10 comments on “Jesus Clears the Temple

  1. I never thought about the fact of the whip being made of rope and really could not hurt anyone. I also agree with you in that Jesus was talking about the current physical temple being the house of prayer. Nothing appears to really say anything different.

  2. I don’t think the temple represents the church, although I may be wrong. I think it represents salvation. First there was a sacrifice (Jesus), there was incense, (Prayer) then the curtain, (separation from God), then the ark with the 10 commandments and mercy seat on top of the ark. When Jesus died, the curtain was torn in two, showing we were no longer separated from God. The 10 Commandments were broken by us, but God’s mercy covers us by the blood of Jesus. That is what I believe so far in my journey with God.

  3. Jesus answered them, “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will rebuild it.”

    20The Jewish leaders said, “This sanctuary has been under construction for 46 years, and you’re going to rebuild it in three days?” 21 But the sanctuary he was speaking about was his own body. 22 After he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and the statement that Jesus had made.(lSV)

    From this – The Sanctuary or Temple is Jesus’ own Body.

    What we need to remember is that it was not God’s idea to build a Temple but David’s. It was the Tabernacle which God gave the design for Moses to build.

    Yet Matthew 12:6 “I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.” Jesus is greater than the temple because he is not built with human hands.

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