Luke 19:39-40 (NKJV) 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

This is an account of what occurred during The Lord Jesus Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. The Pharisees objected to the crowds claims and wanted them silenced. The Pharisees were indignant that Jesus should be honored as Israel’s blessed king. So, to cover up their own motives, the Pharisees insisted that Jesus silence the crowd because the Romans would forcefully disburse the crowd. For the crowd’s claims would incite the Romans to act because Jesus accepted the reverence and loyalty of his followers and He did not silence them. However, the Lord Jesus Christ recognized the real instigator behind the Pharisees’ request. For you see Jesus’ Triumphal Entry was foretold in the Scriptures and Satan himself despised it and he was the one who influenced the Pharisees hatred towards Jesus. But Jesus knew that the crowd’s acclamation was inevitable. If His followers would be silent, the silent stones would cry out. In fact, the stones were crying out, for when Nehemiah had rebuilt the walls and gates of Jerusalem, there was a message in the stones. Those very stones were proclaiming the gospel, shouting, “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in” (Psalm 24:7 NKJV). As we recall Jesus’ Triumphal Entry, we should remember that it ended at the Cross. In Jesus’ first coming, He triumphed over sin. Our Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time in triumph. Jesus will triumph over all who rebel against Him. Hebrews 9:28 (NKJV) says, “so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” When the Lord Jesus Christ comes again, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives (see Zechariah 14:4). Then Jesus will enter Jerusalem in triumph. This will be Jesus’ true Triumphal Entry. Jesus’ first entry into Jerusalem took Him to the Cross to die for our sins. By Jesus’ death the penalty of sin was paid. And by His resurrection, we know that God the Father was well pleased with His Son Jesus Christ’s substitutional sacrifice. And now God can save us by His grace. This is the salvation that is offered to all who would believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.