Monday, April 3, 2006

Mark - Bring the colt

Bring the Colt

Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

All male Jews were required to go to Jerusalem annually for the Passover service. This would be the final time Jesus would go, his death and resurrection were near.

Mark 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

The traditions of the Jews was that the Messiah would come on a mighty horse as a conqueror or on a colt in peace. A colt was symbolic of peace to them. When he returns from glory he will come on a white horse.

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Mark 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

Because of the authority of God's son, the man would do as asked.

Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

A place where two ways met, like a cross. Those of the world going one way meet the savior at the cross and are saved. They go his way to heaven.

Mark 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
Mark 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

They let the colt go. The colt had never been sat upon. Normally it would buck the rider and protest, but this was God the Son who had dominion over all creation. The colt would peacefully submit. At the name of Jesus we all should submit, for he is our peace and our rest. Yet, God has given us a free will to respond to him in faith or to turn away. In the final days all will say that Jesus is Lord.

Phil 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phil 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Eaglewings Ministries

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