The Triumphal Entry–Matthew 21 part 1

For one brief moment, Jesus was treated as a king.  His disciples fetched the appropriate mount to welcome a prince of peace.  The placed their robes on its back so a king would ride comfortably and in style.  The crowds formed and cheered his triumphal entry.  They covered his path with palm leaves to show their homage to his position and title. It must have been a glorious spectacle.  But, it was not real. Sure it was the fulfillment of prophecy—1 of over 300 he fulfilled. And sure he is the Son of David, the Messiah.  But this welcome was for an earthly king and prophet; not the Son of God.

He is returning.  His next triumphal entry will announce the restoration of the bond between God and Man.  His name will be above all names. At his name, every knee will bow in heaven, on earth and under the earth.  And every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord—to the glory and praise of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11. Those who submit now–will welcome him as their Savior, Lord and family.  Those who refuse will bow as vanquished enemy. His glory will be unmistakable.  His Lordship crystal clear. But it won’t be only for a moment—it will be forever. I long for his return and joyfully follow him until that day!

God Bless You

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a]

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,  “Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!” 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

 

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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