Saturday, April 12, 2014

PALM SUNDAY



Palm Sunday, a day of the Triumphal Entry ~ Singing Hosannas to the King, and happily laying palm branches and garments along the path as Jesus rode into town on a donkey's colt.  But that is just the prelude...Jesus knew the mission ~ that we was coming to die.   I've taken a excerpt from a message from Dr. John MacArthur expressing the mission and that Jesus was in control ....it was the Heavenly Plan.

"The King Comes to Die

John 12:12-17

Now by the time we come to verse 12, it's morning on the next day. During the middle of the night Judas has already plotted with the leaders of Israel to betray Jesus. It's only now a matter of finding the right moment at which time Judas can betray Christ into their hands, point Him out, tell them where He is so they can capture Him. But Jesus is not a hunted criminal. Jesus is neither at the mercy of Judas, nor at the mercy of the leaders who want to kill Him. Jesus is no criminal to be subjected to a plot, He is in absolute control of everything that's going on.

Now He knew it was time to die. The time had come not when the world decided He would die, but when He decided it was time to die. And incidentally, along that line a little footnote, the Sanhedrin, the Jewish leaders, had not wanted Christ to be crucified during the Passover time because they did not want unnecessarily to stir up the multitude of people that would have been present. They would much rather have waited till after the Passover when it was a little quieter and that way handle Jesus. But Jesus did it in His own time and forced the whole issue, brought about the whole thing in order that it might happen exactly on the Passover day, fitting that when all the other lambs were being sacrificed, the One true Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world would be sacrificed on the very same day that all the rest of the sacrifices were going on. So Jesus was not at the mercy of the plots of men, but rather was bringing about the forcing of the issue of His own death so that it would happen on a day when He planned it and God planned it before the world began, not when the Jewish leaders decided it would happen."

If you ever feel like your life is out of control, that other's are making decisions for you.  Remember this passage and know God has a plan.  He had a plan for our salvation and would NOT be detoured.   He has a plan for us, a plan not to harm us but to give us a future.  And after this short life...an eternity in Heaven.

BLESSINGS FOR A WONDERFUL HOLY WEEK

16 comments:

  1. Oh- Sometimes it is hard to see the plan in our day to day lives- we wonder about the "whys" of it all. This is a beautiful post about the promises that are given to believers, Wanda. Truly a beautiful post...and I am off to bed! xo Diana

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    1. Life IS full of those "whys" those "if only" and "what if's" I'm so glad we have a Heavenly Father than can get us through all of those. Like you said..He has promised to do so. If we chose to live in those..it truly robs us of a contented life. Sweet dreams, my dear new friend

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  3. what a beautiful inspirational post!

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    1. Thanks Laurie...my favorite time of year...I love Easter!

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  4. Blessings to you this week my dear friend. May it be a week full of Hosannas and deep inspiration.

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    1. Holy week is better than Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the other wonderful days we celebrate.. I love Easter, and I'm so grateful for The Lamb of God who took away my sins!! Blessing back to you and Ann, Bob...

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  5. My heart rejoices and gives thanks for having a Savior that willingly went to the cross for me and for the entire world - what an amazing love!

    Beautiful post, dear Wanda. Have a blessed week! Hugs to you

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    1. Yes, Stephanie...I love that old song "There's Room at the Cross for You" ..."Though millions have come, there is still room for one, there's room at the cross for you... And ME!!

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  6. Lovely post and thoughts! Easter is a wonderful time of year, isn't it?

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    1. My favorite, Betsy. Especially the meditations of Holy Week...looking forward to it.

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  7. Thank you for this beautiful post. This was very meaningful to me today.

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    1. I look forward every year to Holy Week and digging in and trying to learn something new about the Lord's last days on this earth. I'm so glad it was meaningful to you...it was to me.

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  8. Hello Wanda, such a wonderful post, full of meaning and devotion. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Hi Linda...thanks for stopping by. Glad you found my Palm Sunday post meaningful...My favorite time of year...and looking forward to a blessed and joyful Holy Week.

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  9. Easter is always so meaningful to me. And Holy Week especially. Thank you for this beautiful post. It's so wonderful that I have found fellow believers through the world of blogging. Praying for you and yours.

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