The Rake or Yarek?
The next time we pick up a rake, we should consider the word yarek. This Hebrew word refers to the Menorah’s middle branch in Exodus 25:31. Yarek also alludes to the middle or primary branch of Yeshua in the Menorah of history.
His title is the Branch in Jeremiah 23:5, Zechariah 3:8, Zechariah 6:12, and Isaiah 11:1! He is the central trunk of a great Menorah. He strengthen severy side branch who is willing to be attached to Him, and follow Him. He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
Interestingly, the word yarek is connected with a warrior’s thigh. It is the place where a warrior straps his sword. Yeshua is the yarek or middle branch. He is also a victorious warrior at the End of the Age. “Gird Your sword on Your thigh (yarek), O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty! And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness. Let Your right hand teach You awesome things” (Psalm 45:3-4).
The middle branch denotes the power of King Messiah. Yeshua brandishes a sword as the armies of heaven follow Him in Revelation 19. He is the yarek, Heaven’s Middle Branch who makes war against Elohim’s enemies and brings the Kingdom of Heaven to earth.
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Published May 25, 2017