Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Bible predicted in DAN 9:25 that in 173,880 days, TLJC would come to Jerusalem and present Himself as the Messiah.
483 years from this prophecy and exactly 173,880 days later on the tenth day of Nisan, which would be April 6, A.D. 32 on Palm Sunday in fulfillment of this prophecy, Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem and presented Himself as "the Messiah.
Ignorant people going home with palm branches, a sign of negative volition toward doctrine.
Notice the phrase "the King of Israel" not the Savior of the world.
The Jews did not want a Savior, they wanted a king, and they didn't want the cross, they wanted the crown, and that's not the way it is.
The Jewish weekend begins Friday night.Friday night at sundown is the Sabbath.
The Jewish Sabbath goes from the sundown from Friday night to the sundown on Saturday night.
We have a crowd coming from Bethany to Jerusalem, and we have a crowd coming from Jerusalem to Bethany....and this is how we get the Palm Sunday account.
We have one crowd who have just come back from celebrating the feasts in Jerusalem and another crowd who have just come back from
Bethany where they saw TLJC raise Lazarus from the dead.
One crowd has just come back from a great religious experience in Jerusalem and we have a crowd who have just come from a great emotional experience in Bethany, they have seen a miracle, the raising of Lazarus from the dead.
The news of TLJC raising Lazarus from the dead has already hit the Jews who were worshipping in Jerusalem.
The crowd didn't understand what was going on, they were either too wrapped up in their religious experience which they just had in
Jerusalem or they were too wrapped up with the miracle they just saw in Bethany.
We only know of two people who really understood what was going on at that time, TLJC and Mary who anointed His feet, she understood.
Even Satan tried to bypass the cross when he said to TLJC in MAT 4:9 If you will fall down and worship me, I will give you the kingdoms of this world,
They want the Lord to set up His kingdom and be the king,.......they want the crown and not the cross.
The Bible says that He would be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights, MAT 12:40.
In three more days, this same crowd will be shouting "Crucify Him, Crucify Him", .....and then insulting and mocking Him while He's on the cross.
The feast is a reference to the approaching Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread and there are Jews who have come from all over the Roman empire.
a. On Tuesday night, which is really Wednesday for the Jew, we will have the beginning of the Passover.
b. On Tuesday night we are going to have the upper room discourse where our Lord was celebrating the Passover and then instituted the Lord's Supper, which we call communion.
c. Then on Tuesday night he will have two trials and Wednesday morning before 9:00 AM, He will have four more trials, totaling 6.
d. Then at 9:00 AM on Wednesday morning, TLJC will be on the cross fROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
e. Then there will be three hours of crucifixion, three hours of bearing the sins of the world, and then He will be in the grave before the sun goes down.
Christ was to die on the Passover because Christ is the Passover, 1CO 5:7.
In EXO 15:27, the palm tree represents the fact that God will sustain his people on their journey to their homeland.
What the crowd did in verse 13 was to take branches off of the palm tree to indicate recognition of Christ as the Messiah and as the King.
Millions of people will do this again when they recognize TLJC as Savior and will take the branches of the palm trees and worship Him in Heaven, REV 7:9.
It actually takes place in heaven, then it takes place on earth after the second coming when TLJC sets up His kingdom.
Hosanna is a transliteration and it means "save now", and that is a quotation from PSA 118:25.
They did not just say "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord"; they said "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel."
They don't want to be saved from their sins, they want to be saved from the Roman empire and be given fantastic prosperity.
These are Jews, some believers and some unbelievers, and they all have one thing in mind, deliverance from the Roman empire.
When they say Hosanna (save now) they are talking about their earthly kingdom.
They don't want Him to die as their Savior, they just want to use Him to overthrow the Roman empire and make them a great nation.
They want the crown before the cross, but the cross must come before the crown.
ZEC 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
At this time the disciples were so ignorant that they did not know the difference between the Church-age and the Millennium and that's why they have the upper room discourse so that they can get straightened out.
It's palm branches in the hand, nothing in the head.
Palm Sunday is about a crowd who gathered together for political expediency, not spiritual recognition.
Because half of this hymn has to do with the cross and half of this hymn has to do with the Millennium.
Verse 23 is the cross.Verse 24 is the crown.
Hosanna means, "deliver us now, save us now, deliver us now, with prosperity."
"We don't know our doctrine and we would rather have the crown before the cross."
Notice where TLJC starts, He starts with PSA 118:22, the part of that Psalm that deals with the cross before the crown.