Apr 18, 2016

Nisan 10: The Real "Palm Sunday"

Nisan 10 starts at sunset today. Tomorrow before sunset would mark the day that Jesus enter Jerusalem.

For Jewish people, Nisan 10 was the day that they would chose their Passover lamb and bring it home. The LORD commanded it:

Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of hisfather, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. ~ Exodus 12:3-6

The Jews call it Shabbat HaGadol,"The Great Sabbath". By one Jewish website own admission, Jews do not understand the purpose of this command. But we do. God planned for the True Passover Lamb to enter Jerusalem on Nisan 10.

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. ~ Zechariah 9:9

To read the account of Zion's King entering Jerusalem, click a link below.