VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020

MATTHEW 21:5

MATTHEW 21:5 
“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you.
He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.’

 

PROPHESIED BY THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH (ZECH.9:9), IT IS REMARKABLE HOW THAT THE DISCIPLES AT THAT TIME, OR AT LEAST THE WRITERS OF THE GOSPELS WERE AWARE THAT THIS WAS FULFILLMENT OF THIS  PROPHECY.

I WONDER IF THE MAJORITY OF BELIEVERS TODAY POSSESS SUFFICIENT FAMILIARITY WITH SCRIPTURES TO IDENTIFY PROPHECY WHICH HAS BEEN/IS BEING FULFILLED TODAY. (SO MUCH IS BEING FULFILLED AS WE SPEAK).

ANOTHER ASPECT OF THIS PASSAGE IS THE UNQUESTIONING OBEDIENCE, AS THE TWO DISCIPLES INSTRUCTED BY JESUS/YESHUA, FOLLOWED HIS DIRECTIONS TO BRING THE DONKEY AND COLT FROM SOME INDIVIDUAL UNKNOWN TO THEM. THEY DID NOT ASK HIM “WHY, WHO, WHAT?” OR ANYTHING ELSE, THEY SIMPLY WENT AND DID IT. OH, IF THERE WERE SUCH INSTANT TRUST & OBEDIENCE AMONGST GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY . ….  

EVERYONE SEEMED TO KNOW WHO HE WAS AS HE MADE HIS TRIUMPHAL ENTRY! WHAT AN IRONY THAT ONLY A DAY LATER SOME OF THESE SAME PEOPLE WOULD BE YELLING, “CRUCIFY HIM!” EVERYONE KNEW WHO HE WAS, BUT EVERYONE DID NOT BELIEVE IN WHO HE WAS.

ISN’T THAT PARALLEL TO HOW IT WILL BE WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS? “EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD . .” (Phil.2:10,11); YET THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT EVERYONE WILL BELIEVE AND BE SAVED (A STUDY OF REVELATION WILL CLARIFY THIS). 

WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS TRUE BELIEVERS WILL CHEER & REJOICE, JUST AS THE TRUE BELIEVERS CHEERED AND REJOICED WHEN THEY SAW JESUS/YESHUA RIDING THROUGH THE GATES WITH FANFARE AS THEIR KING. BUT JUST AS THE UNBELIEVERS THEN, THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE, WILL BE RUNNING THE OTHER WAY AT HIS GLORIOUS APPEARING, FOR THEY WILL BE TERRIFIED.

WHICH CATEGORY WILL YOU BE IN? WILL YOU BE IN THE CHEERING SECTION OR WILL YOU BE IN THE TERRORIZED, FLEEING SECTION?

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