HalaluYah is a word that is used extensively in our world today, but what does it mean?
The answer may be surprising, but it is a key to understanding the true Name of the Creator.
I have also heard it from the mouths of others recently when they wanted to shout an exclamation of joy or triumph they will say, "HalaluYah!"
Many including myself received the Gift of the Ruach Ha Qadash (Set Apart Spirit) by saying HalaluYah.
One of the most inspiring pieces of music ever recorded is the HalaluYah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah series.
But what does "HalaluYah" mean? When people say it do they know what they have said, or are they only mimicking others?
Especially, in a world that seems to be getting further and further away from any kind of Biblical knowledge.
When someone says "HalaluYah" they are repeating something that comes straight out of the Scriptures. That’s right! Its Scriptural talk.
Understanding the word
Believe it or not, HalaluYah is a word taken straight out of the Hebrew language which is the original language of the First Covenant. HalaluYah is recorded quite a number of times in the book of Psalms.
The English version of the Companion Bible reads thusly; "Praise ye THE LORD." (Psalms 111:1), but the original Hebrew is HalaluYah."
Now do you begin to get an inkling as to what the word means?
When one says "HalaluYah" they are actually praising the Creator whose Name is "YAH." Look at Psalms 68:4
"Sing unto God, sing praises to His Name: Extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His Name YAH and rejoice before Him."
This Psalm is actually saying that we should PRAISE YAH (Hebrew = Halalu + YAH).
Psalms 68:4 reveals that HalaluYAH is a word of rejoicing. That is why people make the exclamation "Halalu YAH" when they are overjoyed!
HalaluYAH can be broken down into 3 words; Halal = praise, U =You, YAH = the shortened Name of the Creator ie Yahuah.
HalaluYAH is a word that gives us a key to knowing and understanding what the Name of our Heavenly Father is.
Let’s go back to Psalms 111:1 and look at the Companion Bible version which reads, "Praise ye THE LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation."
Look at the contrast between the words "THE LORD" in the first sentence and "the LORD" in the second sentence.
Why is that? Isn’t it all the same? Why shouldn’t they both appear in the same manner?
The simple reason is that the second rendering of "the LORD" would give us a little added information if we were to look it up in the Hebrew, for HalaluYAH in the first sentence gives us the contractional form of the Creator’s Name while "the LORD" in the second sentence gives the full form which is "YAHUAH."
YAH in Hebrew is "hy" while the full Name is "huhy" (Hebrew reads from right to left while our English version is from left to right, i.e. YHUH.).
YAH is the shortened form of YAHuah. It is the same idea that we get when we shorten our own names such as; Sue = Susan, Dot = Dorothy, Tim = Timothy, Don = Donald, Ron = Ronald, Bill or Will = William, Mike = Michael, etc.
Anytime a person is addressed with the shortened version of their actual name, they have no problem understanding that they are the one being spoken to. It is the same with Yahuah. One can refer to, or call on Him as YAH or YAHuah.
The Name forgotten?
Someone might say, "Yeah, that is all well and good, but we are English and these Names "YAH" and "YAHUAH" are Hebrew.
What is wrong with simply saying "the LORD" or "GOD" etc. as is recorded in the Scriptures?
After all, He knows what we mean.
While it is true that He knows what we mean, look at what Paul the Apostle told the men (Israelites out in the Nations) on Mars’ hill, "And the times of this ignorance YAHUAH winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent," Acts 17:30.
Does it matter?
Doesn't Yahuah know who I am referring to?
Did you know the true Name of the Creator before reading this article?
If not then thats not your fault!
Why didnt you know His Name? It was not yet the time for you to know and understand His Name.
Isaiah 52:6 Therefore, My people shall know My name; therefore on that day I am the one who is speaking, ‘Here I am.’”
New Testament proof
Is there a place in the New Testament that would prove to us that it is important to praise YAH (Halalu YAH) using the original inspired Name?
"And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the LORD our God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amayn; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife hath made herself ready," Revelation 19:1-7.
Notice it! The word "Alleluia" is simply the English rendering from the Greek, which in turn, is the Greek rendering for the Hebrew "HalaluYAH" (Praise you YAH). It is stated FOUR times!
When do the people say "HalaluYAH?" After the judgment of the great whore that has corrupted the earth with her idolatrous fornications.
hallelujah also halleluiah, 1530s, from Late Latin hallelujah, alleluia, from Greek allelouia, from Hebrew hallalu-yah "praise ye Jehovah," from hallalu, plural imperative of hallel "to praise" also "song of praise," from hillel "he praised," of imitative origin, with primary sense being "to trill." Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Earlier English form alleluia (12c.) is from Old French alleluie. From: Online Etymology Dictionary
TIME TO REPENT!
One might say, "Well, everything comes out O.K. in the end, so why worry? It looks like everyone will eventually know His Name.
This is true, but there is a specific warning for those who are involved in idolatrous worship with the great whore,
"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his tifereth. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues," Revelation 18:1-4.
We are commanded from heaven itself to come out of the evil, corrupt, polluted system that is called Babylon the great.
In other words we are commanded to REPENT!
After receiving the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Peter the Apostle was asked what one should do. He cried out to those of his day (which also included our day), "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Yahusha Ha Mashyach/Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation," Acts 2:38-40.
Paul the Apostle reveals that the Holy Spirit is a seal, "In Whom (Yahusha Ha Mashyach/Jesus Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the evangel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his Glory," Ephesians 1:13-14.
The Holy Spirit seals one with Yahuah's Set Apart Name, "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God...And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel" Revelation 7:2, 4.
"And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s Name written in their foreheads," Revelation 14:1.
His Fathers Name is Yahuah not "Lord" and not "God" as these are only English titles.
Yes repent and be baptized in Yahusha’s/Jesus' Name today that you may be sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise and receive the Name Yahuah which is the Name to be Named above all names.