Passion Sunday is here!
Hallelujah to Our King!
Jesus began his triumphant march into Jerusalem on this day nearly 2,000 years ago! Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the last seven (7) days of Jesus’ life here on earth, and the beginning of His redemptive work on The Cross to mask our sins, sacrificing Himself to reconcile us back unto The Father. Hosanna!
Fear Not! The Victory Has Been Won!
”These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
If you knew a long, brutal, painful death awaited you, would you march towards it? Or run away? Jesus began today with full knowledge of the course of events that lay before Him, but He was sent to accomplish a purpose that close to 2,000 years later we, the redeemed of The Lord, humbly and in total thanksgiving still marvel at and celebrate today. Jesus marched into Jerusalem with no fear for his own well-being or safety! With no fear of the impending whipping that would rip open His flesh down to the bone or the piercing pain from the crown of thorns that gushed blood over his face and body! He would march into public humiliation, being spat upon and cursed, mocked and ridiculed, with no fear! He would face this all, but in resolute conviction for His purpose, His mission, He endured it all for you and me! Jesus’ perfect example of finishing the race even in the face of hardships, trials and tribulations, persecution, even onto death, teaches us to release our fears back to where they originate — in the satanic realm! For fear is a hindrance and not of God! It stalls your growth in Christ and The Word. It limits your witness, your testimony! The disciples suffered for The Gospel of Jesus Christ to ensure that generations to come would know of Our Lord, and to tell us that physical death here on earth, is just that, death of our physical bodies but not the spirit that lies within! So, we should have no fear of death because physical death is a certainty for us all! But, Hallelujah, if we are saved by The Blood of Jesus, our spirits live on with God in eternity. This is only possible because Jesus went down to Hell and took the keys over life and death from Satan. The Battle was won and life eternal the reward!!! The surety and very foundation of the church depended solely on Christ’s victory!!! Hallelujah! Hosanna in excelsis!
So, on this Palm Sunday, reflect on Christ’s journey and the abundant examples and lessons He left for us to follow As you march into this Holy Week, gut your fears, relinquish your trials and tribulations, angsts, problems, hardships, persecutions, disappointments, battles and heartaches at the foot of The Throne! Rejoice with a renewed vigor, power and brave spirit that “He that is within you, is greater than He that is within the world!” For as the redeemed of Jesus, we know from whence our strength and help to endure all comes from!!!
Lord, we humbly lay before Your Throne and in awe, wonder and amazement of your life and sacrifice, bow down and shout “Hallelujah to Our King!”
We magnify Your Name Jesus, we thank you and honor you for reconciling us back into the fold. As we move into our Holy Week, please renew in us a right mind, send us a fresh anointing from Your endless wellspring, rejuvenate our spirits and illuminate our purpose so we know it and can grow it in and out of season so as to be a continuous blessing to You! We rebuke fear and all things that are not of You, Lord Jesus. Shine Your light in any and all places in our beings where darkness may linger or crept in. Bless us, our spouses, children, families and the body of believers. Help us to grow The Kingdom through the daily sharing of Your Word, Amen 🙏🏽 Amen 🙏🏽 Amen 🙏🏽