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........They cast their garments upon the colt, and they put Jesus thereon.And as he went ,they spread their clothes in the way.And when he was come nigh ,even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives , the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all his mighty works that they had seen;Saying , Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord :peace in heaven, and glory in the highest . And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,Master rebuke thy disciples . And He answered unto them, I tell you that,if these should hold their peace , the stones should immediately cry out . Luke 19 35-40
This Bible commentary is By Dr. J Vernon McGhee.
The crowd did not know the the full significance of this action.A few days later the crowd cried"Crucify Him "Even the disciples did not know the significance until later : "these things understood not his disciples at the first:but when Jesus was glorified , then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him ."(John 12"16)
This episode of coming into Jerusalem as the Lord Jesus Christ did ,was bound to incite the Roman rulers to act because of two things . First, He accepted the reverence and loyalty of these followers. In the second place, he did not silence them .
The Lord Jesus Christ recognized that eternal and significant issues were at stake and that to rebuke His followers would force the silent stones to cry out . In, fact they were crying out ,for when Nehemiah had rebuilt the walls and gates of the city, there was a message in the stones . Those very stones and walls were proclaiming the gospel message,and the gates were fairly shouting ,"Lift up your heads, O ye gates , and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in "( Ps24:7 ).
It should be remembered that the so-called triumphal entry ended at the cross.Christ will come the second time in triumph.Hebrews 9:28says, "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation . "The second time the Lord will come to this earth, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. (see Zech 14:4)Then the Lord will enter Jerusalem . His true Triumphal Entry will be at His second coming.His first entry into Jerusalem took him to the cross to die for our sins. By His death and resurrection ,Salvation is offered unto us .
I also have Big Daddy Weave singing :Every time I Breathe . This has blessed me this past week.
Have a Blessed week!