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Hallelujah! (6 of 6)
Dr. Stan Coffey
December 10, 1995
In Revelation 19 verse 1 the theme of our baskets of blessings has been praise. Today I want to speak on this word of praise, hallelujah. "And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying, "Alleluia; salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God. For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our god, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as they voice of mighty thunderings, saying, alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
This word alleluia is really the Hebrew word hallelujah. It's transliterated alleluia in our New Testament. It's exactly the same word as hallelujah in the Old Testament. Halle means to praise. Hallelu means you, plural, praise. This is a command of God to all of his people - you, singular, you individually and you, plural, as the people of God to praise the Lord. It is not an English word. It is a Hebrew word then carried over into the Greek language of the New Testament. It is exactly the same in every language. It means the same in every language. Hallelujah means praise the Lord.
If you read the Old Testament and you see so many times in the Psalms where the Psalmist commands us to praise the Lord. You could just translate that word hallelujah. You don't have to be a scholar. It means hallelujah. Everywhere you see it, it means hallelujah.
In this passage of scripture the servants of Go ...
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