1) Hallelujah simply means “praise ye Jehovah” or praise the Lord. What do you praise God for today?
2) What is involved in preparing for a wedding? What is the mood in the days prior to the celebration? What is the mood during the reception?
3) Describe the type of clothing worn into battle. How would you outfit yourself for the ultimate fight?
Found only four times in the New Testament and all in this chapter of Revelation, “hallelujah” echoes throughout heaven during the final days. These words of praise to the Lord are for His salvation, glory and power (19:1) and His justice (19:2). In verse 4, the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures simply say, “Amen, Hallelujah!” Our praise to God should be for both specific things and a general response when there is nothing left to say.
The final hallelujah is heard from the great multitude. Their praise is focused on the coming wedding of the Lamb (19:7-9). Throughout the Bible, God uses the image of a marriage to speak about the intimate relationship He desires with His people. And now, it is nearly time for the wedding supper. This will be a time of great celebration and God and His people are finally united in His kingdom.
At last, as we get to verse 11, we find ourselves at the place that all of Revelation has been pointing toward. Here we read about the glorious second coming of Christ. Ready for war, we read of a strong Jesus putting down His enemies and establishing His kingdom. We also read of those that go to battle with Him (19:14). And notice how they are dressed: “…in fine linen, white and clean.” Who wears white to war? Those who don’t have to fight. Jesus alone defeats all His enemies.