Celebrating Palm Sunday means much more than children’s church parades and waving palm fronds. Let’s remember that this day not only …
… Marks the “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11 • Mark 11:1-10 • Luke 19:28-40 • John 12:12-19)
… Sets in motion the events of “Passion Week”
But this day also …
… Commemorates the precise fulfillment of numerous Old Testament prophecies … even to the specific date on the calendar!
Check out Zechariah 9:9 –
- “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you. He is just and endowed with salvation, humble, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
In Daniel 9:21–27, the angel Gabriel delivered a precisely detailed timetable for the future. Based on what he predicted in verses 25–26, we know that the specific date for the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem would be the 10th of Nissan in the year A.D. 32 … exactly 173,880 days from the Decree of Artaxerxes (see Nehemiah 2:1)!
We are loved by … and we serve … an AMAZING God! … Who has delivered to us an “integrated message system from outside our time and space domain” … revealing His character, His will, and even His calendar! Click on the link that follows for an insightful article by Chuck Missler titled “Palm Sunday Surprise.”
“Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is the King Who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Peace & Joy!