Tag Archives: Temple

Anger Cleaning at the Temple

At this point in time, the corruption of those buying and selling in the Temple was so great that it had become a house to prey instead of a house to pray, and those doing the preying were the ones buying and selling – most likely buying the animals from people who brought their own to sacrifice because it wasn’t good enough, and then selling another animal back to them at inflated prices. Continue reading

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Fit For a Spy Novel!

I have no doubt that Jesus had arranged for one of His followers, who remained nameless, to provide this colt for Him to enter Jerusalem. Jesus sent the disciples to pick up this colt and it’s interesting that He knows that no one has ever ridden on this animal. It’s also interesting to me that Jesus didn’t tell them to contact anyone, perhaps to spare them harm should inquiries be made by the Pharisees or the Sadducees later (?), but to see this colt, untie him and bring him to Jesus. While Jesus told them not to initiate contact, He gave them would would be considered a countersign to let the owner know that the right people were taking this colt. It’s fitting that the beginning of the end of this mission from God should have some old-fashioned spycraft at the start of things. Continue reading

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September 8 – Choosing the Right Reaction

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: “Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on the Lord … Continue reading

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July 20 – About The Day of the Lord….

1 Corinthians 7:25-40; 1 Kings 21; Amos 5 “Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness, and not light. It will be as … Continue reading

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July 8 – About That Prayer

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 “And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.’” (Mark 14:36 NKJV) Prayer is a strange … Continue reading

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July 6 – It’s All In The Details…Or Not

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when … Continue reading

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July 5 – Building the Church

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 “And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’” (Mark 13:2 NKJV) There was nothing … Continue reading

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July 4 – It’s The Little Things…

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4; 1 Kings 5; Hosea 7:3-16 “Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.” (Mark 12:42 NKJV) She probably hoped that no one noticed her as she slipped those mites … Continue reading

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January 29 – Until The End Comes

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 “Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, ‘These things which you see–the days will come in which not one stone shall be left … Continue reading

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January 20 – About That Company You Keep

Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20 “Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, ‘This Man receives sinners and eats with them.’” (Luke 15:1-2 NKJV) Wisdom … Continue reading

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