May the Lord bless you for your perseverance in rightly dividing and handling His Word of Truth.
Let us continue examining what the Lord reveals…
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Nisan 11th, the fourth day before Passover
Our Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset, the Gentile “Palm Sunday”
Three of the gospels speak to events of this day.
Read the passages.
Seek the Lord.
Some, including Kevin Conner who I mentioned I am following with this chronology, believe that we see a “second” entry into Jerusalem - this one being what we call the “triumphant entry”. I am not certain of this, but it is worthy of consideration. They believe that the Lord went into Jerusalem from Bethphage the first time, then Bethany the second.
We see in these passages that the Lord weeps over Jerusalem.
He enters the temple.
He returns to Bethany.
A couple of other things should be noted.
The Pharisees were among the multitude. When they saw the people giving praise and adoration to Jesus they approached Jesus and told him to rebuke his disciples. Jesus’ response is amazing…”if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Jesus then wept over the city.
If only they had accepted the peace of the Lord.
Now, such was hidden from their eyes.
The Lord then declared/prophesied what would happen to Jerusalem..
- days shall come
- enemies will cast a trench about them
- encircle them on every side
- lay them to the ground...children included
- not a stone left upon another
- because they did not recognize the time of their visitation
(This was fulfilled in all that happened to Jerusalem from 70 A.D. to the first part of the 2nd century)
John tells us more.
Even the disciples did not understand all these things at first. But, when Jesus was glorified, they remembered the things that were written of Him and what had been done to Him.
The people who were with the Lord when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead (that is an interesting phrase...is there a difference?) continued to testify about Jesus.
Because of this testimony, people went and met the Lord. They had heard of the sign he performed.
The response of the Pharisees - the religious leadership?
They were fighting among themselves saying “you see that you are not doing any good.”
Because “the world has gone after Him.”
Oh that the “world would go after Him” because of our testimony and the signs He does through His Body.