Sunday, March 24, 2013

Why Do So Many Miss the Obvious?

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey
English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.

Psalm 118:26

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       Do you think that King David had any idea who exactly he was talking about in prophetic Messianic psalms?  Or what exactly would happen when the Messiah came?   The Psalms were certainly divinely inspired, but were they completely understood by the hand who wrote them?

      No doubt that David was a smart man, but he may have missed the message.   David might be excused for not completely seeing what would happen hundreds of years after he would die.  Over that span many more prophets added more information so that the signs of the Messiah were very well known among the Israelites.  

       The life of Jesus Christ on this Earth was like a play that had been scripted beforehand.  The people of that time fell into their roles and the stage was set just as had been foretold.   Were they blind in spirit?  They welcomed Jesus in the way it had always been predicted and watched him die and be resurrected just as had been prophesied.  

        I am befuddled how so many can glibly separate the things of the spirit from the worldly things and not be struck in awe by the things of God.  Instead we see that is that and this is this and right now this is more important because it is now.   


          If Jesus came to your town today would everyone be happy to see him?   Could they set aside what they were doing to rejoice in His being there?   Would they want Him to stay?

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”

John 12:12-13

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    This is certainly one of my very favorite posts on this particular blog of yours.

    All of my prayers to Jesus include the statement "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of The Lord", and the expression "Hosanna!" is very meaningful to me.

    You packed a good amount of thoughtfulness in a small number of paragraphs. Excellent blog bit, Brother!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  2. A wonderful write Lee.

    Enjoy your Sunday.


  3. Praise the Lord! yes I would indeed desire for our Lord and Savior to stay! Betty loves the Lord!

    Thank you Lee! The body of Christ is indeed blessed!


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