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Matthew 21:7 (KJ2016)
“and brought the donkey and the colt, put their clothes on them, and they set Him on them.“
Every Palm Sunday, we pass out pictures of Jesus (Yeshuah) sitting on a donkey. But it wasn’t one donkey. There were two: a donkey and a colt! He sat “on them”! This is how I imagined the Messiah sat. This agrees with a vision of a pastor* I know.
(*Rev. Kayode Oyegoke of Nigeria, of Eternal Glorious Fountain Ministries.)
The two donkeys are also there in the Hebrew Bible:
Zechariah 9:9 (AKJ) (see also Matthew 21:5)
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on an ass, and on a colt the foal of an ass.”
The gate in the picture represents the eastern gate, the “Golden Gate”, and also called the “Gate of Mercy”. Yeshuah, 2000 yrs ago, passed through an eastern gate during His “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem.
“Hosanna!” The Jews had palm leaves and cried to Him, “Hosanna!” The people considered Him their King! They knew that their King would be descended from King David as it was prophesied or foretold.
King Yeshua came in peace. This is why the Messiah chose a donkey. When a king rode in on a horse, in that culture, he came for war. But if the king rode on a donkey, he came in peace. Yeshua is the Prince of Peace and He came in peace. At His birth, the angels announced, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Yeshua came to deliver us from our sins so that we would have peace with God and live eternally with Him! However, when the LORD returns again, He will come on a white horse to banish evil from the earth!
“And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”
The eastern gate has been rebuilt but the current one has been closed since medieval times. Probably Sultan Suleiman, a Muslim, thought that it would prevent the Prince of Peace, Yeshua, from returning to Jerusalem! But Yeshua will return! It is His promise!
“I will come again!” John 14:3
Be sure to see my video: “Listen, Children” (based on Deuteronomy 6:4). Lyrics
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About the Oil Painting: “Shekinah”
This represents Yeshuah the Messiah leading us into the glory of God, the “Divine Presence” or “Shekinah”. When we believe in Jesus Christ, Yeshuah, for salvation, through His love for us, and through the blood which He spilt for us, He will lead us to the Shekinah!
According to Wikipedia, and according to Jewish tradition, the “Shekinah” or Divine Presence would appear through the Eastern Gate. It will appear again when the Messiah comes again.
Yeshuah Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ) will come again!
These are the pictures my grandchildren did: