Reread Bible Gems #24 - A Macro level Harmony of the Temple Cleansing (John 2:13-25) and #26 - One temple cleansing pregnant with meaning - (John 2:13-25)
Remember I said to you John has selected the temple cleansing story and kept the authority segment to go with it. Those parts go together as we have just seen related to the Triumphal Entry. But John plucked them out and used them at the beginning of His gospel . . . John clearly knows exactly what the others have written . . . He is saying something by moving the temple cleansing story. It fits with Luke’s comments (Lk 19:39-44) related to not recognizing the time of God’s coming to you. When is His time, the moment all Scripture is pointing to? It is what Daniel talked about when he said “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there shall be seven sevens, and sixty two sevens . . . After sixty two sevens, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.” Daniel 9:25-26
I told you we would deal with the 70 weeks of Daniel and the prophesying of the exact time when the Christ would appear when we are working through Luke or Daniel or for you get the God’s Awesome Book video. But I have decided we need to deal with it now. So that we can fully understand what John is doing with his account of the Triumphal Entry we will look at John’s treatment first and then Luke’s. Take some time to study the harmony of the Triumphal Entry from E-Sword before we start. This is all very significant and very deep. Compare them yourself first using the harmony of the gospel in E-sword. Read Bible Gem 45 to find out how to go about it and then try it with the passage on the Triumphal Entry before we start the process in the next Gem. Or delay reading the next Gem until you are ready.
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