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SERMON LIBRARY
WORD OF THE WEEK

RESURRECTION SUNDAY
Blessings to all on this awesome week of celebration! We will interrupt our
study on the three baptisms, continuing next week, for the Resurrection
message.

I DIED TO SET YOU FREE…I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE!

Some things may be emphasized by me for greater emphasis

I would like to approach this Resurrection Sunday a little different than usual.
Let’s go to St. Matthew and begin reading:

Matthew 21:1-9: Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage,
at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into
the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt
with her. Loose ‘them’ and bring ‘them’ to Me. and if anyone says anything to
you, you shall say,’ The Lord has need of ‘them’. and immediately (without
hesitation) he will send ‘them’.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King
is coming to you, lowly (humbleness and submission), and sitting on a donkey,
a colt, the foal of a donkey (Royalty).’” So the disciples went and did as Jesus
commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on
them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on
the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:


“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed
is He who comes in the
name of the LORD!”
Hosanna in the highest!”

Now most all who serve the Lord understand several significant things in this
Scripture, such as 1)The authority Jesus possessed when the disciples said,
‘the Lord has need of ‘them’, the Scripture says he ‘immediately sent ‘them’. 2)
Jesus was deliberately fulfilling prophecy for He knew the time for His final
steps on earth were nearing completion. 3) Coming on a donkey’s back was
very significant in those days. For the donkey was highly esteemed; noted for
not easily being alarmed, determination, unmovable and has a very high sense
of self-preservation. They are also a symbol of peace and lowliness or
meekness. Throughout Scriptures Kings, Prophets, and now the Savior rode on
donkeys (mules) as a sign of power, royalty and authority. King David rode a
she-mule (which is half horse (warrior) and half donkey (peacemaker));
donkeys, mules are a strong symbol of strength, determination and self-will. 4)
The spreading of clothes on the donkey’s back shows submission honoring
and recognizing Jesus as King of kings. 5) They sat Jesus on the colt and
walked in front and behind Him praising and glorifying Jesus as Lord, the
promised Messiah. 6) The palm branches for the donkey to walk on symbolized
honor and submission to His Majestic royalty. 7) Also the waving of the Palm
branches noted to all THIS IS THE MESSIAH! The long awaited Savior. I would
like to note: in Jewish history the waving of the Palm branches was a time of
celebration reminding them how God brought them out of Egypt; they were to
rejoice before the LORD for seven days (Leviticus 23:40) and it is also
mentioned in the Book of Revelation; I believe it is greatly connected to the four
gospels; for it proclaims what the four Gospels taught; including the powerful
weapon of how worship and praise brings victory.

Revelation 7:9-10: After these things I looked and behold a great multitude which
no one could number of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing
before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm
branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation
belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

In saying all that I would like for us to see another lesson or message we can
find in this passage of Scripture. It is the call to unity; not just the need to tear
down the denominational walls that divide us but to reunite the generational
gap. Yep I’m talking about it again UNITY. I was listening to a minister the other
day and he brought this to my attention and I want to relay it to you because I
believe it is very important for us to see.

Now you may not want to be called a donkey but remember when I speak my
heart I am pointing four fingers back at myself. So here we go. Where the
Gospel of St. Luke represented by the Ox which is an animal known to sacrifice
and Mark symbol the Lion representing courage and St. John’s book symbol
the eagle a majestic animal St. Matthew is the only one that is represented by a
winged man; symbolic of Christ, the human. He wrote about Jesus
chronologically linking Him to Abraham, father of many nations and David, king
of Israel; and telling of His teachings and deeds while here on earth. So for
Matthew to be the only one to mention Jesus asking for two donkeys to be
brought to Him doesn’t seem usual. In this, Christ final days He still had a
message to bring to us and I believe this is it:

Throughout the Old Testament and Jewish history the Lord told the parents to
relay the stories of how God delivered them from Egypt (bondage) and works
miracles in the dessert for 40 years before entering the promise land. They were
to rejoice for 7 days with Palm branches waving them before the Lord as they
worshipped Him (Joel 1:3-Ex. 10:2-Ps 78:4).

So let’s see what the Lord would have us see when He asked for both mother
and offspring to be brought to Him. I believe it represented to different
generations; the mother (The mentor) the colt (future youth). The Scripture says
they put clothes on both the mother donkey and her colt. I believe this shows
Christ covering all generations; not just one. I think He was saying/illustrating
we are to continue telling the awesome story of God’s love and Christ sacrifice
for all mankind; so each generation knows truth; truth that sets them free from
the world and its sinful ways.

I know you have noticed that there has been a wedge driven between
generations today. The Lord’s message is loud and clear…CLOSE THE GAP!
Christ is Master and Lord of all generations. His laws and commandments stand
true for every generation. He does not have a set of rules that differ from any
other generation; they are always the same. The Word of God is Truth and
Righteousness and we ALL must come to the Cross and have the Blood of
Christ applied.

The Christians, that marched into Jerusalem with Christ that day threw their
clothes for the donkey to walk on plus Palm branches was symbolic of their
faith and belief that Jesus was and is their long awaited MESSIAH.

The enemy’s one desire is to sift us like wheat and when we allow ourselves to
be divided he weakens us. If you truly look with your spiritual eyes open you
will see satan has not only divided the church (denominations) but has
attempted to put a wedge between generations. We are the only ones who can
stop and say THAT IS ENOUGH! BACK OFF BUCKO! WE WILL NO LONGER
ALLOW YOU TO ATTEMPT TO DIVIDE GOD’S PEOPLE.

I have so much more I want to say, and there is a lot for us to think and study
about; but this is getting to long. So let me end with a few words I spoke to the
Lord and He spoke back:                                                                   

You are the Life, Truth and the Way
I want to touch Your garment every day
You are the peace and joy inside
I know for me You died

For Your way and my will to be as one
Till my work here is done
Holy Spirit so dear in every way
Let me stop and listen to what You say

Guiding my feet from shore to shore
As You open each window and door
The insecurities in me
Keep me depending more on Thee

A little lower then angels You made man
To walk with You hand in hand
Thru slippery slopes and storms of life
You are always my guiding Light

Holy Spirit let me hear what You have to say
For Christ has given me another day
To dig up the foul ground
From getting up to lying down

There’s work in Thy kingdom that’s for sure
As You cleanse it from the core
For all nations to clearly see
In America Christ is the key!

Then He spoke back to me…it broke my heart.

Please know I am not bragging but very humbled

Sitting, seeing your hunger for Me
In all My people I’d love to see
So many souls parched and dry
To see them watered is My hearts cry

To see My church rise to the task
Is that to much for Me to ask?
If My love reigns in your heart
Tear down the walls that keep you apart

United, together we fight as one
For truth, justice, lifting My Son
When My love, peace and joy reign in your heart
There’s no denominational wall can keep you apart

When we see thru our Fathers eyes
Stay focused on heaven’s prize
We won’t see black, yellow, red or white
Only precious souls in His sight

Spirit of Truth, our guiding light
To living and doing what is right
To the Cross we all had to come
United together we become one!...

Souls running to and fro
To the Cross is where to go
They will see I am the Guiding Light
Revealing truth and what is right…

America’s enemy will try to raise its head
To instill fear and dread
But I your Lord go before…
Opening and closing each window and door

Wake up church, smell the coffee burning
Souls crying, heart yearning
People across America begin to cry
Asking the question ‘Why?’

The answer is simply this
You allowed the devil My Word to twist
False teachers begin to arise
Telling falsehood and their lies

Come My mercy and grace extended
I’ll show you your life I intended.

My hearts cry would be for whomever you know that doesn’t know Christ you
would send this message to them. The Lord waits with open arms to welcome
them home.

Blessings to all and

HAVE A BLESSED RESURRECTION DAY!

Dee Knupp and
Power In Unity Ministries
dee@powerinunity.com