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Matthew 21:12-46After The Triumphal EntryJesus, The King Of The Jews,Confronts The Leaders Of The Jews
If Christ is risen, nothing elsematters. And if Christ is not risen-nothing else matters.Jaroslav Pelikan
Jesus, The King Of The Jews, Examines TheTemple And Leaders Of The Jews• Matthew 21:12…Jesus entered the temple…• Zephaniah 1:12 "It will come about at thattime That I will search Jerusalem withlamps, And I will punish the men Who arestagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, TheLORD will not do good or evil!
In Matthew 21:1-11 We Examined• My Time Is Not Yet• “daughter of Zion”• Zechariah 9:9…Even on a colt, Literal Fulfillment• Spreading their cloaks =royal homage• Palm Branches• the Son of David• Hosanna [hosanna= save, we pray]• Psalm 118, A Hallel Psalm• "Who is this?“• HE NAME OF THE LORD
Matthew 21:12, Jesus Entered The Temple• Matthew 21:12…Jesus entered the temple…• Mark 11:12 On the next day, when they hadleft Bethany…• Luke 19:41 When He approachedJerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,
Luke 19:42, Jesus CondemnsJerusalem• Luke 19:42 saying, "If you had known in this day, evenyou, the things which make for peace! But now they havebeen hidden from your eyes. 43 "For the days shall comeupon you when your enemies will throw up a bank beforeyou, and surround you, and hem you in on every side,• 44 and will level you to the ground and your childrenwithin you, and they will not leave in you one stone uponanother, because you did not recognize the time of yourvisitation.”• Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks have been decreed for yourpeople and your holy city, to finish the transgression, tomake an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, tobring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision andprophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
Israel Was Destroyed In AD 70,Fulfilling Christ’s Words, Literally• “will level you to the ground”• will not leave in you one stone upon another• Why? “because you did not recognize the timeof your visitation.”• You mean Jesus held them accountable toknow and understand Bible prophecy?• Absolutely!
Matthew 21:12, Drove Out Sellers• Matthew 21:12 And Jesus entered the templeand drove out all those who were buying andselling in the temple, and overturned thetables of the money changers and the seats ofthose who were selling doves.
Matthew 21:12, Drove Out Sellers• John 2:14 And He found in the temple those who wereselling oxen and sheep and doves, and themoneychangers seated. 15 And He made a scourge ofcords, and drove them all out of the temple, with thesheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins ofthe moneychangers, and overturned their tables; 16and to those who were selling the doves He said, "Takethese things away; stop making My Fathers house ahouse of merchandise." 17 His disciples rememberedthat it was written, "Zeal for Thy house will consumeme.“• This is not some temper tantrum. Making a whip, takestime, forethought, purpose, and planning.
Psalm 69:6, Zeal For Thy House• Psalm 69:6 May those who wait for Thee not beashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts; Maythose who seek Thee not be dishonored throughme, O God of Israel, 7 Because for Thy sake I haveborne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face. 8I have become estranged from my brothers, Andan alien to my mothers sons. 9 For zeal for Thyhouse has consumed me, And the reproaches ofthose who reproach Thee have fallen on me. 10When I wept in my soul with fasting, It becamemy reproach.
Matthew 21:13, Stop Sinning; Healed• Matthew 21:13 And He said to them, "It is written, MYHOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER; butyou are making it a ROBBERS DEN." 14 And the blindand the lame came to Him in the temple, and Hehealed them.• First He stops the sinning, then He puts things right;• There’s a pattern here that we see in our ownsanctification, and also in the redemption of theplanet.• Revelation the 2nd Coming, and before The MillennialKingdom
Matthew 21:13, House Of Prayer• Isaiah 56:7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountainAnd make them joyful in My house of prayer. Theirburnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptableon My altar; For My house will be called a house ofprayer for all the peoples.“• For gentiles also; Isaiah 56:6 "Also the foreigners whojoin themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, andto love the name of the LORD, To be His servants…• Millennial Temple will be for “for all the peoples, Andmake them joyful ” not the 3rd Temple it will be defiled(Matt 24:15)
Matthew 21:15,Wonderful Things= Indignant• Matthew 21:15 But when the chief priests andthe scribes saw the wonderful things that Hehad done, and the children who were shouting inthe temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David," theybecame indignant• Wow! Hardened hearts• Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, andgood evil; Who substitute darkness for light andlight for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweetand sweet for bitter!
Psalm 8:2, Children Are Saying• Psalm 8:1 …O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Yourname in all the earth, Who have displayed Yoursplendor above the heavens! 2 From the mouth ofinfants and nursing babes You have establishedstrength Because of Your adversaries, To make theenemy and the revengeful cease.• Has “the enemy and the revengeful cease” happenedyet?• “infants and nursing babes” established what?• "Hosanna to the Son of David," …children are saying?"
Matthew 21:17, Back to Bethany• Matthew 21:17 And He left them and wentout of the city to Bethany, and spent the nightthere.
Matthew 21:1, Bethphage• Matthew 21:1 When they had approachedJerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at theMount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,• Bethphage is close to Bethany• Mark 11:1 As they approached Jerusalem, atBethphage and Bethany, near the Mount ofOlives, He sent two of His disciples, [Luke 19:29]
Matthew 21:19, Lone Fig Tree• Matthew 21:19 Seeing a lone fig tree by theroad, He came to it and found nothing on itexcept leaves only; and He said to it, "Nolonger shall there ever be any fruit from you."And at once the fig tree withered. 20 Seeingthis, the disciples were amazed andasked, "How did the fig tree wither all atonce?"
Matthew 21:19, Lone Fig Tree• Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD ofhosts is the house of Israel And the men ofJudah His delightful plant. Thus He looked forjustice, but behold, bloodshed; Forrighteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.• Holladay 3927• …: vineyard …kerem, land suitable forplanting a vineyard …; kerem zayit, oliveorchard Ju 155 …
Matthew 21:19, Lone Fig Tree• Proverbs 27:18 He who tends the fig tree will eatits fruit, And he who cares for his master will behonored.• Have they been tending “the fig tree”• Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven will wearaway, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; Alltheir hosts will also wither away As a leaf withersfrom the vine, Or as one withers from the figtree….their land will be soaked with blood… 8 Forthe LORD has a day of vengeance, A year ofrecompense for the cause of Zion.
Matthew 21:19, 1st Mention; Fig Tree• Judges 9:8 "Once the trees went forth toanoint a king over them, and they said to theolive tree, Reign over us! 9 "But the olive treesaid to them, Shall I leave my fatness withwhich God and men are honored, and go towave over the trees? 10 "Then the trees saidto the fig tree, You come, reign over us! 11"But the fig tree said to them, Shall I leave mysweetness and my good fruit, and go to waveover the trees?
Jeremiah 8:5, The Fig Tree Judged• Jeremiah 8:5-14 "Why then has thispeople, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy?... theyhave rejected the word of the LORD, And what kind ofwisdom do they have? 10 "Therefore I will give their wives toothers, Their fields to new owners…From the prophet even tothe priest Everyone practices deceit….At the time of theirpunishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD. 13 "Iwill surely snatch them away," declares the LORD; "There willbe no grapes on the vine And no figs on the fig tree, And theleaf will wither; And what I have given them will pass away."“14 …the LORD our God has doomed us And given us poisonedwater to drink, For we have sinned against the LORD…
Matthew 21:19, God Told Israel• Isaiah 1:14 "I hate your new moon festivals and yourappointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; Iam weary of bearing them. 15 "So when you spread outyour hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you;Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen.Your hands are covered with blood. 16 "Washyourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil ofyour deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, 17 Learn todo good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend theorphan, Plead for the widow. 18 "Come now, and let usreason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins areas scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though theyare red like crimson, They will be like wool.”
Matthew 21:19, God Told The Church• Revelation 2:4 But I have this against you, that youhave left your first love.• Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things againstyou, because…the teaching…• Revelation 2:20 But I have this against you, that youtolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself aprophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray …• Revelation 3:16 So because you are lukewarm, andneither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.• 1 John 5:16…There is a sin leading to death;
Matthew 21:22, Gods Omnipotence• Matthew 21:22 "And all things you ask inprayer, believing, you will receive."• How often do we attempt work for God to thelimit of our incompetency, rather than thelimit of Gods omnipotence? J. Hudson Taylor• Philippians 4:13 I can do all things throughHim who strengthens me.• Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To Godwho accomplishes all things for me.
Matthew 21:22, All Things You Ask• Matthew 21:22 "And all things you ask inprayer, believing, you will receive.“• John 16:23 "In that day you will not question Me aboutanything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Fatherfor anything in My name, He will give it to you. 24 "Untilnow you have asked for nothing in My name; ask andyou will receive, so that your joy may be made full. …26 "In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not sayto you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you haveloved Me and have believed that I came forth from theFather.
Matthew 21:22, All Things You Ask• 1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemnus, we have confidence before God; 22 and whateverwe ask we receive from Him, because we keep Hiscommandments and do the things that are pleasing inHis sight. 23 This is His commandment, that we believein the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love oneanother, just as He commanded us. 24 The one whokeeps His commandments abides in Him, and He inhim. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spiritwhom He has given us.• James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you askwith wrong motives, so that you may spend it on yourpleasures. (Matthew 21:22; John 14:14, 16:23;Luke 11:9)
Matthew 21:23, By What Authority• Matthew 21:23 When He entered the temple, the chiefpriests and the elders of the people came to Him whileHe was teaching, and said, "By what authority are Youdoing these things, and who gave You this authority?“• Good question, chief priests and elders!• They should have listened;• Matthew 9:6 "But so that you may know that the Sonof Man has authority on earth to forgive sins "-- thenHe said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed andgo home." 7 And he got up and went home. 8 But whenthe crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorifiedGod, who had given such authority to men.
Matthew 21:23, By What Authority• Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke tothem, saying, "All authority has been given to Me inheaven and on earth.• Luke 5:21 The scribes and the Pharisees began toreason, saying, "Who is this man who speaksblasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"22 But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered andsaid to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?23 "Which is easier, to say, Your sins have been forgivenyou, or to say, Get up and walk ? 24 "But, so that youmay know that the Son of Man has authority on earthto forgive sins,"-- He said to the paralytic-- "I say toyou, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home."
Matthew 21:35 Beaten And Stoned• Matthew 21:35 "The vine-growers took his slaves andbeat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.• Hebrews 11:35 Women received back their dead byresurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting theirrelease, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; 36and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, alsochains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they weresawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to deathwith the sword; they went about in sheepskins, ingoatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38 (men ofwhom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts andmountains and caves and holes in the ground. 39 And allthese, having gained approval through their faith, did notreceive what was promised,
Matthew 21:35Branding Iron For Runaway Slaves• Matthew 21:35 "The vine-growers took his slavesand beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
Matthew 21:43, Israel Was Rejectedfor Unfruitfulness• Matthew 21:43 "Therefore I say to you, thekingdom of God will be taken away from youand given to a people, producing the fruit ofit.• Israel’s unfruitfulness resulted in the end oftheir ministry, and the start the start of thechurch’s ministry.• Luke 18:8 …when the Son of Man comes, willHe find faith on the earth?"
Matthew 21:44, Who Is ‘This Stone’?• Matthew 21:44 "And he who falls on this stone will bebroken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it willscatter him like dust.“• Isaiah 8:13 "It is the LORD of hosts whom you shouldregard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shallbe your dread. 14 "Then He shall become a sanctuary;But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and arock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for theinhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 "Many will stumble overthem, Then they will fall and be broken; They will evenbe snared and caught."
Matthew 21:44, Who Is ‘This Stone’?• Matthew 21:44 …this stone…• Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the LordGOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, atested stone, A costly cornerstone for thefoundation, firmly placed. He who believes in itwill not be disturbed.• ‘This Stone’ will crush all the kingdoms of theworld; Daniel 2:34 …a stone was cut out withouthands…But the stone that struck the statuebecame a great mountain and filled the wholeearth.
Matthew 21:44, Who Is ‘This Stone’?• Matthew 21:44 …this stone…• Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the HolySpirit, said to them…by the name of Jesus Christthe Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom Godraised from the dead.… 11 "He is the STONEWHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THEBUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEFCORNER stone. 12 "And there is salvation in noone else; for there is no other name underheaven that has been given among men by whichwe must be saved."
Matthew 21:44, Who Is ‘This Stone’?• Matthew 21:44 …this stone…• Romans 9:32 …They stumbled over the stumblingstone, 33 just as it is written, "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION ASTONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, ANDHE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BEDISAPPOINTED.“• Ephesians 2:20 …Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone,• 1 Peter 2:4 And coming to Him as to a living stonewhich has been rejected by men…• 1 Corinthians 10:4 …a spiritual rock which followedthem; and the rock was Christ.
Matthew 21:45, They Understood Him• Matthew 21:45 When the chief priests andthe Pharisees heard His parables, theyunderstood that He was speaking about them.• So they tore their clothes, threw dust on theirheads, begged for mercy, and repented• No! Too bad.• 46 When they sought to seize Him, they fearedthe people, because they considered Him tobe a prophet.
The Potter And His Clay• That the Potter should die for His clay is astupendous miracle. Lynn Landrum• Jesus… He came not to a throne, but to amanger. He lived not as a king, but as aservant. He chose not an earthly kingdom, buta cross. He gave not just a little, buteverything. Holley Gerth
Matthew 15:13, Plant = Them• Matthew 15:13 But He answered andsaid, "Every plant which My heavenly Fatherdid not plant shall be uprooted. 14 Let themalone: they be blind leaders of the blind. Andif the blind lead the blind, both shall fall intothe ditch.
Matthew 22:6, Seized, Mistreated, AndKilled His Slaves• Matthew 22:6 and the rest seized his slaves andmistreated them and killed them.• Matthew 21:35 "And the vine-growers took his slavesand beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third…37 "But afterward he sent his son to them… 38 "Butwhen the vine-growers saw the son, they said amongthemselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, andseize his inheritance.‘… 39 "And they …killed him.• Matthew 23:34 "Therefore, behold, I am sending youprophets and wise men and scribes; some of them youwill kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourgein your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,