Today is Palm Sunday, the day when Christians throughout the world commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as Messiah. The account is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and in the Gospel of Matthew we find the passage where the people cried out Hosanna and then laid their cloaks and branches from trees on the road ahead of Jesus. The trees from which the branches were cut are presumably palm trees, thus we have Palm Sunday. Today’s post is not about trees though, it is about the manner in which Jesus entered Jerusalem, which is much more important.
“Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass.” – Zechariah 9:9 KJV
Jesus entered Jerusalem at the beginning of the Passover feast, the Passover itself being a type and shadow of His sacrifice that was to come later in that week. The people were in an uproar for two reasons…
The praise and worship of God has been an integral part of the Judeo-Christian faith throughout the centuries, and it is the same today. And we see today, as in times past, those who are reluctant to open their mouths in praise. And more so, there are even those who would try to silence those who are making themselves heard. But in spite of any effort to keep God’s people silent, at the end of the day God will not allow this.
“I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” – Luke 19:40 NKJV
Today is Palm Sunday, the day that marks the beginning of Holy Week as we prepare ourselves spiritually for Easter. This day commemorates the time in the Bible…
Sundown today marks the beginning of Passover, and Bible or Not extends our blessings to the House of Israel and to all those observing these holy days. Each year Christians observe Palm Sunday which is closely followed by Passover, and it’s no coincidence. In the Book of Exodus we read:
“Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.” – Exodus 12:5 NKJV
The 12th chapter of Exodus outlines the first observance of Passover, exactly as it was commanded by God and delivered through Moses. This is one of the most striking types and shadows of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. So, as would be expected…