Summary: Getting ready for The King
PALM SUNDAY 2016
LUKE 19 VS 28-40
Luke 19:28-40 (NKJV)
28 When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came to pass, when He came near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,
30 saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.
31 And if anyone asks you, 'Why are you loosing it?' thus you shall say to him, 'Because the Lord has need of it.' "
32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.
33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?"
34 And they said, "The Lord has need of him."
35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.
36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works 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 called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
40 But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out."
1. THE PREPERATION- FOR THE KING TO BE PRESENTED TO ISRAEL AS KING, THERE WAS PREPERATION THAT WENT FORTH:
A. THE DONKEY WAS SELECTED- SOMEONE SOMEWHERE HAD MET JESUS AND HAD OFFERED HIMSELF OR HIS THINGS TO JESUS IF HE HAD NEED OF THEM- THE DONKEY WAS SELECTED AS A SYMBOL THAT THE KING IS COMING IN PEACE.
Matthew 21:4-5 (NKJV)
4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.' "
MAY WE EVER BE AS WILLING AS THIS PERSON WAS TO OFFER JESUS WHAT WE HAVE FOR HIS SERVICE.
2. THE PROMOTION- THE DISCIPLES WENT OUT AND SPREAD THEIR POSSESSIONS IN THE WAY AND ON THE DONKEY SHOWING REVERENCE AND RESPECT TO WHO THIS WAS COMING INTO JERUSALEM-
Matthew 21:8 (NKJV)
8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
Matthew 21:10-11 (NKJV)
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?"
11 So the multitudes said, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee."
*DO WE PROMOTE JESUS??
*HOW DO WE PROMOTE HIM? BY OUR ACTIONS AND DEEDS, WHAT WE DO ACTUALLY SHOWS PEOPLE WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT “HIM”
3. THE PRAISE- THESE FOLKS LINING THE STREETS DIDN’T HESITATE TO PRAISE THE KING AS HE CAME INTO THE CITY, HE HAD DONE SO MUCH FOR THEM, SAVED THEM, HEALED THEM, PROVIDED FOR THEM- AND WAS GETTING READY TO DIE FOR THEM! HOW COULD THEY NOT PRAISE HIM!!!
Matthew 21:9 (NKJV)
9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Hosanna in the highest!"