(Palm Sunday) That Remind Us Christ Is King
"Many churches celebrate Palm Sunday, which is always the Sunday before Easter Maybe your church has children waving palm branches to help them connect to the story.
But whereas this is often a triumphal entry, it's Jesus’ start toward His death.
Matthew 21:4 tell us:
'This passed off to satisfy what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 'Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a
donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.' *The prophecy is cited from Zechariah 9:9 and Isaiah 62:11.
Jesus had become some what of a celebrity among people who had heard of the miraculous raising of Lazarus from the dead, and they wanted to see Him and treat Him like a king. But Jesus wasn’t arriving to be their king on account of Lazarus; the story of Lazarus would have had the religious leaders in even more of an uproar and determined to put an end to His life, which He knew.
Jesus’ glory would be bigger than that of an area king
Five Things concerning Christian holy day that Jesus Christ is the King
. God's Word tells us the folks cut palm branches and waved them within the air, arranged them out on the bottom before Jesus as He rode into town.
The palm branch pictured goodness and conclusion and was symbolic of the ultimate conclusion He would before long fulfill over death.
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Cor. 15:55
. Jesus selected to ride in on a donkey, that directly consummated testament prophecy of Zech. 9:9.
In Biblical times, it absolutely was common for kings or vital folks to arrive by a procession riding on a donkey.
The donkey symbolized peace, so those who chose to ride them showed that they came with peaceful intentions.
Jesus even then reminded U.S. that he's the aristocrat of Peace.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is returning to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Zech. 9:9
. When the people shouted "Hosanna!" they were hailing Christ as King.
That word truly suggests that "save currently," associated although in their own minds they waited for an profane king, God had a different way in mind of bringing true salvation
to all who would trust in Him.
"Blessed is he WHO comes with the name of the LORD!
" Ps. 118:26
"If you confess at the side of your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe your heart that God raised him from the dead, you'll be saved." Rom. 10:9
. The Bible say that Jesus wept for Jerusalem.
In the thick of the praise of the instant, He knew in His heart that it would not be long that these same folks would flip their backs on Him,
betray Him, and crucify Him.
His heart bust with the fact of what proportion they required a Savior.
"As he approached national capital and saw town, he wept over it, and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now
it is hidden from your eyes." Luke 19:41-42
Christian holy day reminds U.S. that the reign of Christ is much bigger than any the mind of man might ever conceive or arrange.
Man hunted for somebody to fight their battles within the gift day world.
Yet God had the last word arrange of causing His Son to fight the ultimate battle over death.
This is the greatness of why we celebrate this week.
Because of Christ's final sacrifice, we can be set free of death.
"Jesus aforesaid to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,'"John 11:25
We have such a lot to be grateful for on.
The enemy knows that, and you can bet, he's going to do everything he can to try and distract us away from the true meaning of what this Holy Week means. Don't let him win.
In this hebdomad, might God direct our thoughts and a focus towards what matters most, Jesus is our King...
Let's choose to focus on worshiping our Lord, thanking Him for the gift of His sacrifice, celebrating the power of the Resurrection, and the new life found in Him alone
PRAYER of the palm Sunday
I provide you with thanks, for you are sensible, and your mercy is endless.
Here I stand, at the beginning of this hebdomad,
This week within which your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death,
And I am distracted by many things.
Turn my eyes now to the One who comes in your name
The one who opens the gates of righteousness
The one who answers when we call.
I bless you, Lord, for shining your light upon me,
And for causing your son to us, in human frailty.
To walk the road we walk.
Open my eyes that i'll see him coming back,
And may praise him with a pure heart.
And may come in the approach of his suffering,
And share also in his resurrection.
Through the Nazarene our Lord, UN agency lives and reigns with you and therefore the Holy Ghost, one God for ever and ever.