Summary of Positioned for Salvation in the Glory of Jesus
Mark 10:32 – Mark 11:10 – Palm Sunday
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying,
Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the
name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Mark 11:9-10
The conversations and encounters of the disciples positioned
them to proclaim “Hosanna” (save us) when Jesus rode into Jerusalem
on a colt. Afraid of what would happen to them during what Jesus said
would be His death and resurrection, James and John asked to be on the
left and right side of Jesus in His glory.
Jesus responded that they did not know what they were asking for
– what communion they were asking for and what commission they
were asking for. We should ask the same thing about everything in our
lives. What/who are we asking to commune with and what are we
asking to be our commission?
Where is the glory of Jesus? Where does Jesus shine most
brightly. Jesus shined when He saved and healed. Jesus said, 18 The
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at
liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the
Lord.
Often times, the person at the right and left hand of Jesus are
people, like us, who need healing and salvation. Bartimaeus was at
Jesus’ side as Jesus left Jericho. Bartimaeus’ name means “son of honor.”
Yet, he was at the gates of Jericho begging. Our moment of honor comes
when, like Bartimaeus, we can see our destitute situations besides Jesus,
and cry out for everything we need to become whole. This faith makes
us sons of honor.
What do we do when we reach this place of honor besides Jesus?
We minister to others and tell them, as Jesus commanded the people of
Jericho: “Be of good comfort, rise; Jesus calls you.” (Mark 10:49)
Through the blind son of honor and Jesus’ healing, the disciples
rediscovered Jesus’ glory. Jesus shined the brightest as He saved and
healed. Paul also once spoke of the riches of God’s glory as Christ in you,
the hope of glory, Colossians 1:27. God has positioned us to be at his left
and right side to call out to Jesus for healing and salvation. When we
know that Jesus is here and that Jesus’ glory shines brightly to save to
the uttermost, we will cry out for everything that we need with the faith
to be made whole. There, in Jesus’ glory, God has commissioned us to
call out to others in ministry. There, we have the opportunity to tell
others: “Be of good comfort, rise; Jesus call you!”
On their way into Jerusalem, the disciples understood where they
were next to Jesus and overcame their fears. The disciples realized that
they were positioned for salvation in the glory of Jesus. 9 And they that
went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he
that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our
father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the
highest!
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Summary of Positioned for Salvation in the Glory of Jesus