Like someone from whom people turn their faces, He was despised; we did not value Him.
Charles E. McCracken
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. He is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
He will startle many nations;
because of Him, kings will be speechless.
He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
Beginning with His entrance into Jerusalem, everything Jesus experienced during His final week of ministry was foreordained as a set time in God’s redemptive plan.
What appeared to be a spontaneous gathering in the village of Bethany in reality was a set time predicted by the prophet Zechariah.
Fully aware of how events would unfold, Jesus approached Jerusalem not with fear or anxiety, but with purpose and unwavering resolve.
Purim stands as a memorial to the reality that even though wicked men may attempt to destroy the Jewish people, it can never happen.