Luke 19:28-48 The KING ARRIVES DONT MISS IT
Intro: In Ancient times the coronation of a monarch was quite a happening
1)Accompanying him would be his those ofRoyalty & foreign dignitaries,
& following that would be a large regime of the nations finest soldiers.
The passage Before us today portrays the most significant coronation the world has yet seen, THE DAY JESUS CAME RIDING INTO JER.
there was no pomp, no splendor,no Elaborate sort of pageantry.
4)V.45-48 JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE
1ST WE WANT TO LOOK AT HOW JESUS ORCHESTRATED THIS EVENT & WHY V. 28-34
He picked the time Beg. Of the Passover week
He picked the Place Eastern Gate leading into the City
He picked the means He would ride in on a colt of a Donkey a donkey that had never been ridden
The Question that we must first consider is why? Why did He set this all up ? 2 Reasons / 1st is He did this to fulfill Prophecy
A) Zech. 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
B)This Prophecy WAS given by the Prophet Zech. over 550 yrs before this
C)Note :Behold Your King is coming to you but He comes Lowly riding
on a donkey
D) The Roman Soldiers observing this Scene must have been Laughing
E)The Romans were experts at parades & official public events. We call this
event "the Triumphal Entry," but no Roman would have used that term.
An official "Roman Triumph" was indeed something to behold!
So Jesus set this up to Fulfill the Prophecy of Zech. 9:9 / but also to fulfill a Prophecy in Daniel Ch. 9 Amazing Prophecy
and (your holy city )== Jerusalem
1) Gen.29 :27 Laban to Jacob fulfill her week = 7yrs
or a total of 490yrs are determined for Israel ( that is the focus Israel )
C)So What is going to take place in those 490yrs ? v. 24
D) That is what the Lord is going to be doing during this time !
V.25Know therefore & understand / not to be a MYSTERY
A) So What are we to know & UNDERSTAND
V.25b From the going forth of the command to go & restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah ....comes shall be 7 wks and 62 wks / The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
1st Realize the command is to go & rebuild the city ( Made by King
Artxeres on Mar. 14 445 B.C. Neh. Ch. 2 Important date
A) Other decrees were given previously to go & rebuild the
temple - but the emphasis here is the city
B)The streets & the wall what did Neh. do ? Troublesome times
C) So from that decree there will be 7 Wks/ really 7 7yr periods or
49 yrs/52days wall / 49yrs city / and 62wks or 62 7 yr periods = 434 yrs
So. On March 14 445 B.C. King Art. Gives the decree / Go rebuild the city & its walls
But Notice V.26 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
after 483 yrs Messiah comes / and is cut off but not for Himself
Jesus would be cut off
C) So the 1st 69 wks / 483 yrs of Dan. Prophecy was fulfilled in
King Art. decree city rebuilt / & Triumphal entry & Crucifixion
D) Then we are told something else is going to happen
And the people of the prince who is to come(The Prince who is to Come refers to the antichrist told in Dan 2 & Dan. 7 that he will come out of the Revived Roman Empire
E)So his People would be the Romans & here we are told what they will do Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.TEMPLE - The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
A)When did this happen ? Titus in A.D. 70/ 37 ½ yrs after Christ Death
B)Destroyed city / ordered to leave the TEMPLE standing / but in
the fire gold melting .....greed / tore it down!
70 weeks are determined for your people ..........city
C) Quest. what happened to Dan . 70 week ? Where did it go ?
Answer is in v. 27
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."
V.27 Then he - the prince = antichrist
A) Makes a Covenant. w/ many / Israel for one week or one 7 yr. period
After the RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
B)But in the middle of that Covenant. ( middle of the Week) he will break the Covenant. By going into the Temple & declaring God / demanding Worshipped
So we see that this event brought about the fulfillment of the Prophecies found in Zech. 9:9/ ConcerningHow He would come Lowly donkey
1)But now was the Time these events pushed the envelope so to speak / the Religious leaders needed to act
Now Lets consider the actual event & note the REACTIONS that took place Read v. 35-40
B) Matt. (21:9 ) and Mrk (11:9) both tell us that the people were crying out
The section of the Psalms that they were referring to begins with the words
Psa 118:22-23 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
A) This is obviously a prophecy concerning Jesus Christ....
B)The next portion of the Psalm declares
Psa 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
1)In a sense, that is right, but it is NOT what this passage is speaking about
B) NOTE: The Psalmist is talking aboutONE SPECIAL DAY in all of history when God would fulfill His promise of sending a Savior
So first we see the Reaction of the Crowd / but As the crowd broke out with these shouts, the Pharisees, reaction was quite a bit Different
40 But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out."
Pastor Chuck tells of an interesting Story about being invited to the office of a friend who owned a Polygraph firm
And so as he hooked up the electrodes to the plants, and the needles started just moving up and down as it was measuring the responses within the leaf, then he started talking to the plant - he said, "Now move the needle in an upward position on the graph." And as he commanded it to do so, the needle started moving upward. And he said, "Now show us the downward movement." And the needle moved down on the graph. And then he said, "Now show us some violent motion," and the needle began to swing all the way across.
A Girl came in and pinched a leaf on the plant that wasnt hooked up to an Electrode the needle started moving violently - / she left calmed down
But the moment that she entered back into the room the plant seemed to sense her presence because the needle started reacting violently up/ down
All Creation is waiting to Respond - waiting for the day of Redemption / When they can Break forth into Praise !!!!
Guys those are all expressions the Bible says that we should have toward the Lord in Worship!!!!!
Psa. 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
Psa. 63: 4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
Psa.134: 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.
Psa. 149: 3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
The Lord desires that we would be Expressive when it comes to Worship
B) In Worship we are fulfilling ONE OF THE REASONS for our Existence
3rd Notice Although people praising Jesus is weeping !! Wept = Wail out loud !!! Why? v.41-44 NOTICE: The reasons WHY Jesus wept
to do among them
B) NOTE: I wonder how many times God weeps over OUR blindness
Matt.23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
C) IF you only knew what God wanted to do for YOU
D) Jesus weeps today over mens blindness & unwillingness to allow Him to work in their lives !!!!
2nd He wept because He could see ahead some 37 ½ years later
B) So He WEPT over the CONSEQUENCES of Israel having rejected Him
C)He began to WAIL over their blindness and the fact that it would COST
them peace with God and desolation
4th Jesus cleanses the Temple : v. 45-48
NOTE: It ANGERED Jesus that they would make merchandise out of spiritual things.....
A)That they would take advantage of people who would be seeking the Lord
B) I am sure that He feels the same way today when He sees so-called ministries taking advantage of peoples hunger for God
Now the Bible declares that your Body is the Temple of the H.S.
C) To praise Him to be a Vessel that He can & would work through !!!
D)Weights & Sin things of Dishonor - / What is Jesus wanting to remove
today ? Attitude / Habit / Sin / Rebellion -Are you Willing ?
1)Or Are you Blinded fact of the damage that is causing ?
Heard about a Story that took place several yrs ago in Oklahoma
The Truck Driver because he was sitting up high happened to notice the man when the lady drove by & thought he looked suspicious
D)And there is this battle going on when all the while He is out to Save me
From something that would Ultimately rape & destroy & Defile me
Know this He is not out to get you but to Protect You / Save You / Rescue You !!!!!
Closing : 1Pet. 2
2:1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
In other wordsGet Rid of the Junk that is contaminating the temple !!!
4Coming to Him as to a living stone,Because He has RISEN He is that Living stone why we have a Living Hope !!!
But He wasrejected indeed by men, CORNER STONE REJECTED - but chosen by God and precious,
Upon this Rock I will build my Church .prevail Foundation Rock
5 you also, as living stones, We are connected to Him because He lives We live We are Living Stones are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.- LIVING STONES - ( NEW GROUP) ROCKS CRY OUT
6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion JERUSALEM A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"8 and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
What is Your relationship to Christ today Precious Because tasted of His Grace - received His love
B) have you received or rejected the Knowledge of Him !!!!