Daniel recorded a prophecy called “70 weeks”. In that prophecy is the record of rebuilding the temple and the coming of Messiah. The 69 week would be marked by the death of the Messiah. The date of the 1st week starts at 445BC…it then stops at the 69th week in 32AD! The Day of Jesus entering the City was not coincidental but the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy. Already there were over a hundred of other similar prophecies fulfilled and just as observable as was this day. How much more clearly did it need to be for the nation to recognize that Jesus was the Messiah and this was the moment in history declared by the Prophets?
This entrance was also prophesied that the Messiah would come into Jerusalem on a new foal of a donkey in Zechariah 9:9. This was an obvious fulfillment for all to see. Again the fulfillment was of a public nature for thousands to see and not a hidden isolated event. God declared on this Day before the entire nation that this was His Son whom He was identifying as the King. See Psalm 2!
Christ said He came to fulfill Scripture (Matthew 5:17-18) and He did! The entire mission of Jesus was to finish and fulfill what had been said about Him. He will not disappoint those who trust in His promise. Every promise He has made you will be realized by those who trust Him (2 Corinthians 1:20). Even the smallest stroke of a letter will happen just as He said (Luke 16:17).
Are you reading the over 7000 promises He has given you? Philippians 4:13, Luke 1:37, and 1 Thessalonians 5:24 say you can live the impossible life, i.e. you will achieve what in human terms would be impossible. The strength, the span, the scope of what you can do is much greater than you can imagine. This is not positive thinking, or as one man called “possibility thinking” it is more than that, “impossibility thinking!” But why is that so outlandish to believe? One 5’6” Jew under Romans oppression without titles or wealth, without education or privileges took twelve men all without title or rank and turned the world upside down! What would you dare if you thought it was possible?
Lord, I ask you to broaden my mind and desires to reach higher than I am reaching now. Help me to believe in the strength you promise, the reality that you will do more than I can ask or think!