Oh My! This is What Hallelujah means! Part 1

#Hallelujah! If you have ever been in church or around someone wishing to give “Praise to the Lord!” Or even just heard the song – by the same name. Then perhaps you may have wondered what it really means? How significant is the word “Hallelujah” in the worship of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Son of the Living God. Well, if this is you, then look no further because today we are going to look at this “Amazing Declaration” and see where it is used in the Word of God, the Bible.

Surprising to a lot of people the word “Hallelujah” is not listed in the KJV version of the Bible, which is the standard version a lot of people (including myself) use to study with. However, I use other versions as well, to help in studying and understanding the Word of God. He tells us to “Rightly divide the Word of Truth,” and that is what we strive to do when we are studying the Word.

Now for me, some of my best studying books and materials include, going back to the original languages of the Bible, mainly Hebrew in the Old Testament and Greek in the New Testament. This way, I can see what they were actually saying and sometimes it is a rather eye-opening event on some of the differences!

My friends, in this study it is no different! 🙂 The word “Hallelujah” is translated as “Alleluia” in the KJV (King James Version) of the Word of God. It means, “Praise ye the Lord” or from the Hebrew, “Praise ye Yah.”

According to the [“Greek Word Study” of the NT/New Testament, “Yah” from Hebrew, is the shortened form of Yahweh, Jehovah, or God, and it occurs 24 times in the Psalter. With one exception (Psa 135:3), allēlloúia is always found at the beginning or end of psalms, suggesting that it was a standardized call to praise in the temple worship. In the NT, it’s only in Rev 19:1, Rev 19:3-4, Rev 19:6, all related to the judgment of God, His glory, and the “Marriage supper of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.” (cf. Psa 104:35).]

Let’s take a look at this section of scripture in Revelation chapter 19 from the CSB/Christian Standard Bible. It says, Rev 19:1 After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God,

Rev 19:3  A second time they said, Hallelujah! Her smoke ascends forever and ever!

Rev 19:4  Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying, Amen! Hallelujah!

Rev 19:5  A voice came from the throne, saying, Praise our God, all his servants, and the ones who fear him, both small and great!

Rev 19:6  Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying, Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, reigns!

Oh, my goodness! It’s no wonder they cried out with the praise-word, “Hallelujah”! Did you notice the encore and crescendo effect in verses 1, 3-6?

In verse 1, there was a loud voice from the vast multitude or number of people in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God! No doubt they said it again and again! Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God! Oh, Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God.

In verse 3 we see they are still saying, “Hallelujah”! Then in verse 4 we see the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fall down before the throne and worship God, saying, Amen! Hallelujah! Which means, “So be it! Praise the Lord!” – (Obviously, this is a truth that needs to be repeated.) So be it! Praise the Lord! – or Amen! Hallelujah! 🙂

We know, (even though they are not listed here) that there are angels around the throne as well. For we see them in Revelation 7:9-12. Plus, there it goes into more detail as to who the multitude was. Let’s take a look at it now to gain this insight from the Word.

Rev 7:9  After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands.

Rev 7:10 And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb! [They said this, because they had just come through the “Great Tribulation.” Please note; if you are a believer today then you will not be going through the “Tribulation” period on the earth. However, all those who give their life to the Lord during the “Tribulation” time period, will be the ones who make up this particular, vast multitude (from every nation who are) standing before the throne. They will be clothe in white robes and with palm branches in their hands, Rev. 7:13-17.

[Please note; we have discussed this before and will do so again…but the last week of Daniel’s prophecy is finally fulfilled during the 7 years of tribulation. Therefore, the Jewish nation is tasked with starting the revival immediately after the “Rapture of the Church”! They will be the ones who are proclaiming Jesus as Lord, to the whole world! 🙂 From their proclamation, will arise a revival like the world has never seen before. However, at the same time, the world itself, will simultaneously be going through the absolute worst time, it has ever seen, since the dawn of creation.]

But let’s continue on for now…

Rev 7:11  All the angels stood around the throne, and along with the elders and the four living creatures they fell facedown before the throne and worshiped God,

Rev 7:12  saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen.

Oh Hallelujah, my friends! This should get us excited! 🙂

Now let’s go back to Rev 19:6 and then finish this section out with verse 7 added. For when we do, we will see why the praises got louder and louder, then ever before.

Rev 19:6  Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying, Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, reigns!

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad, rejoice, and give him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has prepared herself.

My friends, even before there was one person created. This was already a planned event in heaven, “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb”!

God created mankind in His image. However, man fell from the Grace, which he had with God in the garden – through his disobedience in eating of the tree which, he was forbidden to eat from. God, immediately prophesied and promised that all was not lost and a Savior would come to redeem mankind back to his rightful place with Him. Just as long as the man, woman, boy, or girl, would accept Him as Lord and Savior, by saying “Yes” to Him.

Now through the virgin birth the Savior, Jesus Christ would be born. He lived a sinless life and died in our place on the cross. However, He didn’t stay dead! He rose back up from the dead on the third day. Ever since then His message of hope, salvation, and Grace has went throughout all the earth. Millions and millions, and multitudes and multitudes of people from every nation have said “Yes” to Him.

Saying “Yes” to the Lord Jesus Christ in this case, is just like a woman saying “Yes” to a man for her hand in marriage. No wonder the Holy Spirit seals us until the day we are delivered to the Lord. Eph 1:13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed, (or in other words, when you said, “Yes, to Him!”)

Eph 1:14 The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory. (The Holy Spirit’s sealing power is just like an engagement ring which is placed on the ring-finger of the “Bride to be.”

Once you have said “Yes” to the King of kings, the Lord of lord’s, he will allow no one and nothing to take you away from Him. He seals you with the Holy Spirits promise…you will be delivered to the Lord, one day and arrive at the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb of God!” Oh hallelujah! My friends, do you see how much He loves you? 🙂

Now, fast-forward to the place in time/eternity, when we are already in heaven and we are assembled to witness the last stand of the enemies of God. They have gathered to fight, but unknown to them, the war is already won!

The “Tribulation” period on the earth is about to come to an end with Jesus, riding on His white horse and winning the victory, with the sword coming out of His mouth. But just before that happens, “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ the Righteous,” takes place. He is joined together at the Supper with all who have accepted Him as the groom (Lord and Savior). He has been waiting a very long time for those He paid the dowry for, in marriage, (so to speak) with His life!

Finally, it is happening! We are at the point in which the Marriage Supper celebration begins. This is right before He sets up His thousand-year reign on the earth and who is He bringing back to rule and reign with Him? You guessed it! His bride, the church. Their voices at the throne are now louder and louder than ever before, as they praise and worship the Lord! Amen and Hallelujah! 🙂

So, even though the word “Hallelujah” may not be used a lot in the Bible, its meaning, message, and commitment is woven throughout every page and every story. It is our response to the Living God who has given it all, just for us to have the opportunity to spend eternity with Him. “Praise ye the Lord!” or “Oh, Hallelujah!”

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