Why Jesus Entered Jerusalem Triumphantly
11 As they *approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He *sent two of His disciples, 2 and *said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”4 They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they *untied it. 5 Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission. 7 They *brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. 8 And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. 9 Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;
Hosanna in the highest!”
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.
- It was recorded by all 4 Gospels.
- It was that important.
- Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19
- Jesus wasn’t trying to avoid death.
- Christ was not offering Himself for the last time to Israel as her king.
- He announced at the outset that everyone should repent.
- Jesus proved His earthly authority.
- Jesus proved His eternal authority.
- Jesus was unlike any other king in history.
- Christ delivered himself.
- Christ silenced His enemies.
- The people all misunderstood His actions and His intentions.
- Christ Himself initiated, planned and executed the Triumphal Entry.
- He completely fulfilled the Scriptures.
- He borrowed a colt which had never been ridden by anyone.
- His plan was accepted by some, opposed by others.
- Jesus didn’t prepare for a big arrival.