A prophetic day
This day should get you excited if you think about it. The first time it happened was when the Jews thought the Messiah was entering Jerusalem to proclaim Himself King. He was coming as the prophet said He would. “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9 NASB)
They believed their heaven sent salvation had arrived and rejoiced in praise and adoration. “The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9 NASB)
The phrase, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,” is prophetic. Jesus had parting words for Israel who rejected Him.
“Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'” (Matthew 23:38-39 NASB)
So, that is what is needed, Israel’s change of heart. This Palm Sunday we can rejoice, understanding that our spirits are saved. Now we wait for the redemption of our bodies. There is a very good reason to pray for Israel’s change of heart. That must happen before Christ’s return.
“Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores His captive people,
Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.” (Psalm 14:7 NASB)