Hallelujah! | Revelation 19

Welcome to Real Life. Hallelujah! “Frankenstorm” has passed. After seven days of solid rain in Cleveland, the sun is shining.  We persevered, we overcame, we survived! 



Hallelujah! Finally, the catastrophic storm is over and the sun is about to break through the clouds. The world has endured seven long years of tribulation, destruction and pain. It is time for the final battle to be fought. In his vision, the Apostle John hears the roar of a great multitude,

Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Heaven opens. The Son of God appears with his heavenly army:

There before me was a white horse,
     whose rider is called Faithful and True.
With justice he judges and makes war.
His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.
He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,
     and his name is the Word of God.
The armies of heaven were following him,
     riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword
     with which to strike down the nations.
“He will rule them with an iron scepter.”
He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
 

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS [1]

The evil one has incited the kings of the earth to gather their armies and wage war against the King of Heaven. The dark empire is swiftly and utterly defeated. The devil’s long reign of terror on this earth is over. Hallelujah! The Son has broken through. It is time for Christ to establish his millennial kingdom. 


          The kingdom of this world
          Is become the kingdom of our Lord,
          And of His Christ, and of His Christ;
          And He shall reign for ever and ever,
          For ever and ever, forever and ever.[2]

          Hallelujah!


Taking it further...
  • Hallelujah” Chorus of Handel's Messiah
  • Aragorn's coronation from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King reminds me of the joy we’ll experience when Christ returns as King.  
[1] Revelation 19:11-16
[2] From “Hallelujah" Chorus of Handel's Messiah
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