Sunday, April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. At the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire was in control of Jerusalem. The enslaved Jewish people looked eagerly to the crowd-feeding, miracle-working Jesus as their political savior. What they did not realize was that their primary need was not political liberation, but spiritual deliverance. That was Jesus' purpose for coming. As the Son of God, he came to free mankind from the bondage of sin and death. One day, Jesus will return again. At that time, all will hail him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

He has come, The Son of David has come, the Messiah has come. Jerusalem expected a warrior, a conqueror, a king. To save them from Rome, to free them from Rome. But God had other plans. "My kingdom is not of this world." When Christ came for you, what is it that you expected? He comes on His terms, not ours. Will you accept who He is. What He asks of us? Hosanna! What will you expect when he comes again? Behold, I am coming soon. Yes, I am coming soon. Amen. I am coming soon. Come Lord Jesus. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world!