The crowd expected to find peace and triumph in a return to domination, power, and in being “Top Dog” again, where their land and wealth were restored, and their enemies were again subdued.
The resurrected peace and triumph Jesus gave us INSTEAD was:
• The fulfillment of a conditional, impossible covenant.
• The installment of a new, unconditional covenant of grace.
• Victory over sin, hell, death, shame, and self.
• Gifts of grace, truth, and love, and an “others first” life that wins any war, defeats any evil.