“Rejoice O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your King is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious , yet He is humble , riding on a donkey – riding on a donkey’s colt”.
Zech 9:9; Matt21:5;
THERE’S something peculiarly striking about this incident in our Lord’s history. The narrative reads like the account of some royal conqueror’s return to his own city following a great victory over his enemies in battle. ” A very great multitude” accompanies Him in a kind of triumphal procession; loud cries and expressions of praise are heard all around Him. ALL the city was moved”. And Jesus was clearly enjoying it!
This kind of loud publicity was not consistent with the usual quiet lifestyle of our Lord who withdrew Himself from the multitudes on previous occasions and sometimes even pleaded anonymity from those He healed, “see that you say nothing to any man”,(Mk 1:44). Therefore, there must be a very good reason for the celebration that was taking place on that particular day.
The Lord Jesus had perfect knowledge about the tenure of His earthly ministry, and knew that it was finally drawing to a close. The hour was near when He must go to the Cross to finish His assignment.
The second reason was the exact fulfilment of the word of God and plan five hundred and fifty years ago which was playing out exactly as was predictively prophesied by the prophet Zechariah.
Going through the events of this particular occasion, we see Jesus’ awesome and perfect knowledge of God’s plans, order, and perfect timing: He sends two disciples into a particular village, tells them ahead of time what they would find – an ass/donkey and her colt, on which He was to ride. He provides them with a readymade answer to the inquiry of the owners, and that on giving them that particular answer, the ass would be released.
Everything happens in perfect order to fulfill the word of the LORD. The cries of ” hosanna “, to the crowd’s pronouncements about Jesus as their “king”, were all in fulfilment of prophecy, scripture. The Lord who has lived in a preferred state of obscurity is now outdoored in pomp and pageantry, but not on a decorated horse as was the practice, but on a donkey’s colt! That’s humility in victory exemplified! (Zech 9:9b).
What has the LORD said concerning you in His word? It might sound ridiculous or farfetched in your present circumstances or situation but remember that God’s word is immutable. It can never be abolished or repealed. His word is forever settled. He will accomplish whatever He has planned or said.(lsa 55:11). Only believe.
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