Arriving at the City (Mark 11:1-12)

When we see Christ riding into Jerusalem we see that Christ is entering into a holy and incredible place that is so full or history.  This is the place where God is to dwell in the midst of HIs people.  Now is finally the time in Christ’s ministry when you would expect His people to embrace their God.  Is this the time for God to sit on the throne and finally make His city holy?  If that is the case then why is Christ seated on a donkey and not a war horse?