Watch Focus – Palm Sunday - Hosanna in the Highest: Pray for Israel
“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
We come to the holiest of weeks and to Palm Sunday with honor and gratitude to Jesus our King. As Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, He was about to offer Himself as our Atoning Lamb of God. We honor His triumphal entry and recognize Him as the promised One. Jesus is the fulfillment of Passover. He is the King of Glory! Soon His precious blood would redeem us all as He cried from Calvary, “It is finished!” We look in awe at the glorious cross. We bow and worship our Lord Jesus. He took our sins, our sicknesses, and all our sorrows. We give thanks to the Lord for His salvation. He has redeemed us and our families. We usher in a new season of evangelism, healing, deliverance from demonic oppressions, and the lifting of curses. On this basis of the shed blood of the Lamb, we welcome waves of glory, grace, and refreshing from the presence of the Lord.
John 12:12-13, “The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: ‘Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!’”
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
As we honor Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we pray for the peace of that city and for Israel as protests have erupted in recent days that threaten further unrest. Bind unrest and evil plans.
Psalm 122:6-7, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.”
Isaiah 62:6-7, “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
Amos 9:14-15, “And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.”
Isaiah 59:19, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him."