Mark 11:6-10

Mark 11:6 (KJB)
And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

The disciples spoke the words exactly as the Lord told them to speak and there was no problem in letting the animals go. Jesus knew many people in and around the Bethany and Bethphage area and the owner of the animals may have known Jesus. This is also a spiritual lesson for the believer that we are to preach and teach what is written in the Bible and not make up our own gospel to preach. (2 Cor 5:20 KJV) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. We are ambassadors for Christ and an ambassador represents his government. They do not make policy instead they convey the exact stance of a government without any variance. If the Bible speaks about Hell, then we are not omit those teachings. We bring the message whether it is popular or not.

Mark 11:7 (KJB)
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

Then they had brought both the donkey and the colt to where Jesus was. Once they arrived, to make it a little more comfortable for Jesus to ride the donkey, they had taken off their outer garments such as their cloaks and had placed it on the back of the animals. Then once the clothes was set properly on the animal, then Jesus sat on the back and was ready to enter the city of Jerusalem. Donkeys were basically made for carrying heavy loads during times of peace and not times of war because their stubbornness can cause a regiment to stall placing them in harm’s way. Jesus came to bring the peace that would be between God and man. (Rom 5:1 KJV) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: So the donkey was a good representation about the type of king Jesus was because it was carrying the one who would make peace between us and God the Father.

Mark 11:8 (KJB)
And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strowed them in the way.

While Jesus was coming down the path from Bethany, the people would have been singing the words to Psalm 24 and as they came across the valley, they would see Jesus riding the donkey and would know it would be a fulfillment of Zechariah 9. While Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, a great crowd had honored Him by spreading their garments in the way and even cutting down branches and filling the road with them. This entrance into Jerusalem was a Messianic declaration and no longer would there by any mystery about the claims of Jesus being the Messiah because here He was publicly declaring it. Many would have known Jesus already since people came to the Passover from areas of Galilee and Peraea where He did much of His ministry for well over a year. (Zec 14:4 KJV) And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. The glory of the Lord shall come from the Mount of Olives.

Mark 11:9 (KJB)
And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

Then the multitudes started breaking out in a cheer shouting Hosanna. Hosanna was a prayer which meant “save us or save now.” The words “save us” is also found in the Hallel psalms which are 113-118 and these psalms were sung during the Passover. “Hosanna” originally was a call for help and deliverance which was normally addressed to a king. (2 Ki 16:7 KJV) So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me. It was also a call to God. (Psa 118:25 KJV) Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Then in the following verse Psalm 118:26 we have the appropriate follow up. (Psa 118:26 KJV) Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. This refers to all the pilgrims who traveled to the major feasts but later tradition had applied it to the coming of Messiah in a restricted sense. The crowd that followed praised the one who came as the Son of David.

Mark 11:10 (KJB)
Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Mark is the only one of the four Gospels which records the people as proclaiming the kingdom of David. They were looking at Jesus as the Messiah and was hoping that it would be Him that was going to restore Israel to the greatness she had under the reign of David. (Luke 24:21 KJV) But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. They were acknowledging Jesus as the prophesied Messiah who would usher in the kingdom which was promised to David. They had proclaimed “Hosanna in the Highest” which meant they wanted their prayer to be heard in the heavens by God Himself. Then the crowds had accompanied Jesus from Bethany and also those who went out to meet Him. (Psa 118:26 KJV) Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. They had sung the traditional Passover Hymn of Psalm 118:26 and the crowds enriched it to its fullest messianic import as they came into the city.