Updated: Sep 1, 2021
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Amen - Hallelujah
by Mary Alice McGinnis
Today we are finishing our study of the Lord’s prayer, with the final petition,
“For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory forevermore.” Amen
Today’s reading in Revelation 19 begins with an Amen and Hallelujah being raised to the throne
room of heaven.
Amen - means "so it is, so be it, may it be fulfilled, this is most certainly true!"
Hallelujah – This is a compound word based upon two Hebrew words:
Halal – which means to shine, to flash forth, to praise with everything in our being.
Jah – the shortened, contraction form of God’s proper name – Jehovah. Lord.
The fact that this is the ONLY time in the New Testament that this word is used is significant.
What is causing all the ruckus in heaven?
The praise begins with the 24 elders and the four living creatures crying out, “Amen” (so be it - may it be fulfilled) and “Hallelujah” (praise the Lord).
The noise soon expands to an angelic voice from the throne of God, calling all the faithful to join in praise of the Almighty God, whose Kingdom, Power and Glory is forevermore!
Next the uproar explodes into the loud crescendo of a multitude! The choir of their voices sound like the rushing torrent of mighty waters, or the peals of crashing thunder!
Together, their booming praise rings out with this tumultuous cry,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and His Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure.”