Origin of AMEN

Origin of AMEN

The meaning of the word Amen has been brought up. The word as it appears in the Bible comes from the Greek AMEN which is the same as the Hebrew AMEN. It is interesting that the word has been basically unaltered since the Old Testament was compiled. Because of this it is said that this word is the most universal word in the world, being pronounced and spelled basically the same in many languages.

A reader makes an interesting observation about the word:

“Amen is from the ancient Egyptian and was associated with the names of the God-Pharoahs: as in, Amen-hotep and Tutunk-Amen. Many scholars believe it is actually a derivative of ‘Aum’.”

Djwhal Khul verifies this and does tell us that Amen is a corruption of the original AUM.

So where did the AUM come from? It is said to be a Sanskrit word and the first historical reference to it is in the Vedas of India. The Tibetans translate it as HUM which may be the reason Ekankar uses the sound HU.

For some in the Middle East it evolved into AMIN and then as AMEN in the west and in Israel.

It is interesting that in Egypt this word was used in reference to the name of their Gods and among the ancient Hindus it was associated with the invisible creative God.

Do we have a similar meaning inferred in the Christian scriptures. Verily yes.

The AUM represents God in creation or the word being made flesh or into form. John wrote:

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4.

This sounds confusing. God is identified with men, the God of this earth, the creator of all the heavens, and now as the man Jesus who created all things. What really did create all things? A more correct translation will help here. The Concordant Version does the best job in rendering the original Greek in John 1:1-4: “In the beginning was the word, and the word was toward God, and God was the word. This is in the beginning toward God. All came into being through IT (not Him), and apart from IT not even one thing came into being which has come into being. In IT was life, and the life was the light of men.”

God then is the Word, the AUM, or AMEN and all things came into being “through IT.”

This is further verified by Isaiah who writes:

“That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God, AMEN (mistranslated as ‘of truth’); and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God, AMEN; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” 65:16-17

The AUM is indeed the sound of God in creation. This is why the verse following the naming of God as AMEN (AUM) is followed by “I create new heavens and a new earth.”

Christ is also identified by this name:

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.”

Here we see that Christ is also called “the Amen.” But notice that this reference is also followed by talk of creation again calling him “the beginning of the creation of God.”

Christ, the Son of the Father represents the creative power of God which mediates between spirit and matter. The Word of God, the great AMEN thus takes the voice of silence (Spirit) and creates vibration (Sound, the Word) which is the beginning of the creation of God in the worlds of form.

Question: When the Dweller is overcome does it disintegrate into nothingness or does it live on in some other form?

Just like when you die and your body disintegrates, the form changes but nothing is lost. Your life lives on in other spheres and the elements of your body change in form but do not disappear.

Even so, the body of the Dweller is occupied by a lower life form that leaves its astral body when it dies. But no life in the universe is ever completely destroyed and this entity will incarnate as another Dweller for another person in a future time. He will continue to do this until he takes in enough light from the Angel of the Presence (which he encounters at the end of each life) to be transmuted into more advanced consciousness and form. Once you destroy your personal Dweller you will not be personally bothered by him again in this solar system.

Question: When Jesus uttered the “consummatum est” on the cross, was he really finished? Did he really ascend to God or will he meet Satan again on a higher turn of the spiral?

Jesus was speaking of being finished with his mission assigned to him by his Father.

Just as God finished the creation (as described in the Bible) yet still works and has much work to do, even so Jesus is still hard at work on new project. One work he has to do which is not finished is to “gather his elect from the four corners of the earth.” (See Matt 24:31)

Here the scriptures speak of a future work he has yet to finish:

Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.” Rom 9:27-28

The scriptures say several times that God will “make all things new.” This of course takes work.

When Christ comes again he is not just going to say, “Hey, I’m done with my work and am just going to lay around.” No indeed. He will be hard at work finishing the decree of the angels to bring Peace on Earth, good will to mankind.”

The work of God is eternal and creation is taking place now and will continue unto time indefinite.

After his work is wrapped up on this earth Christ will move on to even higher spheres and will not meet his spiritual adversaries again for a long period of time. In the end of our evolution there will be no enemies to God for all shall eventually sing His praises with one voice.

Aug 8, 2002

Copyright By J J Dewey

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