The Triumphal Entry
The "Triumphal Entry" is a term that has come to be used for the Messiah's arrival at Jerusalem in the days just prior to His crucifixion. It's one of the best-known events of the life of Jesus Christ, although many do not realize that it also foreshadows another great event, of the future, one which many people alive today may, perhaps, witness (see the Fact Finder question below).
The Triumphal Entry
The first Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem:
"And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto The Mount Of Olives [shown in the photograph], then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them."
"All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
"Tell ye the daughter of Sion [i.e. the Daughter of Zion, see also Who, What or Where Is Zion?, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass."
"And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon."
"And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strowed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying,
"Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest."
"And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?"
"And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth [see also Nazarene] of Galilee" (Matthew 21:1-11 KJV)
Fact Finder: Does Prophecy plainly state that Jesus Christ is going to make another "Triumphal Entry" into Jerusalem?
See Two Very Different Triumphal Entries