Fetching the Donkey

Jesus directs his disciples to fetch a donkey. This event is likely in preparation to the formal entry.

Fetching the Donkey occurs before the formal Triumphal entry and placing this hour depends on finding a match to other parallel stories.

In this case the choice is the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah, 490 days before Jesus' birth. At 210 days to the hour this match would be in the 3rd hour before the triumphal entry.

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1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away." Matthew 21:1-3 NIV

1And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2Saying 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. 3And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.no english for hoti - tagged empty Matthew 21:1-3 KJV

1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3If anyone asks you, `Why are you doing this?' tell him, `The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'"

4They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?" 6They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. Mark 11:1-6 NIV

1And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, 2And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. 3And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. 4And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. 5And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? 6And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. Mark 11:1-6 KJV

29And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. 32And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. 33And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34And they said, The Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:29-34 KJV

29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30"Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, `Why are you untying it?' tell him, `The Lord needs it.'"

32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"

34They replied, "The Lord needs it." Luke 19:29-34 NIV

Day/Year Passion Fulfillment

United States President Obama traveled to Martha's Vineyard for his first vacation while president. While vacationing long time United States Senator Teddy Kennedy died of brain cancer. The death sparked sudden preparations for a funeral that would be held in Boston a few days later. Kennedy's body would be buried in Washington DC after being escorted around Boston with massive crowds of mourners.

The fulfillment at this point is the "fetching of the donkey" the identification of the Donkey, the Democrat, that would be used for the journey to Washington.

More Details

A few hours before theoretical, Barack Obama went to play golf at Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha's Vineyard. Obama had been on Martha's Vineyard since Sunday on a vacation.

He had begun the day with a tennis game played with his wife.

Of note, UBS bank CEO Robert Wolf, Chicago physician Eric Whitaker and White House aide Marvin Nicholson rounded out the foursome.

There was a PGA member, Michael Zoll, who watched Obama warm up and gave the press a rundown on Obama's game.

The prophetic story takes place at Bethphage, transliterated BYTPGA, or more literally, "House-PGA." Adding some glue words for the English ear, "House-of-the-PGA." What today would be called a golf-course.

Notes

Martha's house may be where Jesus always stayed while in Jerusalem. There are Biblical principles about always staying at the same place when visiting a town. Jesus would have followed that principle here.

That Obama went to Martha's Vineyard is likely a prophetic match to Martha in scripture.