THE MIND OF GOD
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in 🍷, And his clothes in the🩸 of 🍇 .
Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
He was clothed with a robe dipped in 🩸, and His name is called The Word of God.
“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your 👑 is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the [writings of the] prophets, He explained and interpreted for them the things referring to Himself [found] in all the Scriptures. Then Jesus asked the two disciples,
“Why can’t you understand?”
“How can you be so slow to believe all that the prophets said?”
“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!”
“For if you believed and relied on [the Scriptures written by] Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me [personally].”
“There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony he gives about me is true.”
“Who gives the wild donkey its freedom?”
“Who untied its ropes?”
Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of 🫒, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,
“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.”
“This dear woman, a daughter of Abraham, has been held in bondage by Satan for eighteen years.”
“Isn’t it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?”
the Lord replied.
“Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it to water?
When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her,
“Woman, you are freed from your disability.”
Then he laid his hands on her, and instantly she was restored and began to glorify God.
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,
“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, she turned off the path and went into a field. So Balaam beat her to return her to the path. But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice. Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam,
“What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”
Balaam answered the donkey,
“You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.”
So the donkey said to Balaam,
“Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day?”
“Was I ever disposed to do this to you?”
And he said,
Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.
Indeed the LORD has proclaimed To the end of the world:
“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’ ”
“Behold, I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.”
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.”
LADY OF AMERICA
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