“All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, ‘Tell ye the daughter of Sion, ‘Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.’
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.'” Matthew 21:4-9 (KJB)
This is without question the greatest need of Christianity today, and that is that we get back to believing the word of God. We have too many pastors, preachers, churches, and leaders who turn a deaf ear to the Bible.
“It is antiquated” they say. It is superstition some say, which seem to me to be more non-theist than Christian.
The verses above help us remember why Jesus came. The scene presented of Jesus entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey is often called the “Triumphal entry”. I would prefer to call it the “Presentation of the Suffering King of Salvation” or something along that thought. I say that because His triumph was not complete until He rose from the grave; and even yet there is more to happen.
At any rate,we as followers of Jesus must recommit ourselves to the study, reading, and application of God’s word – the Bible – in our lives. The Triumphal Entry will occur when we hear the trumpet sound, and the feet of Jesus touches the ground on the Mount of Olives.
Let us repent of our sins, and trust the word of God, to teach us along side His Spirit who will guide us into all truth.