It is with a sigh of relief that the Great Whore of Babylon is dead! I woke this morning happy knowing I will be meditating on happier things, Hallelujah!
Okay so the dragon (Satan) and the sea beast (Anti-Christ, blasphemous regimes) and the earth beast (prophetic religious deception) are still alive and will appear again soon. But the Great Whore of Babylon (the spirit of the corrupt world) is dead! Hallelujah!
So back to the title: how amazing that this word only appears in the passage we are going to read in the whole of the New Testament!
“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 worshiped 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 great and small!” Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. (Revelation 19 v 1-6)
That’s it. Hallelujah!
Not everyone mourns the loss of the world’s corrupt system and complete meltdown of its economy and structures as we know it! Heaven rejoices! We will shout Hallelujah! Babylon will be smoking for ever and ever meaning she is finished, never to return, final, this is not a temporary defeat; it is permanent. Everyone, the whole of the martyred family (that is God’s family for we are all one) from every class and distinction (both great and small) will be shouting this word!
‘Praise to YHWH’ is more than an expressive praise word. It is a declaration.
The Hallel Psalms (Psalms 113-118: ‘You Praise’ Psalms) were sung by Jesus and his disciples at the Passover meal as they celebrated God’s deliverance of His people from Egypt. Since the Exodus they also became prophetic that one day God would deliver them again but this time from Babylon.
This is why we have to wait till the end-time vision of John to read the word, Hallelujah!
The Great Whore of Babylon is gone, Hallelujah!
We no longer eat the Passover meal.
There is a new meal about to be served … Hallelujah!