Untie the donkey
Key Verse: Mathew 21:2, “saying 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.” (NIV)
As Jesus was preparing for His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, He sent two of His disciples to go to the next village after Bethphage and bring to Him a donkey tied there. Jesus instructed them to untie the donkey and bring it to Him.
It is important to know a few things about this donkey that Jesus sent His disciples to go and untie. It was an ordinary donkey and not even a full-grown one. It had never carried anyone, let alone a king and had not been ridden before. This was an insignificant donkey.
However, this donkey’s significance was found in a simple statement in vs. 3, “the Lord needs them.” And this one reality, this one fact, changed the significance of the donkey. This suddenly made it a very important and special donkey. Not that there was anything special in its own ability, but in the fact that the Lord intended to use this donkey to bring glory to Himself. Men may have written you off because of your present status, but I see God locating you in that remotest place you are hiding and bringing you to a place of prominence. Your status has changed because God Has remembered you. Praise the Lord!
Nobody took notice of the donkey because it was tied. Its potentials were wasting because it was tied and nobody believed that the donkey could be useful, let alone carrying the King of kings into Jerusalem. You will never know what a person can do, until you give him the opportunity to express his hidden potentials. When Jesus sat upon the donkey, its status changed. I pray that God shall provide for you an opportunity for divine introduction.
Another interesting thing about the donkey is that Jesus knew exactly where the donkey was. It was not a guess that there might be a donkey. Jesus knew that in this precise location, there was waiting a donkey. He sent His disciples to that exact place, to pick up that exact donkey. It was waiting for Him. You have been on God’s waiting list and He is visiting you with His blessings at your exact location. I pray that God shall lift you up from the dunghill.
Just as the donkey was called by the Master to exalt it, so you have been called out of darkness and been given a new significance as chosen, royal, holy, and belonging to God for the purpose of exalting Christ (1 Peter 2:9). God is independently God; He does not seek counsel from anybody before He does a thing. God does not look for the qualified, but seeks for the unqualified to qualify them. Isn’t it unthinkable and unbelievable that Jesus, the Saviour of the World came from an obscure village? Your background cannot stop God’s plan for your life. You are a product of divine selection. Your season of being tied is over.
The donkey woke up to an ordinary morning, but that day, his destiny was fulfilled. That day, it exalted Jesus Christ among the people. That day, it introduced the Saviour into Jerusalem. God will use you to introduce the reign of Jesus Christ into the life of another. You have a prophetic destiny! There shall arise unknown faces to places of prominence this year in Jesus Name, Amen.
You must be careful that when God uses you to accomplish great things, it does not become a source of pride for you. Do not eat God’s Hosanna because hosanna belongs to God. You must say like John the Baptist, ‘He must become greater; I must become less’ (John 3:30).
Today’s Nugget: God does not look for the qualified, but seeks for the unqualified to qualify them.Prayer: O Lord, untie whatever needs to be untied in my life, so that I can praise and honour You.
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Dr. Chidi Okoroafor
General Superintendent Assemblies of God Nigeria