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May 7

Baruch Ha'ba B'Shem Adonai

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Edited: May 7

In English this is usually translated, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord". In Hebrew Baruch Ha'ba means "welcome". However, it also means the above. They say welcome with a blessing attached to it. (Just for information, The Complete Hebrew English Dictionary defines Baruch Ha'ba as meaning "welcome", as well as other sources).

 

In the gospels we find Yeshua making this statement, "Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD". (Luke 13:35)

 

Yeshua was predicting the destruction of Jerusalem because they did not recognize Him as their Messiah. Some individuals did but not the leaders and nation as a whole.

 

We could leave this phrase alone at this point and take it at its face value that the nation and people of Yeshua, specifically the Jews, will repeat this phrase to Him when He appears the second time. However, is it possible that there is a deeper meaning yet to be uncovered?

 

In Jewish weddings the Rabbi will repeat this phrase over the guests and specifically the Bride and Groom at the beginning of the ceremony. Many Jewish sources state that in the ancient Jewish wedding the bride and her companions would shout this phrase when they saw the Bridegroom coming with his entourage. They would shout it out to "welcome" the arrival of the bridegroom.

 

Was Yeshua's statement "wedding talk" to His bride? The groom who had been rejected was now looking forward to the day when His bride would recognize Him, at His return for her, and would shout out a great celebratory "WELCOME TO HIM WHO HAS COME IN THE NAME OF YAHWEH". We know who you are now, we accept our bridegroom.

 

We know that everything else that He did points toward the ancient Jewish Wedding ceremony so why does this explanation not fit in perfectly? In Revelation 22:17 we read where the "spirit and the bride say come" (this is just after all the recorded scriptures about the bride). This scripture certainly sounds like it is a welcome given to the bridegroom by the bride.

 

Come Bridegroom! Baruch Ha'ba B'shem Adonai.

 

Leisa

 

 

 

 

That was most interesting. I was contemplating a little on the above words of Yeshua and on His second return. In fact, my friend, Frankie, and I were conversing last night on these words of Yeshua. Several writers and commentators say that it will become extremely difficult for Israel in the latter years as the nations will seek to destroy Israel and the Jewish people. Even Zechariah states that 2/3 of the nation of Israel will be destroyed, this will leave a 1/3 to continue into the Millennium. Zechariah 13. As I was reading this from Matthew 23, it is as if the return of Yeshua depends on Israel. The way it is worded: ". . . for I say unto you, you shall see Me no more (some render "you will not see Me again") TILL YOU SAY: 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Greek would read: "gar lego hymin ou me idete me ap arti HEOS AN eipete eulogemenos ho erchomenos en onomati kyriou." Those of opinion would emphasize "until."

Acts 3:19, Peter states:

“But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”

Doesn't it seem like Peter is attempting to hasten the return of the LORD by their converting? It is something that he sincerely believed by the wording of it.

I know I got off on a rabbit trail here, but since talking about it last night, it was one of those things that make you go hmmm.

Definitely Chris! I have also been looking at those verses in Acts. It is definitely the Jewish people who will hasten His return- there is no doubt about it. As they rejected Him the first time (as a nation) they will be the ones who will call out to Him to return. Peter is alluding to their repentance (as a nation) and then Yeshua returns. Keep your eyes on Israel. Their coming hard times is gonna cause their repentance and their crying out for their Messiah to come- Baruch Ha’ba B’Shem Adonai!!! May it be in our time!

Israel and the nations are certainly living in the most interesting days because we are all fulfilling prophetic passages from hundreds of years ago! I see it every day, discerning the times in which are living. I am excited, at the same time apprehensive, just different emotions going on. The scriptures are taking on action, coming to life. The breath of God is moving and His words are taking spirit and life, manifesting His ancient will and purpose. My heart cries: “Even so, Melech Yeshua, come.”

Amen! Troubling but exciting times. That’s why I get real excited when I hear about Jews in the Holy Land turning to Yeshua.

Thank you Chris for your input!! I wish more would get some convo going.

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