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Palm Sunday: Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem fulfills prophesy

Jesus entering Jerusalem was an amazing fulfillment of bible prophecies
Jesus entering Jerusalem was an amazing fulfillment of bible prophecies
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Zacheriah 9:9-Rejoice greatly, oh daughter of Zion; shout, oh daughter of Jerusalem: behold, the King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass...

In an astounding display of accuracy and fulfillment of prophesy, Jesus accomplished that with His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Messiah entering Jerusalem was foretold 500-years before it happened by the Jewish prophet Zacheriah.

Validating the entry of Jesus were four gospel writers; Matthew the ex-tax collector who documented the event in Matthew 21:2, John Mark a young man who reported Christ's entry in Mark 11:7, the physician Luke who documented it in Luke 19:30, and John the Divine who tied the happenings to prophesy in John 12: 12-15.

Out of the mouth of two or more witnesses, let every word be established displays the biblical standard of substantiating the truth.

Disciples Matthew and John were eye-witnesses to the event while it is unknown if John Mark and Luke acquired the information from eye witness account, other witnesses or other disciples. The preponderance of evidence would still stand up in any court of law today should Mark or Luke not have an eyewitness accounting.

Skeptics and cynics nowadays believe they have the ability to discount things not even seen or witnessed themselves, or they attempt to use their own opinion to judge things taking place thousands of years out of their line of sight. Opinion is not valid in lieu of direct observation, particularly from more than one eyewitness.

But this is not the prime shocker for the fulfillment of prophesy, for in the book of Daniel a prophesy calculation was given so specifically that skeptics today refuse to accept its validation. This prophesy was written over 500-years before Jesus made his predicted trip into Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:25-Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

The command to restore and build Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes Longimamus on March 14, 445BC, the account of it given in Nehemiah 2:1-8. Jesus entered into Jerusalem on April 6th, 32AD exactly 173,880 days after King Xerxes' order to restore it.

Any novice mathematics efficient individual can inspect the calculation themself by remembering that the Jewish calendar had 360 days for the year, account for leap years plus calendar year vs. solar year, and know that 1BC and 1AD is the same year.

Daniel 9:26-And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

After entering Jerusalem, Jesus wept over the city because "it did not realize the time of His visitation". Jesus was crucified less than a week after entering Jerusalem. Emporer Titus of Rome would later destroy Jerusalem and the Temple in 70AD as predicted in Daniel.

In the fullness of time Jesus entered into Jerusalem exactly as specified by Bible prophets hundreds of years before the event took place. There is no denying the facts. This amazing demonstration is a side note to the word of God which always has preeminence.

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt while the crowds chanted, "Hosanna!"; it was not by accident this event took place, but a fulfillment of things ordered by God's word centuries earlier.


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