Mar20SunMarch 20, 2016
Today is known and celebrated as “Palm Sunday” in the Body of Christ. Also known as “The Triumphal Entry”, Jesus made His way into Jerusalem 2000 years ago riding on the colt of a donkey, the beast of burden. The people laid out palm branches along the path He was taking signifying this victorious moment as the King of kings and the Lord of lords makes His final journey to fulfill Isaiah’s prophesy, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”
Thy King Cometh not to be celebrated, but to offer His life as a ransom for many. Thy King Cometh not to sit on His Throne, but to be crucified on a cross. Thy King Cometh not to enter His palace, but to enter the place of the dead and take back the keys of death, hell, and the grave. Thy King Cometh not to bring peace on earth, but peace in the heart of everyone who believes in Him. Thy King Cometh to give eternal life to everyone who puts their trust in Him.
He paid our sin debt – a debt we could not pay – with His own precious blood. That was the victory of this journey. He did what we could not do. He did it for all those who lived before Him, all who were there during His time, and everyone who would come after Him. He paid a debt He did not owe; we owed a debt we could not pay. By grace through faith we receive the precious gift of salvation, eternal life through Jesus Christ. It does not come automatically, i.e., the gospel of inclusion – a demonic gospel claiming that everyone is saved whether they believe it or not. No, our bible clearly states, “whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Thy King Cometh and we do well to receive Him in His fullest. He came, He died, and He rose from the dead. His name is above every name. His authority rules in Heaven, in earth, and beneath the earth – the underworld. He reigns forever.
“Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.” I John 2:6 AMP