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As I contemplate Easter Sunday, I am reminded of the great celebration when Jesus
entered Jerusalem. I’m reminded of the throngs who threw their cloaks to the
ground as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt. They waved palm branches
and cried, “Blessed is the King Who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven
and glory in the Highest!” Crowds gathered and lauded Him. They rejoiced in His
powers of healing, in the miracles He had performed; His popularity reigned su-
preme. And some of the Pharisees did not like it. “Teacher, reprove Your disciples!”
They did not call Jesus “King”. They called Him teacher. To them, Jesus was no king.

Is it any different today?

As some celebrate the majesty of our King today, are there those like the Pharisees. Are there those who would like to silence our voices of praise and exultation.

Yes. There are those today who would like to still our voices; they’d like us to go away. There are those who scoff and see Jesus as no grater than any other religious leader. There are even those who rejoice in all the miracles Jesus performed, and later left Him alone to be crucified.

Which are we?

Those of us who know Him as Savior and Lord cannot be silenced by a few who would “reprove” us. 

We stand in allegiance to Him as the empty cross is lifted. We do not run away or
cower in the face of difficulty and impending doom. We want the world to know that
Jesus Christ is King. And He offers a peace that no other can give. He offers a free-
dom no other can sustain. He offers a Kingdom, no other can create.

Let us praise Him unashamedly!

In the Bonds of Calvary,



The life of Daniel is a true example of how the favor of God upon our lives will set us in places we could have never obtained by ourselves. 

Daniel and all of the Israelites were prisoners in Babylon, yet he found favor with the leaders of the land.
In fact, he had so much favor that he was elevated to influential positions in the Babylonian Kingdom.
Even though all odds were against him, eventually he became the prime minister of Babylon.
I should believe God for favor on a daily basis.
I should Anticipate rules being changed because of favor upon my life.

I should Develop a habit of confessing the favor of God, and put it around my life like a shield.

Here is what I’m thinking, “God will create something for me if it’s not there and needs to be.”

In the Bonds of Calvary,