Introduction: Last week we took a gander at refrains 12-14 and 20-21. In those refrains, Jesus articulated a revile on a fig tree. He reviled the tree because in light of the fact that it guaranteed something it couldn't convey. The tree was covered with leaves, however it had no natural product, v. 13. Since the early figs develop with the leaves, the tree ought to have had some organic product alongside its leaves. It didn't really Jesus articulated a revile upon the tree, v. 14. The fig tree was reviled in light of its affectation. This occasion occurred as Jesus and His men advanced into Jerusalem on Monday morning. Simply the day preceding on Sunday, Jesus had introduced Himself to individuals in Jerusalem, as their King and as their Messiah, in satisfaction of Zech. 9:9. Individuals applauded Jesus on Sunday, however the strict pioneers wouldn't respect Him as King, Luke 19:39. At the point when Jesus showed up around on Sunday, He went to the Temple and glanced around, Mark 11:11. Evidently, when Jesus visited the Temple on Sunday, He saw a few things that He didn't like. During this visit on Monday, He will address a portion of those issues. The occasions that happened during our Lord's visit to the Temple on that Monday morning are what I need to investigate today. We are continually requesting that the Lord "appear" around here at the congregation. That is something worth being thankful for to appeal to God for, since, in such a case that the Lord doesn't appear, then, at that point, all the other things is to no end. As we travel through this record, you will see that when Jesus displayed at the Father's home on this Monday morning, it was not great by any stretch of the imagination. Indeed, Jesus came that Monday not to favor, however to condemn the Temple and the works on occurring there. As we travel through these refrains today, I need you to realize that Jesus appears at each assistance. In Matt. 18:20 Jesus vowed to be the place where any a few adherents were assembled in His name. In Rev. 1:12-13, Jesus is envisioned strolling among candles. The candles address His chapels. Then, at that point, in Heb. 13:5, He guaranteed us that He would "never leave" us or "neglect" us. Jesus is consistently here when we meet up. His quality isn't in question. We do, notwithstanding, need to pose ourselves two or three inquiries. What does Jesus see when He comes to Calvary? Does He like what He sees here, or does He need a few things to change? We should join Jesus as He goes to the Temple on a Monday morning. I need to share a couple of contemplations that we can't stand to miss. I need to bring up A Description Of The Temple; A Dispute At The Temple and A Decision At The Temple. As these situation develop, I challenge you to take a gander at your own life and your own congregation. The Lord has a directive for each individual in this room, on the off chance that we will get it. I need to lecture about The Trouble In The Temple. I. A DESCRIPTION OF THE TEMPLE · We are informed that Jesus observed individuals selling and purchasing merchandise in the Temple. He observed others trading money. What's more still others were strolling through the Temple grounds while heading to different pieces of the city. I need to require a couple of moments to discuss what was occurring in the House of God. · In the first place, it may assist us with having a superior comprehension of how the Temple and its grounds were organized. The Temple complex sat on top of Mt. Zion. It covered a space of somewhere in the range of 35 sections of land. The external dividers of the Temple grounds were somewhere in the range of 1,000 and 1,300 feet long. At the point when an individual entered the Temple grounds, they started things out into the Court of the Gentiles. This region was available to all individuals who needed to venerate God. Jews and Gentiles the same were permitted to enter this region to implore and contemplate, Ill. Luke 18:9-14. Had you moved farther into the Temple grounds you would have seen a low divider. Past this divider was the Court of Women. On this divider were signs that cautioned Gentiles to avoid this yard. Just Jewish people could enter here. Past that was the Court of the Israelites. Jewish ladies could enter this court provided that they were carrying a penance to provide for the ministers. Jewish men were permitted here whenever. Past that was the Court of the Priests. This was the place where the clerics worked and served. Past the Court of the Priests was simply the Temple with the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. Each of the occasions we are discussing today occurred in the Court of the Gentiles. · The number of inhabitants in Jerusalem was as a rule around 80,000 individuals. During this season, at Passover, the populace expanded to more than 2 million. These individuals came to Jerusalem from everywhere the world. They came to the Temple and they came there to venerate God. Back then, a piece of the Jewish love included the penance of creatures. These creatures needed to fulfill specific guidelines. Before they could be utilized for penance, they must be supported by the cleric. Obviously, the High Priest, Caiaphas permitted merchants to sell supported, clean creatures in the external court of the Temple grounds. Since creatures were being sold in the Temple, the travelers who came to town would not need to bring their own creatures, nor would they take a risk that the creatures they brought would be judged messy by the ministers. Mark referenced those "who sold pigeons". Pigeons were the penance of poor people. The people who couldn't manage the cost of sheep, goats or bulls could offer these modest birds, Lev. 5:6-7; 14:22. Birds were what Mary, the mother of Jesus, brought as her penance, Luke 2:24. Different things utilized in Temple love were likewise sold here. Things like wine, oil, flour, and salt, that had been articulated clean, were additionally sold in the Temple. It was exceptionally helpful! The cash transformers additionally offered an important support to Temple admirers. Each Jewish male was needed to pay a one-half shekel deliver at each registration of Israel. At the point when the Jews got back from bondage under Nehemiah, the expense turned out to be yearly and was fixed at 33% of a shekel. A shekel is around one-a large portion of an ounce of silver. Along these lines, the yearly assessment was about $3.50 in the present cash. This expense was designated "the shekel of the asylum". This assessment must be paid in Jewish cash. Different monetary standards were not acknowledged. The cash transformers appeared to be fundamental in light of the fact that the pioneers from around the world would be in control of different monetary forms that would not be acknowledged in the Temple. It was extremely advantageous! Stanza 16 discussions about the individuals who were conveying "vessels through the Temple." The Temple patio gave a speedy way between the eastern piece of the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. Many individuals who were on business in the city would pursue this faster route through the Court of the Gentiles. It was extremely helpful! · To a great many people the things that were occurring at the Temple were important and fine. They unquestionably were helpful. A great many people had no issue by any means with the framework and the manner in which things worked. Nonetheless, we are going to see that Jesus disliked what was happening at the Temple. II. A DISPUTE AT THE TEMPLE · Jesus came to the Temple that Monday early daytime knowing precisely what He would find. He had been there the other day and had seen what was occurring. He returns toward the beginning of today to take care of the circumstance. · At the point when Jesus came to chapel that day, He didn't come in as the "tame and modest Nazarene". He came as "the Lion of the Tribe of Judah". The Lord came to His Own home; and thought that it is in complete confusion. He found a way every one of the essential ways to fix things. · We should check out what Jesus did when He came to the Temple. The language of the text proposes savagery: "cast out", "ousted", "would not endure". Jesus assumed responsibility for the circumstance and managed those abusing the holiness of His home. The expression "cast out" signifies "to compel out with brutality". "Toppled" signifies "to turn over". Have you at any point see a full table turned over? It is a savage demonstration! "Endure" signifies "to permit". So Jesus entered the Temple and started to turn over tables, drive individuals away and decline to permit some to go through the Temple. Attempt to envision the scene maybe. Individuals and creatures are going around attempting to move away from Jesus. Cash is flying through the air. The Lord Jesus is bossing individuals around and attempting to dispose of the guilty parties. · This isn't whenever Jesus first had done this at the Temple. The initially happened the past Passover, John 2:19. It appears, nonetheless, that His endeavors to change the Temple had not endured. Exactly the same things are as yet occurring and Jesus by and by comes to the Father's House and looks to reestablish it to a position of love, sacredness and otherworldliness. As we checked out the thing they were doing in the Temple a couple of moments prior, it doesn't actually appear to be too awful. Isn't that right? All things considered, the dealers and the moneychangers are giving what some may call a vital help for the admirers. What could be off-base here that would drive Jesus to such extraordinary and savage activities? It was extremely helpful all things considered. · I think the response lies in what Jesus says in refrain 17. In that refrain Jesus quotes two Old Testament sections. In the first place, He cites Isa. 56:7, which says, partially, "… for mine home will be called a place of supplication for all individuals." Then, Jesus quotes Jer. 7:11, which says, "Is this house, which is called out to by me, become a lair of looters in your eyes? Observe, even I have seen it, saith the LORD." · We should take every one of those presentations and see what they need to show us the Lord's indignation and activities. Ø "My home" - The main issue has to do with the actual capacity of the actual Temple. The place of God was not intended to be a position of business, yet it was to be a spot dedicated to

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