Sermon: Palm Sunday Promises 2022

Props; photos of a real colt, donkey from shrek, palm branches, stones

Luke 19:28-44

28 After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.

29 As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead.

30 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

32 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said.

33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?”

34 And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35 So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.

36 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him.

37 When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.

38 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”[a]

39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”

40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

 
*1 Palm Sunday Promise: When You Obey God in the Now, God Provides For Your Next; 
Your Obedience Activates God’s Provision.

 

“As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.”

 

Hold on a second.

Jesus had not gone in.

Yet he told them to go ahead and described in perfect detail what they would find if they obeyed.

 

God is not a reactive God, he is a proactive God.

He knows what you need before you even realize you need it.

Supernaturally, he already had everything in place even before they went in.

 

Here’s a word.

Just like Jesus on Palm Sunday,

God has already been to your Jerusalem.

He already provided everything you need for your next chapter.

He already stepped into Monday and filled it with provision for you.

He already stepped into May, June and July and provided for you.

You obey God’s commandments, provision will be waiting for you.

In other words,

When you obey,

When you surrender to His will,

When you permit him to lead you,

You’re not waiting for a breakthrough, there’s a breakthrough waiting for you.

You’re not waiting for a healing, there’s a healing waiting for you.

 

God goes ahead!

God goes ahead!

God goes ahead!

God already stepped into your next season.

 

“The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

 

For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:12

I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2

I will level the mountains! (All obstacles)

I will break down the gates (All opposition)

I will cut through the bars of iron(All oppression)

 

What a mighty God we serve!

I hear the Lord say, this is that season!

I AM leveling the mountains!

I AM breaking down the gates!

I AM cutting through the bars if iron!

Obstacles, opposition and oppression will not survive this season in your life!

Your obedience activates his provision!

He provides before you even get there!

He provides before you even get there!

He provides before you even get there!

You follow his instructions; his word, Spirit, and you will find what you need to fulfill your God ordained assignment.  

When God tells you to go somewhere it’s because he already defeated every enemy that could have possibly done you harm  and he already planted everything you need to succeed.

 

He defeats everything.

He provides everything.

 

God went ahead!

When you look forward. God goes ahead!

When you obey his word, God goes ahead!

 

Your Now and Your Next are married!

Your Now and Your Next are married!

Your Now and Your Next are married!

What you obey now will determine what you operate next.

What you pray for now will determine what you praise for next.

What you sow now will determine what you reap next!

 

TYN: It’s waiting for you.

Your miracle is waiting for you.

Your anointing is waiting for you.

Your breakthrough is waiting for you.

Your job is waiting for you.

Your relationship is waiting for you.

Your healing is waiting for you.

You are not waiting for them, they are waiting for you.

 

 

Just Go Ahead.

Get up and enter.

I don’t care if you don’t see it.

By the time you get there, it will be waiting for you!!!

 

TYN: it’s waiting for you. It’s already there. Just get there!

 

Jeremiah 6:16

This is what the LORD says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

When You Obey God in the Now, God Provides For Your Next; Everything You Need to Thrive Tomorrow Is Already Waiting For You!

 

 

 

*2 Palm Sunday Promise:  (The New From You Attracts The Now From God!)

 

“which no one has ever ridden” Luke 19:30

 

Jesus entered triumphantly on a new colt!

Not old, not used but new.

Here’s the problem.

People want to step into their new season riding on old donkeys; old strategies, old habits, old experiences, old anointing.

 

You can’t step into something new riding old donkeys. It must be new.

 

You are appointed to bring God something new.

The New From You Attracts The Now From God!

Stop riding old donkeys!

 

Don’t be satisfied with the old.

Don’t be satisfied with the used.

DEMAND the NEW!

 

Jesus put it this way, talking about the old and new:

Luke 5:

37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins.

38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins.

Ephesians 4:22-24  

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

 

New Wine requires New Wineskins

New LIfe requires New Birth

New destination requires new impartation

2 Corinthians 5:17 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Isaiah 43:19  

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Lamentations 3:22-24 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him

 

Give God a new you.

Give God new praise.

Give God new worship.

Give God  new posture.

And he will sit on it, rule over it as his glory fills your everything!

 

 

 

*3 Palm Sunday Promise: If You Untie It! God will use it!

“Untie them and bring them to me.”

The colt was there.

Yet, the colt was bound.

God provides it, you release it.

 

There are things waiting for you to do one thing; release it.

 

God has authorized you in this season to release what he will use for His Glory!

 

Matthew 18:18″Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

 

God told Abraham to loosen the Ram.

Jesus told his followers to loosen Lazarus.

Here he tells his disciples to loosen the donkey.

 

Here it is ; If he tells you to do it, it’s because it can be done!

 

What releases?

What unties?

Forgiveness unties favor.

Repentance unties redemption.

Excellence unties elevation.

Belief unties blessings.

Faith unties fulfillment.

Praise unties presence.

Grace unties glory.

Love unties life.

 

Here’s the word:

Today is the day to untie your anointing.

Untie your family.

Untie your finances.

Untie your promotion.

Untie divine healing.

Untie divine health.

Untie holiness.

Untie justice.

Untie love, joy and peace.

Loosen it, in Jesus name!

It was just a colt?

Job 8:7 And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.

“Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”[a]

39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”

40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

 

Samuel Rodriguez

New Season-Lead Pastor
NHCLC President/CEO
Author “Persevere With Power; What Heaven Starts, Hell Cannot Stop!”
Exec. Producer “Breakthrough” and “Flamin Hot” Movies