Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
What Do the Palms Say?
Hosanna courtesy Google search
Zechariah 9:9 reminds us of the prophesy;
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
Today we celebrated Palm Sunday, and were reminded of the
children waving palm branches, and the people placing cloaks in the pathway of
Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.
Pastor Jerry was reading from Luke 19: 28-40 about the
triumphant entry of Jesus
The people assumed that Jesus was ready to restore the
kingdom, and to rescue them from Roman rule.Usually a king would enter on a charging white horse as if coming to
war, but Jesus had chosen to humbly ride a young colt, the foal of a donkey.
The people were reminded that 400 years earlier, a wicked Syrian
King had desecrated the temple by bringing a pig into the temple and setting up
an alter to Zeus.An Israelite priest
and his sons formed a coalition to over throw the king.It took time, but finally they were
victorious and the people cheerfully waved palm branches and shouted Hosanna
and praises to the Lord God as they cleansed and rededicated the temple.
On this day as Jesus rode seated on the donkey, the people
shouted Hosanna, but their cries were short lived.In a few days they would change their
shouting to “Crucify Him.”
What do the palm branches say to us?“We are tired of oppression and unfair
treatment.”They are a cry for help and
deliverance.“Save us now,” they say.
No, Jesus did not come to conquer Rome.Jesus came to save the world.
If you are standing with a shouting
crowd who are crying “crucify Him,” it might be time to separate yourself from
those who are against Jesus.
Are you tired of those who tell you
to believe lies and want you to settle for their way of thinking that evil is
So many of our leaders today have
twisted thinking and are making laws that mock God.Let us lift our Bible high and accept it for
what it says.
If push comes to shove, are you
willing to perhaps stand alone, and wave your palm branch while singing your
own song of; “Victory in Jesus!”