Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, 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 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.’ ”
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 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!’
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.”
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
2 Cor. 5:20-21
1 Peter 1:17-20
“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.
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Of this morning we are going to be going to Matthew chapter 21 verses one through 11 and I titled my message the paschal lamb that I pronounced that right the paschal lamb and we’ll get into what that means and just as we go through the sermon here let’s go ahead and begin by reading the Word of the lower then we have a prayer now when they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethpage at the Mount of Olives then Jesus sent 2 disciples 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 and if anyone says anything to you you shall say The Lord has need of them and immediately he will send them all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying tell the daughter of Zion behold your King is coming to you lowly and sitting on a donkey and a colt the fall of a donkey so the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them they brought the donkey and the colt laid their clothes on them and set him on them and a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road then the multitude who went before and those who followed cried out saying Hosanna to the son of David bless it is he who comes in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the highest and when he had come into Jerusalem all the city was move saying Who is this so the multitude said this is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee this is Jesus’ friends that is Jesus who entered into the city. The Mount of Olives from the Mount of Olives they got out his blessings to the here in the reading of His Holy Word let us pray my gracious lord we do praise you and magnify you fathers as we enter into warship father may or minds travel back to that day where you was entering into Jerusalem father were mayor hearts be open to the words you have forced Today Father may your speared move upon us and Father God just just help us to feel help us more God to understand the tremendous thing that you have done for us more as we sang that song you open the way you open the way to the Father for each one of us bother that while we were sinners you allowed Jesus to die Jesus you were willing to go to the Cross that we might be reconciled to the Father we just give you praising glory and honor we thank you I don’t think we can say thank you enough but we do thank you and we pray again if your spirit would be in this place just move and touch each heart father and may all that is done be done for your glory and for your honor in Jesus’ name amen what a glorious passage of scripture most everyone knows that this passage of scripture of found in Matthew and Luke and Mark as it’s written for 2 by most as the triumphal entry the triumphal entry of Jesus and when you really think about it it’s not a it’s a humble It’s a humble parade if you will Jesus entering in if you were put in charge if you were put in charge of preparing this paraded Jesus was to enter into Jerusalem what kind of parade would you have organized. I don’t know why this came in a minus week I don’t know just what kind of parade would you organize would it be grand you know would you have Jesus would you have had him ride in the Drews mum on a mag just take beautiful horse the biggest most beautiful or she could find instead of a donkey the fall of a donkey would you have him wear the warrior all road would you have a crown on his head would you have had a best musicians in the land lined up to play and blow the trumpets as he came in I mean if you’re going to organize a parade for the King of Kings you want to be grand wouldn’t you his entry may not have been as grand as something we may have planned there was no trumpets sounding his approach there were no heralds announcing his coming his time on earth his entire time on earth in the flesh from his birth to his death was a time of humility you know the planning really kind of seemed spur of the moment didn’t it they’re coming he just tells 2 business cycles go go into the town next to us and you will find a donkey tide and he left the rest they brought the donkey he left the rest up to the multitude didn’t I believe the Spirit led them you know they laid their clothes out some of them laid the branches out some of them weighed the branches he left it up to the multitude they were filled with excitement the multitude the crowd was just filled with excitement because of all the miraculous things that they saw Jesus do it was just shortly before this to be raised from the dead I mean they just weren’t all there was in great anticipation of what Jesus was going to do but the problem is they had a wrong idea. Of what Jesus was going to do they thought Jesus was going to be that earthly king to deliver them from the Romans authority but that’s not why he came it may not have been a grand spectacle it might not have been as grand as some of the earthly kings when they would go into a town but this was actually the only time to Jesus planned and promoted a public praise and worship of himself he did not come to be hailed as an earthly king he came as a humble King one to serve and not to be served he came with a purpose a purpose that it’s in was drawing very near very near Mark Chapter 10 versus 42 to 45 says But Jesus called them to himself and said to them you know that those who are consider rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them and their great ones exercise authority over them yet sell not be so among you speaking to those who believe in him as will not be so Mung you but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant and whoever of you desires to be 1st shall be slave of all for even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many he came to serve he came to serve man and he came with that purpose to give his life that is all so that is the main purpose that he came to preach to came the god it to give his life as a ransom for you and made for each and every one this morning I want to look. And how this passage connects with the Old Testament for one thing I want to look at the timing of his entry into Jerusalem and how Jesus had complete control over every situation in his life not necessarily Now the order as I sometimes often do I’ll start at the end 1st to control part he said to those 2 disciples go into the village opposite you and immediately you’re going to find a donkey tied and a colt with a loose them bring them to me and if anyone says anything you all you’ve got to tell the Lord has need of it immediately he’s going to let you take him could you imagine his 2 disciples Go on now they’ve been with him for 3 years they’re probably thinking this is going to be awesome we know it’s going to be just as he said it’s going to be I don’t think there would have been doubt in their mind I think they have been with him long enough that’s Ok We’re just going to enter into that city we’re going to go in there we’re going to look for a dog we’re going to find it and it was exactly as Jesus told them it would be the man did ask why are you loosening my Dulcie’s the Lord has me didn’t have to give any other explanation Jesus knew exactly where the coal was tied up he knew that the man would ask he knew all he had it all they had to tell him he knew every detail down to the smallest detail my friends doesn’t that comforts you that he knows everything just as he knew everything about that situation he knows everything about you that should comfort you he knows everything about me he is in complete control he was always always in complete control he was never caught off guard he had never allowed the religious leaders to trap him mentally or physically with their words or with their actions. In John Chapter 10 this is actually longer I think them are regional reading 27 through 39 Jesus says My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hands my father who has given them to me is greater than all and no one is able to snatch them out of my father Sanam or pause or moment again there is that complete control that too ought to comfort our hearts to know the devil can not snatch you out of his hands the devil has no power no authority over you he cannot snatch you away because Jesus and the father have complete control he says I and my Father are one then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him Jesus answered them many good works I have shown you from my father for which of these do you stone me the Jews answered him saying for a good work we do not stone you but for blasphemy and because you being a man make yourself God Jesus answered them is it not written in your law I said You are gods if he called them gods to to whom the word of God came and a scripture cannot be broken do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world speaking having self him who sanctified and sent into the world you are a blast mean because I said I am the Son of God if I do not do the works of my father do not believe me but if I do though you do not believe me believe the works that you may know and believe that the father is in me and I in Him Therefore they sought again to seize him but he escaped out of their hands he escaped right out of their hands. My friends Jesus is in complete control complete control I love that because whenever we call him friend when we call his father or father we know that he has our back we know that he is in control of our lives the timing of the triumphal entry why did it happen on that particular day we need to look back to the Old Testament to see the timing of why it happened on that day of course that also brings in the connection to the Old Testament it is the initiation I should say the institution of the Passover Exodus Chapter 12 versus one through 7 now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and in the land of Egypt saying this month so be your beginning of months it shall be the 1st month of the year for you speak to all the congregation of Israel saying on the 10th of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb according to the house of his father a lamb for a household and if the household is too small for the lamb let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons according to each man’s need you so make your count for the lamb your lamb shall be without blemish a male of the 1st year you may take it from the sheep or from the goats now you shall keep it until the 14th day of the same month then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it out Twilight Nischelle and they shall take some of the blood and put it on the doorpost and on the lintel the house where they eat the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron and the children of Israel to pick out a lamp are themselves. It was to be a lamb without spot without blemish it was to be a perfect lamb and they were to bring it in on the 10th day of the month and they were to keep it until the 14th day of the month and on the 14th day they were to sacrifice that lamb as a script just said they would apply to the doorpost in the little other house we’re going to get into why my friends Paschal means Passover the Paschal Lamb was the Lamb that was sacrificed for the Passover now there’s the lands were sacrificed throughout the year but only the way I’m sacrifice Passover was called the paschal lamb my friends of all the Old Testament practices and ordinances none were more eminent and expressive than the Paschal Lamb 1st Corinthians 57 tells us therefore purge out the old leaven that you may be a new loam that’s telling you purge out leaven represents sin purge out the sin out of your lives said You truly are an leaven for indeed Christ is our Passover was sacrificed for us my friends Jesus Christ is our Paschal Lamb the Paschal Lamb offered in Exodus it was not for a sin offering it was a special offering it was an offer it was a sacrifice a shouldn’t say offered it was a sacrifice for divine protection the divine protection from the judgment that God was about to bring upon Egypt. We all have read Exodus I’m pretty sure most have read anyway and you’ve read of the plagues the God brought against Egypt we know that me back up the little history we just spoke of Joseph Joseph Not too many weeks ago or months ago that Joseph sold by his brothers wound up in Egypt in rose to a 2nd in command in Egypt and there was a great famine in the land in Jos this family his entire family came to live in Egypt but as it would happen Joseph died the pharaoh that Joseph found so much favor in he to die so I knew Pharaoh rose to power this Pharaoh no longer look favorably upon the nation of Israel no longer loved them and adored them because they were the family of Joseph in the family of Israel began to grow and to multiply greatly so much so that the leaders in Egypt thought they were going to take over the land because they were so many of them so they decided we need to kill the 1st kill the young children so that they stop multiply but the Hebrews were so strong that the harder they work them the more they multiplied and then of course we know the story of Moses his mother placed him in a basket he was spared in raised in the in the palace they were is own daughter raised the mup and that same Moses and this going to make this story a little shorter went off to Mitty and for 40 years but he came back to deliver the children of Israel and God said Go and tell him to set my people free but Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he wouldn’t let him go so there was all those plagues they came against the nation of Israel 10 plagues but the last plague was the worst. God said that he would strike every 1st born male among the nation of Egypt with death all the firstborn runs out doesn’t mean it was all only little children there could have been a home where there was a 60 year old man but he happened to be the 1st born that night he was going to be struck down when the Angel of Death came through the cities of Egypt that night all the firstborn were struck down there would have been young infants who died that night there would have been old men and everywhere in between was struck down that night every home that did not have the blood applied to the doorpost in the littles the Angel of Death went into that home and struck the firstborn with death could you imagine think about this you have a young child he’s 6 years always vibrant his or 1st born healthy strong all the sudden he just drops to the floor no life left in him devastating could you imagine the wailing the screaming the agony in the homes throughout Egypt that Passover night but imagine the peace only for the Israelites I’m not sure that they had complete peace because they’re hearing because their homes were dispersed among the Egyptian homes they’re hearing now screaming and that wailing and crying but God spared the firstborn in every home that had the blood applied to the doorpost in the lentils that lamb that they were to bring in on the 14th on the 10th day. And they were to hold it until the 14th day and then the sacrifice of the shed its blood my friends Jesus triumphantly rode into Jerusalem on the 10th day of the month the 10th day of the month the same day appointed in the Lall that the Paschal Lamb should be taken up and set apart reserved for the Passover service Jesus knew as he entered into the city that day then just a few short days he knew that Friday was coming he knew that he was going to be the paschal lamb for all mankind how lujah for all mankind he knew he knew that that same crowd that was saying Hosanna glory to God in the highest would very soon be crying crucify not all of them I’m sure that there were some in the crowd that were same release Jesus but the religious leaders went to the crowds 3rd up the crowd but he knew that they would be drowned that out the blood that was applied to the doorpost protectors relights the blood of Christ applied to our sins applied to our home this is our home our food the blood applied cleanses us from our sins he became our sin offering 2nd Corinthians 523-2021 now then we are ambassadors for Christ as a god were pleading through us we implore you on Christ behalf be reconciled to God my friends that’s what it’s all about being reconciled to God Free made him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in him in Christ. First Peter 117 to 20 says and if you call on the father who without partiality judges according to each one’s works conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear knowing that you are not redeem with corruptible things like silver or gold from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot there is out Paschal Lamb right he indeed was for deigned before the foundation of the world but was manifest in these last times for you how awesome is that how wonderful the god before the foundation of the world before any law was given that would make man aware of sin before time as we even know it because the said before the foundations of the world were laid God for danger God saw God knew he knew before he even created man that man was going to send he knew that that’s hard for us to comprehend it is he knew that it’s hard for us to comprehend the wisdom the not the omniscience of God All knowing you might wonder well if he knew it why even bother creating us because He loves us he knew that we were going to sin before he even made the foundations before he even created us he instituted that plan that Jesus Christ that he would send his Son to be the one that would reconcile us bring us back to him he determined it before hand he determined the remedy he determined to cure of the disease of sin Jesus knew. Every single prophecy concerning the Messiah Jesus fulfilled I mean come on he gave right he gave the prophecies he was with God in the beginning he fulfilled every single prophecy concerning the Messiah the triumphal entry was another full film and of a prophecy Zachariah 99 rejoiced greatly Oh daughter of Zion shout the daughter of Drusilla behold your King is coming to you he is just and having salvation lowly and riding on a donkey a colt the fall of a donkey another prophecy that was prophesied in Exodus 12 for in one house itself speaking of the lamb you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house nor shall you break one of its bones John 1036 tells us for these things were done that the scripture should be fulfilled not one of his broke bones shall be broken now I might have to explain that in the crucifixion when they would crucify criminal when it would get near sundown if they would go out to them and they were dead yet they broke their legs so they couldn’t hold themselves up but when it came to Jesus when they crucified him he was already dead so they did not have to break one of these bones back to the triumphal entry yes the multitude was very jubilant shouting praising the Lord but yet it was still a humble thing he was lonely riding on a donkey of friends I’m going to share this not about the triumph or entry his 2nd return the 2nd time he comes my friends he will not come as a lowly humble servant. He will come as the King of Kings he will come to rule and to reign my friends every day we might look at the world think wow it is getting so crazy and chaotic out there I wouldn’t even attempt to guess how close we are but I can confidently tell you this every day we are one day closer Amen we are one day closer to his return I can assure you of that and I can assure you he will return because this word tells us he will return he is coming again but he’s coming to rule and to reign Matthew 243031 says then the sign of the Son of Man will peer into heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory does that sound humbly No it is not he’s coming with power and great glory and He will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they will gather together his elect from the 4 winds from one end of heaven to the other in Numbers Chapter 10 it tells us how the importance of trumpets and the phone sions of trumpets and the priest were instructed to blow 2 silver trumpets for 2 purposes for calling the community together and having the camp set out in the a Maya were building a wall they give the trumpets a said sound the trumpets and will gather will join together we hear the trumpets Nehemiah 420 I want to look up you didn’t have this problem look it up and add it revelations one Revelation 19 1st 11 through 16 now I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse. Not the cold the fall of a donkey friends a white horse and he who sat on him was called faithful and true and in righteousness he judge and makes war his eyes were like a flame of fire and on his head were many crowns he had a name written that no one knew except himself he was caught he was clothed with a robe dipped in blood and his name is called the Word of God and the armies in heaven clothed in fine linen white and clean followed him white horses now out of his mouth goes a sharp sword that with it he should strike the nations and he himself will rule them with a rod of Arn he himself treads the wine press of the fair snus of his wrap up of the wrath of Almighty God and he has on his robe and on his stock I a name written King of Kings and Lord of Lords he is not coming back as a humble servant he is coming back as a king of kings in the Lord of Lords my friends as Jesus drew near the temple or new drew near Jerusalem he looked out over the city and he wept he wept over the city and said he said if you had known even you especially in this your day that the things that make for your peace but now they are hidden from your eyes he wept over the city because he knew that his own rejected him he wept because a failed to come to him to believe in him to have faith in him they failed to trust in him he wept because of their lost condition my friends there are many today that reject Jesus Christ reject him as the Son of God. Refuse to allow him to come in to their hearts there are many today that live with no concern for eternity there are many today that live with no fear of God but His word is just revealed to us he’s coming again there is a day coming with that trumpets going to sound when that trumpet sounds an implied part and Jesus Christ is said on that horse and brings God’s wrath with him to roar with the rod of arms it’s coming upon those that reject Him my friends at that time it will be too late it will happen in a moment it will happen in the twinkling of an od there will not be time then as I’ve shared with the children downstairs today in Sabbath school God has given us our life time he’s given us our entire life span to get things right with him to repent of our sins to believe on Him that day will be too late now is the time today is the day to day is the day of salvation if the newer one here believes in the Lord but if you’re listening today if you’re listening months from now to a recorded message Please repent of your Since we the church needs to weep over those that are lost as Jesus wept when he looked out over the city at those that were lost those refused him my friends he is the way in the only way Jesus is the Way the Truth and the life there is no other way to the Father there is no other way that we can be reconciled to God the Father but through Jesus Christ His Son by the blood that he shed by applying that blood of the paschal lamb to our sins is the only way that we can enjoy turn a life with a fox. When it’s worth this world as we know it comes to an end friends if you’re listening all you have to do you don’t have to value head but just pray you can be driving down the road please don’t buy your head and close your eyes please leave them open and I didn’t say it be funny but you can you don’t have to close your eyes there’s no certain way you have to do it but you must repent there is no forgiveness where there is no repentance we must repent of our sins get rid of that leaven as the word said get rid of that leaven and the only way we can do it is through Jesus Christ repent of our sins and we ask Christ to come into our hearts to be the Lord of our lives in the moment we do that our names will be written in that Lance book of life I urge you today if you do not know Jesus Christ invite him in this season that we call the Easter season what better time what better time to men that relationship with the father if you have been broken and separated from him than this time the time where Jesus gave His life for you and I while we were yet sinners as we talked in Sabbath school while we were yet sinners Christ died for us that we can have life this season this is our hope this is our hope of eternal life I see I’m getting on the again and in a do that so I just surge you to call in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ invite Him into your hearts today don’t wait to the morrow because we don’t know that we have a tomorrow Amen amen.