The Greek word “amen”, when used at the beginning of a verse, means “surely” or “truly”. When used at the end of a Scripture, this same word means “so be it”. Thus, the term “amen” carries the meaning of certainty.
The initial “amen” in Revelation is for our blessed Godhead – Father, Son, and Spirit – to whom belong glory and dominion forever. Our perfect Father, the Redeeming Son, and Holy Spirit are indeed to be praised for all eternity! However, when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth at the end of Daniel’s 70th week, the earth dwellers will look upon the Redeemer whom they rejected. “Even so, Amen.”
As the Amen, Jesus is alive forevermore, holding the keys of death and hell, which will never prevail against His Church. When Jesus addresses the Church on earth prior to its rapture into heaven, He identifies Himself as “the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness,” and the Source of all creation. Our Amen is in our midst; and He is ever faithful, for that is His very nature.
The four living creatures around God’s throne say “Amen!” to the universal worship our blessed God in glory. What an incentive to join in the chorus! Even the angels in heaven proclaim “Amen” to the Lord of Glory. The Alleluia chorus in glory can only say one thing after the great whore religious system is judged, and that is “Amen.” When John closes the recorded testimony of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, he responds to the Lord’s promise to come quickly with, “Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!”
The Scriptures close with mention of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. May we grow in that grace, and forever proclaim “Amen” to our mighty God.
Praise be to “the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.”