Friday, August 23, 2013

Jesus moves a city and is faithful

Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus prepares to enter Jerusalem and He sends two disciples to go into the town and get the donkey and a colt with it.  And bring them to Him.  If anyone asks just say "the Lord has need of them."  

It's done to fulfill what a prophet said about Him.  

They did this and laid their clothes on them and set Jesus on them.  

A great multitude went before Jesus and laid their clothes out for Him and some went before Him and others followed Him and cried out:
"Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed is He who comes in the name of The Lord!  Hosanna in the Highest!"

When He comes into the city it was moved, 
saying: "Who is this?"  

The multitudes answered: "this is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

Two thoughts:  

1. It's important to God to fulfill what He promises.  Details so often are brought up that say in the Bible to fulfill what had been spoken before.  This is one of them.  Little parts of the story that are important.  They show He is true on His word and He doesn't forget what God purposes to do.  
But keep in mind it was generations before that these words were spoken.  Some things on earth we will not see the fulfillment of what He has promised on this side, but His perspective and timing is so much bigger than what we can picture in our minds.  So just because we don't see something happen in our time does not mean He isn't doing anything.  It means we have to trust Him.  He is faithful. 

2.  The city was moved when He came into the city.  He moves cities.  Pray for movement in our city.  :). May we usher Him in. We can be the multitudes to praise Jesus and share of His faithfulness in our lives of how He has saved us and healed us and be faithful to allow His Spirit to move in us and watch Him move in our cities towns and neighborhoods. 

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