Important Facts You Should Know About Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

Today Apri 14, 2019 marks another Palm Sunday as it always occurs a week before the Easter Sunday.

In the history of the reign of Jesus Christ on earth, the people of Jerusalem took palm branches and went out to meet the Son of God, they praised him and Shouted, ‘Hosanna’.

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Concise News brings to you what you should about this significant biblical event.

1.) Jesus brought peace and salvation. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all recount the Palm Sunday story that took place shortly before Jesus was arrested, crucified on the cross, and eventually risen from the dead.

2.) The Holy Day gets its name from Scripture. In John 12:13, it is written: “They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’”

The Israelites believed Jesus was going to save them, as the people had awaited the arrival of a special king for hundreds of years. They had waited for a messiah to be an earthly military and political leader.

3.) Jesus fulfilled an Old Testament prophecy. The minor prophet Zechariah foretold it hundreds of years earlier: “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey,” according to Zechariah 9:9.

4.) Jesus’ arrival on a donkey is meaningful. This animal appears multiple times in the Bible. “There have been other donkeys with important roles mentioned in scripture,” m, and later the donkey once again carried the family to Egypt to escape King Herod.”

We find Jesus riding a borrowed donkey, escorted by unarmed disciples. His purpose is to demonstrate the kingdom of God and to show peace.

5.) Jesus was not the first to ride through the crowds in parade fashion. An Old Testament story tells of a king triumphantly entering a town. Before his enthronement as king of Israel, Solomon rode into Gihon (a spring in the original site of Jerusalem) on a mule — with people praising him as he arrived.