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Emanna for 03/03/2018

The Lord's Kingly Entry into Jerusalem

Bible Verses

Luke 19:35 And they brought it to Jesus. And when they had thrown their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it. (36) And as He went, they spread their own garments in the road. (37) And as He was already drawing near to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the works of power which 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! (39) And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, Teacher, rebuke Your disciples. (40) And He answered and said, I tell you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.

Words of Ministry

The disciples who brought the colt to the Lord Jesus may have taken the lead to be excited, for they believed that the triumphant entry into the capital was for the purpose of taking over the country. According to John 12, the raising of Lazarus was a great miracle that attracted people to the Lord. That miracle took place shortly before the feast of the Passover, which was the time for the Lord Jesus as the Lamb of God to be put to death. Not long before He was killed, He raised Lazarus from the dead, and that miracle caused many to crowd around Him. Luke, however, does not record this miracle.

There was a great celebration as the Lord traveled from Bethany to Jerusalem. The temple in Jerusalem was built on Mount Moriah (later called Zion), the place where Abraham offered Isaac, and Bethany is located at the foothill of the Mount of Olives. Between these two mountains there is a valley. I believe that as the Lord passed through this valley, He was followed by a long parade of celebration. Those in this celebration were excited and even beside themselves with joy. The Pharisees, who were not able to do anything about the situation, were greatly surprised. They said to one another, "Behold, the world has gone after him" (John 12:19).

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 383-384. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.

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