Many years ago, things looked bleak because the Jews had hoped for a physical conqueror. In their minds, Jesus was closest they were going to get; that’s why they gave Him a parade nearly a week earlier preceding the horrific execution on the cross.
Back then, for those Jews that held out hope that Jesus would perform another miracle by coming down from the cross in triumphant victory, were ultimately disappointed. Jesus Christ body was physically dead, crushing all their hopes of getting under Roman rule.
But, wait! I feel like something is going to happen!