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Rev. Clint Smith
We enjoy being on the winning side. Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem, knowing He was heading toward His death, to pay for all men’s sin, so that we might have eternal life. We celebrate Palm Sunday to remember that momentous occasion.
Jesus is divinely awesome – because He is God. He demonstrated His omniscience by detailing for His disciples where to go and what and who to encounter.
Jesus’ disciples listened intently to Jesus’ instructions.
Jesus’ disciples obediently traveled to the specific place Jesus commanded and found everything, just as He said.
Jesus’ disciples trusted Him and spoke His own word’s to the owners of the colt.
Jesus was honored by His disciples as they sat Him on the donkey.
As Jesus rode the donkey down the descent from the Mount of Olives, towards Jerusalem, people spread their coats on the road as an act of homage before a king. All who were or claimed to be His followers praised God adoring Him joyfully with loud voices for all the miracles and works of power that they had seen. Jesus fulfilled prophecy. Zechariah 9:9
They multitudes praised Him shouting, “BLESSED (celebrated, praised) IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! Peace in heaven and glory (majesty, splendor) in the highest [heaven]!” Luke 19:38 (AMP) Psalm 118:25,26
The unbelieving religious Pharisees insisted Jesus rebuke His disciples for shouting this Messianic praise. Jesus told them if the people kept quiet, the rocks would shout with praise.
As Jesus approached Jerusalem, He wept over the city and the spiritual ignorance of its people. He said, “If only you had known on this day of salvation, even you, the things which make for peace and on which peace depends! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.” He prophesied their future destruction.
Jesus entered the temple enclosure and with authority threw out those who were selling and trading there. He rebuked their sinful misuse of His house!