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Hebrew Word of the Day for April 28, 2022

Blessed is the one who comes (in the Name of the Lord.)

This phrase graces the door of many Jewish homes. It is the same phrase that Yeshua (Jesus) said in Matthew.

Matthew 23:37-39 (NIV)
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Most Jews recognize this phrase as meaning “welcome.” But it actually means so much more! Pronounced Ba-rukh ha-ba when used to mean welcome, you can quote it much better when you say the whole phrase: Ba-rukh ha-ba b’shem A-do-nai.

Here’s what it looks like in Hebrew:

  בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה

Yeshua is quoting Psalm 118:26 which says:

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

We don’t know the exact day or hour of Yeshua’s return; He made that clear to His disciples when they asked. However, one clear sign is that the Jewish people will start saying “Blessed is the One who comes in the Name of HaShem.” That One is, of course, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). The days we are living in are what Yeshua referred to when He told His disciples that when they say leaves on the fig tree, they knew that summer was near. He also told them that these days were like the days of Noah and the days of Lot. Are you ready?

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