A Horse Or A Donkey?

Q. I wanted to tell you that I have been reading your teachings for the last 4 hours straight. The last two weeks I have been teaching our young people about end time prophecy and current events. It raised many questions even for me. I have had many questions about prophecy and end time events, sequence of events, and scriptural proof. Your website has been a true blessing!

My only question is regarding your article about passover and palm Sunday. You stated that the the only time Jesus announced himself as king was when he came in on palm Sunday. However, he came in on donkey not a horse. A donkey in that time period were ridden and symbolic of priests. A horse would have symbolized a king. That is why Jesus in his 2nd coming will the rider on the white horse. This is where he comes as KING! Rev. 19:11

Please correct me if I am wrong, or give me your thoughts on this. Thank you so much for your time!

A. According to Deut. 17:15 it was forbidden for a King of Israel to acquire horses. Based on that prohibition, the Israelites didn’t ride horses into battle either, but were told to rely on the Lord to help them overcome superior enemy forces. (Deut. 20:1) And Zechariah prophesied that the Messiah-King would enter Jerusalem on a donkey.

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zech 9:9)

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