A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
If you like Old Time Gospel Music, The Mississippi Mass Choir singing “Near the Cross” and James Cleveland’s “God Is” are classics.
“The Triumphal Entry” John 12:12) On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13) Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Psalm 72:17-19; 1Timothy 1:17. 14) And Jesus, when He had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15) Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. Zechariah 9:9. 16) These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was Glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him. Luke 18:34. 17) The people therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18) For this cause the people also met Him, for that they heard that He had done this miracle. 19) The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after Him.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary/Dr. Bob Utley Commentary – v12-15) took branches of palm trees: This was the Sunday before Christ arose, today called Palm Sunday. There were three required feast days for Jewish males (cf. Exod. 23:14-17; Leviticus 23; Deut. 16:16). The lifetime desire of the Jews who lived outside of Palestine (Diaspora) was to attend a feast in Jerusalem. During these set feasts, Jerusalem swelled from three to five times her normal population. This phrase refers to this vast number of curious pilgrims who heard of Jesus and wanted to see Him (cf. John 11:56). cried out Hosanna…King of Israel:Hosanna, this term meant “save now” or “save please”. During the Passover ritual the recitation of the Hillel Psalms (cf. Ps. 113-118) occurred while the pilgrims were marching to the Temple. Many of these actions and phrases were repeated every year during the feast of Passover. But this particular year they found their ultimate meaning in Jesus! The crowd sensed this. The Pharisees recognized this. Until this point, Jesus had discouraged expressions of support from the people (6:15; 7:1-8). Here He allowed public enthusiasm. Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.This is exactly what Jesus has been claiming. He was the sent One! He represented YAHWEH. He entered Jerusalem on the back of a young donkey. This act fulfilled prophecy (Zechariah 9:9) and was a symbolic proclamation that Jesus is the Messiah. v16 when Jesus was Glorified: This verse also shows that the Gospel writers structured their Gospels from personal experience of the resurrected Christ. After Christ’s death, Resurrection, and Ascension, the disciples finally understood that the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah had been fulfilled in Jesus. v17-19 These verses explain the series of events that led to the condemnation and crucifixion of Jesus.
More to come and God Bless You.