‘I will not return until……’
Revelation on a verse
Baruch ha ba B’Shem Adonai
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
I woke up with this first part of the verse continuing to sound in my ears and wondered why the Lord was so insistent on reminding me of it so often.
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): – X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications): – abide, apply, attain, X be, befall, + besiege, bring (forth, in, into, to pass), call, carry, X certainly, (cause, let, thing for) to come (against, in, out, upon, to pass), depart, X doubtless again, + eat, + employ, (cause to) enter (in, into, -tering, -trance, -try), be fallen, fetch, + follow, get, give, go (down, in, to war), grant, + have, X indeed, [in-]vade, lead, lift [up], mention, pull in, put, resort, run (down), send, set, X (well) stricken [in age], X
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character: – + base, [in-] fame [-ous], name
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050,
First instance in the Bible by David in
‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! ……’
In Matthew 21 v9 it reappears being shouted out by the people of Jerusalem when Jesus enters on a donkey.
In Luke, the rabbis tell Jesus to stop his followers shouting this verse . He tells them that if they did not cry out, the stones would!
Luke 19 v40
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Matthew 23 39 Jesus uses the same phrase to the priests and rabbis of Jerusalem and lamenting over Jerusalem and the city’s waywardness.
Luke 13 v35
See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”
I think the Lord wanted me to translate this as :
‘Kneel down, salute to Him who abides inside the authority and character of God.’
So Jesus abided inside the authority and character of His Father
And we are to be blessed by abiding in the authority and character of His Son.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Some of you may have had this happen to you. It is very humbling and honouring but it tells us that the Lord sees that we are on the right path.
Twice in my life complete strangers have come up to me and got down on their knees to kiss my feet. Each time I felt awkward and did not know how to react. But now I understand what it means. Each time I teared up.
Both told me they had been commanded to do it.
I have also been asked to do it to a few people and it is a great privilege. A recognition of a true follower of Yeshua.
But He will not come back until Jerusalem is doing this