Scripture Reference: Revelation 19:1-9
Praise The ConquerorDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | November 27, 1977
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In Revelation 19, the Apostle John witnessed the heavenly host praising Jesus. Believers will also get to take part in this final song when we get to heaven.
Pastor Wiersbe explains this hallelujah song and why we should be excited and thrilled to sing it.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Alexander the Great wept because he hadn’t even conquered one world of many.
In Revelation 19, the Apostle John is witnessing the heavenly host praising Jesus’ conquests.
Believers will get to witness this too.
Are you prepared?
Three different aspects of this final song:
- The text of the song—one word: hallelujah.
o Hallelujah is a universal word.
o Hallel = praise, jah = Jehovah or Lord
o Hallelujah is an expression of rejoicing.
o If you’re serving the Lord, you have no problem praising the Lord.
o If we fear the Lord, we are in reverential awe of God’s works.
- The theme of the song—the victory of Jesus.
o The throne is a throne of judgment over evil.
o Babylon refers to the world without God, substitutes for God, and confusion.
o Jesus conquers Babylon.
o The throne is also a throne of grace.
o It is both a war song and a wedding song.
o Jesus is our groom and we are the bride.
- The thrill of the song
o John was so enraptured by the glory he was seeing that he forgot to write.
o We don’t get excited about heaven.
o If it really thrills us, it would change our plans now.
o When someone gets engaged, everything they do is in light of that wedding.
o When a girl is engaged, she is excited to tell everyone.