The Old Testament expectation was inclining towards the coming of the warrior king. Instead, He appeared as the man on the donkey
ANOINTED RULER, DIVINE KING
In a series of visions, Zechariah reached beyond the needs of his own time to the coming of Jesus.
In Zechariah 9:1, the eyes of men, and all Israel, were looking towards the return of the LORD to His city and Temple. The departure was foretold