Questions that deserve an answer #4

The Triumphal Entry

Luke
19:29-40
New
King James Version (NKJV)

In Verse 29, we see that Jesus is approaching Bethpage and Bethany, and when He gets to the hill called the mount of olives, He instructs His disciples to go ahead of Him 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.

How
could He send His disciples into a village and tell them to see a
donkey on which no one had ever ridden and untie it and bring it to
Him, and if anyone asks what you are doing just say “The Master
needs it”

Question?

How did He know that no one had ever sat on that colt before? Could He somehow have colluded with the owners of the colt, to get them to ask a question if they see a stranger untying their colt, and then let them take it? Even if He could have arranged to have a colt standing by, why would the owner agree to play a part in this elaborate hoax, did Jesus pay them to say that? And if so, Why?

Verse 31 And
if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?
thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ 32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.”
32 So
those who were sent went their way and found it
just as He had said to them.

Jesus certainly was in control of the donkey, and it would seem that He collaborated with its owners too. Or were these so called owners of the donkey actually angelic beings? either way it is still an awesome show of how Jesus knows things that only a supreme intelligence could.

This next event shows us yet again these same tricks, illusions, deceptions, or genuine MIRACLES!

Jesus and His Disciples Prepare the Passover

Luke 22 tells us

7 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9 So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?” 10 And He said to them, “Behold,
when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher
of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11 Then
you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you,
“Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My
disciples?” ’ 12 Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” 13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

More questions?

Jesus
sent His disciple’s into a town and told them you’ll see a man
carrying a water pitcher, how did He know that? Maybe there were plenty of men scurrying around with water pitchers on their heads in those days? So then He says to them to follow him. Could this be yet another trick
Jesus used to try to fool His disciple’s into believing Him? So,
maybe He could have arranged for a man to be on the lookout for two
disciple type looking dudes entering into the city, then walk along
in front of them until he entered the house and hopefully they’d
follow? Hmm, unlikely?

Who’s
house was it, the man carrying the water pitcher or someone else? By saying,
“The Teacher says to you” does
this mean that the house owner knew Jesus as his teacher?
Did
Jesus pay rental for the upper room? What does furnished mean? Table,
chairs, utensils, Towel and bowl for feet washing?

All these questions are valid, and if you know Jesus, you know the answer, If you do not know Jesus, how could you know the answers? But the questions are still valid.



Angels…..
could it be?

I
wonder if all the seeming coincidences were arranged beforehand, or
were they acted out in the very hour needed by angels assisting Jesus
in His mission, what do you think?

Please feel free to write me and tell me your views, or ask any questions that are rolling around in your head that we may search out together.

Until next time, God bless you and keep you.

Andy Thebrit.

6 Replies to “Questions that deserve an answer #4”

  1. This is a very elaborate analyses of the King James Version. You allowed me to question my current thoughts of this verse. Before this I would have thought that they acted out in the very hour needed by angels assisting Jesus in his mission. However, with your questions you have swayed me and mad me doubt my previous thoughts, and think that all these factors are too coincidental. Or maybe they lied?

    1. Conor, i am so sorry if i made you doubt, that is not my intention. If i were you, i would stick with your current thoughts, Jesus is indeed using His powers and angels to complete His mission. He did not lie, and there is no deceit in Him. My point with these posts is just to make people think about the miraculous stuff only God can do, and thereby some may believe, by thinking stuff thru and asking God to reveal Himself.

  2. Hello, I really want to appreciate your effort in putting together this website and writing this article. I think unanswered questions in our lives are usually based on the state of our mind and our beliefs. It’s true there were so many valid and unanswered questions but if you have had an encounter with Christ and the Holy Spirit, then there is a confirmation in your spirit with answers

    1. Hi Benny, and thanks for your comment.

      I agree, if you have the Holy spirit, then these things are second nature to us, but what of those who do not yet know Jesus? That is why i write these things, to somehow show or at least get those people to start pondering these miracles in their heads, but i am also aware that unless God enlightens us then nothing is clear, because our minds are darkened without God, so to ponder any of this stuff requires the Holy spirit because without Him, as i was years ago, all this stuff is just a fairy tale, but with Him, it is life itself.

  3. Andy,

    I think that your questions overlook the reason that Luke wrote his Gospel, namely, to convince Gentile readers that Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Jews who will also save the Gentiles.

    The specific details that show that Jesus knew about the colt or the man with the water jug are supposed to prove Jesus’ supernal knowledge because he is divine.  

    To me, they are an unimportant detail.  What is important to me is the fact that Jesus came among us as a fully human (yet still fully divine) being who died and rose again.  Everything else is interesting, but not essential to my faith.

    I also recommend that you look at additional translations rather than just the New King James Bible.  I personally like the New Revised Standard Version.  My husband likes the Jerusalem Bible.  In my opinion, you just can’t have too many Bibles.  You can also gain different insights by comparing the different translations.  It would make a good discipline for you and your study of Scripture.

    Thanks,

    Ellen

    1. Ellen, thank you for your opinion. My questions are not aimed at believers, but more to the atheistic mind set of the intelligentsia to help them grasp the full divinity of the person of Christ. As far as my choice of bible, i have done my due diligence and studied which translations are closest to the original and in my opinion King James works best for me because he had approved a list of 54 revisers, although extant records show that 47 scholars actually participated. They were organized into six companies, two each working separately at  Westminster, Oxford, and Cambridge on sections of the Bible assigned to them. Richard Bancroft (1544–1610), archbishop of Canterbury, served as overseer and established doctrinal conventions for the translators. The new Bible was published in 1611.

      As i have stated before, there are many people who say “you can’t trust the bible, it has been altered over the years” to which my reply is, If God is in control, as we know He is, then how could puny little man thwart Him. He will have exactly what He wants in there, or He is no God at all!

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