Hallelujah – No Greater Word

13th September

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory….!!””

Revelations 19:6-7a

Hallelujah is such a fantastic word. It is one of the few words that cannot be translated into another language. Wherever you go in this world, it is most likely if you visit a Christian brother or sister and say Hallelujah, they will understand you and praise God with you. It’s meaning derives from the word Hallel (which means praise) and Jah (which come from the word Yahweh, the highest name given to God). In other words, every time we say Hallelujah, we are declaring that God is great and worthy of praise. We elevate His Name, we praise Him above our situations and we declare that He is to be praised.

Moreover, we speak a ‘Heavenly’ language when we say Hallelujah. The writer of Revelation, writing about the vast crowds of believers in Heaven, so dramatically sums up the power of such an honorific word and likens it to a roar of rushing water and loud peals of thunder. What a wonderful imagery of what it must sound like in Heaven when we declare ‘Hallelujah’ over our lives in worship of our Heavenly and Majestic Father. Today, be filled with joy and excitement as you rediscover the joy of ‘praising the Lord’ with a Heavenly declaration. Declare His Lordship over your lives. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord Almighty.

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