Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; 2 and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. 3 And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.”
4 So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and they loosed it. 5 But some of those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing, loosing the colt?”
6 And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go. 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it. 8 And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David
That comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!”
As I read this passage Sunday morning I was struck again with the omnipotence of Jesus Christ. Here we see Jesus physically at the Mount of Olives instructing his disciples were to go to find a young colt that had never been ridden. He tells them what to say to the owner when he comes out telling them that the owner is going to lend them the colt on those words. They go and sure enough, there is the colt, right where Jesus said it was. Then the owner comes out asking them why they are taking (today we would use the word ‘stealing’) his colt. When they tell him the words of Jesus the owner immediately tells them to take it. Unless Jesus had arranged all of this ahead of time, which if He did the owner would have had the colt ready and not come out asking what was going on, He was demonstrating His full knowledge of all things.
Then the disciples bring the now borrowed colt to Jesus and Jesus gets on the colt. Here we see the Lord’s omniscience over nature for the colt, which had never been ridden, accepted the weight and the control of Jesus. Getting on a horse or a donkey for the first time is always a challenge. This unbroken and untrained animal did not in any way resist the body of the omniscient Lord of all, who was also the Lord of him.
And then, as Jesus entered the city, filled with people there for the upcoming week of Passover, we also see His omnipotence for He knew that they would welcome Him as their King, and they did. We remember Palm Sunday as the day when multitudes of people threw down palm branches in front of Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem, four days before He was crucified. What if the people had rejected Him that day? What if the Pharisees had arrested Him that day? Jesus knew what would happen for it was all arranged thousands of years before. Jesus, in the flesh, was also the omnipotent God.
Enjoy the world’s focus this week on Jesus. Talk to them about the Lord Jesus you know as your Savior and invite them to come to Him as their Savior and follow Him as their Lord.
We enjoyed Dr. Roy Schwarcz on Sunday. What a great message he brought to us on Jesus in the Feasts of Israel. I will post his message later today or tonight.
Have a great day in the Lord,