hallelujah |ˌhaləˈloōyə| (also alleluia)exclamationGod be praised (uttered in worship or as an expression of rejoicing) : He is risen! Alleluia!nounan utterance of the word “hallelujah” as an expression of worship or rejoicing.• (usu. alleluia) a piece of music or church liturgy containing this : the Gospel comes after the Alleluia verse.ORIGIN Old English , via ecclesiastical Latin alleluia from Greekallēlouia (in the Septuagint), or (from the 16th century) directly from Hebrew hallĕlūyāh ‘praise ye the Lord.’
This morning, the alarm went off, and was blasting a song….and I turned it off, because it annoyed me. This song, is played often, on Christian radio. As I write this, I realize, I am going to boycott it.
I am a Christian, and I know, love covers a multitude of sins, and love walks in love….with others, and especially because of that, I want to be careful, and I do not wish ill to anyone. Nor do I want to judge, or cast any kind of condemnation.
But either way, I do choose to be loyal to God, and give him my Hallelujah. With all my heart, I pray he sees that. So one way, to do so, is to boycott the song, when I hear it, I will turn it off. And to some this may sound extreme, and some may even defend the song. But when I hear it, all I hear is….Better than a Hallelujah. Which bugs me. God deserves all praise and glory, what could be better then that? The sacrifice of Christ compels me. To say this…..To not say anything, is sacrilegious.
I will pray for the singer. I know who the singer is, and if I told you her name, you would also know her, immediately. And for whatever reason, I just don’t feel like giving her glory in this, or making mention of her name. For, I have enjoyed, listening to her on many occasions, she is very talented, and has many accomplishments. BUT, and as I write, this, I know that cancels out the first thought, but… when I hear her sing that song, with those lyrics, I cringe.
When you listen to it, if you choose to, it has a very sweet melody, in fact the melody, is so soothing, and sweet, it is hard to see the deception of the words. For, the words, if you ponder on them, reveal something, that bothers me. Making the subject matter of the song, of high importance, that it has to be said that way. Why? “Better Than A Hallelujah?”
I am very literal, and I take words very seriously. After all the word of God says, we will be judged by our words. And do I want to judge someone, or hit someone by the law of the word. No, ...BUT I SAY UNTO YOU THAT FOR EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT THEREOF IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT. FOR BY THY WORDS, THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED, AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED. MATTHEW 12:34 Is it idle, for words in a song, to be sung, that takes away the thought, that there is something better than a hallelujah? Thats up for debate and interpretation, but I know, by Gods grace, so you be the judge.
In defense of the word, Hallelujah, it is a praise, and in one word, that when anyone hears it, knows, it is meant to give glory to God. It is unusal, noteworthy, extraordinary, and singular. Why? Because glory only belongs to God, and HE chose that word for us, to give him praise. In a shout, or in a moment of triumph. When we say that word, HE knows, as we do, there is nothing better than a hallelujah.
To me, there is nothing better than giving God glory. We are all called to give God praise. In fact, when we stand before him, all will know how great HE is. But it is good to know it now. Hallelujah. In that word. Below, is words from Gods word, the Holy Bible, that describes Hallelujah….
Anyway, all I can say, is…..Different strokes, for different folks, if you like the song, and support it, but to me, there is nothing better than giving my Lord, praise, and glory, and saying…..”HALLELUJAH.”
The above definition, in the dictionary, thankfully, gives the truth to me, that Praise be to God….. When I say “Hallelujah.” I want to make sure God, is getting all the glory, all the praise, all the honor, that I can give him. All of it. I don’t want the devil to even think, he can steal my thunder, that I give in praise to God. After all, Hallelujah, God controls and makes the thunder. If you get my point. The devil, from the beginning, has always tried to steal the glory from God. I just find it somewhat interesting, that no one is seeing this…or hearing this.
I suppose no one is seeing it, because it is a subliminal message. And the devil loves that. Lowering the value of the word. So, hearing it over, and over chips away at the word Hallelujah. This is also what the dictionary says about subliminal –
subliminal |səˈblimənl|adjective Psychology(of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.
Over and over again, people, hear that song, and that undermines the thought, (to suggest) that there is something, better than a Hallelujah. That is subliminal. I am sorry, I just don’t buy into everything, just because it sounds pretty. Those words taken and used to promote a song, deny the glory, God intended, for his glory. Lord, have mercy. And help us to see he is holy, and deserves all glory, honor and praise. Remember God is not mocked.
Are some of us, deaf, to the truth, and can be led, like the pied piper, to a melody, that tries and takes the glory from God? The choice is given to each one of us. God gives us a free will….All I know, is that my song, in my heart, gives praise, and Hallelujah to God. I don’t know about you….but theres is nothing better than giving God, a Hallelujah…..I cannot, and will not compromise, God in this. So I stand up for this word, Hallelujah. I defend it, with my heart. To be careful to not hurt God, or dishonor him.
And as I conclude here…If anything, though in Christ’s love, I would hope even my words that I write here, would change her mind, and heart, to change the words, to this singers song. To see, truth, to see his love, for in his mercy, Christ came for all of us.
To reflect, that “THERE Is nothing better than a Hallelujah.” Maybe someday, God will show her that.
Thats my prayer for her.
Just My Thoughts….With love, father,…Hallelujah to you, and to only you my dear God.
AFTER THIS I HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE THE ROAR OF A GREAT MULTITUDE IN HEAVEN SHOUTING: “HALLELUJAH!
SALVATION AND GLORY AND POWER BELONG TO OUR GOD, FOR TRUE AND JUST ARE HIS JUDGMENTS. HE HAS CONDEMNED THE GREAT PROSTITUTE WHO CORRUPTED THE EARTH BY HER ADULTERIES. HE HAS AVENGED ON HER THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS.”
AND AGAIN THEY SHOUTED: “HALLELUJAH.”
THE SMOKE FROM HER GOES UP FOR EVER AND EVER…THE TWENTY FOUR ELDERS AND THE FOUR LIVING CREATURES FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPPED GOD, WHO WAS SEATED ON THE THRONE, AND THEY CRIED: AMEN HALLELUJAH! THEN A VOICE CAME FROM THE THRONE, SAYING: “PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YOU HIS SERVANTS, YOU WHO FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT! THEN I HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE A GREAT MULTITUDE, LIKE THE ROAR OF RUSHING WATERS AND LIKE LOUD PEALS OF THUNDER, SHOUTING….
FOR OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY REIGNS. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD AND GIVE HIM GLORY! FOR THE WEDDING OF THE LAMB HAS COME, AND HIS BRIDE HAS MADE HERSELF READY. FINE LINEN, BRIGHT AND CLEAN WAS GIVEN HER TO WEAR.” (FINE LINEN STANDS FOR THE RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS)
THEN THE ANGEL SAID TO ME, “WRITE: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE INVITED TO THE WEDDING SUPPER OF THE LAMB!” AND HE ADDED, ‘THESE ARE THE TRUE WORDS OF GOD. AT THIS I FELL AT HIS FEET TO WORSHIP HIM, BUT HE SAID TO ME, DO NOT DO IT! I AM A FELLOW SERVANT WITH YOU AND WITH YOUR BROTHERS WHO HOLD TO THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS. WORSHIP GOD!!!!! FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.
In Conclusion: And to this, I say “Hallelujah.!!” If it is good enough for heaven to say it to our Lord, then thats all I need….to say…so again, HALLELUJAH!!!
Theres nothing better than giving God a Hallelujah.
A Prayer of Hope….
Father, I pray blessings, to your holy name, and give you all the praise, glory and honor, from my heart. I pray, for others, and I pray for this singer as well. Lord, I don’t want to judge anyone. But all I know, in my heart, is there is nothing better than giving you a Hallelujah. Thank you Lord. HALLELUJAH TO YOU, THE GREAT I AM, AND In Jesus name, Amen
I found this youtube, after I wrote this yesterday….Thought, I would share it. To me this sounds like what heaven is going to sound like as we all sing “Hallelujah” to our King!
Enjoy….to the glory of God! Hallelujah!!
P.S. Do you think GOD would allow that song to be sung in heaven? I don’t think so…..He deserves all glory honor and praise, and would not put up with anything but pure honor from any of us there…maybe thats why the devil was kicked out of heaven….
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