We read the story of the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, in Mark 11:1-11 Luke 19:28-40 John 12:12-19.
The disciples put garments on donkey’s colt for a saddle. “He is humble, riding on a donkey’s colt,” – Matthew 21:5, John 12:15, Mark 11:7, Luke 19:35 reference to fulfilling prophecy of Zechariah 9:9
“Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey – riding on a donkey’s colt.” – Zechariah 9:9
“your king will bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.” – Zechariah 9:10 Psalm 72:8
“all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.” – Luke 19:37
“the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him.” – John 12:12
“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look your King is coming to you,’” Matthew 21:5a reference to “The Lord has sent this message to every land: ‘Tell the people of Israel, Look your Savior is coming. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes,'” – Isaiah 62:11
Palm branches idea from Festival of Shelters a Feast of Tabernacles – Leviticus 23:40
“Gather branches from magnificent trees – palm fronds, boughs from leafy trees, and willows that grow by the streams. Then celebrate with joy before the Lord your God for seven days.” – Leviticus 23:40
Matthew 21:9 Mark 11:9 Luke 19:38 John 12:13 “Blessings, one who comes in the name of the Lord.” In reference to “Please, Lord, save us. Bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.” Psalm 118:25-26
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:22-24
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” – Psalm 118:1 the psalm pilgrims always sang on the way to Jerusalem.
John 12: 17 says, “Many in crowd had seen Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead” (after Lazarus had been dead four days), we read in John 11:1-45. That is why they came out to praise his entrance into Jerusalem. Lazarus, Mary, and Martha lived in Bethany a few miles outside the city of Jerusalem.
In that situation, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me, will never ever die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26
Jesus comes as the Savior with miracle power. They witnessed this miracle. They heard Jesus call them to believe in Him as Savior. They recognized Jesus as being the most powerful, a game-changer.
Jesus is the Game-Changer of our world.