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Mark 11: The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

by Dr. D ~ July 10th, 2006

Vs. 11:1-7  Jesus and The Colt

     Jesus tells his disciples about a colt in the next village that he needs, and predicts the response.  Can you imagine what an uproar there would be today, if some strangers came into a neighborhood and tried to take a car?  Then said that some visiting preacher needed it? The event turned out just as Jesus predicted, and the faith of the disciples would have been increased in the process.  Which was important, considering the events ahead. 

Vs. 8-11  The Triumphal Entry

   Jesus rides the colt into Jerusalem as branches are spread before him and with disciples going before and after him shouting:

 … “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!   Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”

What an incredible scene that must have been.  It was a direct fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9:

  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.

Jesus goes straight to the temple and looks around at everything, then leaves and spends the night at Bethany.  Probably at Mary, Martha, and Lazarus’ place.  …To Continue…

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