was not translated into most languages, and was simply kept in its original Hebrew form. Some words and meanings cannot be detached from the Hebrew language.
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 ‘For no matter how many promises GOD has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of GOD. Now it is GOD WHO makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.’
The word ‘AMEN’ is traditionally considered an acronym for ‘Eli Melech, Ne'eman’ (Hebrew) = GOD, Faithful King. The Hebrew word ‘Amen’ comes from the root word that means: believe, confirm, support = ‘It is so,’ and ‘So it be.’ ‘Amen’ is also related to the Hebrew word ‘emunah’ = faith, which is derived from the same root meaning. ‘Certainty,’ ‘Truth,’ & ‘Verily.’
When people respond with ‘Amen’ to a prayer, vow, or oath, they are coming into
agreement with it, as if they themselves are ‘swearing’ an oath to it.