Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

Mount of Olives - 1Looking up the present-day Mount of Olives.

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!’ Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9

Passover was just six days away. Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with a year’s wages worth of spikenard and wiped His feet with her hair. The room filled with a beautiful fragrance, and He told the room full of friends that Mary had just anointed Him for burial. John 12:3

The next day, Jesus looked down from the Mount of Olives onto Jerusalem. Lambs were being led down the Mount of Olives to the temple for inspection and later for sacrificing on Passover.  Continue reading Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

7 Palm Sunday Questions

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  Zechariah 9:9

Five days before the Passover, our Messiah rode down the Mount of Olives as He lived His life on earth, the embodiment of the Beatitudes:

  1. Heir of the Kingdom of Heaven
  2. Comforter, Teacher, and Healer
  3. Meek Ruler of the earth
  4. Righteous
  5. Merciful
  6. God Incarnate
  7. The only begotten Son of God
  8. Persecuted for righteousness’ sake

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You can live with Jesus forever!

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Finally, the time had arrived. Jesus’ time. The time to show Himself as the long-awaited Messiah. The Great Promise!

Jesus mounted a young colt and rode down the Mount of Olives as the crowd hailed Him as King, laying down their cloaks and palm branches before Jesus, their King.

As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38

Word had spread about His mighty works … healing the blind, deaf, and lame; feeding the 5,000, calming the storm, and raising Lazarus from the dead. This Son of Man was the Messiah destined to save all of Israel and set  up His kingdom.

He was born for this. It was prophesied. It was promised.

Psalm 118 was one of the traditional Psalms that the Jews sang during the Passover feast.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:24-26

Jesus rode the colt on the same route the Passover Lamb took that day.

The LORD is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar! Psalm 118:27

Jesus was the festal sacrifice. It would not be necesary to pay for the sins of the people again with a Passover Lamb. Jesus was the Passover Lamb.

Jesus paid the price, once, for all. All that was necessary to be saved from sin after Jesus was crucified was to abide in Him.

That is the greatest miracle of all, isn’t it?

Our Great God, our Creator God, gave the world the greatest gift He could ever give, His only begotten Son, Jesus, as the One who would pay the price of our sins, death on the cross, so that we could live with Him forever.

In Jesus, we have peace with God.

In Jesus, we can come boldly before the throne of God and call Him “Abba, Father” …

Daddy!

Do you know this kind of love, this wonderful Savior?

You can know Jesus today.

Please pray:

God, I am so sorry that I have sinned against You. I want to know You. I want the gift of salvation that You have for me. Please forgive me of my sins. I want to give my life to You. Teach me how to know You and to abide in Jesus. Thank You for saving me, so that I can live with You forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Your next steps:

  • Tell another Christian that you just gave your live to God.
  • Find a Bible-preaching church and start attending it.
  • Start reading the Bible. You might want to start with the Book of John.
  • You might want to check out the free resources at BlueLetterBible.org.

If you just gave your life to God, please tell us in the Comment Section,
and we will be praying for you.

My prayer:

Father in heaven, thank You for sending Jesus to live among us, to teach us, to perform mighty works for us, to show us perfection, and finally, to pay the price of our sins, so that we would not have to live eternity away from You. Father, Your love is higher, wider, and deeper than we can understand. Your grace and mercy are beyond measure. If there are any who are reading this post who do not know You, I pray for them, Father. Show Yourself to them, and soften their hearts to trust You for their salvation. Thank You for Jesus, our Savior. In His name, we pray.

Please share this salvation message widely with your followers and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Hosanna! King of Israel enters Jerusalem in peace

Palm Leaves

On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel. John 12:12-13

The One Who raised Lazarus from the dead

The Teacher Who astonished rabbis, Pharisees and Sadducees

The Healer Who opened blind eyes, cleansed the spots of lepers, and opened deaf ears

The Miracle Worker Who fed thousands, walked on water, and calmed the sea

The King of Israel Who comes in the name of the LORD

The Victor Who rides on a donkey in peace

Hosanna! Save Now!

Wave palm branches, lay them down

Carpet the ground with our coats

Hosanna!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

Hosanna!

The Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world

The Perfect Sacrifice Who sets His eyes on the cross

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

My prayer for you

Father, pour out the Holy Spirit upon Your people, so that we understand in a fuller measure the entry of Jesus these six days before His last Passover on earth. During this next week, bless us with the ability to meditate on that last week. May we grow in an intense practice of Your great Presence. Thank You, Father, for Your incomprehensible love and mercy. We love You, Lord