Jesus’s Triumphant Entry

Author: Shadrach Goni — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: April 10, 2022

Christians around the world celebrate the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ as we remember Jesus riding on a donkey into the city of Jerusalem. This is popularly known as “Palm Sunday,” because the people went out to meet Him with palm branches, and it is exactly one week before we celebrate Jesus’s resurrection on Easter. Why do we celebrate Palm Sunday? Why is it important to our lives, and what are its spiritual implications? When we set aside time on Palm Sunday for the remembrance of Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, we are also remembering the fulfilment of promises, proclaimed by prophets of old thousands of years back. One of these prophecies was from Ezekiel, who said that God left the temple but would return one day. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, this was God’s long-awaited return. God has confirmed to us that none of His words will ever fall to the ground (Joshua 21:45; 1 Samuel 3:19; Isaiah 55:11). What God proclaimed for us will surely come to pass, no matter how long it takes. We can also see that Palm Sunday is called a “triumphant entry.” This is because Jesus was prepared to triumph over the devil, who had held humankind captive for ages past. Though the people did not know it, Jesus knew He was about to suffer in the flesh for the sins He never committed. But above all, He would triumph. Before Jesus entered the city, He instructed His disciples to bring Him a donkey colt, and He rode on it. Thus, He fulfilled another promise: that the king of Israel would come “riding on a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). Jesus is the King of all kings (1 Timothy 6:15). He is worthy of all honor, dignity, respect, and reverence. No wonder the people were shouting, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” • Shadrach Goni • Palm Sunday shows us that God always fulfills His promises. What promises did Jesus fulfill when He entered Jerusalem? • How did Jesus triumph over Satan, sin, and death? (Find out more on our “Know Jesus” page.) They took palm branches and went out to meet him. They kept shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord —the King of Israel!” John 12:13 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Matthew 21:1-Matthew 21:11; Mark 11:1-Mark 11:11; John 12:12-John 12:16