Marty Shoub

International Liason
Tents of Mercy Network
"Even without understanding the content of the different tongues praying, love and faith were clearly understood through the passion and tears of intercession."

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 Jerusalem.

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.

By Marty Shoub
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19:56 05Dec13 Richard Hanner -
Excellent report and it ministered encouragement to hear of the evidence of grace upon the gathering.

20:42 05Dec13 Donald Tukar Okole -
Yes indeed come Lord Jesus come.We the church the Bribe and the Spirit say COME Lord Jesus. Amen.

08:07 08Dec13 Reverend Louise D. Thomas -
My heart rejoices with my brothers and sisters in Christ as they come together in unity. I pray that God's blessings would rest upon you and those that God will raise up and anoint to be partners with you. For all those that God is preparing to be part of the Body, I rejoice with them as well, and look forward to being part of that Body on the Day of The Lord.

14:46 12Dec13 Jane Bottom -
So many thanks again Marty, Sue, Ilana and all involved for all your hard work in organising this heart and life changing tour!! Being able to intercede and be a part of living stones and congregations was wonderful. It was better than my best expectations could ever be!! God is still speaking to my heart as He connected then with me in a deep way as Father,through the teachings and experiences, people and places in His land. As I read this article I felt connected once more! It is so lovely to see all of us together in the picture which I can add to my own collection. I will never forget this time and long to be back again!!

Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster: The Diaspora and the Future of Jewry
Daniel Juster's article in French: La Diaspora et L'avenir de La Communaute Juive
I was a Stranger and You Took Me in: A Tribute to Katya Morrison
Shavei Tzion: A Holocaust Survivor's Story
Asher Intrater: Faith Through Love
Levya: Beit Netanel - Adventures in Home-Based Evangelism