Palm Sunday

Lord Jesus Christ proceeds from Jericho; stops at Bethany further to Jerusalem. (Mathew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19 and John 12.)
1) Preparation: Mary anointed Him with perfume as to prepare for His burial. (John 12:1-11) Second preparation was the donkey and colt was to be brought for his journey. (Matthew 21:2)
2) Prophecy: One side Roman soldiers marched in the city to create fear in the mind of Jews. Lord Jesus to fulfill the prophecy came in a humble march riding on a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9)
3) Procession: The destination of the procession was not for throne as it was not political. Lord Jesus knew it was a Spiritual procession towards Temple and not toward Antonia Fortress to defeat Romans.
4) Praises: People were carrying palm branches as it happened 150 years ago during Maccabean revolt. Pharisees protested praise of people. Lord said that when the people keep quiet, “the stones will cry out.’ (Luke 19:40) Today, micro-chips are made from silicon a kind of processed sand.
5) Pain and Agony: Lord Jesus wept for Jerusalem. The Israelite were looking for an earthly kingdom, without understanding the eternal kingdom.
6) Prayer or robbery: The crowd expected their Messiah to march to the Fortress Antonia and snatch the seat of power ‘throne of David’ from Romans. However, the procession took the direction of the temple. The people in the crowd were disappointed, disheartened and disillusioned. Lord cleansed the Temple stating: ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”” (Matthew 21:13) ‘Ananias bazar’ run by the family of High Priest was notorious that it looted pious Jews.
7) Peace and healing: Then came the needy people to Lord Jesus Christ. “And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.” (Matthew 21:14) Only commercial shop keepers were afraid, ran away. Poor and need always come to him.
Do I understand the significance of Triumphal Entry of Lord Jesus Christ?