2 Because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great prostitute who was corrupting the earth with her sexual immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bondservants on her.” 3 And a second time, they said, “Hallelujah! Her smoke rises forever and ever.”
King David and Samson are the subjects in the song Hallelujah, released in 1984. Sexual lust and adultery were Samson and David’s downfall. Because of their sexual sins, Samson lost his eyesight; David lost his earthly kingdom in a way. They remain champions of faith because the Lord redeem them both. Leonard Cohen wrote the song. The song “Hallelujah” was written in old rock and roll style. Rock and roll music roots began in southern Black churches because they used drums and guitars. The rhythm and rhyme made the worshiper dance while they praised the Lord. Musicians like BB King and Ray Charles used their church-type music with secular words. Therefore, Rock and roll were invented. Rock and roll was also slang for sexual intercourse, which is why Rock and roll were called the Devil’s music in the early days. Even Elvis Presley’s dance was too provocative, but he still recorded gospel songs. Rock and roll are now mainstream, so widely accepted it’s normal to hear it during worship. Hallelujah is not one word, but a small sentence meaning “Praise the Lord, or Praise God. Hallelujah in praise the Lord manner is only found the hymnal part of God’s word in the book of Psalms.
Psalm 150:5 Praise Him with resounding cymbals; Praise Him with loud cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!).
Leonard Cohen was a rock musician, and his song “Hallelujah’ has a double meaning, part sexual and part praise. Lovers, during sexual excitement, shout, “Oh God. Orgasm isn’t the only time people say, “Oh God,” many excitement. Believers and non-believers alike express, “Oh God! Which is how Psalm 150:5 happens. Trying to remove the husband of the woman David committed adultery with, he was guilty of murder as well. When the Lord forgave David, he praised God with a song because he knew he did not deserve it.
Psalm 51:14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. 15 Lord, open my lips, So that my mouth may declare Your praise. 16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise, I would give it; You do not take pleasure in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, God, You will not despise.
The Sovereign Lord forgave Samson and used him to protect the people of Israel. David remained king of Israel, even if the earthy kingdom was not paradise. David truly treasured the kingdom of heaven, and God promised it to him. Like begotten children, Samson and David have a reason to sing “Hallelujah.’ We can stand before the Lord with nothing on our tongues but “Hallelujah.” Suppose we sing and dance as Samson and David did. God bless you all; the Bridegroom Jesus loves you, and so do I. His humble bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. 5 Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats, and a two-edged sword in their hands, 7 To execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 8 To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron, 9 To execute on them the judgment written. This is the honor for all His godly ones. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
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