Basar: Proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua
Updated: Apr 4
The original Hebrew word for "Gospel" is basar. It means "to proclaim good news." The greek word for Gospel, euangelion, has basically the same meaning: "pleasant/good message."
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 ESV
But "Gospel" originally meant more than just simply "good news."
Basar refers to a specific type of good news--the military kind. When Israel had victory in battle, a messenger would take the "Good news" back to the people and proclaim, "Your God reigns!"
Yeshua has conquered death! Everything is now under his laws and authority! The Kingdom of God has come!
The Gospel is more than just that Yeshua died and rose again. There's a third part--He is coming back again to reign.
We are to spread the proclamation the Yeshua is Lord throughout all the earth, calling everyone to repent of their sins and believe in His name.
I praise You, Yeshua! You are the Lord of Heaven and Earth! Bring Your kingdom here on earth and let Your will be done. You are worthy! Show me how to spread Your proclamation of victory to those around me.
2 Peter 3