From Daniel's Desk on 4/20/2020
My Title: How Do YOU See Jesus?
My Verse: 9-10
"9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!'"
How do you SEE Jesus? - Jesus enters on a donkey (fulfilling prophecy) the promised Messiah. (The entire town of Jerusalem packed to the gills with Jews from all over to celebrate the Passover Seder) They all come out to shout Hosanna! - They want Jesus to be their savior... as they want to be saved. They want another Moses to rise up and free them from the Romans. To establish a forever kingdom where they reign forever. When He fails to be this for them they turn on Him in days and cry "crucify Him." - Daniel, how often are you expecting Jesus to be YOUR god instead of your GOD?
Those that want to have a powerful god who answers their selfish desires will miss Him completely.
Those that stand to gain from Jesus' story (My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations) will be removed by reproof... but also with teaching.
Creation KNOWS who He is. It will obey Him and those who travel in His name and carry His authority.
Those that challenge Him because of their hard hearts will be rebuked and denied by Him.
Those that follow Him will be astonished, confused and surprised by Him.
Those that BELIEVE He IS WHO He claims to be will see the power of God not only in Him but channeled through themselves as well.
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father/Man:
Do YOU BELIEVE?! - The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. SEE Him for WHO He truly is. Stop asking Him to bless your dreams and passion or you'll be in danger of being one of the money changers. - Sit at His feet and be taught by the Son of God. Learn to SERVE the God of the universe instead of asking Him to serve you.
God is good ALL the time. ALL the time God is good. LEARN this by listening to Him. See Him for who He is and DO the things He asks YOU to do. Then EXPECT the power He has promised to move mountains to further His gospel story forward! BELIEVE.
Jesus calls His shot over and over and over. He tells His disciples to go ahead of Him to get a donkey that's never been ridden and to tell the owners that the Lord has need of it. They do exactly as He says and it happens exactly as He says.
How do you SEE Jesus? - Jesus enters on a donkey (fulfilling prophecy) the promised Messiah. (The entire town of Jerusalem packed to the gills with Jews from all over to celebrate the Passover Seder) They all come out to shout Hosanna! - They want Jesus to be their savior... as they want to be saved. They want another Moses to rise up and free them from the Romans. To establish a forever kingdom where they reign forever.
Jesus rides straight into the temple.
The following day Jesus sets up an example for His disciples to see. He curses a fig tree that is not producing fruit and then goes to cleanse the temple.
Jesus has authority and zeal for His Father's house. - While He is driving the money changers out and not allowing people to carry anything through the temple He is ALSO teaching them. His house shall be called a house of prayer for ALL the nations.
BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, AND IT WILL BE YOURS.
Jesus expects a return for the talents He gives. He will expect fruit.
The chief priests and the scribes come to challenge Jesus again and Jesus knows exactly what to say to not only avoid their trap but how to direct the application back to their hearts.
Their selfish and wicked hearts are actually robbing them of the opportunity to SIT and BE TAUGHT at the feet of the SON OF GOD. - Don't be like this.