Summary: To show that JESUS has cleansed us and made us right with GOD.
Have you've been entered by JESUS to be cleansed?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS has cleansed us and made us right with GOD.
Mark 11:11 (Amplified Bible)
11:11 And Jesus went into Jerusalem and entered the temple [enclosure]; and when He had looked around, surveying and observing everything, as it was already late, He went out to Bethany together with the Twelve [apostles].
We are GOD'S righteousness in CHRIST. We are GOD'S Temple.
JESUS entered the temple
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. He went to Jerusalem and entered the temple
"And Jesus went into Jerusalem and entered the temple [enclosure];"
The Messiah will suddenly come to His Temple. It was indeed a surprise for the people with Him in the Triumphal Entry, they thought he's a political king who will destroy the Roman Empire that day but in the opposite entered the Temple.
It was a fulfillment of two prophecies in the Old Testament.
Malachi 3:1 (Amplified Bible)
3:1 BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts.
Haggai 2:7 (Amplified Bible)
2:7 And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
CHRIST suddenly entered the temple. It was a surprise. The Bible said CHRIST entered "instantly", "straightway", "sudden", because majority of the people with Him are confusing Him as coming as their political king, that's why when they were frustrated by CHRIST's move, they forced Him to be king on another event.
John 6:15 (Amplified Bible)
6:15 Then Jesus, knowing that they meant to come and seize Him that they might make Him king, withdrew again to the hillside by Himself alone.
They were surprised because CHRIST wanted to rule in their hearts.
Luke 17:21 (Amplified Bible)
17:21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].
B. He looked around
"and when He had looked around, surveying and observing everything, as it was already late,"
Ezekiel 8:9 (Amplified Bible)
8:9 And He said to me, Go in and see the wicked abominations that they do here.
Zephaniah 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
1:12 And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men who [like old wine] are thickening and settling on their lees, who say in their hearts, The Lord will not do good, nor will He do evil.
It was again a fulfillment of the prophecies from the Old Testament.
But in this Chapter 11 of Gospel of Mark it was not mentioned that JESUS drove out all who buy and sell inside the Temple.
Matthew 21:12 (Amplified Bible)
21:12 And Jesus went into the temple (whole temple enclosure) and drove out all who bought and sold in the sacred place, and He turned over the four-footed tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who sold doves.
Luke 19:45 (Amplified Bible)
19:45 Then He went into the temple [enclosure] and began to drive out those who were selling,
On Mark, we can see JESUS entered the temple twice on this Triumphal Entry and on the second entry, He drove away the merchants out of the Temple.
Mark 11:15 (Amplified Bible)
11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And He went into the temple [area, the porches and courts] and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple area, and He overturned the [four-footed] tables of the money changers and the seats of those who dealt in doves;
Because at the first entry, He was giving them a chance.
"... He had looked around, surveying and observing everything, as it was already late,"
CHRIST's Kindness as GOD will always lead us to change our mind toward ourselves, sin and GOD.
Romans 2:4 (Amplified Bible)