Matthew Lesson 21 Day 4

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Matthew Lesson 21 Day 4

Matthew 21:1-11

10. a. Jesus prepares to enter Jerusalem

When instructing the disciples about bringing the colt, Jesus said, “If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” While it is possible Jesus knew the owners, it seems more likely part of the word of knowledge about where to find the donkey and the colt. Jesus frequently displayed knowledge of men’s thoughts and intentions.

He also spent time in prayer during the night or early in the morning. During those times, he saw what his Father was doing. (John 5:19)

The owners of the animals probably knew who Jesus was and were willing to supply Him with anything He requested. Perhaps they or someone close to them ate dinner among the thousands fed miraculously, or someone in their family received miraculous healing.

b. The owners may have known this donkey would be used to fulfill Zechariah 9:9.

11. a. Those who praised Jesus when He entered Jerusalem—

  • A crowd of disciples—Luke 19:37
  • The great crowd that had come for the festival—John 12:12
  • A very large crowd—Matthew 21:8–9
  • The blind and the lame came to Him in the temple and were healed.—Matthew 21:14
  • Children—Mathew 21:16
  • The crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and those who heard about it—John 12:17–18
  • The “whole world” or so it seemed to the Pharisees.—John 12:19

The groups who objected when people praised Jesus—

  • “When the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.— Matthew 21:15 NIV
  • Pharisees in the crowd— Luke 19:39
  • Pharisees— Luke 12:19

b. Words of praise from these passages—

  • “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:13 NIV
  • “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:38 NIV
  • “Hosanna to the Son of David,” Matthew 21:15 NIV

12. Heaven on earth

What a scene that must have been! A brief taste of heaven on earth!

Psalm 69:9—For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me. NASB

Zechariah 9:9—Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. NASB

Isaiah 62:11—Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;
Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.” NASB

2 Kings 9:13—Then they hurried and each man took his garment and placed it under him on the bare steps, and blew the trumpet, saying, “Jehu is king!”  (This verse demonstrates that the way they welcomed Jesus was a customary way to welcome a king.) NASB

Psalm 118:25–26—O Lord, do save, we beseech You;
O Lord, we beseech You, do send prosperity!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.” NASB

“Hosanna means “save now.” It was more than a cry of acclamation. Essentially, it was a plea from an oppressed people to their Savior for deliverance. Later it came to be a standard shout of praise. Psalms 188:25-26 from which the quote comes is messianic; therefore the people were publicly acknowledging Jesus as the Messiah.” Note on Matthew 21:9 in NKJV of Spirit-Filled Life Bible 5

Leviticus 23:40 —Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. NASB

Deuteronomy 18:15,18 —“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. NASB

I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.” NASB

Malachi 3:1 — ”Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts.” NASB

Isaiah 56:7— ”Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the people.” NASB

Jeremiah 7:11— ”Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,” declares the Lord.” NASB

Psalm 8:2— ”From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.” NASB


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