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HALLELUJAH


The word ‘hallelujah’ is the word that the Lord has shown me is the word for this next year, 2017. This year it is not an acrostic, but a simple word that in and of itself, identifiable of the message that God wants, if we assent to His desire, to bring its message to full reality.

The word ‘hallelujah’ has been used in worship, and yet, most have no idea what it means, why it is of import, and how the revelation of its meaning is to effect eternity.

1. THE ULTIMATE WORD OF PRAISE - HALLELUJAH

Literally, the word ‘hallelujah’ means ‘praise ye Yah’,

In the Old Testament, the word is not a compound word, but is two words ‘hallel’ and ‘Yah’.  In other languages, it is a compound word, meaning the same, but compacted into one word of worship and praise. 

At least, that is what the Bible scholars have told us for decades.  Yet, the Hebrew language does not separate written words, but they all run together. The assumption that this word was two words, was an easy assumption, for the readers were no where close to understanding the full meaning and revelation of this word.

God foresaw this ignorance and assumption, and He laid out a progressive revelation in the Bible, waiting to be understood, plainly seen, but seldom searched.  We need to study this revelation given in the Bible, and realize this year, the manifold, explosive power of ‘hallelujah’.
 
The word ‘hallelujah’ is found in every language.  God seems to have had a purpose in this, for mankind seems to want to praise self, their favorite food, their favorite sports team, their hometown, their loved ones, etc.  Yet, the Lord is attempting to teach mankind, that only the Trinity is worthy of ‘hallel’ praise. So, in the making it originally two words, it emphasizes, that ‘praise’ goes to ‘Yah’, and not to anyone, or anything else.

‘Alleluia’ is the Greek form of the word, found in the New Testament in Revelation 19:1,3,4,6.  There, and for other languages, it is one word, saved and meant for praise only to the Trinity.  It is uttered to the Trinity after all the saints, including the tribulation saints, and the two witnesses are all in heaven, and the marriage supper of the Lamb is called, and the New Jerusalem is opened for receiving our eternal homes.
 
‘Hallel’

The Hebrew word ‘halal’ (H1984) and ‘Yah’ make up the compound word ‘hallelujah’.  As said earlier, the simple meaning is ‘Praise ye the Lord’. The first use of ‘hallelujah’ in the Old Testament, in the Talmud, and in the Midrash shows that it is connected with the overthrow, the defeat of the enemy.  The first use of ‘hallelujah’ in the New Testament is also connected with the defeat of the the enemy. 

‘YAH’

This part of the Word, ‘Yah’ is the name of God. It speaks of the eternal nature of God.  The name Jehovah is also used when stressing God's covenant nature.  When God makes a covenant, it is certain that He will fulfill its tenets, for He is eternal.  Some people with whom we may make covenant, will die before they can fulfill their end of the deal.  However, with God, He is eternal, and He will fulfill His end of the covenant.

‘Yah’, ‘Jehovah’, ‘Yahweh’, whichever form of the same word you prefer, refers to the Eternal Covenant God, for it means ‘I am, I was, I will be.’

The word ‘Yah’ is used to refer to all three of the Trinity. 
Psalms 110:1
"The Lord (Jehovah) said unto my Lord (Adonai), Sit Thou at My right hand."
Isaiah 6:
"For mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord (Jehovah) of Hosts."
Judges 11:29
"Then the Spirit of the Lord (Jehovah) came upon Jepththah."

“Yah’ is a name that applies to all three of the Trinity.  They share this name. They are ‘one’, but are one in unity, not one in person.  They are three persons, all eternal, all deity, all deserving of the name ‘Yah’.

In the Scripture, the use of the word "one" is more of "unity" than it is of number.  For instance, let us examine Deuteronomy 6:4:
"Hear of Israel, the Lord our God is One."

The word translated "one" is "achid" which means "a united one."  The Lord could have used the word "yachid" which means "an absolute one", but He chose to use the other word.  This is because the "Elohim" (plural of "El", which means 'Almighty God') is one in unity of mind and purpose.

Some other examples of the words "achid" and "yachid" are these:
Genesis 1 says that the "evening and the morning" were "one (achid) day."

Genesis 2:24 tells us that two partners were married by God and became "one flesh." This is also "achid."
Genesis 22:2 shows Abraham being commanded to "take thy son, thine only son." This is the word "yachid" for it was the absolute one son that was referred to.
 
We believe in One God, a united One, made up of three personalities Who are united in will, mind, and purpose so much that it is often hard to distinguish between Them. Still, there are numerous Scriptures that indicate a plurality in the Godhead. In the Old Testament, the first name given to us for God is "Elohim".  This is the plural form of "El" which means "Almighty God."  Elohim occurs over 2000 times in the Bible: 
Genesis 1:1
"Bereshith bara Elohim eth hashamayim veeth haarets."
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
"Elohim is joined by plural adjectives, plural forms of verbs, and plural pronouns. (Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7, 20:13, 31:7,53).  This is the first revelation of God to mankind, that the Godhead is made up of more than one personality. The Bible has frequent references to God with pronouns that are plural:
Genesis 1:26
"Let Us make man in Our image."
Genesis 3:22
"Behold, the man is become one of Us." 
Genesis 11:7
"Go to, let Us go down and there confound their language."
Isaiah 6:8
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?"
Conversations of One of the Trinity to Another of the Trinity are recorded in Scripture:
Hebrews 10:9
"Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God."
Hebrews 10:5
"When He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou  wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me."
John 12:28
"Father, glorify Thy name, Then there came a voice from heaven, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."
Psalms 16:10
"For Thou wilt not leave My soul in hell (sheol), neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption."
Psalms 2:7
"The Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee."
Psalms 110:1
"The Lord (Jehovah) said unto my Lord (Adonai), Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool."
 
Three are declared to be God.  First, we know One Whom we call GOD, THE FATHER.  Then, we know another as JESUS, THE SON. A third member of the Trinity is the HOLY SPIRIT. Note some of the verses that confirm this:
I Peter 1:2
"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ."
John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God."
Hebrews 1:8
"But unto the Son, He saith, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever."
I Corinthians 6:19,3:16
"your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost... know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
The three members of the Godhead are often grouped together.
Matthew 28:19
"...baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Luke 1:35
"And the angel answered and said unto her (Mary), The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that Holy One Who shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
Romans 15:30
"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me."
I Corinthians 12:4-6
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are differences of administration, but the same Lord, and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God."
II Corinthians 13:14
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen."
Ephesians 4:4-6
"There is one body, one Spirit... one Lord,  ... one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all.
Hebrews 9:14
"... blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God."
I Peter 3:18
"Christ also hath suffered for sins... that He might bring us to God, and being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."

There were three at the river Jordan when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.  Jesus was in the water, the Spirit was sitting upon His head in the form of a dove.  The voice of God uttered from heaven and said:
Luke 3:21-22
"...This One is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased."


One member of this Trinity is seen sitting beside Another member of the Trinity.
Matthew 16:19
"...He was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God."
Acts 7:55-56
"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God."
In Revelation 5:7, Jesus is seen walking up to the throne of God and removing a book from God's right hand.  This is difficult to picture, if there is only One!

Jesus directly referred to plurality: 
John 15:24
"They have both seen and hated both Me and My Father."
John 8:17-18
"It is also written in your law, that the testimony of TWO men is true.  I   am One that beareth witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me."
John 14:16
"I will pray the Father, and He shall give you Another Comforter."
John 8:16
"And yet if I judge, My judgment is true, for I  am NOT ALONE, but I and the Father that sent Me."

So the word ‘hallelujah’ is the ultimate praise word given to the realized revelation of the victorious plan of the Trinity’s efforts to defeat the devil and his cohorts. 
God, in the Scriptures, progressively reveals the meaning and power of this word ‘hallelujah’.   We shall examine this revelation, starting with the use of the word ‘hallelujah’ in the Psalms.  The word ‘praise be to the Yah (name of the Trinity). This word will become clearer and clearer as we see the Trinity reveal its meaning in the Word.
 

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GOD’S PROGRESSIVE REVELATION
OF ‘HALLELUJAH’



In the destruction of the enemies of God, in the proclaiming and creating of the victories of the Kingdom, the word HALLELUJAH is revealed as the ultimate word of praise in fulfillment of the promises.  The majestic promises of God are sure to be fulfilled, and as they are, God is revealing more and more of the full meaning of the word.  The cloud of misunderstanding, the veil that hides the glory of the word, is being removed. We can, with some research see the Bible’s revelation, and come into a fuller understanding of ‘hallelujah’.

When the curse is fully gone, when grace is fully reigning, when death is conquered with resurrection, when the saints are able to enter the heavenly home of the New Jerusalem, when the kingdoms of this world are brought into submission to the Kingdom of our Lord, the full revelation of the vitality and glory of HALLELUJAH will be fully realized.  In preparation for that time, let’s look at the Bible’s revelation, that step by step reveals the meaning of the word of praise, HALLELUJAH.


Someday soon, in heaven, the hallelujah chorus will be sung by the multitudes of saints, triumphantly, emancipated from the enemies, in tumultuous worship our worship with this revealed word, HALLELUJAH, will be sung.  The enemies of God, shall be fully defeated, and the glorious kingdom will be filled with we, the recipients of the glorious power of our God.

There are five groups of ‘hallelujah’ Psalms,
each with a revelation
of the meaning of ‘hallelujah’.

Group 1. Psalms 104 to 106

Hallelujah is found at the end of the Psalm, and is spoken looking forward to victory over the enemy. Psalm 104 is the first place where ‘hallelujah’ occurs in the Bible. It shows a retrospect of creation, contemplating God’s marvelous plan, looking in anticipation of the great revealing plan of the Lord for His children.


Psalm 104:1-35 (KJV)       
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: Who maketh the clouds his chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh His angels spirits; His ministers a flaming fire:
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which Thou hast founded for them.
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Thy works.
14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that He may bring forth food out of the earth;
15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
24 O LORD, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.
25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom Thou hast made to play therein.
27 These wait all upon Thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28 That Thou givest them they gather: Thou openest Thine hand, they are filled with good.
29 Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
30 Thou sendest forth Thy spirit, they are created: and Thou renewest the face of the earth.
31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in His works.
32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: He toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).


This song of praise ends with ‘hallelujah’, for the glories of creation and the majesty of the wonderful plan of God for us.  He has gloriously laid out a great creation, on which to have us learn the wonders of His plan.  We shout ‘hallelujah’ when we realize this.

Psalms 105 also ends with ‘hallelujah’, and is a song of praise for the works of God in this creation, working out the covenant and plan to bring us to restoration and recognition of His glorious nature.  At recognizing God’s works to glorious, we too shout ‘hallelujah’.

Psalm 105:1-45 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His name: make known His deeds among the people.
2 Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works.
3 Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
4 Seek the LORD, and His strength: seek His face evermore.
5 Remember His marvellous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;
6 O ye seed of Abraham His servant, ye children of Jacob His chosen.
7 He is the LORD our God: His judgments are in all the earth.
8 He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations.
9 Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac;
10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, He reproved kings for their sakes;
15 Saying, Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm.
16 Moreover He called for a famine upon the land: He brake the whole staff of bread.
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19 Until the time that His word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And He increased His people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate His people, to deal subtilly with His servants.
26 He sent Moses His servant; and Aaron whom He had chosen.
27 They shewed His signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against His word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number,
35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
40 The people asked, and He brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant.
43 And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness:
44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
45 That they might observe His statutes, and keep His laws. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

The third Psalm in this initial group, Psalm 106, continues to teach us the use of the ultimate word of praise, i.e. ‘Hallelujah’. It again ends with ‘hallelujah’, and emphasizes that the loving God has done, and continues to do mighty acts to protect His people from the enemies.  A hallelujah is given whenever we realize the merciful protection of God.
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Psalm 106:1-48 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all His praise?
3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto Thy people: O visit me with Thy salvation;
5 That I may see the good of Thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Thy nation, that I may glory with Thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers understood not Thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies; but provoked Him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8 Nevertheless He saved them for his name's sake, that He might make His mighty power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
10 And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.
13 They soon forgat His works; they waited not for His counsel:
14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
15 And He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
21 They forgat God their Saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
23 Therefore He said that he would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy them.
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not His word:
25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
26 Therefore He lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
31 And that was counted unto Him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
32 They angered Him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred His own inheritance.
41 And He gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43 Many times did He deliver them; but they provoked Him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry:
45 And He remembered for them His covenant, and repented according to the multitude of His mercies.
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto Thy holy name, and to triumph in Thy praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).


In this first group, the word ‘hallelujah’ is found at the end of each Psalm, i.e. song.  As we sing of the glorious plan of God, we come to the realization of the need to praise the wondrous God of creation, and of the working out of many blessings for His people.  We first find a hallelujah in our heart, as we glory in the plan of salvation of our God.

This the starting of revelation to us, of the glorious and ultimate word of praise that God has given us.  We are now ready to see the next revelation concerning ‘hallelujah’.
 
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Group 2.
Psalms 111 to 113

God reveals step by step, precept upon precept, line upon line, etc. and this revelation of the meaning and use of HALLELUJAH is shown in as a progressive revelation.  The second lesson in God’s revelation, is in Psalms 111 to 113. 
In this group, in the second part of the revelation, ‘hallelujah’ is found at the beginning of the Psalm.  Hallelujah is a vital part of the Psalm, connected with ‘joyful’.  It refers to the receiving of the land back, in preparation for victories.  We have all felt times of loss, trial, persecution. As Israel did, so do we. In those times of trial, we can be joyful, and anticipate victory, and we learn to shout victory with a ‘hallelujah’ while still knowing the trial is to continue yet for a while.


According to the school of Shammai, Psalm 113 was sung before the feast of Passover. The Passover was before the deliverance from the slavery in Egypt, before the trials of the wilderness, but it was celebrated.  Our ‘hallelujah’s’ need to flow through our lips, even in times like unto the Passover time.  Learning this, our ‘hallelujah’ can precede description of the trials.

Psalm 111:1-10 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Psalm 112:1-10 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 113:1-9 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).
 

Group 3.
Psalms 115-117

Hallelujah is spoken for times of persecution, awaiting victories.

These Psalms were sung after drinking of the last cup of the Passover feast. These were the songs sung by the Lord and the disciples on the pathway to Gethsemane, after their Passover meal, on the night of the betrayal.

Matthew 26:30
Psalm 115:1-18 (KJV)
1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

Psalm 116:1-19 (KJV)
1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH) .

Psalm 117:1-2 (KJV)
1 O praise the LORD (HALLELUJAH), all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

Group 4.
Psalms 135

In this lesson, shown in Psalm 135, hallelujah is shouted, sung, for expectation of the return of Jesus.   We too need to learn that we need to triumphantly shout in praise, that Jesus will soon return. We glory in His works, His miraculous, merciful blessings, and glory that soon, He will return.

This Psalm was sung in the morning service of worship in the Temple, and in the synagogues. 

Psalm 135:1-21 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto His name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.
5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all His servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel His people.
13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and Thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14 For the LORD will judge His people, and He will repent Himself concerning His servants.
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).



The final group of Psalms is filled with ‘hallelujah’s’ for it looks forward to the finalizing of victory, the completion of the covenant promises, the realization of total victory over the enemies of God.

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The final group of Psalms is filled with ‘hallelujah’s’ for it looks forward to the finalizing of victory, the completion of the covenant promises, the realization of total victory over the enemies of God.

Group 5. Psalms 146 to 150

Hallelujah is spoken at the beginning and at the end of the Psalm referring to the final victories at the end of the age.

These were sung in the Temple, and in the synagogues, during the morning worship.  They may have been one song, for they were all sung together, and only the copyists were the ones who in the 1800's put l chapter and verse distinctions.  With each of these five psalms beginning and ending with a ‘hallelujah’, it was an easy assumption that they were five different psalms.  They were more likely, one long psalm, with a beginning and ending ‘hallelujah’ and more ‘hallelujah’s’ within the psalm.

The book of Psalms was the song book for the Bible.  Singing was a big part of the worship of the Jewish people. They were often far more emotional in their worship, with shouts, clapping, foot stomping, loud instrumental instruments, than we see now in our worship.

The translation from Hebrew to our language has made it hard to use whatever musical accompaniment that they had.  Some had added moderate chanting tunes to Psalms, but we are missing the real emotion of their music. 

Scripture tells us that the mountains sing:

Psalms 41:23
the valleys sing:
Psalms 65:13
the trees sing:
I Chronicles 16:33

God made birds to sing, and God wants us to sing.  It is obvious from the songbook we call Psalms, that He loves our worship.  The 22 hallelujah psalms show that the ultimate word of praise, in its full meaning, is vital and necessary in our worship. 

Jesus and the disciples sang a hymn after the last supper:

Matthew 26:30

As saints, we need to sing our worship:

in our greatest numbers:
Psalms 149:1

in our worst of trials:
Isaiah 26:19

in the greatest of victories:
Isaiah 65:14
 
Singing is a duty and a privilege.  We need to make ‘singing’ to be a vital, necessary, part of our gatherings.

Angels have singing as the major part of their worship. Job says: The morning stars sang together’.  The meaning here of ‘morning stars’ is a ‘host of angels’.  When a ‘heavenly host of angels’ came to announce Jesus’ birth, they sang:
Luke 2:13

In heaven, they sing constantly in praise of the Lamb, i.e. Jesus:
Rev 5:11-12

The music of heaven blends together to make a miraculous harmony of praise:
Rev 15:3

The word ‘hallelujah’ is a singing word, and by the time we reach the throne, by the time we find the open gates of the New Jerusalem, and sit around the table at the marriage supper of the Lamb, we will understand this singing ‘hallelujah’ as we never have, and never could have, here and now.  We are to learn what we can about this universal praise word, and begin to practice our praise of ‘HALLELUJAH’.
Although they were really one ‘hallelujah’ psalm, the last five show as they proceed an increase in praise, love, joy, showing an awareness of the worthiness of the Trinity to receive praise at the highest level. We need to increase in our comprehension of the inability of our own language, our own songs, to adequately express the praise due to God.  Hallelujah is the word chosen by God that expresses God’s glory.

In the last ‘hallelujah’ psalms, God has written a chorus that calls for all the people, all the instruments of sacred music, all the stars of heaven to join in, and give a sublime finale of awareness of the greatness of our God.

No other religion has a god that deserves and claims this kind of worship.  The false gods are feared, they are evil, and have not provided a salvation of grace and mercy.  David was the psalmist that wrote these inspired words of praise, and he is someday to be announced as ‘king’ of the nation of Israel for the millennium.  The singer of praise will lead that nation in hallelujah singing for eternity.


READ THE LAST PSALMS,
SEE THE WORSHIP OF THE WORD ‘HALLELUJAH’ IN THEM.

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Psalm 146:1-10 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; He relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked He turneth upside down.
10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH)

Psalm 147:1-20 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH): for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For He hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth: His word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth His ice like morsels: who can stand before His cold?
18 He sendeth out His word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

Psalm 148:1-14 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise Him in the heights.
2 Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts.
3 Praise ye Him, sun and moon: praise Him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for He commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.
14 He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).


Psalm 149:1-9 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in Him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise His name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all His saints. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

Psalm 150:1-6 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH). Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD (HALLELUJAH).

There is coming a day soon, in heaven, when we, the mercifully redeemed of the Lord, will gather for the marriage supper of the Lamb, for the opening of the New Jerusalem, and we will have fully by then comprehended the ultimate word of praise, i.e. HALLELUJAH, and we will shout and sing it as never before. 

We shall look at the prophetic revelation of this day, in Revelation 19, and see the glory of that praise time next lesson.
 

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THE DAY OF THE LORD,
A DAY OF HALLELUJAH VICTORY
 
Revelation chapter 19 is a chapter of praise.  It occurs in heaven after the rapture, after the judgment seat of Christ wherein we receive our rewards. 
 
This chapter prophetically predicts a time when the saints, rejoice in outbursts of joy, for the victories over the enemy, for the eternal home we are about to enter our eternal home, the New Jerusalem. 
 
Revelation 19:1
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;
 
Notice, we are in heaven, and it is not a far away place.  Angels come and go back continually.  We will be transported there and be standing before God in short order. Jesus ascended there and returned the same day. Jesus comforted His disciples by talking about heaven, when they were confused by His talking about His crucifixion. Too often, heaven is pushed to the background.  There were many old-time songs about heaven. There are many scriptures on heaven.  Yet many neglect to preach or teach about this place.  Some fear mentioning heaven, because it reminds them that there is also a hell.
 
Some have thought of heaven as a ghostly, unreal, indefinite state.   Heaven is as physically real as the city and building in which you live. There are actual streets of gold, and actual rooms, and mansions.  We will literally stand before the manifest presence of the real God, on a real throne.  We will throw our literal crowns about the real, nail scarred feet of Jesus, our Savior. We will have real bodies in heaven.  Jesus went to heaven in a physical body.
 
Luke 24:39
"BEHOLD, MY HANDS AND MY FEET, THAT IT IS I MYSELF; HANDLE ME AND SEE, FOR A SPIRIT HATH NOT FLESH AND BONES AS YE SEE ME HAVE."
Jesus is returning with a literal body.
Acts 1:11 
"THIS SAME JESUS WILL SO COME AS YE HAVE SEEN HIM GO."
 
Enoch went to heaven in a real, literal body. (Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5)  So did the prophet Elijah.  They searched for his body for 50 days but could not find it for God took it up to heaven. So, in heaven, we will have literal bodies, for we have been promised to be like Him when He comes:
I John 3:2
"...WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM."
 
Our bodies in heaven will be "flesh and bone", not "flesh and blood." The life of the body will come from the "spirit" not from the "blood", as it does in this body.  This is why it is called a  "spiritual body."(I Cor.15:44)  As with the body of Jesus, material objects were no barrier (John 20:19), food could be eaten, but was not necessary to sustain life (Luke 24:15), gravity had no control (Acts 1:9), vanishing and reappearing at will (Luke 24:31, John 20:26), not subject to death, decay, and sickness (I Cor. 15:42, 53-54), and powerful (Rev. 22:3-5).
 
The word ‘hallelujah’, here translated ‘alleluia’ is used often in this chapter.  It is a word found in every language for a reason, it is the ultimate praise word, commended by the Lord, and used when we realize the victories of God over all our enemies.
 
Revelation 19:
2. For true and righteous are His judgments;  for He hath judged the great whore, who did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.
3. And again they said, Alleluia.  And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying; Amen; Alleluia.
5. 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.
6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings; saying, Alleluia; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
 
The multitude that are shouting and singing ‘alleluia’ (HALLELUJAH) are we, the saints in heaven.  This rejoicing is in preparation for the ‘marriage supper of the Lamb”, and the opening of the New Jerusalem, for Babylon is defeated, the final judgments are being poured out, all that are going to get saved, are saved, and the devil and all evil angels are cast out of heaven, no longer there to defile the New Jerusalem, or ruin the marriage supper of the Lamb.
 
In these verses 2-6, there are four times we see the word ‘alleluia’. Remember, this literally means ‘praise ye, Jehovah’. And the praise for God fills the throne room of heaven.
 
Revelation 19:
7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife hath made herself ready.
8. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed  in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they who are called  unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
 

The marriage supper of the Lamb, is a time, when there will be a feast celebrating the grand opening of the New Jerusalem.  The bride of the Lord is that city (Rev. 21:2,9-10), and the saints are the 'linen' adornment of that city (Rev. 21:2, 19:8).
 
After all the saints have gotten to heaven, this event can take place. The hallelujah rejoicing time is inserted here in Revelation just before the description of the battle of Armageddon.  At that time, the church has already been in heaven, the tribulation saints (those saved after the rapture) are also there, the 144,000 finished their 3 and a half year ministry are there, and the two witnesses have been slain, and a few days later resurrected are present for this reunion, celebration day, in which we get to walk the streets of the New Jerusalem.  This hallelujah time occurs shortly before the return to conquer the Antichrist and his armies at Armageddon.
 
This will be a 'blessed' day, and we are told here to 'be glad and rejoice' when it comes. Jesus said that He would not drink of the fruit of the vine again, until He would drink it with us in heaven  (Matthew 26:29). It will be a ‘hallelujah’ time, when we realize victory is finally ours, finally, after all this long wait.
 

Many of us have longed, impatiently awaited victory over this sinful world, the battle with the devils of this time, the struggles with a mortal body, the ailments of a time wherein the earth is cursed.  Yet, finally, we are in heaven, viewing our blessed Lord, in our eternal bodies, ready to return with Jesus and watch Him speak a word, at which, all the antichrist’s armies fall slain and defeated.  Victory is sweet.
 
We have to be 'called' to that dinner, and there are several callings. We get called there at the rapture. Some 144,000 get called there later. Some tribulation saints are martyred, and later resurrected and get their calling and finally the two witnesses, near the end of the tribulation get their final calling after be dead some 3 days.
 
As we shout and sing ‘HALLELUJAH’, the gates of the city are opened. No sinner will ever tread those streets. (Rev. 21:27) What a day that will be! HALLELUJAH!  I plan on a visit to my heavenly mansion there in that city of gold, and to see the rivers of life that flow down its streets through the twelve gates.  There will be visits to the library of heaven  (you can find me there) and  of course that huge meal, wherein the millions (billions, I hope) of saints are going to have the first family dinner with all present.
 
What a feast! I am looking forward to devouring one of those  oysters, from which the Lord took those pearls with which He made  the twelve gates.  That ought to be quite an oyster. I could use some help on it. If any of you like oysters. Also, I plan on doing a lot of dancing and shouting.  My new body will be able to many such things that this aged and mortal body now is incapable of doing.
 

Revelation 19
10.  And I fell at his feet to worship him.  And he said unto me,  See thou do it not:  I am thy fellow servant,  and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus;  worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
 
John again falls to worship this prophet, and is rebuffed for such attempt.  John is obviously shaken and awestruck by such revelations, and sees things beyond his ability to comprehend or pass on to us. The whole of prophetic revelation is given to uplift and reveal Jesus to this sinful world that needs Him so much.  John is reminded of this fact by the prophet showing him these things.
 
Revelation 19:
11. And I saw heaven opened,  and behold a white horse;  and He Who sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.
 
This place called heaven is a place we should long to go--for it is there we will begin to receive the rewards of eternity.  There we will receive the glorified body that will be eternal, incorruptible and powerful.  There we will see our Savior and God the Father. There we will remain while the earth is reaping the awful judgments of the tribulation.  There we will rejoice with the saints around the throne, as John viewed in Revelation 4 and 5. There, we will have this ‘HALLELUJAH’ full revelation of true victory.
 
Jesus is the main One we look for to come, and this ‘second coming of Jesus’ as revealed here, is the blessed message of all prophetic truth.
 
This ‘hallelujah’ time is quickly followed by the returning to earth by the Lord, accompanied by we, the saints. Both the Lord and we, His armies, will be upon "white horses". These must be spirit horses, for they are bringing us across the heavens back to earth. No earthly horse could bring us on that trip. What do we know about these heavenly horses? For one thing they are seen elsewhere in the Bible. Elijah was taken to heaven in a chariot fire, drawn by horses of fire. (II Kings 2:11-12) Elisha was protected by many chariots drawn by horses. His servant needed to have his spiritual eyes opened to see such horses. (II Kings 6:17)  Zechariah saw angels of the Lord upon horses, called "spirits of heavens". These horses are harnessed to chariots.  The duties of these angels and their steeds was to scout the earth. (Zech 6:1-8). Angels can make themselves appear as flaming fire, and we see that these heavenly horses can also appear as "horses of fire".  The word "fire" is from the Hebrew word "aysh" meaning "burning, flaming fire."
 
Revelation 19:
12. His eyes were as a flame of fire,  and on His head were many crowns,  and He had a name written,  that no man knew, but He Himself.
 
People have cussed, swore, slandered, and reviled the many names given to us for the Trinity. The names that they do know are abused. In the Old Testament, the ones who did such blaspheming were stoned.  (Leviticus 24:11, 13-16 “... whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin, and he that blasphemeth in the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death.”)
 
The Hebrew people had so much respect for the name Jehovah, that they substituted the name ‘Lord’ for such in reading Scripture. When the scribes had to copy such name (Jehovah) in copying Scripture, they would stand, pray, write the name, pray again, and sit and resume copying the rest.    That way, they felt, they would not be guilty of using such name without due reverence.
 
To use the name of God ‘in vain’ was to swear falsely:
Leviticus 19:12
“And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God, I am the Lord.”
 
There is power in the name of Jesus.
John 14:13, 14, 15:16, 16:23
“...whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do.”
 
The first article of Israelite faith, taught to children in that day, was Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel, the Lord (Jehovah), our God (Elohim) is one Lord (Jehovah).”
 
God is jealous for His name. (Isaiah 26:8, 14)
 
Moses was told “say unto... Israel... ‘I AM’ hath sent me... shalt say... The Lord God (Jehovah Elohim)... This is My name forever, and this is My memorial (zekker = memory)
 
So, the Lord has reserved a name for Himself, that no man knows, nor will know till that HALLELUJAH time in Revelation, when at the marriage supper of the Lamb, only the righteous are present, and none there will blaspheme that name.  All other names have been blasphemed, but even the devil himself will not know this name to misuse it.
 
When we hear this new name, we will also partake of such... for
Revelation 3:12 “him that overcometh, will I write upon him My new name.”
 
God waits till the devil is expelled from heaven, till judgments have been poured out, till all the saints gather at the marriage supper of the Lamb, and then God reveals a name that will not be blasphemed.
 

Revelation 19:
13. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood;  and His name is called:  The Word of God.
 
The garment of the Lord, is dipped in blood. This blood is the atoning blood He shed on calvary. He is called ‘the Word of God’. This is the Hebrew ‘memra’ or the Greek ‘logos’.  This means He is the epitome of wisdom of the plan of God.
 
Revelation 19:
14. And the armies  which were in heaven  followed Him upon white horses,  clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
 
These horses seen in various parts of the Bible are the kinds of horses upon which we will soon ride as we return to earth to conquer, to rule, and to reign with Jesus. Our glorified and eternal bodies will sit upon horses which are also bodily, touchable, and see-able actualities. 
 

The Lord told us in the book of Hebrews, that the saints of the Old Testament that locked their hopes onto the promised city known as the "New Jerusalem" as being a literal city someday to be their home were saints for which God was 'not ashamed to be called their God.'  Is God ashamed of the saints of today who are repelled by details of the coming that God has revealed to us?
 
Hebrews 11:16
"But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He hath prepared for them a city."
 
II Timothy 2:15
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane (babelos, a despiser of sacred truths) and vain babblings (kenophonia, vain talk, with no depth of knowledge, ignorance bringing more unbelief); for they will increase unto more ungodliness."
 
The ‘vain babblings’ time is over, and the common word that will easily flow from our mouths, is ‘HALLELUJAH’. 
 
Revelation 19:
15. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations;  and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treadeth the winepress  of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16. And He hath on His vesture  and on His thigh a name written,  KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17. And I saw an angel standing in the sun;  and He cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God.
18.  That ye may eat the flesh of kings,  and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men,  and the flesh  of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war against Him that on the horse, and against His army.
 

We have, and God has, long awaited victory time.  Sin has reigned in the hearts of many for ages and ages.  Jesus came and died for our sins, was resurrected to promise us this victory time, and ‘hallelujah’ is our shout of victory in this time prophesied to soon literally occur.
The saints are an "army" by this time.  We return with the Lord, Who does the battle for us over the most wicked people of all time.  The judgments will have made their hearts so hardened that they can blaspheme God, the Jews, and the raptured saints. 
 
The message of the gospel will have been preached by the church (until the rapture) and then by the 144,000 saved Jews who will not be harmed by the judgments, and finally, by the two witnesses who will not be killed for 3 ½ years.  When the Antichrist finally will kill them, they will be resurrected and raptured to heaven in the sight of the revelers.
 
These events will have so angered the sinners that will be left that they will be ready to murder every Jew in Petra, and Israel--they will be desirous to battle even the God who has brought such plagues upon the earth during the seven years. 
 
The battle that follows is  called the "WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF GOD." (19:15)  The Lord Jesus returns to show Himself to be the "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS" (19:16).
 
Following the Battle of Armageddon, Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years.  Then the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be sent to the Lake of Fire.  No one else will be sent there until 1000 years later when the Second Resurrection takes place.  There is then held a 45 day "Judgment of Nations" where the humans left alive at the end of the tribulation will be judged.  Some will be sent to hell, and some will be allowed to enter the Millennium to be ruled and reigned over by Jesus and the saints. The millennial rule of the Lord then follows.
 

The most ancient of prophecies tell us of this battle to come:
Jude 14-15
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these saying: Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
 
Enoch 1:9
"For He will come with thousands of thousands of holy ones to execute His judgment, to destroy the wicked and ungodly, to execute vengeance for what the ungodly have said and done against Him."
 

Zechariah 12:9
“It shall be in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
 
Isaiah 63:1-3
“Who is this Who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury, their blood is sprinkled upon My garments.”
 
Zechariah 14:1-4
“Behold the day of the Lord is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled and the women ravished. Half the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day, His feet will stand on the Mt. of Olives.”
 
Revelation 19:
20. And the beast was taken  and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them who had received  the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire  burning with brimstone.
21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him Who sat upon the horse,  which sword proceeded out of His mouth; and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
 
The ‘word’ of the Lord does the slaying, and we will not need to battle as mankind has for centuries.  We follow the Lord on those heavenly horses, and arrive with the battle finished.   Our salvation, our victories, are given by the Lord, and there is no need to try to claim any personal credit for ourselves.  It is mercy and grace that has given us every victory.  We arrive shouting ‘HALLELUJAH’, for the victory is already purchased, and is being claimed ahead of our return.
 
We have long battled those the devil and his cohorts have possessed or inspired to hate the saints of God.  Yet, ‘hallelujah’, victory is assured, and now being claimed for us.

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EXPRESSING A HALLELUJAH
 

HALLELUJAH is seen in typology in the ‘trumpets’.
 
Hallelujah is connected to the overthrow of the wicked, and the victory of the Lord over His enemies.
 
Two silver trumpets were made of silver, one piece, and each gave the same sound.  The same sound was given by each, and by the doubling of the sound, shows the power of unity.  One clear shrill blast of the trumpets was to rouse the camp to assemble at the tabernacle, or to march on in their journey.
 
Numbers 10:1-10 (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.
5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.
6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.
 
So, in times of gathering, in times of looking forward to victory, or in times of battle, in times of memorial for God’s victories, the trumpets sounded.  The ‘HALLELUJAH’ shout and song, is the fulfillment of the type of the trumpets.  We shall comprehend the meaning of the shout of hallelujah more and more as we study, and as we see in fulfillment, the glorious victories of our God.
 
Hebrews 10:23-25 (KJV)
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised[wink]
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
 
We call for times of ‘assembling’ in this world, and finally, as seen in Revelation 19, the assembling in heaven of all the redeemed, all the victorious soldiers of the spiritual battles, will be a ‘hallelujah’ time of victory.
 
Like the two trumpets sounded a harmonious, victorious note so the testimony of the saints in harmony shouting ‘hallelujah’ glorifies our Lord.
 
The same sound that called us to gather together, also calls us to come together for victorious battle.  The foe is defeated in reality, though the finish of the battle has not yet occurred.  Revelation 19 shows the ‘hallelujah’ preceding the battle of Armageddon, for the victory is assured, and we will not need to even swing our sword, for the Word of the Lord Jesus is like a sword that will utter victory, as the enemy falls dead before us.  Hallelujah!
 
The silver of the trumpets is a type of redemption, and we are redeemed by Jesus’ blood, and therefore enabled by it to shout ‘hallelujah’.  The fact that we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus should keep ringing in our ears, and throughout eternity, as we shout and sing ‘hallelujah’, we will be reminding ourselves of Jesus’ precious blood.
 
We have victory, we are in heaven, we enjoy eternal life, we are the family of God, and therefore, we shout and sing ‘hallelujah’.
 
Revelation 19:6-7 (KJV)
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
 
 
 
THAT HALLELUJAH SOUND THAT KEEPS ON SOUNDING.
 

We can hear sounds in our ears, some from the environment, some from inner ear problems.   Yet, there is a ‘trumpeting’ in our ears that continues, day in day out, spiritually. I, and many others, have a condition called ‘tinnitus’, one that is common in older persons.  It is hearing of noises in the ears, a ringing, roaring, clicking, whistling, or hissing sound that continues and continues.
This sound can be ignored, but it continues to be heard.  For me it is not too irritating, and I tend to ignore it, and go about my day as though the sound were not there.  If I lived near an ocean, the sound of the surf would be constant, and about as loud.  Therefore, if I treat this hissing sound as though it were the surf, I can continue to smile and go about my duties.
 
There is a ‘spiritual sound’ we should be hearing, a ‘trumpeting’ sound from the Lord reminding each saint of their redemption and the resulting victories over sin and the devil. 
 
In the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, our September or October, a memorial of blowing of trumpets was done.  A sacrifice was to be given, and on the tenth day after that, the day of atonement arrived. It was the only day one was to ‘fast’ by command, and it was to have ‘atonement’ made between each person and the Lord.
 
Leviticus 23:23-28 (KJV)
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
 
There were three commands
 for the feast of trumpets:
 
1. Observe the first day of the seventh month as a special holy day to blow the two silver trumpets.
2. Do no unnecessary work on this day (Lev. 23:25).
3. Offer an offering made by fire on this day.
 
The seventh month was called Tishri by the Jews. The trumpets and their use are shown in Numbers 10:1-10. Two silver trumpets were sounded to announce this day.  They were not blown throughout all Israel, but only over the sacrifices at the tabernacle.
 
The sacrifices were to be one young bullock, one ram, seven lambs, and one kid -- ten animals in all, besides the other sacrifices. (Numbers 29:1-6)
 
Then on the tenth day of that same month, the day of atonement, occurred. On that day, the people were to have a  holy convocation (assembly) to God, and afflict their souls (i.e. fast).  An offering was made by fire to Jehovah.  No work (except for priests to make sacrifices) on that day.  Any who would not fast and repent on that day was to be cut off. It was to be a continual fast, celebrated each year on that day, forever. It was a holy day, beyond all others.
 
The offerings were to be (according to Numbers 29:7-11) one young bullock, one ram, seven lambs, and one kid for a sin offering. Also, in Lev. 16, we see that special offerings were also offered, making it different from any other feast day. This was the great day of atonement, when Aaron, the high priest, went into the holy of holies to make atonement for all Israel. He was to offer a young bullock for himself, two kids for the congregation, and a ram for an additional burnt offering.
 
Every day was a day of sacrifice at the tabernacle, but these two days were special, because at the end of this day of atonement, the high priest would enter the holy of holies, and there put the blood of atonement  upon the ark of the covenant, upon its mercy seat.
 
The Day of Atonement is the 10th of Tishri, their seventh month. On this day, they were to fast, pray, and confess any and all sins. This day is often called ‘Yom Kippur’.   The phrase means, in Hebrew, Yom = day, and Kapper = to cover over.  This once a year fast day, was to be a day in which sins were covered over, restoring a relationship with God.
 
The trumpets keep sounding, the ‘day of atonement’ is no longer one day a year, but the trumpets keep sounding in our spiritual ears, ringing the redemption of our souls, reminding us from the Spirit of God, that we are the children of God.  That constant ringing is continuing, and for eternity we will rejoice in the trumpeting. 
 
The hallelujah shouts in heaven, as recorded in Revelation 19 show forth the
constant victorious rejoicing of our redemption.
 

I Timothy 2:5
“There is only One God, and only One Mediator between God and man, the Man Jesus Christ.”
 
Isaiah 53:12
“...numbered with the transgressors, and He bare the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
 
The High Priest entered the holy of holies once a year.  Jesus entered, once and for all, and is seated at the right side of God, ever making intercession for us, always ready to restore close relationship with God.  We often fail God, we need to come to the Lord, repent, and have relationship blessed by His mercy.  No, we do not lose salvation for our failures, sins, weaknesses.  We have an eternal trumpeting of the horns, silver trumpets sounding our eternal relationship with the Lord.  HALLELUJAH is the fulfillment of that truth.
 
HALLELUJAH for the victories of our salvation will reverberate throughout eternity with ‘exceeding joy’.
 
Jude 24
“...to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.”
 
We will keep the silver trumpets of redemption sounding with our hallelujah’s when we come before the very throne of God.
 
Hebrews 4:16
“...come boldly unto the throne of grace, obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.’
 

There was a movie made by the Hollywood establishment some years ago, called ‘Ground Hog Day’.  Every morning, in that movie, Bill Murray, woke up, and he lived February 2 over and over, day after the day, the same day.  The whole of the Christian era, it is the same day, day after day.  It is always the ‘Day of Atonement.’  Over and over, we dwell in the events of that one day of Atonement, wherein Jesus paid the price for our sins, atoned for us, and made it possible for us to literally go into the presence of God, before His throne. We enjoy and benefit from Christ’s sacrifice and sprinkling of His blood on the mercy seat. Every day we will shout ‘hallelujah’ for the victories of Jesus for us.
 
In the Old Testament, one day of seven was the Sabbath, and one day a year was the Day of Atonement.  In the New Testament age, we have every day as a day of rest in Jesus (our Sabbath), and every day we have a Day of Atonement, in which we can access the presence of God the Father.
 
The Day of Atonement continues on day after day.  We find that Jesus is the eternal ‘atonement’.  The High Priest that we have, i.e. Jesus, we have an eternal day of atonement, an eternal intercessor, to whom we come humbly when we fail, and fellowship and salvation are eternal with Him.  We hear the trumpets still sounding, still announcing our redemption.  We maintain relationship with God, for Jesus ‘ever continues’ His intercession. We fulfil the type by our continual shoutings of ‘hallelujah’.
 
There is coming a day, after we have reached heaven, and the ones on earth have either been redeemed, or have refused to do it, making that eternally wrong choice, and the ‘trumpets sounds end, the last trump ends the ‘mystery of God.’
 
Revelation 10:6-7
“Angel... lifted His hand to heaven... sware by Him that liveth forever and ever... There should be time (delay) no longer... in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, THE MYSTERY OF GOD should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.”
 
The angel, in that time, will sound a trumpet, a trumpet of announcement.  This trumpet announces that the ‘mystery of God’ is to be then ‘finished’. The time of salvation ends, and we are eternally perfect in our new body, in heaven not to be tempted to sin again. That is worth an eternity of hallelujah’s, and we shall continually shout hallelujah for that reason.

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SHOFAR TRUMPETS
WERE ALSO TYPES
OF OUR HALLELUJAH SHOUTS.

THE HORNS OF RAMS WERE ALSO A SHADOW TYPE OF THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS OF PRAISE WE SHALL CONTINUALLY HEAR WHEN WE REACH HEAVEN. 

THE SHOFAR TRUMPETS WERE ALSO A CALL TO BATTLE FOR THE LAST DAYS, IN OUR ‘HALLELUJAH SHOUTS, OUR CHORUS OF PRAISE, AS WE WIN THESE FINAL BATTLES BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.

The horns of the rams were greatly valued.  In the Bible lands, the rams horns are considered of great significance. One use of the ram’s horn was as a vessel in which to carry liquids. A wooden plug was driven into the large end of the horn to close it.  Sometimes raw hide covered it to hold it in place. The small pointed end of the horn was removed and closed up with a stopper. This horn was often used then to carry oil. Samuel used his horn of oil to anoint David to become the king. (1Sam. 16:1)  Solomon was anointed king by the oil of Zadok’s horn. (1Kings 1:39). Shepherds, like David, used oil from their horns to anoint the head wounds of their sheep.
Another common use of the ram's horn was the making of a trumpet, oft called a shofar. The Law called for rams' horns to be blown at necessary times.

Each year of Jubilee began with the blowing of these ram’s horns, i.e. shofars:
Leviticus 25:9 (KJV)
 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.


During the Feast of Trumpets there was to be "a day of blowing the trumpets":
Numbers 29:1 (KJV)
 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

Another famous use of this shofar trumpet was at the destruction of Jericho:
Joshua 6:1-5 (KJV)
1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

The shofar trumpets were used to signal the gathering of the people:
Jeremiah 4:5 (KJV)
5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defended cities.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RAM’S HORN

The ram's horn trumpet measured often to be eighteen inches long. It was made from a left horn of the fat-tailed sheep.  This horn was curved backwards, and forming nearly a circle. To make it the right shape, it was softened by hot water.  Then it could be molded into the form to be used by the priests.

THE SHOFAR TRUMPETS OF GIDEON’S 300

In Judges chapter 7, we read the story of Gideon.  The trumpets of  that time sounded by the 300, announced that they were to break the pitchers, and the ‘lamps’ (smoldering torches) would burst into flame when the pitchers were broken. 
Gideon had started with 32,000 in his army.  Of that number, 22,000 decided they were afraid, and went home.  Of the 10,000 that were left, 9700 proved not to be anxious for the battle, and Gideon told them to go home.  There were only 300 left, and there were 300 victors.

The call to ministry today is similar.  Many would rather just say ‘grace’ at the dinner table, and then, only if no unsaved are noticing.  Some would rather pray only for their own needs.  Some will only witness if the person actually begs to be witnessed to.  So, the number of ministers of the Lord is small.  Like Gideon’s army, many forsake and go home.

This 300 were going up against over a hundred thousand of the enemy. They were anxious to minister for the Lord.  They were the ones to have a trumpet bestowed upon them, to use for the Lord.

Today, one third of the world claims to be Christian.  In the United States, 70% claim to be Christian.  Yet, when the battles come, very few will prove to be warriors in the Lord’s army.  The enemy in Gideon’s time was 135,000 strong.  The 300 of Gideon’s army seems totally outnumbered in human standards.  The 300 could have looked at how they were so out-numbered, and wanted to flee with the other 31,700 who had already gone home.  But their faith was in the trumpet that they had bestowed to them for the battle.
 
Judges 7:16-22 (KJV)
16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
17 And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
18 When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
19 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.


We find some beautiful typology in this story.  We too are few who are in the army of the Lord, and are outnumbered in this last day as we battle the devil’s forces.
We find some beautiful typology in this story.  We too are few who are in the army of the Lord, and are outnumbered in this last day as we battle the devil’s forces. Yet, our trumpet, as prefigured in Gideon’s time, is the HALLELUJAH shout, the song of HALLELUJAH in worship, that we proclaim to this world, wherein we too, are far outnumbered.

We also live at a time of having an empty pitcher.  The pitcher was a ‘kad’ (Hebrew), which was a pail of earthenware.  It speaks of the gospel message having been poured out.  The devil, over the years, has tried to pollute the pitchers, tried to poison its contents, and tried to dry up its contents.  Yet, some have remained true to pouring out the message of the gospel.  The three hundred with empty pitchers were the ones who were faithful to pour out the true gospel. 

Judges 7:16 calls these pitchers ‘empty’.  This is the Hebrew word  ‘Riyq’ (reek), meaning ‘poured out.’  Saints today have poured out the message. 

Now, empty of that message, the pitcher is to be ‘broken’. The word for ‘brake’ is the Hebrew word ‘naw-phats’, meaning to ‘dash in pieces’.  The vessel bearing what was poured out is to soon be broken.  It is not what that poured out that is broken, but only the vessel.  We are the vessel that has been pouring out the message.  The breaking process is hard.  We could not change our message, and now that it is poured out, we have another great work to do, and to do it, we need to be broken.

The broken pitcher is only a vessel.  It is only as useful as what it holds.  When emptied and finished, it is of no value.  It can then be broken, for its work is over. 
These are the last days before the coming of the Lord.  We are to have poured out our message, been broken before the Lord, and now we are to begin our tasks with a ‘HALLELUJAH’ SHOFAR TRUMPET.  The flame will burst forth, as we are broken.

The hallelujah shouts are to continue, as we see the victory of the Lord. 

HALLELUJAH is the shout looking forward to victory, the shout of faith when victory seems unlikely, the shout of praise when victory is completed.  It has all those meanings as shown in the progressive revelation of the Word by God in the Bible.
The breaking process can seem to be painful.  Jesus was broken in Gethsemane, for His work was coming to an end. Jeremiah was in pit, the sewer of a prison, and there surely felt like the broken pitcher. Joseph was put, by his brothers, into a well, and then sold into slavery. Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael were put into a fiery furnace.  Job spent two years, destitute of wealth, grieving for his murdered children, nagged by a faithless wife, taunted by prideful friends, and aching from boils upon his body. Paul sat in prison waiting to be beheaded.  John was put on a prison island. 

None of them were finished, all had ministry to yet do for the Lord.  The ones with the empty pitchers of the last days, will be broken, and yet, the smoldering torch within will burst into flame, and more work for the Lord can then be done.
 
When the pitcher was broken in Gideon’s time, there was inside that  smoldering torch.  This lamp would burst into flame when the pitcher was broken.  When we come to our broken time, we will find the smoldering power of the Lord, will burst into the double portion power time of God.

These events all start with a ‘trumpet’.  The subject of ‘trumpets’ has been given the poorest of exegesis.  What most fail to realize is that there are many ‘trumpets’ to be sounded in the time of God’s working with mankind. 

I Corinthians 15:52
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.’ 

This event is called the ‘last’ trump, and yet, there are seven later trumpet soundings as judgments in the tribulation.  There are multiple trumpet soundings, The seven trumpets of Revelation are trumpets of judgment.  There are trumpets of alert, of alarm, of announcement, etc.  The ‘last’ trump of I Corinthians is the last of a series of trumpets sounded in the last days, for the army of God.

Joel 2:1 tells of a last day call for trumpets to be sounded:
“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain, let all the inhabitants tremble; for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand.”

This ‘trumpet’ is a ‘shofar’ trumpet, that is called to be sounded in the heavenly ‘Zion’. On that ‘holy mountain’, where the throne of God is, trumpets of warning are to be sounded in the last days. The silver trumpets (hacoceroth) of the temple were used to summon the people.  These were straight, not curved metal, and were blown only by the priests.  In length they were not quite a yard long.  They were sounded for celebrations and gatherings.  Yet, in Joel 2:1, this was a ‘shofar’ trumpet, that sounded alarm, warning of war.

The ‘shofar’ originally was used only for warlike purposes, warning of the approach of the enemy.  It sounded often throughout the battles.  It sometimes sounded recall.  It was blown to announce a proclamation of the law.  It announced the year of jubilee. It heralded the approach of the Ark of the covenant.  It hailed a new king.  It announced the time of judgment.   These were all types, to be fulfilled in the many soundings of trumpets on heavenly Zion in these last days.  The ‘hallelujah’ praise that we are to voice is the fulfillment of that prefigurement, and our ‘hallelujah’s’ are to sound from our lips in recognition of what God is showing to us.

We are now, yes, now, at the time of a HALLELUJAH ‘ shofar trumpet’ to be sounded.  The Lord has had a few, like Gideon’s 300, emptying their pitchers, and a trumpet is now to sound to have us break our pitcher.  The double portion time is soon to come, and it is time to hear the trumpet announcing the breaking of the pitcher time.

The trumpet is in our right hand, a pitcher to break in our left hand, and a torch about to burst into fiery brilliance is within that pitcher.

Jesus said at the last supper, ‘This is My body which is broken for you...’ (I Cor. 11:24).  We have been called to ‘take up our cross, and follow Him.’ This is a
breaking time for us now.

I Corinthians 14:8
“For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?’

There are many ‘uncertain sounds’ being sounded in our day.  The trumpets of many are sounding calls not sanctioned by the Lord.  They are not speaking ‘hallelujah’ faith, but are sounding ‘uncertain sounds’, lacking faith in the victories of God.   Some speak distractions to the real trumpet calls.  Some are calling people to gain riches, to live in luxury.  Some are calling to hobbies, sports, jobs, ego building, etc.  The uncertain sounds  of such trumpets, are not being sounded in Zion, they are earthly trumpets that distract from some hearing the real hallelujah trumpets from God.

Like the 31,700 in Gideon’s day, many are hearing the trumpet call to go home, to take it easy, to avoid rushing to battle.  Only 300 heard the trumpet call from Zion in that time. Few are hearing the call of God’s trumpet today. Most are hearing trumpets of ‘uncertain sound’.  They do not know that the messages they are heeding is not from God.

Some will read or hear this message of ‘trumpets’, and leave unmoved, unwarned.  They cease listening, they quit reading it, they prefer an ‘uncertain sound’ of the trumpets of others.

Matthew 6:25:33
“Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat... drink... put on... Behold, the fowls... sow not... heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Shall He (God) not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith! Therefore take no thought, saying what shall we eat...? Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have needed these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you... Take no thought for the morrow.”

The distractions of ‘uncertain’ trumpets is to be avoided.  The prosperity preachers distract from the war trumpet of God. If we heed the ‘uncertain’ trumpets, the day of the Lord will come upon us ‘unawares’.

Luke 21:34-35
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged (Greek = baruno, weighed down) with surfeiting (Greek = Kraipale, nausea after overeating) and drunkenness (Greek = methe, intoxication) and the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares (Greek = aiphnidios, suddenly). For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”

The most of Christians in our day, are going to be caught unawares by the trumpet call.  The torch lamp that bursts into flame will bring a new ministry, and we will alert some more as we wave our torches.

The 300 of Gideon, cried out as they stood there.  They said: ‘The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.’ God’s sword and ours will become one sword.  The battle will soon take on a new dimension.  The pitcher will be empty and then broken.  The torch will burn brightly.  The Light of the Spirit will put fear in the enemy.  The victory will be imminent. God’s aura will be upon us, shining as the lamp illuminated the 300 as they surrounded the 135,000.  The devil’s forces will be in disarray.  The 31,700 who miss this victory time will be still hearing ‘uncertain sounds’, and missing this victory.

The battle will soon take on a new dimension.  The pitcher will be empty and then broken.  The torch will burn brightly.  The Light of the Spirit will put fear in the enemy.  The victory will be imminent. God’s glory will be upon us, shining as the lamp illuminated the 300 as they surrounded the 135,000.  The devil’s forces will be in disarray.  The 31,700 who miss this victory time will be still hearing ‘uncertain sounds’, and missing this victory.

The intercessors of this age, are like unto the 300 of Gideon.  Fewer in number than the whole of the army, but are those who are willing to empty their pitchers, sound the trumpet, and claim the victories of their intercessory prayers. The hallelujah’s are to speak faith in the promises and prophetic truths of the Bible.  The hallelujah’s are the ultimate praise word, and we are to speak it, proclaim our faith in victory, even while just a part of a small ‘300' group.

How amazing it was, on that dark night, for the sudden blaze of three hundred torches, and the blast of three hundred trumpets, and the shout of three hundred brave soldiers.

Origen said that these ‘three hundred’ were like preachers of the Gospel; and their trumpeting message of the gospel of Jesus.  Their lights representing the righteousness of Christian living.

Tertullian noted that the Greek letter tau, which looks like a T, or a cross,
is the symbol in Greek noting 300, and found significance in that type, that the 300 were symbolic for the last day saints. 

The last day preachers of the cross do empty themselves with preaching Jesus, we break our emptied pitcher, and let the smoldering gospel message shine forth in power. Our ‘hallelujah’ shouts are proclamations of the faith we have in the ultimate victories of the Lord over the devil’s schemes. 

The hallelujah trumpeting of the saints of the Lord in these last days, is to be accompanied by the conquering over the devil, without any military force.

The tau is the sign of the cross; and the trumpets, the symbol for our hallelujah praise in faith to the coming victories of Jesus in power.  The burning torches in the pitchers, represent the power of the Holy Spirit, as He shines forth with gifts and bestowments of power for this last day ministry.

The time of this last day fulfilment of this is an appointed time.  The moon of our day is concealed, darkness is pervasive in the minds of the world.  Yet, we are to be ready, as the 300 cross preachers of the day, to break our empty pitcher of preached gospel, let the Spirit’s power be shown, and shout forth hallelujah victory.
 
The shofar trumpets prefigured the hallelujah praise. In Gideon’s day, thousands did not participate, and preferred not to be involved. By the time of Revelation 19, and those events, all the saints will have realized the meaning of ‘HALLELUJAH’, but some now are not yet shouting hallelujah faith amidst the battle.  We need to this year, in the unfolding of the plan of God, empty our vessel, be broken, and let the flame of the Holy Spirit power shine forth, and bravely, in faith, shout the hallelujah trumpet.

SO, FOR THIS YEAR, LET THE HOLY SPIRIT, THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD, REVEAL THE ULTIMATE WORD OF PRAISE, I.E. HALLELUYAH.

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I hope all of you, or at least some of you, have said, praised, the worship word 'hallelujah' this year.  It has been an amazing year to which we can say 'hallelujah', The Lord has been blessing this world, with morals of some being revealed to a dark world, and the lack of morals of others being revealed to even those who want to hide their own sins, and deny sins in their heroes.

The righteous have been moving into power, the wicked have begun to be stripped of their power. We are nearing a spiritual revival...   Praising the Lord with a 'hallelujah', I believe, is part of the embers of revival.

There is a new message, soon to be posted, for 2018... it is a vital message, that shows some of what God wants us to know about the coming year.

stay tuned

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