Summary: Today as we remember the Lent put you life under the King’s control. Do it and share in the joy of His continuous victory. SHOUT IN TRIUMPH!
Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous and being victorious, humble, and riding on an ass, even on a colt, the son of an ass.
Mar 11:7 And they led the colt to Jesus. And they threw their garments on it, and He sat on it.
Mar 11:8 And many spread their garments on the highway, and others were cutting branches from the trees and were spreading them on the highway.
Mar 11:9 And those going before, and those following after, were crying out, saying, Hosanna! "Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord!" Psa. 118:26
Mar 11:10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
In Thailand this week, a powerful leader obeys the king’s request. A reluctant leader submitted his power and authority to greater leader than him. In reality, every man must submit himself to higher authority. And that is to the one who gave us our life, the King of Kings.
I. THE KING HAS COME
A. Invested with regal powers (Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.)
1. Power to cancel debts (sins)
2. Power to pardon sinners
B. Victorious King
1. Arriving in Loud Song of Conquest—actually, on his own, He does not want to make his entry announced with a big bang by choosing a lowly ride, a colt without any experience of taking a man on its back. In fact, the Pharisees who were there knew that shouting, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” is too dangerous because Rome is watching the events happening in Jerusalem. They asked Jesus to rebuke the people. But Jesus told them that if the disciples were quiet the stones would cry out.
2. Humble in Triumph—“Behold, your King comes to you! …and riding on an ass, even on a colt, the son of an ass.”
II. THE FOREVER KINGDOM HAS COME, Mark 11:10-11
A. Will endure forever, 2 Samuel 7:16
“The kingdom of our father David”—Jesus is a descendant of David (cf. 2 Samuel 7:12-16)
“David’s kingdom was in along and continuous battle against the kingdoms of the world.”
1. It cannot be topple down.
2. It connotes that this kingdom is a fighting kingdom or an advancing kingdom—defeating every foe.
3. It will overcome all the struggles that come along.
B. Will reign forever, 2 Samuel 7:16b
“Your throne will be established forever”
1. Supremacy of Rule (Pangingibabaw)
2. Permanence of Rule (Pananatili)
Do not build your own kingdom and set yourself king. Jesus came to be the KING, the TRIUMPHANT KING. But his kingdom is not of this world, he wants to reign in your heart. You must welcome Him in your heart. Let Him sit on the throne of your heart. He will make your life full of blessings. You will experience the true happiness and the true meaning of life. He is a righteous ruler. His judgments are righteous. Everything will be taken into account. You reap what you sow. Today as we remember the Lent put you life under the King’s control. Do it and share in the joy of His continuous victory. SHOUT IN TRIUMPH!