Last night was #3 in our Premeditated series. It’s been an incredible series so far as we’ve looked back at how God was evidently in control of the death of Christ – it was all part of His premeditated plan. Here are some leftovers from last night’s message that I was unable to expound on…

Today is Palm Sunday, but we missed the real Palm Sunday by about 2 millennia. That’s more than just “fashionably late.” The good news, though, for those of us who missed it, is that we all still have a shot at making it to the next one. I call it Palm Sunday 2.0. I say 2.0 because it’s the new and improved edition – a major upgrade from the original. We’ll call this future event “Palm Sunday” although I don’t know for sure what day of the week it will be on (there is a 1 in 7 chance though!) What event am I referring to?

Revelation 7:9-10 – After these things I looked, and behold, ​h​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!”

And why 2.0? What’s so much better about this one? Here’s 5 reasons…

1) For starters, we can actually attend this one, since we missed the original one.

2) Jesus won’t be about to die, He’ll have conquered death already.

3) Jerusalem is nice and all, but heaven is A LOT better.

3) We’ll be surrounded by people of all nations, tribes, and tongues, singing the same song. Epic!

4) We won’t have to go to work the next day when the worship service is over – this worship service will NEVER stop. Ever.

5) We’ll really understand what we’re singing – salvation will be complete and we’ll have a complete understanding of the lyrics, “Salvation belongs to our God…”

I hope you enjoy your Palm Sunday celebrations today. What a scene to picture Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Zechariah 9:9 – a prophecy made over 500 years prior! God is very detail-oriented and completely in control of all that’s going on!

Happy Good Friday (and Happy early Easter!)!