Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wave the Palms

In ancient times, Palm Branches symbolized Goodness and Victory.
They were often depicted on coins and important buildings.
Solomon had palm branches carved into the walls and doors of the temple.

 (1 Kings 6:29).
"And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without."



So it was only right that when Jesus entered Jerusalem he was honoured with Palms waved in His honour.
Yet think about this, the people had no idea at that time, he would be, the sacrificial lamb of God.
AND, of all the Faiths in the world...
He would be the only leader to lay down His life.

"On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him,
and cried, Hosanna:
Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."
John 12:12-13




At the end of Gods Word (Bible), we are told.
People from every nation will raise palm branches to honor Jesus.

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and Palms in their hands."
Revelation 7:9

Why was he likened unto a lamb?
Because, He submissively gave of Himself...



As strong as a Lion.
YET
As weak as a Sacrificial Lamb.

ONLY  OUR JESUS






11 comments:

  1. May God bless you and those you love this holy day!

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  2. Gorges,
    May God bless you and yours also dear friend.

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  3. Jesus lay down His life. Revolutionary & radical. Only JESUS.

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  4. One of the reasons we have a hard time getting men to attend church is the notion that Jesus was/is a weakling. The "Lamb" metaphor is a good one but it fosters this misconception. In truth, He was a man's man all the way, and tougher than nails.

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  5. Hi, Vilisi, Yes, its sad but wonderful.x

    Hello Clinton, Yes, He had to be strong in every way to endure, a true LION man. Blessings.

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  6. Hi Crystal Mary,
    You said "of all the Faiths in the world...
    He would be the only leader to lay down His life."Earlier today I had a discussion about that very topic with a friend after church. As we were talking, not only did He lay down His life, but He said beforehand He would and on the third day raise from the dead. Then did it!
    There is no one like Jesus!

    Blessings,
    Ken

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  7. There is none like our Jesus!! Haha, He is so good!

    Blessings,
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  8. God Bless:) well done Dear ..keep posting !!

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  9. Hi There Crystal Mary!

    Sending you happy greetings this day. A lovely post. Indeed there is no other like Jesus, and nor will there ever be. Jesus is LORD!

    Love you dear friend. May the week ahead be one of beautiful reflection and thanksgiving, filled with God's love and happiness. Peace and Grace.

    With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

    Side Note: The family photograph of your son Lee-Joel, wife Cassie and son Isaiah is so beautiful! Their gorgeous smiles and the warm glow on their faces is magnificent! I was smiling back at them. My love to you all.

    GOD BLESS!

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  10. Amazing what a strong choice he could make for us!
    sandie

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