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Hosanna!

John 12:12–13 (NKJV)
"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!”

Hosanna is a compound Hebrew word meaning “save us, we beseech thee”. To "beseech" is to ask urgently and fervently.

In Jewish liturgy, this word is used during a cycle of prayers sung during the Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot). Once a day during the feast, worshipers would walk around the altar and say, “Save now, we beseech thee, O Lord! We beseech thee, O Lord, send now prosperity!” (Psa 118:25). On the seventh day, it was repeated seven times; this seventh day is called the Hoshana Rabbah. “The hosanna ritual combines the ideas of praising realized victories over the nations and sympathetic prayers for salvation” (Avery-Peck, Review of Rabbinic Judaism, 94).

During the Feast of Tabernacles, when the priest reached a certain point in the ceremony, a trumpet sounded and all the people waved branches of palms, myrtles, willows, etc. Over time hôshia nā was abbreviated into hoshiana or hosanna. Because this word was used during a time of celebration, it become associated with rejoicing, as evidenced by its use in the Gospels.

The disciples of Jesus were worshipping Him as King in a victory procession seven days before His resurrection. Their worship was prophetic. As they shouted "Hosanna!" they were in essence declaring His victory even before He defeated Satan by taking the keys to death, hell and the grave. (Rev. 1:18)

They didn’t realize that they were prophesying Jesus victory and ultimately their victory. Their worship was prophetically pulling them through to victory. We are victorious over fear, sickness and death because Jesus went all the way victory for us! When we worship Him we join in His victory! Hosanna! Get the victory Lord! Get the glory!

Challenge:
Make a "victory" list of everything that you are believing God to overcome. List out...(the sickness, the specific bills, challenge at the workplace, etc) and write in big bold letters - "Hosanna - Get the victory Lord!" Then worship the Lord declaring your victory in advance.

Confession:
I was created by God to win. He is a winner and He made me a winner. I am expecting the victory in every situation that I am facing right now. The battle is the Lord's and the victory is mine. I give God the glory in advance by faith. He is my victory. I always triumph through Christ.

Prayer:
"Lord, I shout HOSANNA to You today because You are my victory! You always cause me to triumph and I praise You and worship You because You are so faithful. Your promises are true and put my trust in You. I am expecting victory at all times because You reign victoriously. Thank you for all You have done to provide the victory everyday. I celebrate the victory that you won on the cross today! In Jesus Name."
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