Preparation and Fulfillment

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The crowds were excited. Learning that Jesus was about to enter Jerusalem, they welcomed Him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!”

This triumphal entry may seem spontaneous, but Jesus’ actions demonstrate that everything unfolded exactly as He had planned.

As He and His disciples approached Jerusalem, He told them what was about to happen. He clarified His own destiny and gave them marching orders (Mark 10:32-44).
Then, as He prepared to enter Jerusalem, it was Jesus who told two disciples to bring a colt, and where to find it. He told them exactly what to say. And Jesus Himself directed that He ride on the colt into Jerusalem.

Clearly, Jesus was not trying to gain popularity or start a movement. He focused on obeying the Father, completing His mission, and fulfilling prophecy. His triumphant entry needed to take place, to set in motion other events that needed to take place.

As events further unfolded, Jesus knew what would happen. His actions were dictated by “knowing that His hour had come” (John 13:1-3).

Through His life and example, Jesus consistently showed us the importance of knowing our destiny and purposes. Having a clear understanding of our destiny. Being sensitive to God’s Spirit, seeking to accomplish His goals, and following His specific call. This might lead us to the cross, or to a triumphal celebration. Or both.

Today, ask God to help you to be clear about your mission and what you can do to accomplish His purposes for you. Seek to be ready and obedient, faithful with the resources He has given you.