And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father's house an house of merchandise. And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten Me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But He spake of the temple of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the Word which Jesus had said. (Joh 2:16-22)
Jesus, who would be that perfect sacrifice for the sIn of the whole world, declared Himself to be the Messiah, and was rejected, for they expected a triumphant King who would rescue them from their earthly oppressors and restore the Kingdom of Israel. That day is coming, but here Jesus was the suffering servant who laid down His life for His friends, and offered Himself as a ransom for many. After the Resurrection, with the indwelling Spirit to guide them into all Truth, they would remember His words and what He taught them.
We too, are to remember what He has taught us from His Word. It is complete and authoritative, and will not pass away. We are to rightly divide the Word of Truth, to know what He is saying to us, and whom the promises apply to, and to proclaim its Truth to all we meet, that they may know Him and repent. We are also to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, not in sales and marketing selling the latest program, publication, or plans, but in love and gratitude to the one who has saved us from our sins.
We are also to be about our Father's business, ministering to the hurting and in need. Discipling one another in the Word, that we may all grow from its milk, live on its bread, digest its meat, and savour its honey. We ought to esteem His Word more than our necessary food, for it is the Book of Life. We are to go where He sends us, and as we go, proclaim the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, that those who repent and believe may have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.