And so it is – Latin:
Et factum est ita
And so it shall be: Latin
Et sic erit
And so it has been – Latin
Et sic fuit
The usage of Amen, meaning “so be it”, as found in the early scriptures of the Bible is said to be of Hebrew origin; however, the basic triconsonantal root from which theword was derived is common to a number of languages, such as Aramaic, in the Semitic branch of the Afrasian languages.
We can say in English “So be it.” When it comes to prayer it is!! All we had to do was open our lips/Spirit and recieve. Yes, fasting plays its part. Want to be in the Spirit? Move a tad bit away from the physical. When brethren fasted in the bible, it was good, adornment, things that embodied physical needs/pleasure. Let us take a quick look examples:
Fasting is a natural discipline that can bring supernatural results. I’ve seen fasting work when nothing else will. Moses, Elijah, Esther, Ezra, Job, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul, even Jesus … fasted.
I have been told that I drift, in this case a definite move of prayer and fasting to reveal the awesomeness of The LORD?
In fact, they didn’t just fast for a day or two, but both Jesus and Moses fasted for 40 days! The Bible is filled with more than 70 references to fasting, but over the last several decades fasting has disappeared from the church and is only beginning to make a resurgence today.
Let us start living the way in Christ we will always live!
Living by the Spirit’s Power
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Next we will touch on giving God the praise that is His for our past, present and future.