April 1, 2023


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Today’s song is “Hosanna” performed by Hillsong Music

“The next day, the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting,

‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’  
‘Blessed is the king of Israel!’”
John 12: 12-13 (NIV)

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.  They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’  All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures.  They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:  ‘Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.  Amen!’  Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?’  I answered,  ‘Sir, you know.’  And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.'”
Rev 7: 9-14 (NIV)

Today let us celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with “Hosanna” performed by Hillsong Worship.

We find that, throughout the Bible, God holds the palm tree/branch as a special symbol, especially with its association with Christ’s victory over death and salvation given by His finished and perfect work at the cross.
Palm Trees were an important part of the ancient Jewish people, an important resource for building, shade, beauty, and food of dates.
Jericho was known as “the city of palm trees.
Deut. 34:3 & 2 Chron. 28:15.
The Palm tree became a symbol of Israel’s promised land, of God’s blessing, provision, nobility, honour, and beauty within the land.
The palm tree was also an important symbol in celebrating the victory of God’s saving grace toward Israel.  We read that God instructed His people to celebrate yearly, an important feast known as the Feast of Tabernacles.  The Israelites would celebrate this seven-day feast each year by setting up small booths made of palm branches.  This was to remind them how God provided for and brought them out of the land of Egypt.  Lev. 23

Two thousand years later, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with Palm Sunday celebrations; we wave our palm branches and sing Hosannas to Jesus.  Each year we ceremonially join the multitudes that welcomed Christ 2000 years ago with imagination, joy, anticipation, and praise to celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as Lord and Saviour.

Today, most importantly, we not only wave our palm branches and sing “Hosanna!” in the Highest for Jesus’ triumphant journey to Jerusalem, but we now celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and salvation given to us by Christ’s finished and perfect work at the cross.

Today, with heightened joy, anticipation, and expectancy, we await Jesus’ return.

We especially await that glorious moment of celebration when we will, before the throne of Jesus, join the redeemed, waving our palm branches in His presence, giving glory, praise, honour, and worship to Him for all He has done.  What a celebration this will be!

We sing HOSANNA in the highest!
We celebrate JESUS as KING of kings, LORD of lords,
and the GREAT I AM!

In Christ,

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I see the King of Glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes, yeah
I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

Hosanna in the highest
In the highest
In the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Brooke Ligertwood
Hosanna lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group,
Capitol CMG Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group,
Warner Chappell Music, Inc

May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.