Luke 19:29-44. Zechariah the prophet had predicted 500 years before that one day the messiah King would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. On that Sunday of Passion Week, the Jerusalem crowds waved palms and gathered around Jesus as He entered the city. But a few days later we see Jesus. not on a throne, but on a cross. There he made the way for our salvation and entrance into the church, but looking beyond the church age Jesus made a startling prediction regarding his return and second coming.