Sunday, March 28, 2010
What's Palm Sunday?
Palm Sunday is the grant entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem, this is the beginning of the Passion of Christ, this is the beginning of Jesus suffering for our sin.
1-Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, [fn] at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2-saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3-And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them." 4-All [fn] this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5-"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.' [fn] " 6-So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7-They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set [Him] [fn] on them. 8-And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread [them] on the road. 9-Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed [is] He who comes in the name of the LORD!' [fn] Hosanna in the highest!" 10-And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?" 11-So the multitudes said, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee."
In remembrance of this event, we celebrate Palm Sunday. It is referred to as Palm Sunday because of the palm branches that were laid on the road as Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday was the fulfillment of the Prophet Daniel's "seventy sevens" prophecy
"Know therefore and understand, [That] from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, [There shall be] seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street [fn] shall be built again, and the wall, [fn] Even in troublesome times.