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Today, Friday March 30th  2012 is the 10 day of the first month on the hebraic calendar.  Why is this important?  It is on this day that Yeshua our Messiah rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  The people, who gather in Jerusalem each year for the feast of Unleavened Bread, knew to wait for news of the spotless lamb brought by the Priest of the Temple, they heard the disciples shouting Psalm 118:25-26

Please, ADONAI! Save us! Please, ADONAI! Rescue us! 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of ADONAI. We bless you from the house of ADONAI.

The people come running!  They welcome their Messiah, our Pesach Lamb, laying down their cloaks in front of him, and also laying down small branches of trees.  They did this every year, only this year, Yah sent His son into Jerusalem!

As he (Yeshua) approached Beit-Pagei and Beit-Anyah, by the Mount of Olives, he sent two talmidim (followers/disciples), 30 instructing them, ‘Go into the village ahead; on entering it, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks why you are untying it, tell him, `The Lord needs it.’ 32 Those who were sent went off and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ 34 and they said, ‘Because the Lord needs it.’

35 They brought it to Yeshua; and, throwing their robes on the colt, they put Yeshua on it. 36 As he went along, people carpeted the road with their clothing; 37 and as he came near Yerushalayim, where the road descends from the Mount of Olives, the entire band of talmidim began to sing and praise God at the top of their voices for all the powerful works they had seen: 38 ‘Blessed is the King who is coming in the name of ADONAI!’ ‘Shalom in heaven!’ and ‘Glory in the highest places!’

39 Some of the P’rushim in the crowd said to him, “Rabbi! Reprimand your talmidim!

Why did they say this?  Because they were waiting for the Priest to come in with the lamb.  The very person, Messiah, whom they had practiced waiting for, came in right at the time when the people were waiting for the spotless lamb from the fields outside Jerusalem!  The Priest would bring this lamb through the gates for the Pesach sacrifice in the Temple.  The lamb would be held and inspected for blemish.  On the eve of Unleavened Bread, before the Pesach meal, the lambs were slaughtered and roasted. 

40 But he answered them, ‘I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones will shout!’ 41 When Yeshua had come closer and could see the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, ‘If you only knew today what is needed for shalom! But for now it is hidden from your sight. 43 For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will set up a barricade around you, encircle you, hem you in on every side, 44 and dash you to the ground, you and your children within your walls, leaving not one stone standing on another — and all because you did not recognize your opportunity when God offered it!’

It is also on this day, the 10 day of the first month on the hebraic calendar that Yeshua enters the Temple and drives out those doing business. 

45 Then Yeshua entered the Temple grounds and began driving out those doing business there, 46 saying to them, ‘The Tanakh says, `My House is to be a house of prayer,’a but you have made it into a den of robbers!’ 47 Every day he taught at the Temple. The head cohanim, the Torah-teachers and the leaders of the people tried to find a way of putting an end to him; 48 but they couldn’t find any way of doing it, because all the people were hanging onto his every word.