John 12:12-15 (NKJV) 12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!” 14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”
Jesus is coming to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover, and a few in Jerusalem were expecting Him. They were expecting their King. Remember, the wise men sought out Jesus when the Star of Bethlehem announced His birth. When they found Him, they called Him the King of the Jews. Now, as Jesus is nearing the Cross, He is again called the King of the Jews. This is an account of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry. But His real Triumphal Entry will be after He has put down all of His enemies and enters into His Millennial Kingdom. Nevertheless, here, Jesus is presenting Himself as Israel’s King. Jesus did this to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 which says, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.” Jesus publicly presented Himself as the Messiah. But what will Israel do with their Savior? They will say crucify Him. Because the rulers of the Jewish religion rejected Him. And they convinced the people that Jesus was not their deliverer; He was not going to free them from the Romans. They failed to realize that God sent His Son to free them from a greater oppressor. Jesus came to set us free from the bondage of sin. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.