Monday, November 13, 2017

The Great Hallelujah!

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Revelation 19:6

We say 'Hallelujah!' or its King James counterpart 'Alleluia!' often in our praising of the Lord God. It is interesting that in all of the Bible this word only occurs four times: all of them in chapter nineteen of the Revelation. The people in Heaven say it first in verses one and three, and then the four and twenty elders and the four beasts in verse four, until finally all of God's servants shout the word in verse six. It's like the word is saved up until we can all use it best.

No need to stop using it though, practice will do great good for us until that day we can say it best unto our Lord. Indeed there are many things we practice here until we can do them properly in that great day when our Lord welcomes us to eternity. Love for example is something we need much practice at in our relationships. I cannot think of a single relationship that I have not done something to harm through either inaction or a hurtful action on my part. To love well I need some more practice. Faith and prayer are also skills we must practice at often. Ever become distracted on a big project and then knelt down to pray only to feel a cool distance? Yes sir, out of practice and the relationship suffers.

One day though, we will be promoted by our Lord Jesus from fumbling amateurs to pro status, and then we will join in that great "Hallelujah!"

God's grace and peace to you this week,

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