The Alleluia Chapter :: By Clay Smith

During these uncertain and trying times that are now suddenly upon us, everyone all around the globe is looking for hope. Hope has become a “catch all” word now of expression in all languages and cultures regarding the Coved 19-virus affecting humanity. We definitely have our thoughts in what this might be, along with how and why it has come in our time.

People are looking for answers from their “god” or faith in how to get through this global scourge so life can get back to normal, whatever that may be. In our Christian faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we, His saints, are trusting in what God’s Holy Word speaks, the promises of “Hope” that comfort us from the Bible. God’s got this; this didn’t catch Him by surprise. His will is being carried out for His purpose.

Some of us believers are looking for the Rapture that Paul spoke of that would take us out of this earth to be with him. These scriptures could be fulfilled at any time (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). That is our “present Hope”; we have been looking for that Glorious event long before the virus came. My belief, along with other Saints, is that we are in the beginning of the prophetic end-time events Jesus described in the beginning of Matthew chapter 24.

But let’s look at the most glorious event that we should be truly thinking of that will come upon the whole world one day (or night), which is the Glorious Appearing of Jesus Christ at His “Second Coming” at the end of the 7-year Tribulation period. This is in the “Alleluia Chapter” I titled. This is spoken primarily in the book of Revelation, the last book in the Holy Bible. I love the commentary response given in Chapter 1; 7-8 from the ESV Study Bible: “Jesus is the beginning of history (the Creator) and also the goal for whom all things are made (all history is moving toward glorifying him).” The entire world, whether day or night, depending where a person lives, will witness this. There are no words for anyone to describe this besides Glorious.

The main theme in the Bible is the Second Coming of the Lord to literally reign from His Throne in Jerusalem, Israel, for 1,000 years.

Not only will we as believers {past, present, and future} reign with Him, but we are coming back “with Him” as spoken in chapter 19 in the book. I believe this is one of the most exciting chapters in God’s Word. Let’s look at why I titled this article the way I did.

First, we have to understand one primary theological fact that is total truth that cannot be changed.  God’s Word is from the beginning of all things, and will remain forever, no matter what anyone thinks. Psalms 119:89, “Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.” Believe and trust in it. We live by the Word. When we as believers get to Glory, His Word will always be there with us.

Chapter 19 shows the details after the Lord has chained Satan and destroyed his earthly followers at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period from chapter 19. The Lord Jesus is coming to reign on the earth in His new earthly Kingdom with peace, truth, and justice (Zechariah 14, Rev. 20:1-3).

We will be singing “Alleluia” as we do now in songs. This signifies “Praise ye Jah.” Alleluia, without the initial H is a misspelling. In the first six verses of Revelation chapter 19, Alleluia is mentioned 4 times; the Heavenly Hosts are praising God.

Along with this, the marriage of the Lamb, the second coming of Christ in glory, the battle of Armageddon, and the doom of the Beast and False Prophet are mentioned. This chapter is probably the most inspiring and encouraging chapter in the entire Bible.

The first half of this magnificent chapter shows “Praise and Glory,” with the last part showing gloom and doom for the worldly inhabitants that have survived the seven years. They continue to deny Jesus as Lord (except the many Saints that have not taken the Mark of the antichrist system and will be called Tribulation Saints), even after all the judgments they have gone through. What’s great about this is that we, the Saints, will be coming back with the Lord, following Him on white horses, clothed in white linen, white and clean (verse 14). This shows that we have been made righteous like Yeshua (Hebrew), and we have our new “incorruptible” bodies that will last forever. Jesus will then slay the wicked and toss the Beast and False Prophet into the lake of fire (verse 20).

We should be praising the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS (verse 16) even now, because we serve an awesome and amazing Lord. We are singing and shouting Alleluia now because we know our Saviour lives and He is our Redeemer. He alone is our Hope and eternal life. Read this chapter and be inspired and lifted up.

Read the last three chapters to see what happens, along with God giving us a little glimpse of what Heaven will be like. *Warning: You don’t want to be part of the group mentioned in chapter 20:11-15. Those are the souls that have denied God and His Son Yeshua, from the beginning of time to the end.

If you haven’t placed your trust and hope in Jesus Christ our Lord, you can do that now, no matter where you are at. Call out to him while you still have time. Isaiah 55:6, “Seek ye the lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.”

Romans 10: 9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” What the Apostle Paul is saying here is that there are no secret disciples.

We don’t know what may be coming next on this earth, but you should place your faith in Christ now, and be secure in His salvation; there is no other person or way. A person can’t earn it, buy it, or accumulate good works for eternity with the Lord; it’s a free gift. All you have to do is accept it by Faith.

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Simple, isn’t it?

Then you can go spreading the good news that Jesus is Lord of all and He gave you eternal life with Him. Wouldn’t that be a great comfort and peace to all people now in these extreme times everyone is going through? Look at the “Hope” you could give them where you live by sharing this Gospel of salvation. You would be God’s Ambassador where others wouldn’t or couldn’t.

Then you could start shouting and singing ALLELIUA!

Jesus is my King, and He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!

All emphasis is mine.

All Scripture is from the King James Bible.

Peace and Blessings,