JESUS THE KING OF ISRAEL

triumphal_entryJohn 12:13 in Bible calls Jesus King of Israel by people who shouted Hosanna welcoming Messiah’s Triumphant Entry in Jerusalem. The crowd followed Jesus thronging shouting out loud, “Blessed is He who Comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel! So took branches of palm trees meet Jesus crying Hosanna. When they heard Jesus Christ is Coming to Jerusalem prepared to bring waving branches of palm tree. Quite symbolic Jesus’ celebrated Jerusalem grand entry in very dramatic way. Jesus here openly is entering the city where He is a marked man taking first step toward challenging right of dominion as King of kings. This final confrontation Jesus did not sneak in quietly or secretly. Jesus’ Bold Entry for the Passover is one of 3 feasts Jews got together to attend in Jerusalem. So consequently population of Jerusalem swelled enormously at this time. Some put clothes on the floor to ride on as a sign of Respect and Honour. Jerusalem the crowds lay their clothes on ground to welcome Jesus as Jesus rode the donkey into .Jerusalem. All 3 Synoptic gospels agreed disciples first put their cloaks on donkey to make Jesus more comfortable.holyweeki021.jpgAs a great crowd is beginning to gather from around Israel and the larger world of the diaspora, news about Jesus is spreading, and people are wondering whether HE will come to the feast in John 11:55-56. On Sunday, the day after the party in Bethany at which Mary anointed Jesus, news arrives that Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem in John 12:12 and so a crowd of pilgrims, those who had been wondering if He would come, goes out to meet him. So private concern of knowing the threats upon YESHUA’S LIFE expressed emotions of relief and joy excitement matched by crowd’s public outpouring of enthusiasm. They now see for real Jesus’ bold daring courage valour in the face of adversity. So joined Jesus to shout Hosanna! Blessed is He Who Comes in the name of the Lord! John 12:13 words shouted are lines from Psalms of Ascents in Psalm 118:25-26 sung to welcome the pilgrims coming up to Jerusalem. So they added welcome King of Kings of Israel.img_mouseover3 (1).jpgSo this is entirely appropriate Welcome for the King of Israel in His Pivotal Crossroad’s climax fulfilling thousands of years true prophecy unfolding in the living history of Israel. So felt blessed as Jesus’ witnesses to be partakers in Coming up to Jerusalem to watch Jesus accomplish His Mission on earth. But there is more involved here. The cry of Hosanna! is a Hebrew word hoshi`ah-na greeting, shout, praise but actually means “Save!” or “Help!” an intensive form of imperative. This was also used not surprisingly, in forms of this word to address the king with a need in 2 Samuel 14:4; and 2 Kings 6:26. Samuel before kings spoke representing theocratic leader. Furthermore, the palm branches the people carry are symbolic of a great victorious ruler in 1 Maccabees 13:51; 2 Maccabees 10:7; 14:4 Revelations7:9-10.slide_10Jerusalem was place to be for movers or shakers wanting a piece of the real news that can only be best understood if there personally. So their comments were to help encourage Jesus knowing this is the rehearsal of waving of similar palm tree branches before the throne of God in heaven after Jesus ascended. This event attracts thousands to watch passion play before their eyes on Good Friday when Jesus is tried and crucified. They wanted to rejoice with Jesus before suffering His violent spectacle trial, crucifixion death of Jesus. Christ prayed so prepared for what was going to befall Him Friday. So triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place in the days before the Last Supper, marking the beginning of His Passion.maxresdefaultThe city of Jerusalem was packed with all thousands of onlookers commemorating the purim and passover feasts. That day of triumphant entry the Lamb of God is presenting Himself SHEEP for Slaughter Willingly. Jesus Comes to Jerusalem to Give His Life as Ransom for many to be saved redeemed from sin. Jesus Lays His LIFE down to be killed by the Romans in place of all humanity. Having Power over death, Jesus raised so many people so Knew He Will Resurrect 3 day after death miraculously rising from the dead on the Easter Sunday. Remembrance of Jesus’ most sorrowful Passion, Jesus recrucified in many places all over the world also to remember Jesus during Easter. Billions celebrate, thousands watch Good Friday re-enactment as an audience carry palm branches marching along streets singing sharing, experiencing a time-honoured tradition of the passion play of Jesus.So the King of Israel King of Kings Lives for evermore throughout God’s Everlasting Kingdom eternity all in God’s Presence.jesus-king-of-kings-clipart-1.jpgThousands turn out to watch the play in the heart of many cities or in churches. Millions upon millions of thousands do turned out to watch the play in the heart Israel with Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey togreat welcome of palm leaves. Afterwards the Easter journey of Jesus is continued in His Passover meals, prayer in Gethsemane His various trials. Jesus is sent to and fro by then rulers of His City. Jesus is shown being judged by the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate Trial. With audience aware of the inevitable conclusionof Jesus flogged 39 times and watched by the Crowds. The mothet of Jesus and family plus disciples watchef from afar for fear of their lives. Striking Jesus so physically hard the flesh ripped off his back bleeding for the sins of all mankind. This traditional depictions of Jesus the King of Kings of Israel to relive history to help humanity not to forget.  Dramatic performances of the last hours of Jesus’ life are a key part of the Easter celebration in many European countries, all over the world each year worshippers from around world pictured re-enacting events of Good Friday.Jesus-King-of-Kings-Lord-of-Lords_bc__99542.1314671185.1000.1000King Jesus tradition is alive and well with some literary being crucified like Jesus for the deeper re-enactment strong in some countried. Jesus has already paid a price of Sacrifice with His Blood. This tesurgence in recent years, with more than many of live performances taking place globally by believer enthusiasts. So the followers of Christ also see Jesus as He dragged with a heavy cross through Jerusalem wearing a crown of thorns to humiliate, torment, torture taunting Jesus. The people see Jesus goaded by the Romans as he drags his cross made from two real tree trunks His way to Calvary crucified at Golgotha. So this true life story is told again and again with brutal honesty with shocking levels of blood gore to remind people what it cost King of Kings of Israel to die for all. Graphic detail of Jesus public crucifixion Passion reinforced to remind Christians of how Jesus Christ suffered for all sins. All those who believe continue to be saved through the LORD Jesus Christ. Many believers follow in Jesus’ footsteps as Christians around commemorate Good Friday by acting out the crucifixion by acting out live the role of Jesus taken up as actors who have striking similar looks to carve out career niche playing Christ in films or theatres. Jesus went in the freezing Easter Friday night weather instead as Judas Iscariot turned on Him. Jesus still loved him so willing to forgive him if he repents as all knees will bow to Jesus Coming to earth as King of Kings.pilate_titlonJerusalem enthusiastic crowd gallantry matched to act out their parts in history so insisted on shouting King of Israel to remund Jesus to overlook the impeding pain to dwell on His Forthcoming Flory as King of Israel to finish His Work. Jesus was Faithful unto death so the end was the dramatic highlight performance during the crucifixion itself. Christ the King of Israel was between the cross of two thieves strung up on crosses with nails in their hands and feet. Jesus still forgives Humble all who ask for Jesus’ pardon forgiven and goes to paradise heaven with Jesus. Some 450 to 500 years prior to Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, prophet Zechariah had prophesied the event called Palm Sunday: “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!  Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” in Zechariah 9:9. The prophecy was fulfilled indeed in time rejoicing, Jerusalem welcomed Jesus King of Israel. Palm Sunday globally is remembrance day celebrate triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, 1 week before His resurrection in Matthew 21:1–11. Jesus entered holy city, Jerusalem accomplish his mission on earth. After 33 years since birth, Ministry the long journey toward Golgotha has arrived to save the lost in Luke 19:10. Palm Sunday marked the start of “Passion Week,” or the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry to bring to realisation work of Jesus’ work on earth to save mankindPalm Sunday begun with Jesus and His disciples travelling by Mount of Olives. The Lord sent 2 disciples ahead into the village of Bethphage to find an animal to ride. Found unbroken colt of a donkey, as Jesus said in Luke 19:29–30. They untied colt, as owners questioned them but disciples responded with the anwer Jesus provided: “The Lord needs it in Luke 19:31–34 so owners satisfied with answer let the disciples go. They brought donkey to Jesus and threw their cloaks on the colt then put Jesus on it in Luke 19:35. Jesus ascended toward Jerusalem, a large multitude gathered around Him. This crowd knew Jesus was Messiah; what they did not understand was that it was not time to set up God’s Kingdom yet although Jesus had tried to tell them so in Luke 19:11–12. The crowd along road waved palm branches on the Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. “Palm Sunday a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from trees and spread them on the road in Matthew 21:8. In strewing their cloaks on the road, the people were giving Jesus the royal treatment. King Jehu was given similar honour at his coronation in 2 Kings 9:13. John 12:13 records branches cut from palm trees. On that first Palm Sunday, people honoured Jesus shouting verbally as “The crowds went ahead of Him and those who followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is HE Who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven in Matthew 21:9. This praise of Jesus by the Jewish crowds quoting Psalm 118:25–26, acknowledged prophecy of Christ. Messianic psalm drew resentment from religious leaders present: “Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples in Luke 19:39. However, Jesus saw no need to rebuke those who told the truth. He replied, “I tell you if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out in Luke 19:40. The celebration did not last long as crowd looks for conquering Messiah for quick  political  national redemption but Jesus Came to save them spiritually. Jesus points out freedom valued without if God’s Will Kingdom first established. img_mouseover3.jpgMankind’s need is spiritual reconnection God first in righteousness, not political, cultural, or national salvation. Coatless multitudes wave palm branches and shouted for joy, they missed the true reason for Jesus’ presence. They could neither see nor understand cross. Jesus 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. days will come upon enemies will not leave one stone on another, because they did not recognize time of God’s coming in Luke 19:41–47. It is sad many see the Savíour but not recognize Him for who He is. The crowds  crying out “Hosanna!” on Palm Sunday were crying out “Crucify Him!” later that week in Matthew 27:22–23. Yet Jesus will return to be the King of Kings they always longed for to Rule and Reign in Israel.

EASTER PRAYER:

Pray to Jesus: O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willing to be crucified and to shed your Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of your most sorrowful passion and death, fully trusting in your mercy; clean us from sin by your grace, sanctify us give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten suffering, bless our families, and nations so sorely afflicted, grant your peace, the only true peace, to Jerusalem and all obeying your commandments we may come at last to the glory of heaven. Amen.Thank you God in Jesus Name. Thank you Jesus and thank you Holy Spirit our comforter.

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