Sunday, April 09, 2006

On The Triumphal Entry

When we celebrate Palm Sunday we are celebrating a great event. As we see Jesus ride into Jerusalem on a donkey and allow the people to praise Him as king, there are many things we can learn. But there is one aspect that is fascinating as it deals with Passover. We know that Passover was only four days away which made the day of the Triumphal Entry the tenth day of the month. We can see the significance of this when we read Exodus 12:3, 5-6, which says,...

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.. . ..Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

As Jesus was riding in and the people were crying “Hosanna in the highest,” unbeknownst to them they were selecting the paschal lamb for sacrifice; the one and only sacrifice that can take away sin and cause death to pass over us.

Praise God for His willing Lamb,

Doug

5 Comments:

At Monday, April 10, 2006 3:27:00 AM, Blogger T A Blankenship said...

Great message there.
I want you to know I appreciate you and your work.

 
At Monday, April 10, 2006 5:17:00 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Your first sentence is so important. We are celebrating an event. It happened in time and space. It really happened. He lived; His coming was foretold by the Prophets. It happened just as God had told them.

Tell the daughter of Zion,
'Behold your King is coming to you
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.'

 
At Monday, April 10, 2006 6:51:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Doug,

What t a blankenship said!

 
At Monday, April 10, 2006 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Rose~ said...

Amen, Doug. Wonderful thoughts.

 
At Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:11:00 AM, Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

It is also interesting that Jesus was probably crucified on the Wednesday of that week and not the Friday as is tradition. With passover and the observation of other sabbaths than simply saturday during that week we have the crucifixion on Wednesday the 14th of Nissan.
"And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening." Hmmmmm
No detail is missed yet the Pharisees missed them all.
MDM

 

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