The most frightening book in the Bible is Revelation. John lays out the End Times (also known as the End of Days) with passionate finality. It is hard to grasp the things to come written in it, but I made a wonderful discovery about this book. Revelation gives us a word that we use ALL... THE... TIME; especially during the Christmas Season. The word is Hallelujah. Interestingly, it is only used four times in the entire Bible. In addition, those four times occur in one passage of scripture, Revelation 19:1-6.
"Hallelujah" means, Praise Ye the Lord. This phrase is seen 23 times in the Old Testament. "Praise" in the context of this phrase comes from the Hebrew word 'halal' meaning to shine, to flash forth light, to praise, to boast about, glory, be commended, made praiseworthy, worthy of praise. Basically, whenever we use the word Hallelujah we are saying, "God! Shine! Flash forth Your Light! We praise and boast about Your Glory. We commend You, who is praiseworthy and the only One worthy of praise!"
Saints, it is by design that we sing the Hallelujah Chorus during this time of year. Yes, Jesus was born, lived and died. But Hallelujah! He defeated our enemy and rose on the third day. Hallelujah! The story is NOT over. He is coming back as KING of kings and LORD of Lords! And, He shall reign For-EVER... and EVER! Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
Jesus is not a baby anymore. He sits at the right hand of Father waiting for one word, "Go!" It is no coincidence that the Lord has a song at Christmas that allows us to take part in the prophecy of the coming King. Hallelujah! Christ was born; Christ was risen and Christ.. will... come... again!