Salvation’s Donkey Ride

Our Lord’s ride into Jerusalem has become a rallying point for separating Judah’s government from the levitical system. The children knew what the adult guardians of the nation’s heritage did not recognize. The leadership’s resistance to asking for salvation (see the 21 pleas in the Psalms) stands in contrast to the children ascribing salvation to the man on the donkey. David’s son is appropriately named Yeshua, salvation, and a week after this moving event he would be completing his work before returning to glory. “Glory in the highest” rang out from the lips of heavenly beings when he came into the world, and now that he was about to depart the chant came from earthly lips: “Hosannah to David’s son! Hosannah in the highest!” It behoves us to keep our eyes on whether the highest, David’s son, and salvation remain connected and relevant. It is manifest that temple, the priesthood, and the law of Moses (the Pentateuch in particular) have no active efficiency in people being born from above and consequently receiving the Holy Spirit.

And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Matt. 21:9