Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the LORD. Psalm 118:26
"Give Salvation Now"
12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him (John 12:12-16).
This shows Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. It's one of the very few events in Jesus’ life and ministry that is recorded in all four Gospels. (Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-38). By fulfilling the OT Scriptures and riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (His humble means of transportation), Jesus officially presents Himself to the nation as the Messiah and Son of God, the One who comes in the name of the LORD.
The palms still grow in Jerusalem today. From about two centuries earlier, the waving of palm branches had become a national symbol of the ultimate hope that a Messiah would come and be the perfect and ultimate sacrifice who would set all the captives free.
The term Hosanna is a transliteration of a Hebrew word that means “give salvation now.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
I praise You for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and rise again so that I may have eternal life, by grace through faith in Him. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the LORD (Psalm 118:26).
He comes to seek and save that which is lost
He comes to buy us with His precious blood, the ultimate price, the highest cost
He comes to show us mercy and set the captives free
He comes to give us grace and liberty
He comes to love His enemies and die for mankind
He comes to show compassion and give sight to the blind
He comes to soften hearts, open eyes, and make us free
He comes to take away the sins of all who turn and believe
Jesus is my Blessed Hope, my Supreme Treasure
I am eternally grateful, for I deserve nothing good, yet He blesses me beyond measure!
By grace through faith in Him, I am secure forever!
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!
To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity (2 Peter 3:18). In Jesus' name I pray, amen!
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” (John 3:16-21).
Salvation is found in no one else, and there is no name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy (Proverbs 28:13).