Yes, if you’re going to have a triumphal parade you have to have captives to show off, along with plunder. That’s just the way it is with parades, whether it’s the Rose Parade or the When the parade starts, a crowd gathers. The parade has the style of a triumphal parade, only the hero rides on a donkey and not a war horse.People like parades, and if one starts people will gather. The people are shouting words of blessing, claiming for him the throne of David. Neither the Temple authorities nor the Roman overlords would be happy with such a message. This kind of action can get you arrested and even killed.It is by the power of the war machine that Jesus will inaugurate his kingdom, but through humility.
The events we are currently witnessing point to the imminent return of Yeshua, and when He returns, the world will be flooded with peace and righteousness, and Israel will enjoy the blessings of territorial integrity and peace forevermore (Zechariah 8:1-8). David Reagan serves as the Founder and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries.We could open the service with the children’s palm parade, maybe sing “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” and then quickly move to the Passion story.After all, the lectionary offers us the choice – “The Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Passion.” Why not do Good Friday on Sunday and avoid the problems presented by a triumphal entry gone bad!What is likely to happen next in the land of Israel?Here is the most likely scenario that I can foresee at the moment.