Hosanna to the King!
It’s passion week – a time of remembering our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – a time of thanksgiving, honor and praise and thanksgiving.
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19:37, 38 NKJV)
When Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem – it was the first time that Jesus allowed the people to proclaim Him as King and Messiah – before that He told many that He healed not to tell anyone, but here in this passage – He openly receives the praise.
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40 NKJV)
The people were quoting Psalm 118 – a song describing the Messiah. It was a new day to share the language of that moment – and the language that had once been warned not to share had been freely shared.
I believe there has been a shift in the spiritual season that we are in and I have been seeing a hunger rising in those who have in times past rejected The Lord, but The Lord is stirring in their hearts! Like on the day of the triumphant entry we need to ask The Lord for the language – the word to proclaim in this new season.
“…and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ” (Luke 13:35 NKJV)
May The Lord put in our mouth the sounds of praise to our Lord.