Bruchim Habaim

Bruchim Habaim

Military bases are located throughout the country of Israel. Much of the Golan Heights is used for military training. While on a recent prayer journey with other intercessors to pray along the Jordanian, Syrian, and Lebanese borders, we stopped by one of the military bases in the Golan Heights to pray for the military. Upon arrival at the base, another intercessor and I got out of the car to greet the guard and ask his permission to stand at the entrance while we prayed. He asked us what we were going to pray? We told the young man that our prayers would be for the Israeli Defense Forces to know that the Mighty One of Israel is the One Who watches over them and that He is with Israel. He granted us permission to stand over to the side of the entrance gate while we prayed. We moved toward the large sign, pictured above, that reads in Hebrew, “Bruchim Habaim.” In English, this means, “Blessed are those who come.” The other intercessor and I prayed several prayers, including that the Jewish people soon will cry out to the Messiah, “Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai.” (“Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord,” as recorded in Psalm 118: 26. It is recorded in Matthew 23:39 that Jesus told Jerusalem they would not see Him again until they cry out these words.) When the other intercessor and I finished our prayers and turned to walk back to the car, we were surprised to find the soldier had moved over next to us! It was very obvious that he was drawn to us, as we prayed. We thanked him for allowing us to be there. Immediately, he shook all over, as if he were shaken from slumber and moved back to his post. When we got back in the car, we all laughed at how this young soldier was so drawn to the prayers and didn’t seem to realize that he had left his post. Then it occurred to me that there was another side to what we had just witnessed. While it is good to be in the presence of the Lord, we can’t drop our guard to the task He has given us to do. There are times when we rest. There are times when we must stand guard. We must remain alert watchmen on the walls. Thank you for praying for the Peace of Jerusalem. Together, may we bless our Messiah’s coming, as we cry out, “Barach haba b’Shem Adonai.”


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One Response to Bruchim Habaim

  1. Cherry Mitchell says:

    I love that. May all Israel know him and the power of his resurrection.

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