The Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11) - 4/3/22
The only public demonstration Christ allowed.
Mentioned in all the Gospels
Jesus entering Jerusalem the Sunday before His crucifixion
Is fulfillment of OT prophecy
Jesus is the righteous redeeming, King!
The significance of this setting on this day.
Pilgrims from outside Judea
Locals from the area
Would have been part of the crowd when Lazarus was raised from the dead.
Never understand who He is, where He is from, why He came.
Spreading Cloaks and Palm branches
treatment of royalty/King
He is king. At his birth. HE IS KING. THE WISE MEN. HE IS KING. His last public entrance into the city. HE IS KING
Gen 49:9-11 – Jacobs prophecy for his descendants on the last days. The scepter/ruler will not depart from Judah. Vine – Israel. Choice vine – Christ.
Dan 9:24-27 – Israel’s captivity in Babylon. The time form then to the time of their transgressions should be finished and everlasting righteousness brought in.
Zech. 9:9 – The donkey. Young. Never ridden. In the sacrificial law it must be an animal that has never been worked.
Exodus 12 – The redemption of Israel from slavery… by the blood a a lamb. The TRUE LAMB OF GOD would be sacrificed during the time of the Passover.
ROCKS will CRY OUT (Luke) – The Ushering in of the King
Peace and Victory
Welcome Him with palm branches as garments as a symbol of peace and victory. Rev. 7:9.
They were hoping that Jesus would bring peace, yet Jesus knew of all the struggles that lay ahead.
Angels at His birth – “Peace on Earth” Luke 2:12-14
Crowd proclaimed – “Peace in Heaven” Luke 19:38
Hosanna – “Save”
Reign and rule
The Now (coming into Jerusalem) and the Not Yet (His Second Coming) – Revelation 19:11–16
He will come in glory
The armies of heaven will accompany Him
As great ruler and judge
Scene of true victory as He establishes His Kingdom
Think about that day…
It DID fulfill Scripture
It DID usher in the Kingdom of Christ
They honored Him as king… YET, the reaction was not true. They honored him with their lips, but not their heart. Matthew 15:8-9