Commentary By: Gordon King
The Lord our God, Jesus Christ, came into this world in order to save it! He came humbly before man, riding into Jerusalem that Holy city of God Almighty, on the back of a donkey. This happened one week before His crucifixion and resurrection one week later, it was prophesied over five hundred years earlier by the prophet Zechariah.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Jesus Christ told His disciples to find “The Lord” a donkey in which no one else has ever sat upon. Jesus said to tell them that “The Lord” has need of it, proclaiming that He is in fact God!
‘When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” ‘
Jesus rode down the Mount of Olives with His disciples and the multitudes of disciples that were with them.
‘And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” ‘
There were those who did not believe that Jesus Christ was in fact actually the Messiah. They did not know the time of visitation, nor did they heed the words of the prophets before them!
‘And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” ‘
And so it is today, many will not know the time of the second coming of Christ, nor will they believe! Even after being told by the prophets of old, and by the apostles of Jesus Christ the signs of the times regarding His second coming, they still will not believe.
God tells us what the world will look like at the time of His coming, He gives us specific signs to watch for at the time of the end, the time just before His return. Are we watching the signs? Are we waiting for His glorious return? Or are we as the Pharisees were at the time of Christ’s visitation?
We should heed the words of the Old Testament prophets and the words of the New Testament apostles, for these are the words of God Almighty Himself!
Bible prophecy is coming to pass today, very quickly, just as it did two thousand years ago. The prophets Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, and Jeremiah, all told us about end time prophetic events which will happen just before Christ’s return to earth.
‘Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4 I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.
5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ ” ‘
Palm Sunday, the day our Lord God came riding into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. The day that He proclaimed to the world that He is God!
Believe it or not. He has spoken, and He is coming again soon!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!