Have y’all ever been signing a worship song, really jamming out, when all of a sudden you hit a word and go “what on earth am I saying?” Happens to me all the time. Here I’m compiling a list of weird things we say while worshiping, and explaining what they actually mean.
Ebenezer: the name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (1 Sam. 7:12), from Hebrew eḇen ezar, “stone of help”.
Calvary: a site immediately outside Jerusalem’swalls where Jesus was crucified.
Holy Sepulcher: the tomb in which the Body of Christ was laid after His death upon the Cross.
Hosanna: refers to a cry expressing an appeal for divine help
Jehova: refers to the seven names of God.
Sanctification: to make hold or purify from sin.
Son of Man: on one level this implies that Jesus is human, but on a theological level it actually says that Jesus is exalted and held high, like God. (read Daniel 7 for better understanding)
The Veil: a separation between God and man.
Seraphim: 6-winged angels who are highest in rank.
Bulwark: a defensive wall.
Doxology: a short hymn of praise.
Just for fun I asked Jordan about some of these words, his answers are listed here for your entertainment:
Calvary- horse riding soldiers.
Holy Sepulcher- suhhh poker? An old catholic ritual?
Jehova- they bangin at my door all the time.
Sanctification- to be sanctified, I honestly don’t 100% know what that word means but I think I could understand it in context…
The Veil- the thing that brides wear
Bulwark- something tells me it’s some sort of fortress
Doxology- it’s a prayer!
Anyone else know some weird Christian words? Put em in the comments and I’ll look up what they actually mean.
Lots of love,