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04/13/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Palm Sunday Reminder

04/13/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Palm Sunday Reminder

Debbie =
McDaniel, a pastor’s wife, stated simply, “Christ is =
King”. Here are FIVE TRUTHS that draw us closer towards =
Christ, reminding us that He alone is King.

 

1. God’s Word =
tells us the people cut palm branches and waved them in the air, laid =
them out on the ground before Jesus as He rode into the city. The palm =
branch represented goodness and victory and was symbolic of the final =
victory He would soon fulfill over death.

“O =
death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” =
(I Cor 15:55)


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2. Jesus =
chose to ride in on a donkey, which directly fulfilled Old Testament =
prophecy. In Biblical times, it was common for kings or important people =
to arrive by a procession riding on a donkey. The donkey symbolized =
peace, so those who chose to ride them showed that they came with =
peaceful intentions. Jesus even then reminded us that He is the Prince =
of Peace.

"Rejoice =
greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! =
Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is =
he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a =
donkey."
(Zech 9:9)

 

3. When the =
people shouted "Hosanna!" they were hailing Christ as King. =
That word actually means "Save now," and though in their own =
minds they waited for an earthly king, God had a different way in mind =
of bringing true salvation to all who would trust in =
Him.

"Blessed =
is he who comes in the name of the LORD!"
(Ps 118:26)

"If you =
confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart =
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." =
(Rom 10:9)

 

4. The Bible =
says that Jesus wept for Jerusalem. In the midst of the praise of the =
moment, He knew in His heart that it wouldn’t be long that these same =
people would turn their backs on Him, betray Him, and crucify Him. His =
heart broke with the reality of how much they needed a =
Savior.

"As he =
approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it, and said, =
"If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you =
peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes."
(Lk 19:41-42)

 

5. Palm Sunday =
reminds us that the reign of Christ is far greater than any the mind of =
man could ever conceive or plan. Man looked for someone to fight their =
battles in the present-day world. Yet God had the ultimate plan of =
sending His Son to fight the final battle over death. This is the =
greatness of why we celebrate this week. Because of Christ’s ultimate =
sacrifice, we can be set free of death.

"Jesus =
said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me =
will live even if he dies.’"
(Jn 11:25)

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We have so =
much to be grateful for the week ahead.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"