Matthew 21:1-5

Mat 21:1 (KJB)
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

Jesus and His disciples had now come near to Jerusalem. Bethphage was about 1 mile from Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives was a little closer about 5/8 of a mile which was a Sabbath Day’s journey. Bethphage was on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. The name “Bethphage” means “House of Unripe Figs.” Jesus had arrived six days before the Passover on Friday. (John 12:1 KJV) Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. Once they were on the Mount of Olives, Jesus then dispatched two of His disciples.

Mat 21:2 (KJB)
Saying 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.

Jesus sent them into the village of Bethphage and when they enter into the city, they will immediately find an ass and her colt. They were not to separate the two but were to untie them and bring them to Jesus. This also shows us of the omniscience of Jesus because He knew where the colt was and the fact that there were two of them together, one being the mother and the other the colt.

Mat 21:3 (KJB)
And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

It would have been normal for the owner of the animals to object and Jesus knew there would be an objection because the owner would not know if they were being stolen. Jesus told them exactly what to say, that the Lord had need of them and then he would allow them to be taken. This man must have been a disciple of Jesus because he allowed them to go with the other disciples. Jesus knew many people in and around the Bethany and Bethphage area. 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.

Mat 21:4 (KJB)
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Everything that Jesus did in His life was the fulfillment of some Scripture which was prophesied many years before. Nothing was done randomly. In this case, the event was prophesied by the prophet Zechariah. Zechariah prophesied about 500 years before Christ during the reign of Darius and he was a contemporary of Haggai. (Ezra 5:1 KJV) Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them.

Mat 21:5 (KJB)
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

(Zec 9:9 KJV) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. All the kings of the world ride in gold chariots or are carried by slaves wherever they go but the Lord Jesus came into Jerusalem as the humble king. He brought salvation and ruled with peace which was far from the type of Messiah the political zealots had desired.