Yes and AMEN: Our Yeses Merging

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For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!”
And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes and Amen”) ascends to God for His glory.

2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT

Yes and Amen

Yes and Amen
This is one of the most exciting scriptures.  It’s the union of my yes to God’s Yes for His purpose to bring forth His glory. And what this means is His life.  You see, our affirmative God, the Creator of the universe is an explosive YES. His yes is miraculously creative. He said YES to me when I was conceived.  YES to my life as I lived. And YES to His life formed in me.  And my only reasonable response is Yes and AMEN.

So here is the ease of the Christian life.  ALL God’s promises have been fulfilled in the Life of His Son.  They are all YES! And through Christ, my YES to His promises ascends to God for His glory.  Do you see?  Oh, this is amazing!

Examples of Yes and Amen

Examples of Yes and Amen
Christ comes and invites me to live in humility. My pride-life attempts to be humble. Result? Epic FAIL.  Now here is the opposite approach.  Christ comes and invites me to live in humility. I say YES to His Life, He performs His humility in my life, and I experience His humility.  This is utterly amazing!

Christ comes and invites me to live in purity. My lustful life attempts to be pure. Result? Epic FAIL. But I say YES to Him, and He lives His purity in me.  Another?  Jesus invites me to be a pastor. I say YES to Him being a pastor in me, and am able to experience His shepherding through me. One last example. God asks me to leave a sick relationship, and I say YES. I know I can’t do it myself but He can.  Christ then works to carry out His will in that relationship.

Again, does this mean I will not suffer loss or pain?  Certainly not. Gethsemane agony is real. But what I am promised is His strength to perform.  And here is the kicker: what Christ performs is eternal.  So do you see why my YES is so crucial? My yes is the bringing of heaven to earth, and it relates to everything.

“The divine ‘yes’ has at last sounded in Him, for in Him is the ‘yes’ that affirms all the promises of God” (2 Corinthians 1:19-20 Moffatt).

So on Monday I proceed from here, I will go into the YES versus NO.

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Pauline

Yes, John — Yes! What else could it be . . . HE is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Reading your examples reminded me of one that I heard Martha say a while ago on a tape or CD, to the effect: “I [you / me] cannot repent.” (That shocked me at the time . . . she has a way of doing that; makes you listen!) But, same as you were saying, only if I say “Yes,” will He come with His gift of repentance, otherwise, it’s useless. Someone let me know if this is not accurate… Read more »

Bruce Dickey

AMEN John,
The enemy so distracts and befuddles us from the simplicity of walking by faith, which is out from our relationship with Christ. Believe, listen, hear; then speak what you hear (this is faith!). We are called to agree with Him, but it is God Who accomplishes His work. Our YES, is all that the Holy Spirit requires too manifest the Father’s will on Earth.

sue

OH John, I never considered that what I say “yes” to GOD is ‘eternal’. YES i see why my YES is so crucial.
Thank you LORD GOD for the Shulamite team leading me if I will have ears to hear and eyes to see what
you can do through my believing all you say.
I see love dripping down….upon us!!!!!

Nancy

Such confirmation to what the Lord has been saying to me here…He gave me the same scripture this week about Yes from 2 Cor.1:20 for a life verse. Am learning to say the “Yes Sir” to all He requires of me.

Pauline

He makes it so simple, John . . . this is a real WOW!!!!!!! Thanks.

pearl

YES!! Jesus, live your life in me, through me today… I say YES!! I can’t!!

Sam

“And here is the kicker: what Christ performs is eternal.”

John, this is so true and crucial! (It is also an amazing post.)

Love!