WE REALISE THAT THE CHURCH CELEBRATES A DAY THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO EACH OF THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM, and we speak of RESURRECTION DAY. Let us then go back for a moment over some of the pageantry that our minds have been thinking upon in these events in the life of THE CHRIST, to the beginning of this period and to His ministry. To the powers that opposed HIM, these events that had been prophesied were a warning and a disturbance to their minds.
We talked a week ago on Palm Sunday how the people desired to crown HIM King there in Ancient Jerusalem, and how the secret army under Barabbas would have defended Him if He would have given the word. We spoke of the preparation of both the Chalice as well as the Crown because of the words of the boy John the Baptist as he imparted much knowledge to the Essenes of these events. Then the eventful moment came when The Christ entered into old Jerusalem, and this army of Barabbas raised their short swords, and exposed those blue tunics and all the people cried: ‘Crown HIM KING’. The people had cried as He came into Jerusalem: ‘Hosannah in the Highest tot this one the son of David’, and as He approached the steps of the Temple the hush of the crowd was breathless. And then HE accepted the Chalice saying: ‘Yes I am your King, and you are my people, but I cannot take this Crown for I would then rule you in bondage. Instead I shall take this Chalice at this time, but later I shall take the Crown and rule you, free. Then He cleansed the steps of the Temple, and the ‘cup’ provided by Joseph of Arimathea was taken for its greater work.