April 2, 2020

Pastor Lee and Gidget Athey Hallelujah!

Bethel has written this amazing song, that so many churches are singing right now called, “Raise a Hallelujah.” Let me read part of it.
Verse 1

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, Heaven comes to fight for me


I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive

Now some of us may have this song stuck in our heads the rest of the day and that may be a good thing. But the word Hallelujah is a Hebrew word that simply means, “Praise God.”

Long before Jesus came to earth David used the word to praise His God. The exiled Jews in Babylon, sang hallelujah to the Lord, while they waited for deliverance and again they sang that word as they marched back into Jerusalem.

Then in the book of Revelations 19:1-6, the word is used to the Lamb of God, when God’s enemies have been defeated. In a victory celebration all of heaven uses the word and it sounds like rushing waters.

The word Hallelujah was used in the early church in their psalms, hymns and spiritual songs and continued even to this day to worship Jesus Christ. Today, why not raise a Hallelujah in the middle of this health crisis we are in. Let’s praise Him in the storm!

Let us pray!


Pastor Lee & Gidget Athey