It started in 2005 with A Door
of Faith, followed by Esther's Call, Shofar, The
Harvest is Ripe and now twice Baruch HaBa.
We gathered from every continent, with a mandate to proclaim together:
"Baruch HaBa B'Shem Adonai,
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,"
or as it is understood in modern Hebrew:
"Welcome in the name of the Lord."
The Messianic Body in Israel is a remnant that heralds the promise, "All
Israel shall be saved". In anticipation of that stupendous day when
Jerusalem and all Israel will together proclaim Yeshua as Messiah, we
rehearse the "Baruch HaBa" intercessory proclamation.
In a sense, the Baruch HaBa conference tour also prefigures another
glorious future anticipated by the prophet: "And the LORD will be king
over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one"
(Zechariah 14:9). In that day the Body of Messiah will be fully united -
Jew and Gentile as one - with Yeshua ruling over us all from His throne in
As a member of the conference coordinating team, I am geared to be on the
lookout for potential troubles. The exemplary character of our delegates
made my job very easy. They displayed great camaraderie, thoughtfulness and
unity. We saw repeated examples of people loving one another and helping
each other while moving among various ministry bases and biblical sites.
Even more encouraging was the witness of heaven upon us. Asher Intrater
noted that gathering Israeli Jews, diaspora Jews and believers from the
nations echoed the gathering in Jerusalem on that first post-resurrection
Shavuot. Some 19 nations were represented. At the conclusion of our meeting
with the Revive Israel team, believers from around the world surrounded
Asher and his teammates and began to pray in their native languages. Even
without understanding the content of the different tongues praying, love
and faith were clearly understood through the passion and tears of
intercession. As I listened, my mind's eye turned towards the future
when a chorus of worship will arise from "a great multitude that no one
could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,
standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes,
with palm branches in their hands" (Revelation 7:9).
Baruch HaBa is an intercessory conference tour. The hearts of believers
gathered in intercession for Israel and the Messianic community move heaven
and also build unity within the Body of Messiah on a foundation of love and
mutual respect. I am so blessed to be a part of this vital dimension of the
ministry of Revive Israel, Tents of Mercy and Tikkun International. The
Holy Spirit is setting us in order as one united family of disciples in
preparation for Yeshua's soon return.