August 26, 2018 Revelation 11: Hallelujah!

The word Hallelujah[1] is the combination of two Old Testament Hebrew words that mean “Praise the Lord!”. It is a joyful and lofty word that rejoices in God and all of His blessings to us. Hallelujah is a faith response; it is praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for Who He is and what He has done for you!

Remarkably, in the New Testament, Hallelujah is used only four times, and all four of those are in Revelation 19. Think of how significant that is:

Hallelujah was NOT sung by the angels when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Hallelujah was NOT shouted at the Transfiguration nor on Palm Sunday.
Hallelujah was NOT spoken when Jesus redeemed the world by dying on a cross
Hallelujah was NOT sung by angels when the Son of God rose from the dead in great power and glory
NOR was Hallelujah mentioned when the crucified and risen Savior of the World ascended to the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty.

In the New Testament, Hallelujah is reserved for the FINAL VICTORY of Christ over His enemies. Revelation 19 is the VICTORY CHAPTER where Christ is described as a Mighty Warrior on a white horse with new names and many crowns. He leads the armies of Heaven and destroys all of His enemies.

[1] Hallelujah is a Hebrew word from the Old Testament; the New Testament Greek transliteration is Alleluia. Both are used in English and mean the same thing: Praise the Lord!

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