Lately I have been wondering what is so good about the Gospel. Please do not misunderstand me or the question I am asking. I live in the same world as you, and lately all I see, is this world wide spin out of control. Sin is rampant, wars and rumors of war abound, death is lurking about devouring all in its path- so yes I ask, where is this gospel- what is the good news of the Messiah?
Bisar is the Hebrew verb which means “to proclaim good news.” Unlike the English language, Hebrew is able to convey the subject of the proclamation in the verb’s root; no direct object was needed with the verb bisar to make clear that the subject of an announcement was “good news.” Originally, the word was used to describe the report of victory in battle. ( 2 Samuel 4:10 )… To proclaim the good news of Israel’s success in battle was to proclaim God’s triumph over God’s enemies. Believing credit for the victory belonged to God, the Israelites’ proclamation of the good news of victory was, in fact, proclamation about God. From the Holman Bible Dictionary.
From this context of the Hebrew word for good news- Bisar, I am able to understand what the Gospel is truly about, it is not just the good news that our sin has been forgiven and taken care of by Yeshua’s death and resurrection, it is Bisar, the proclamation of Yeshua’s success in battle, that He has triumphed over the Enemy of enemies, the Evil of evils. That is the Good News, in fact that is fantastic news. That is the Kingdom come!
There will be another V-E day, a Victory on Earth, when the King of kings returns and sets things anew- this is the proclamation of the good news, this is the Kingdom of God, this is the bisar gospel!
14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:14,15
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