This verses preceeds Jesus' last major discourse which also happens to be His most prophetic.
Matt 23:39...You shall see Me no more till you say, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' "
Jesus then left the temple and proceeded to teach the disciples about the Tribulation.
It seems clear that Jesus is not talking about a past event, as you pointed to in noting Matt. 21:9, but is pointing to when Israel will come to recognize Jesus as their Messiah and the Son of God. Supersessionism requires the complete separation of Israel from the LORD and the passage the author is quoting indicates that is not the case.
posted on 05/22/2012 5:51:34 PM PDT
If, as you suppose, this is talking about a future event, then you would have to include the preceeding verses:
Mat 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Mat 23:38 See, your house is left to you desolate.
Mat 23:39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
Now if their house is left desolate, why would anyone say Israel is blessed?
posted on 05/23/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT
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