From the moment Jesus was born, a prophetic clock was ticking in his head. In order fulfill prophecy, certain matters needed to be taken care of, and in the last week of his life, Palm Sunday was one of them.
Look Who Came To Dinner?
On the eve of Palm Sunday, Jesus attended a dinner party, Judas Iscariot (the betrayer) came with him, Lazarus was there, whom Jesus had just raised from the dead, along with his two sisters Martha and Mary.
Simon the leper, whom Jesus also healed, hosted the affair.
They all had amazing things to talk about.
Martha as was her habit served, and Mary perched herself at her usual location, Jesus’ feet.
Jesus was meeting a staggering number of needs in those last days, he is returning from Jericho were he brought Zacchaeus out of darkness, and on the way out of town stopped to heal a blind man. After raising Lazarus from the dead, and attending to a number of other matters—can you imagine—things like the donkey he will ride on, as well as the location of the upper room, Jesus now eats with his friends.
Mary knew Jesus was going to the cross, and to read the gospels it seems like she is the only one to get that fact straight in her mind. As is well noted, the disciples were clueless, but not Mary, and it had something to do with her habit of sitting at Jesus’ feet.
Mary decided to worship Jesus by memorializing his death, she broke a vial, and poured the whole thing on his head and feet. The vial weighed a pound. A pound of essentials oils, in today’s market, sells between 1k – and 10k, depending on what kind of oil she used. Her actions were costly and extravagant, but she did it for God.
She wiped Jesus feet with her hair, wanting Jesus’ scent and cross filled aroma on her at all times, even after Jesus left the house she wanted to smell like him, and she did.
Judas spoke harshly toward Mary’s actions, falsely claiming that the money should be used for the poor. John, and mind you this is the Apostle John, saw firsthand Judas’ thievery, and how Judas often put his own hand into the money bag and stole from Jesus. Jesus responds by saying, “Leave her alone, the poor you always have with you but you will not always have me.”
It is good to note that Mary was worshipping Jesus and Jesus accepted it.
On Palm Sunday, two verses are fulfilled in Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem. The Palms were a testimony to Jesus glory, and acknowledgement of his divine authority.
The donkey he rode on fulfilled Zechariah 9:9, a prophetic utterance that the messiah would ride in on a humble animal.
Jesus’ journey into Jerusalem fulfills the broken week prophecy of Daniel 9:26. Rather write in this post a detailed description of those things I am going to attach two links for you to enjoy.
Chronos vs. Kairos
Chronos is the Greek word for time as it relates to our inability to stop time. If your watch breaks you cannot stop time, it marches forward whether you like or not. Time in that way, is not on your side.
Kairos is the Greek word for time as it relates to a specific moment, usually a moment of opportunity, like when the door opens to board a flight. The door will not stay open forever, when it opens you have to walk through it.
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