The Triumphal Entry
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.
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
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.”
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.