Alleluia, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns. Revelation 19:6b, NKJV
We all have that one special song, or hymn which we love to listen to no matter what time it is or what is going on around us. In my case I delight in listening to the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah, especially around Christmas time. Years ago a community group asked our pastor to pray before a chorus sang this masterpiece. Since he had a prior commitment, he asked me to substitute for him. I was glad through prayer to remind those present about how great our God is.
David in 1 Chronicles 29 glorified God in his farewell speech to the children of Israel. The words of the king resonated with his audience as he used the words similar to those written by John in Revelation 19:6. The word hallelujah or alleluia can be divided into Hallel which means praise (1 Chron. 29:13) and ia or jah which is a name for LORD (1 Chron. 29:10) derived from Jehovah. The word LORD (1 Chron. 29:10) means the self-existent one. The word God (1 Chron. 29:10) means exceedingly great. David captured the meaning of the word Omnipotent in terms like power, victory, and exalted over all in 1 Chron. 29:11. The word reigns described God as king in verse 1 Chron. 29:12.
Join Messiah’s song from Handel’s pen.
Echo Dave and John as we sing again.
LORD God Omnipotent is our king.
Worship Him in everything.
Let us through song worship the LORD God Omnipotent who reigns.
When and where you have heard the Hallelujah chorus (if you have)?