It is fitting today we will conclude Advent with the Hallelujah Chorus. Tradition calls for standing during this chorus but no one really knows the reason for this. Some say it was when the King stood upon hearing this glorious chorus in 1743 at it’s premier because he was so moved. When the king or queen stand, etiquette requires that everyone else stand and so the tradition continues to this day. What ever the reason, the music is glorious and pays tribute to our God who Reigns forever. The words were taken from Revelation 19:6, 11:15 and 19:16. The facts of these verses are gloriously woven into this Chorus.
Blessings to you this Christmas and thanks for going with me on this journey through the Messiah. I have seen prophesies that I had not realized before and heard them put to song in a marvelous way. I pray it was a blessing to you and to our Savior. I truly believe the sentiment of my Christmas Greeting given in John 1:16 “For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” We are blessed by His marvelous Grace each day. Hallelujah and Merry Christmas!
Revelation 19:6 speaks of the glorious gathering to celebrate the lamb of God, Jesus and His bride the church. “Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.“
Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” This kingdom rule was foretold in Zechariah 14:9 “And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.”
Revelation 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
Christmas Blessings as you listen!