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I. Jesus sent two disciples to a village close-by.

A. Since it was Passover, there were probably about 2 million people in and around Jerusalem.
B. This was the only time in His ministry that Jesus actually planned and promoted a public demonstration.
1. Up to this time, He had cautioned people not to tell who He was.
2. He had deliberately avoided public scenes.
3. Why did Jesus plans change; he was obeying the Word of God.
a. He was obeying the Word of God.
a. “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.
b. O daughter of Zion and O daughter of Jerusalem representing the whole nation of Israel.
c. The whole nation of Israel was encouraged to welcome the coming King not with fear but with glad rejoicing.
1. Matthew quoted Zechariah and omits “Rejoice greatly”.
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C. Two disciples were instructed to go to Bethphage and bring Him an unbroken young donkey.
1.This colt had never been ridden.
a. The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
b. The scriptures teach that God is the owner of all creation.
c. As the owner of all creation He has power over all the animals.
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d. This is evident that He and the Father are one. Who is responsible for the animals to come two by two to the ark.
2. A king marching to war would choose a horse; but the lowly donkey was the right choice for a king on a mission of peace.
a. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The Bible Exposition Commentary Chapter Fourteen: Heart Trouble (John 13:36–14:31)

The world bases its peace on its resources, while God’s peace depends on relationships.

1. The world bases its peace on its resources, while God’s peace depends on relationships.
2. The world depends on personal ability, but the Christian depends on spiritual adequacy in Christ.
b. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
b. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
1. George Morrison defined peace as “the possession of adequate resources.”
2. In Jesus Christ, we have all the resources that we need. But peace depends also on appropriate relationships, because spiritual resources depend on spiritual relationships.
3. Every believer is either overcome or an overcomer. “And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”. The world wants to overcome us; this is why Satan uses the world to persecute and pressure believers.

II. 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!”

A. As the people walked along, some before Jesus and some behind Him, they were probably singing some of the pilgrim psalms.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 1, p. 366). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
B. The people acclaimed Jesus as their King both by their words and their deeds.
1. They shouted Hosanna which means, “Save now!”
Barbieri, L. A., Jr. (1985). Matthew. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 67). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
They shouted Hosanna which means, “Save now!”
2. They were quoting from , and this psalm is definitely messianic in character.
C. Jews still did not recognize Jesus as their King.
1. For one thing, their religious leaders had robbed them of the truth of their own Word and had substituted man-made traditions.
2. Jews still did not recognize Jesus as their King.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 1, p. 76). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
a. What caused Israel’s spiritual blindness?
b. For one thing, their religious leaders had robbed them of the truth of their own Word and had substituted man-made traditions.
c. The leaders were not interested in truth; they were concerned only with protecting their own interests.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 1, p. 76). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
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