4/07/2014

which parade?

Sunday April 13th, Matthew 21: They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!” As Jesus was riding into Jerusalem from Cesaria Phillipi to the North East of Jerusalem, Pilate was coming into Jerusalem from his palace in Cesaria Mauritania to the North West of Jerusalem.  On that Passover there were two processions entering the City, each representing a kingdom.  From the West was the power of Rome.  The royal Roman eagle on the staff, magnificent horses, regal attire followed by a mighty army, entering the city to keep order during this week of celebration of the liberation of the children of God from the rulers of power in Egypt.  He was met with shouts of Hosanna, king of kings, lord of lords, mighty god of mighty gods and the prince of peace. From the East came the one called Jesus.  He was riding on a donkey, like the beloved king David. He was greeted with shouts of Hosanna and Son of David, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Mighty God of Mighty Gods and Prince of Peace.  He came in the name of, and represented, the Kingdom of God.  Two kingdoms, entering the Holy City from opposite directions during the Passover week in which the people were celebrating liberation from slavery.  Is there any doubt conflict would follow.  

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