The Restoration of the Temple

Jesus went into the Temple at Jerusalem and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it a hideout for thieves!”

The chief priests and the teachers of the Law became angry when they saw the wonderful things he was doing and the children shouting in the Temple, “Praise to David’s Son!” So they asked Jesus, “Do you hear what they are saying?” “Indeed I do,” answered Jesus. “Haven’t you ever read this scripture?  You have trained children and babies to offer perfect praise.’ ”

Did you notice the condition of the Temple? The Temple was desecrated to nothing more then a local market place.  Jesus refer to it as a cave where thieves hideout. In our day the Temple would be identical to the greed we see running wild in the churches today. The churches claim to be working in the favor of the people all the while robbing them of God’s true power and deliverance. The ministers grow financial riches and the people grow spiritually weaker. In the days of the Lord, pigeons were breed in large caves and sold to merchants at wholesale and sold to the people for a profit, and this is why Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons.

Lev 5:7 If you cannot afford a sheep or a goat, you shall bring to the LORD as the payment for your sin two doves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Under the law if a family was so poor to afford to own a sheep or goat, they had a choice to bring to the LORD as the payment for their sins two doves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. What a great opportunity for greed. These men took advantage of the people’s sins and made it totally impossible for the people to receive remission without first having to come to them. So deliverance was at the price of the retailer. The Temple was no more then a big business. Doesn’t this sound a lot like the churches today? Beginning with the Catholic churches to the Charismatic outhouses, men are standing in the way of the true power and deliverance of God.  But Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.

What Christ does next is incredible. The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them.  The restoration of the Temple was made, once Jesus putout all the foolishness, he then instituted what the house of God was for, healing. The temple of God is a place where people are healed, not a place to prey on the innocent.

The chief priests and the teachers of the Law became angry when they saw the wonderful things he was doing and the children shouting in the Temple, “Praise to David’s Son!” There is always going to be people on the losing end of the restoration of the Temple. They’re the ones angry when they hear of the wonderful things being done once the Temple is restoration and the people of God is really deliver  he was doing and the children shouting in the Temple. These are the men and women of our day that are presently pimping the church for money. Pray, for the real Restoration of the Temple!

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