Ep 75- The Triumphal Entry Pt 2
Okay, hi there, we want to continue on the triumphant entry and Vicky and I are thrilled you’ve joined us again to study with us. So just grab your bible and dig in so we can understand the precision of these prophecies concerning the day that jesus christ actually visited Came to this planet, came in person, his personal visitation and we’re gonna look at that from Luke chapter 19 in this episode. Hi there, we’re going to continue to uh study on the triumphant entry and palm sunday and Vicky and I want to just thank God for giving us the opportunity to get into the bible and share these insights and today we’re gonna look at several prophecies but we’re gonna come down to that one specific prophecy about the day of jesus coming uh to earth and how that was manifested, made clear and evident. So what do you have to say about that Vicky? Just the triumphant entry, Palm sunday when Jesus actually came and announced his himself. Well now we’re focusing on the book of luke today are we? And last week was Matthew and they do repeat many of the same messages about the triumphant entry but this one is so specific that jesus says if you had only known this day and I was thinking in today In the 21st century, We’re still searching for people who will recognize the day of his coming and all these years have passed and all the miracles were done and we can read about them and the gospels and the Bible and go back and even we have the ability to study the 365 prophecies that he fulfilled. You have to really want to be blind not to know that Jesus Christ is the messiah. Well, even if you look at a, you know, just from the top of our memory, like in Genesis three, it says that he that this baby that Eve was gonna have, it would be from her seed, It says in Genesis three and that the seed would crush the Serpent’s Head, would crush the Serpent’s head, but in the process he would be bruised. And then later on we find out that that this same uh track the seed there. That particular seat is gonna come from Abraham in Genesis 12 and later on it’s gonna come through Isaac, Jacob, Isaac and then Jacob whose name was changed to Israel. And then in Genesis 49 that from Judah, the tribe of Judah, the Scepter is not going to depart that the messiah, we’re talking about the triumphant triumphant entry of the messiah that he is going to come through Judah and not just any place in Judah, but from Bethlehem Uh data from the, from the southern part of Israel and Judah, not from the northern part in Galilee where that he would be born in Bethlehem and and then later on that he’s going to come as we saw and we’ll see again in Luke 19 that he was gonna come riding on a donkey, the fold. Even the foal of a donkey, which is the little never been broken before. Just so gentle that he was able to come that way about the clothes and the coats that they were gonna throw down about the, the leafs about the praises and the Children praising him about cleansing the temple. All of those were prophecies from the old testament specifically about the messiah and what he would do. Let’s look and see about the timeline. Now, As we read it, Vicky, you pick it up in Luke 1928-40 after he had said these things, he was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he approached Bethpage and Bethany near the mount that is called Olivetti. He sent two of the disciples saying, go into the village ahead of you there as you enter you will find a colt tied on which no one has yet ever sat untie it and bring it to me. If anyone asks you, why are you untying it? You shall say, The Lord has need of it. So those who were sent away and found it just as he had told them as they were untying the colt, its owner said to them, why are you untying the colt? They said, the Lord has need of it. They brought it to jesus and they threw their coats on the colt and put jesus on it as he was going. They were spreading their coats on the road, you know, I get little things like when God wants you to do something or jesus in this particular case, was asking his disciples to do something first, he prepared them in chapter 20 of Matthew, what was gonna happen when he went into Jerusalem, they’re gonna reject him, they’re gonna crucify him, he’s gonna rise the third day, he was preparing them here, he prepares the, the actual guys that are going to get the donkey. He says now when someone says this to you, you here’s what you’re supposed to tell them, I mean he, he doesn’t ever give you a job to do but that he also prepares you to do that job. And one of the exciting things for me in my lifetime that I’ve seen as I look back is that when God gave me an assignment, he always gave the power, the resources, the wisdom, the insights to actually accomplish what he wanted us to do. It was so exciting and this is what I see here, It was a simple thing, but hey, when the, when the owner of the animal said, hey why are you untying that those animals? He said, the Lord has need of it, What a fabulous way for us to really. And he put emphasis on that, the Lord has need of it and then he brought it to jesus and they threw their coats on the cult and put jesus on it, notice here it identifies that it was on the cult that jesus was sat on as he was going. They were spreading their coats on the road, pick it up from the next verse Vicky, as soon as he was approaching near the descent of the Mount of Olives the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen shouting, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord, peace in heaven and Glory in the highest. And this was also seen in luke 2 14 right, this is what the angels said about him when jesus was born and they said glory in the highest and so here is now the disciples and the people of of Jerusalem shouting the same things about who this is. So it was said when he was born and it said now when he publicly is manifesting himself and showing himself to be the king the king of Israel just incredible. You know the faith of mary and joseph remember when joseph was you know he had mary said I’m a virgin still you know he so he had to believe in the prophecies and the miracles of God way back then when they were so young they were so they had so little yeah but even so God had to confirm it that spot on the spot because he says listen you can believe her because and the angel had to manifest himself to joseph for her for her to marry him and for him to actually take her because this was fulfilling the prophecy that he, that she, that the messiah would come born of a virgin Isaiah 7 14. Yeah, So let’s keep going. Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, Teacher rebuke your disciples, but Jesus answered, I tell you if these become silent, the stones will cry out and this is from her baca to 11. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall and the rafter will answer it from the framework. This is what I’m talking about. I mean jesus christ is quoting old testament scriptures and and the luke is identifying that jesus actually said this and quoting here, what happened to Verse 11 is talking about again, How specific is the messiah’s coming? The great halal is the Messianic psalms 113 318. Uh there are others, but this is the great praise and Vicky, you’re gonna pick it up here. Now we’re getting into real specific stuff. So let’s go slowly when he approached Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept at Clemson from Cleo over it and this was just not, this was a loud cry was this was this was not uh which is a silent tear. You know this was a loud cry, verbal and broken and this is what this word is indicating, he wept. Not just just a tear, silent tear but a loud cry, a loud voice over the city and he said if you had known unesco in this even you the things make for peace but now which make for peace. But now they have been hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade, Horrocks a rampart against you and surround you and hem you in on every side and they will level you to the ground and your Children within you and they will not leave in you one stone upon another because you did not recognize Moscow. Again unesco is personal knowledge. You know they should have known because they were reading the scriptures. They should have known but they did not recognize the time of your visitation episcopate. Now this is an incredible word. We get a pisco post or an overseer. A bishop is translated from this word pisco p uh pisco post, but a pisco p is the personal visitation that the messiah had to come to them. It was a personal visit. You didn’t recognize my personal visit, jesus is saying to the people there now why should they have known this? Well they knew that he was gonna be born in Bethlehem. When when you know Herod wanted to know where is this king gonna be born. The Pharisees the priest describes, they told him in Bethlehem of judea, they knew exactly where he was going to be born. And now they know exactly when he’s going, when he’s coming into Jerusalem to manifest himself. If they would have only believed all the things that he said. If they would have only believed the works that he did, he told him at one point, you don’t believe my words, believe the works that I do the blind, see the deaf, hear the lame walk, the dead are raised. What else does the messiah have to do? That was a prophecy of the messiah. That this is what the messiah would do. When john the baptist had asked, you know, are you the one who’s gonna seek for another one? What did he say? He told them exactly that. And so this is saying that you missed my visitation, my personal visitation that the messiah had to come to them. This was prophecies from Daniel nine 24 through 26. You know, look at that and understand that it was very clear of when he was supposed to come the very day that he was supposed to come is given to us Vicky. Is this exciting or what for you and me? We’ve been studying this now, 50 years After 50 years. Do you have doubts. Do you have, are you concerned about any of this? No, I don’t have doubts. After 50 years. But in the first couple of years of my salvation, I didn’t know the extent of not being jewish and not knowing all the old testament at that time growing up a roman catholic, I didn’t know about all these prophecies. When I started reading the bible, it’s such a big book. When you’re a baby christian people put you into the verses on assurance that if you call upon the name of the Lord, you will be saved romans 10, you know, things like that. So now after all these years of studying and really being trying to be a student of the bible and reading it daily and and memorizing scripture, um I don’t memorize as well as a lot of people, but I make myself memorize all of us have to do that. I know, but I make myself write those verses down and and you’re such a sweetheart, you’re so uh you know Vicky is one of the most wonderful uh students of the bible and Vicki, I I just, I just think you know, for me and you, we’ve been on this journey together, we met when we were 16 when jesus changed us and saved us. And then we started learning the bible verse by verse precept upon precept and we and we look back at all of the prophecies in his holy word and and to look at the very day the very day that he came to declare that he is the king of the jews, the king of Israel and and to make it clear to everyone and not telling these disciples. Now don’t tell anyone I did this or I did that and now he’s telling him, look if you don’t, if my disciples and the Children are not gonna say this, the stones are gonna have to cry out. Now is mood is different, he is the king of the jews, he is the king of Israel and here is now he’s manifesting himself, he’s coming through the eastern gate, he’s riding on the donkey, he is there all declaring him to be uh their king and and uh this is incredible. You know, a few days later he’s gonna, he’s going to be crucified, fulfilling, get more prophecies and we’re gonna see that as the day is drawing near any closing thoughts. Well he said not one jot and not one tittle like a little mark, mark that they will all come to pass. Yeah, they were the smallest letters right in the hebrew and greek language like xia, the you know the the actual or iota, the iota is the smallest greek letter in the alphabet. He says not one of those will be done away with. Yes, you’re right, but all of it will be fulfilled. All the old testament. He confirmed all the old testament that it was inspired of God from genesis all the way to Malachi and here he is fulfilling all these prophecies. Amen and amen God bless you with it’s all greek to me with tom and Vicky, that’s my lovely wife and and me Sir robert Anderson Was born 1841 and died in 1918, lived 77 years, incredible man, incredible police officer, attorney and more than that. A Bible scholar and student, Sir Robert Anderson graduated from Trinity College in Dublin 1862 and was called to the Irish Bar in 1863. He later became Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Chief of the Criminal Investigation department of Scotland yard. Whenever you hear something like that, you know, the guy’s gotta really be meticulous turn, every stone deal with every detail and that’s who this man is. And when he retired in 1901, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of Beth that is where all of the lords and and the people get knighted and just an incredible group of people. Uh W. H smith on the floor of the house of commons said that Sir robert had discharged his duties with great ability and perfect faithfulness to the public. Sir robert has been called a Secret Service theologian because in addition to fighting crime in London, he wrote several books on biblical doctrine among his many theological accomplishments. Sir robert defended the authenticity of the book of Daniel at a time when it was being vigorously attacked. He died November 15, 1918, he wrote the book The coming Prince. You ought to get it if you can. It’s phenomenal book where he identifies the exact date of our Lord Jesus coming to publicly proclaim the King of Israel in Jerusalem to be pro proclaimed publicly, the King of Israel in Jerusalem, riding on the foal of a donkey Zechariah 99 Daniel 9 24 through 26. And Nehemiah 21 through eight in 4 45 Bc Art Arcs Arcs is made his decree. It will take 483 years or 100 and 73,740 days luke 9 42 identifies this is the day and this is the time in verse 44. According to our Lord jesus christ himself. Now I I’m going to go back into the text a little bit and and show you how Vicky and I have been studying that Jesus himself said if you had known this day this day, he came in to Jerusalem as the king of Israel and he said to the leaders there to the religious leaders, to the political leaders to the sand, if you had only known this day, but your eyes are closed, your minds, your hearts are closed and they’re hidden from your eyes. But this man Sir, robert Anderson did the computation. He concluded that that was the very day from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem as it tells us in Nehemiah chapter uh to it explains to us there in Nehemiah chapter two, the first eight verses that from that decree to the day that Jesus came would be exactly Uh 1,170,173,740 days. A 173,740 days until he comes, declared him to be to actually take his position as King of the jews. Now this is prophecy in scripture, there are many prophecies, but that one was concerning the day of his coming. And we just want to look at that specifically when he approached Jerusalem, he saw the city and he wept over it saying if you had known in this, they even you the things that make for peace but you but they’ve been hidden from your eyes for the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you and surround you and hem you in on every side and they will level you to the ground and your Children within you and they will not leave in you one stone upon another because you did not recognize you know school the time keros, this period of time that you had to make a decision. You didn’t make the right decision. You rejected the your own messiah. The time of your visitation and that word Episcopal, My personal visitation is what it means that the Maasai had come to them and this was the prophecy from Daniel. Now, what I’d like to do is I’d like to go to that prophecy in Daniel and uh look at those uh Daniel nine Where Gabriel says 77s are decreed for your people and your Holy City. And uh, almost all commentators agreed that the 77 should be understood as 70 weeks of years. In other words, a period of 490 years. We wanna explain what this means. Now leviticus 25 8, you are also to count off seven sabbath’s of years for yourself, Seven times seven years. So that you have the time of the seven sabbath of years, namely 49 years. So the Jewish people had a sabbath of days. They had a sabbath of years and this was referring to the sabbath of years. So 49 years That separated from the 434 years, Which equals 483 years. So now we wanna see what this means. Uh, and what would happen. The prophecy of the 70 weeks contains a statement concerning God’s six fold purpose in bringing these events to pass Daniel 9, 24 says this, to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, listen to what this prophecy is about to finish transgression and put an end to sin to atone for wickedness. Talking about the atonement, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and the prophecy meaning the vision about jesus christ, the messiah and the prophecy that he is going to bleed and die in order to finish the transgression and put an end of sin in a tone for the wickedness and then bringing this everlasting righteousness and to seal up the vision and the prophecy and to anoint The most holy place, to anoint with his own blood, the most holy place this Jesus did. Now what are these 70 weeks of Daniel? What are they? The 70 weeks of Daniel is number one, and we see Daniel’s prayer in the 1st 19 verses. Then you see Gabriel is answer 20 through 27. But then you have the specific things that are to be done here. And what I’d like to do is I’d like to just break this out. Very simply one of the 49 years, one of 434 years And one of seven years. So what are these 490 years and how they’re being broken up here in the book of Daniel? Of course the last seven years. That’s the tribulation, but here’s how they’re broken up 49 years plus 434 years equals 483 years. So it clearly identifies that there would be 483 years from the issuing of decree. So you have here, what he was gonna do, to finish the transgression, To put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up visions and prophecy and to anoint the most holy Place or to anoint the most holy. From the date of that decree to the time of the Messiah would be 483 years. We know from history that the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem was given by King Arthur, Xerxes of Persia 445 BC. This is found in Nehemiah two, the first eight verses the first unit of the 49 years. The 7\/7 covers the time that it took to rebuild Jerusalem, 49 years with the streets and the trench. But in the times of trouble. Daniel 9 25 says this rebuilding is chronicled in the book of Daniel, that’s what the book of Daniel is all Nehemiah is all about. Rather the book of Nehemiah. and now the second part of this is using the Jewish custom of 360 day here, 483 years after 445 Bc places us at A. D 30 which would coincide with jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem luke, 1928 through 44. This is what Sir robert Anderson concluded in his forensic study of the days Counting with a 360 day calendar, that the Jewish people used to bring us to the very day that Jesus Christ came in. His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, that was the day. And Jesus quotes Jesus says if you had recognized this day, The prophecy in Daniel nine specifies that after the completion of 483 years, the anointed one, the messiah will be cut off, he’ll be killed. This was fulfilled when Jesus was crucified on the cross, Daniel 9 26 contains with a prediction uh continues rather with a prediction that after the messiah is killed, the people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. This was fulfilled with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. The ruler who will come is referring is a reference to the antichrist who has seen will come and have connection with in some way with Rome, since it was the romans who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A. D. That was Titus who leveled the whole city to the ground the destruction of Jerusalem in A. D. 70 and the arc of Titus in Rome, depicting the Menorah takes uh taken from the Jerusalem temple as displayed during the triumphal march. This is the arc of Titus and and here you’ll see the depiction the arc of Titus in Rome, depicting the Menorah taken from the Jerusalem temple as displayed during the triumphal march, that’s that’s really what I wanted to share with you. That Jesus christ comes now into Jerusalem riding on the donkey, the foal of a donkey that is And he and he’s telling the people if you had known this day why? Because it was specified in Daniel chapter nine verse 24 through 27. It was clearly told to us in Nehemiah chapter two, the first eight verses. They were supposed to calculate the very day that their king was to arrive. What a tragedy that he came to his own. The Bible says in John Chapter one and those who were his own did not receive him. But as many as received him to those, he gives the right to become the Children of God. They didn’t receive him even though he created the universe. And he came to them fulfilling all the prophecies. But as many as received him, that’s you, that’s me. I was born a greek in Thessaloniki. I’m here in new york sharing this information with you. But today you can humbly receive him. Open up your heart and let him come in. Even as they put those clothes. Uh and those coats on that donkey. And uh you can allow jesus christ to be king in your heart and in your life and say father, God, please forgive me, jesus. I believe you died for me. You fulfill those six uh prophecies when you didn’t end of sin and iniquity and brought in everlasting righteousness. Come and take away my sin and bring me your righteousness, forgive me, cleanse my mouth, my eyes, my heart. I believe you died for me. You were buried you Rose again from the dead. Save my soul, jesus! I cry out to you! Do it today. God bless you until next time with tom and Vicky. It’s all greek to me.