Hey Sanna, Ho Sanna!

This sermonThe Obedience of Joseph. Read more ... » is based on MatthewThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » 26 and JohnPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » 12:12-16, and it was delivered by Dr. Sergio ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... » on March 16, 2008 at New CovenantYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » ChristianHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » Fellowship, Chino, CAHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... ».

Introduction

In the night of  March 15, 2008, Manny “Pacman” PacquiaoThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... » won another belt of victory for the PhilippinesProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... ». Like in his past fights when he would go home“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... », the government would giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » him grand welcomeWhich Do You Prefer? Old Practices or New Practices?. Read more ... » and parade. People are lining on the streets to see their boxing idol parading with victory. Confetti and shouts would welcome Pacman.hosanna

Illustration: Weber and RiceIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... »’s Rock Opera “Jesus ChristThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » Superstar.” In the Weber and Rice’s Rock Opera “JesusThe Obedience of Joseph. Read more ... » ChristNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... » Superstar” the following wordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » were sung, “Hey sanna, ho sanna, sanna sanna, sanna, hey sanna, ho sanna sanna sanna….hey sanna, hey JC, JC won’t you smile at me. Jesus Christ, if you’re divine, turn my waterA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » into wineThis Man Trusts His Workers But Look What They Do to His Son and Messengers. His Envoys Do Not Return so He Comes Back with Vengeance!. Read more ... ». Prove to me that you’re no fool. WalkThe Two Disciples’ Heart Burning Experience. Read more ... » across my swimming fool. Hey sanna, ho sanna, sanna, sanna, hey sanna. Ho sanna.”

With these words Weber and Rice’s rock opera have capturedThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... » the glimmer of the first PalmThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... » Sunday parade; that nationalistic religious“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » fervored carnival of Hey sanna ho sanna, sanna sanna, hey sanna, ho sanna; Jesus Christ if you’re divine, turn my water into wine. What a day. You couldn’t believeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » it. It was like a carnival. It was like a circus. It was like a parade. Hundreds of thousands of JewsLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... » were jammed into the holiest of holy cities. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were jammed into those narrow little streets. It was like a carnival. Shoulder to shoulder . arm to arm. Body to body. You couldn’t walk. You couldn’t squeeze through this mob of people crammed into those little narrow streets of Jerusalem.

(i) Certain among the crowds were simply sightseeing. Here was a manHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » who, as rumor had it, had raised a man from the deadJesus is Missing!. Read more ... »; and many had simply gone out to gaze on a sensational figure. It is always possibleThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » to attract people for a timeHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » by sensationalism and shrewd publicity; but it never lasts. Those who were that day regarding Jesus as a sensation were within a week shouting for his deathLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... ».

(ii) Many among these crowds were greeting Jesus as a conqueror. That, in fact, is the predominant atmosphere of the whole scene. They greeted him with the words: “HosannaThe Persecution of the King of the Jews. Read more ... »! BlessedThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » is he who is coming“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » in the nameHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » of the LordCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... »!” The wordProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » Hosanna is the Hebrew“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » for “SaveThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... » now!” And the shout of the people was almost precisely like that of the British people: “GodWhat is Life?. Read more ... » save the KingThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... »!” The words with which the people greeted Jesus are illuminating. They are a quotation from Ps.118:25-26. That psalmPGF the Lord!. Read more ... » had many connections, which were bound to be in the minds of the people.

It was the last psalm of the group (Ps.113-118) known as the Hallel. The word Hallel means PraisePGF the Lord!. Read more ... » God! and these are all praising psalms. They were part of the first memory work every Jewish“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » boyPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » had to do; they were sung often at great acts of praise and thanksgivingIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... » in the TempleJesus is the Redeemer. Read more ... »; they were an integral part of the PassoverHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » ritual. Further, this particular psalm was intimately connected with the ritual of the FeastWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » of  Tabernacles.

bethphage_churchAt that feast worshipers carried bundles made up of palm, myrtle and willow branchesThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » called lulabs. Daily they went with them to the Temple. On every day of the feast they marched round the great altar of the burnt offeringThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... »–once on each of the first six days, seven times on the seventh–and as they marched they triumphantly sang verses from this psalm and especially these very ones. In fact it may wellJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » be that this psalm was written for the first celebrationMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... » of the Feast of Tabernacles when Nehemiah had rebuilt the shattered walls and city and the Jews came home from Babylon and could worship again (Neh.8:14-18).

This was indeed the psalm of the great occasion–and the people knew it. Further, this was characteristically the conqueror’s psalm. To take but one instance, these very verses were sung and shouted by the Jerusalem crowd when they welcomed back Simon Maccabaeus after he had conquered Acra and wrested it from Syrian dominion more than a hundred years before. There is no doubtI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » that when the people sang this psalm they were looking on Jesus as God’s Anointed One, the MessiahThe Obedience of Joseph. Read more ... », the Deliverer, the One who was to comeFollow Me: The Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... ». And there is no doubt that they were looking on him as the Conqueror. To them it must have been only a matter of time until the trumpets rang out and the call to arms sounded and the Jewish nationProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » swept to its long delayed victory over RomeA Poem for all Mothers. Read more ... » and the worldThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... ».

Jesus approached Jerusalem with the shout of the mob hailing a conqueror in his ears–and it must have hurt him, for they were looking in him for that very thing which he refused to be. This Sunday is not only a commemoration of the first Palm SundayThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... » but also a reminiscence of the Passion of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 26, we might recall two things: Jesus prophesied his sufferingBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... ». “It will be Passover, as you knowHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... », in two days’ time, and the SonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » of man will be handed over to be crucified” (26:2).

Indeed he suffered from denials of his disciplesThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... » and followers, from those people he healed“I was Blind, Now I See”. Read more ... » and fed. Jesus was later on crucified as foretold. However, his crucifixionThe Persecution of the King of the Jews. Read more ... » is not actually a defeat but in reality a victory since Jesus saved the humankind from sinsNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... ». Jesus prophesied his victory. “From now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in the kingdomThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... » of my FatherThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... ».” (26: 29). These are words of victory! Jesus knew that he would experience suffering but at the end he saw that he would be victorious. There is a saying“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... », “There is lightThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » at the end of the tunnel.”

Conclusion

Our passages challengeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » us to become bold in our faithHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... », strong in our faith and endure hardship for the gloryThe Son Will be Coming Soon with Power and Glory. Read more ... » of God. In the book, From Jerusalem to Irian missionarydoctor11Jaya, Ruth Tucker writes about Dr. Eleonor ChestnutThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... ». After arriving in China in 1893 under the American Presbyterian missionsCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... » board. Dr. Chestnut built a hospital, using her own moneyCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » to buyPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » bricks and mortar. The need for her services was so great, she performed surgery in her bathroom until the building was completed“It is Finished!”. Read more ... ». One operation involved the amputation of a common laborer’s leg. Complications arose ,and skin grafts were needed.

A few days later, another doctor asked Dr. Chestnut why she was limping. “Oh, It’s nothingThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... »,” was her terse reply. Finally, a nurse revealed that the skin graft for the patient, a coolie, came from Dr. Chestnut’s own leg, taken with only local anesthetic. Indeed she suffered for her missionWhat is Life?. Read more ... » to serve the people of God. Not only that in 1905 during the so-called Boxer Rebellion, Dr. Chestnut and four other missionaries were killed by a mob that stormed the hospital. I am asking myself, can I sacrificeThe Obedience of Joseph. Read more ... » myself when the time comes? How about you brothers and sisters, are you willing to sacrifice for the glory of God? (sergioarevalo.net)

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