King Jesus Rides the Lowly
“Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and
bring them unto me. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion,
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt
the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and
they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the
way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed
them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son
of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” – (Mt.21:2-9).
We see here the closing scenes of the march of the Son of God, the King
of Kings and Lord of Lords, to die the most shameful, degrading death known to
man – the march of the Lord Jesus to Calvary’s Cross. Here we see His royal
entry into Jerusalem riding upon a
little ass. His kingly entry was of a lowly and meek manner as of a servant.
Riding on an ass was an emblem of peace, whereas riding on a horse was
indicative of war. Kings and princes rode on asses in times of peace. For
example, Jair (eighth judge of Israel)
“had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts” – (Jud.10:4). Abdon (twelfth judge of Israel)
“had forty sons and thirty nephews that
rode on threescore and ten ass colts”
– (Jud.12:1). Not just an ass but an ass’s colt. And to ride on a white ass
denoted especially nobility and authority – (Jud.5:10). When Solomon was
inaugurated as king, he rode on his father David’s mule (half horse – half
ass). Therefore, riding an ass and especially a baby ass, denoted the
appropriate and foreordained way for Jesus to enter Jerusalem as king during His
first coming as Savior-King.
It is true that when (Rev.19:11-13) is fulfilled soon at His second
coming, our Lord will come riding upon a beautiful white horse with His army
form Heaven. He comes to “judge and make
war.” That will be the time when He comes to put down His enemies that take
over this earth which rightfully belong to Him. Here in my text, there are no weapons
or trappings of war about Him as He entered Jerusalem
declaring His kinship plainly and openly riding an ass. He rode on the ass as
our king who died for us. He came as a meek and humble and lowly savior
shedding His blood on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins and
hell. He came as the Prince of Peace in love and mercy and grace – not war. He
came riding a baby ass.
In (Gen.36:24) we see the Gentile ruler of Edom
(Esau) named Duke Anah. And special mention is given
that Anah – “found
the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his Father.” There were
kings of the Gentiles long before there were kings of Israel.
The Lord Jesus will be king over the whole earth.
At his death Jacob prophesied of his 12 sons and of Judah it is written
– “Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren
shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s
children shall bow down before thee: Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my
son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old
lion; who shall rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet and until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of
the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine,
and his clothes in the blood of grapes” – (Gen.49:8-11). This also is a
prophecy of Christ who came riding into Jerusalem
as a king on a little ass, offering himself as the Messiah, the Savior and King
of Israel. He
washed His garments in blood, signified by wine at the Passover meal. Christ,
was the son of Judah,
according to the flesh, and is the Messiah – King of Israel
and of the whole earth. And we praise the Lord Jesus for being saved.
In (I Sam.9) Saul, the first king of Israel,
was out seeking the lost asses of his father when the prophet Samuel was
instructed by God to anoint him king. “And
when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man. Whom I spake to thee of! This same shall reign over my people” – (I Sam.9:17). Saul was a very humble
young man when he assumed the throne but then became proud and wicked. He was
an example of power that corrupts. He also pointed to Christ riding an ass into
Jerusalem as king, lowly and just
and having salvation.
We read of the example of the false prophet Balaam who was prevented by
the Lord from cursing Israel.
When Balaam was riding his ass going
on his wicked way against the Lord, God sent an angel to stop him. Three times when
the ass saw the angel he went out of the way and three times Balaam smote his
ass. “And the Lord opened the mouth of
the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast
smitten me these three times?” –
(Num.22:28). Peter, in his chapter on false prophets said this – “Which have forsaken the right way, and are
gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor,
who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: The dumb ass speaking with man’s voice
forbad the madness of the prophet” – (2 Pet.2:15,16).
Balaam is a type of ‘the’ false prophet in the book of Revelation, the
religious sidekick of the Beast. He, like covetous Balaam, will chase after the
riches that comes from speaking smooth flattering words to the king – “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you”
– (2 Pet.2:3). The false prophet will cause the whole world to follow the
lying, deceitful, pernicious (deadly) ways of the Beast. The whole world is cursing Israel
today except for the born again saints of God, and the False Prophet will cause
the world to curse Israel
whom the Lord has not cursed and to bless the enemies of Israel.
The false prophet, like Balaam, will be more stupid than the dumb ass. God said
to Abraham “And I will bless them that
bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in
thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” – (Gen.12:3).
Jesus Christ was born in a stable, the foster son of a carpenter (but
the Son of God) and made himself of no reputation and rode a baby ass straight
to Calvary. He shows us the suffering servant of God in
lowliness and humility. But He’s coming back again in power and great glory as
emperor over the whole earth. Yes, our King died for us, our King is our Savior.
What a ruler we have if we’re saved.
Some of our presidents of the U.S.,
like Abraham Lincoln, were born in poverty in a log cabin and rose to the
highest office in our land – president. From rags to riches.
It is written of Christ – “But made
himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made
in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself
and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (See Him on the ass). Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which
is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven: and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father” – (Philip.2:7-11). Christ will go from
the manger to the mansion – from the cross to the heights of glory - from being
our humble Savior-King at His first coming to being exalted as emperor over
planet earth forever at His second coming. O how the world loves an underdog
and yet has no love for the greatest underdog of all – the Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe the Antichrist will be a president of the U.S.,
the most powerful office in the world. The devil wants to rule through his
Beast from the greatest throne on earth. The U.S.
is about to lose its republic and become a full-fledged empire. And soon we
will have our emperor – Mr. 666 – the president of the U.S.
I believe he could very well be a black man who counterfeits Christ by saying –
‘From the slavehouse to the Whitehouse.’ From a humble slave
to being exalted as emperor over the earth. The press will love writing
about this rags to riches story, the fulfillment of the American dream.
And I believe Antichrist will belong to the
Democrat Party whose symbol is an ass-the so-called party of the poor people.
And later on He will be riding a white horse as emperor over the earth like
Napoleon. I don’t believe for a moment that the Democrat ass has no meaning in
these end times when it most certainly points to Christ the King. It can point
to Antichrist, the counterfeit king as well, riding into the throne of power on
a Democrat donkey. Like Emperor Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon,
whom God gave a heart of a beast to, because of his pride. He lived with the
beasts and is the best type of antichrist-Beast in the Bible. And the beasts he
dwelled with were wild asses. “But when
his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from
his kingly throne, and they took his glory from Him: And he was driven from the
sons of men: and his heart was made
like the beasts, and his dwelling was
with the wild asses…” – (Dan.5:20,21) And the
new Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon-USA, the Beast, will probably dwell with Democrat
Are you saved and born again in Christ? Born again describes what
happens to you when you’re truly saved. Repent of your sins and believe on the
Lord Jesus in your heart by faith and you will be saved and become a new
creature in Christ. Be born again into the family of God and you will cry out
in the Spirit – Abba-Father. God sent His beloved Son to die on the cross as
the Savior of the world. Don’t spurn the love and grace of God by rejecting His
Son. Be saved from your sins and hell and inherit eternal life. “He that believeth on the Son hath
everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him”
Be a king ruling with Christ on this earth.
The King is coming soon.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
Tucson, AZ 85705
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