10 August 2015

Clean House Or Be Cleared Out


 
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts He found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; He scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves He said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume Me.”

The Jews then responded to Him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
Yeshua answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
 
They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple He had spoken of was His body. After He was raised from the dead, His disciples recalled what He had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Yeshua had spoken.
 
Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs He was performing and believed in His Name. But Yeshua would not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for He knew what was in each person.

- John 2: 13-25


What does Yeshua need to remove from your temple?

What have you placed in your temple which needs exorcising?

Are today's buildings temples where God resides?


Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

- Romans 12: 1-2

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