Our Messiah, Yeshua, is from the tribe of Praise - Terri Davis

Our Messiah, Yeshua, is from the tribe of Praise

The first time Praise is mentioned is in (Gen 49:8). “Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to him shall be the obedience of the people, binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes, his eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.

Isn’t it fitting that our Messiah, Yeshua, comes from the tribe of praise. Yehuda means “Praise”. In (Gen 37:5-7) Joseph had a dream of his brothers bowing to him. God was using him as a representation of our Messiah and what he came to do. His brothers would bow to him and praise him. He has authority over all our enemies. He is the lion of the tribe of Judah in (Rev.5:5) “Shiloh” means peaceful one, his son, to whom dominion belongs, whose is the kingdom and he who reigns. This is speaking of our Messiah. He washed his garments in wine, is a picture of the work of the cross. His eyes were as a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14).

Worship, praise, and dance all came from the tribe of Judah or should we say “Yeshua”. There is power in worship. It is not because of our circumstances we praise our God. We can have good days and we can have bad days. It is not to show how spiritual we are and how we appear to others. It is not for us to receive, receive, receive……It is not for us to feel good about ourselves. It is love for him. He gave it to us. I heard it said once in a dance class that I had taken “As we use our arms and our hands to worship, it is a love letter being written to the one who longs for it.” It has stayed with me. Before I worship, I prepare my heart to write a love letter to the father. I give my heart to him. He is forever established as our Savior and King. He is worthy of all our praises.

(2 Sam 22:2-4) The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, In whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my savior, you save from violence. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.

Hold back nothing from him. He is our dance! He is our praise! Hallelujah!

Shalom and Blessings!

Terri Davis