Sometimes to fix a problem you need to hit RESET.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem he came on a mission… He came to perform A Divine Reset… A restoration of the original Divine Intent
Jesus doesn’t move according to our wants, He moves according to our needs
Note Three Things About Jesus' entrance
1) Jesus’ Response
Vs 11 “And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.”
Jesus never ran, he walked
That night Jesus likely interceded till morning
- It was his custom (Lk 22:39)
- It fits his character (John 5:19)
- It is Biblical Wisdom (Eph 4:26)
Eph 4:26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
2) Jesus’ Righteous Anger
Vs 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
He entered that the temple as:
A Son - Righteous Anger for what was being done in his Father's house
A Prophet - Righteous Anger for how religion was robbing the people
A King - With Righteous Anger, he took authority in the house to set people free
Enmity - state of feeling or being actively opposed or hostile to something
Gen 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
- Never point Enmity towards people
- Never direct Enmity towards God
- Use Enmity in its proper place, look the enemy square in the eyes and crush his head
3) Jesus’ Rebuke
7 And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.
Jesus showed up that day… to begin a divine reset
At the beginning of the week he cleared the temple, at the end of the week, he would tear the veil and end the separation
He is uprooting every idol, every hinderance. He has placed the ark of his presence in your home for the time being. How will you make the most of this moment? How will you host His presence?