Monday, January 19, 2009

Revisiting what the word "Hosanna" means

The Bible says people shouted "Hosanna" when Jesus entered Jerusalem. Did you ever wonder what the word means? Did you forget, like me?

The next time you need someone to save you — the word works.

Check out this blog post on the word...

What does “Hosanna” mean?

…And the multitude that went before and that followed cried saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest’.” And, later on that day, when Jesus was in the temple, the courtyard of the temple was full of children crying out, “Hosanna to the son of David.”
What made the Priests so angry was that they knew very well what Hosanna meant and where it came from. It is a quote from Psalm 118 and verse 25.

Hosanna is a prayer that can only be said to Jehovah. These children were calling Jesus the Son of David and Jehovah, just as Jeremiah had done in Chapter 23, verses 5 and 6. Hosanna means, “Save us! please!”

-Since we, as believers are already saved and redeemed, it is an echo of our gratitude to God, a thanks to Him in worship for rescuing us.

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