By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" Mark 11: 9-10 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Mark 11: 1-10, Zechariah 9: 9, John 12: 24, Luke 19: 28, Numbers 19.
Today began the day Jesus entered Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. He decided to use a young donkey which is what only kings and important people used.
There comes a time in your life that you need to realize that you are extraordinary and you carry something big inside of you. The fact that someone has been operating on the level of a common person doesn't mean you should look down on them. Sometimes life seems so hard that you start to wonder if God is really there. Sometimes you want an assurance that he is God and you want to know when he is going to show up. The bible says weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning, but the question is how long is the night?
Jesus only used the colt (donkey) once. During the Holy Week, he didn't use it again. The colt is not meant to be tied but meant to be used. The colt is meant for a journey. Some of us has been living in a kind of life and we have become conditioned to think that is how we are supposed to live. There is a prophecy over your life and you might not know it. Jesus is supposed to seat on you but life has tied you and that is not making that happen. You are sent on an assignment and a mission.
The following are the things that can tie you; society, culture, traditions, banks (loans & debt), jobs, schools etc.
You are tied in things you cannot come out of. It's one thing for you to tie yourself it's another thing for you to entangle yourself with hatred, malice, bitterness, gossip, unforgiveness. You are supposed to be free but you are not. The reason why you are tied is because hell has seen the prophecy you carry. Jesus cannot climb you if you are bound. Don't mistaken the fact that because you're in church, you're free.
Today (Palm Sunday) is the day that Jesus has come to free us.