Donkeys and Horses

Jesus rides on a donkey on Palm Sunday. He comes as bringer of peace. He brings a kingdom not enforced by a sword, but by shalom. The people respond with great joy and shouts (John 12) to His coming. However, Jesus also rides on a horse (Rev. 19). Horses are war animals. He comes in great power and authority leading His Church into victory over the forces of evil. Jesus is long-suffering, but He is also a war-God. His patience does not endure forever. In AD 70, Jesus comes riding on horse-cloud bringing judgment upon those who despise His kingship. Jesus rides on a donkey into Jerusalem in peace and He rides on a horse into Jerusalem in judgment.

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