Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
A Palm Sunday Special: The continuation of an ignorant generation.
Sunday, April 8, 2001
The Feast of Booths, or the Feast of Tabernacles, was associated with the Second Advent and the Millennial reign, the setting up of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Many emphasize the tradition of Palm Sunday without understanding that the cries of Hosanna were cries for political deliverance, not spiritual deliverance.
When they could have asked for Jesus to be freed, they asked for Barabbas, a political activist, a revolutionary, and a murderer, MAT 27:21.
2TI 2:15 “Study to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Bethphage means the house of unripe figs.
It is a village located on the Mount of Olives, which figures very prominently in our Lord’s discourses, Mat 24 and 25.
Eutheos means immediately, instantly, or as soon as.
333 Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in the 33rd year of the life of Jesus Christ.
This owner knew TLJC was God, PSA 50:10-11, “For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.”
It was never ridden before, MAR 11:2 “You will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat;”
Notice the gentleness and the meekness of TLJC in approaching Israel in the First Advent.
REV 1:7 “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him,”
The Jews were told to take for themselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches, and rejoice before the Lord, LEV 23:40.
MAT 21:9 “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”
Hosanna means “save us now,” “deliver us now from the Romans,” “do it now, please.”
PSA 118:26 speaks of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It speaks of setting up the Kingdom, the Millennial reign, now!
The cries of Hosanna and the waving of the palms were actually cries saying “save us” and “give us relief right now!”
It was a cry for a political solution.
This fickle, unstable, and impulsive crowd, crying Hosanna and waving palm branches one day, will be crying out in LUK 23:21 “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”