There was so much excitement in the city...

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Jesus' Cleansing of The Temple!
(Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-18; Luke 19:45-46)

Submitted: January 17, 2009

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Submitted: January 17, 2009



There was so much excitement in the city...

There was so much excitement in the city,
'The Feast of The Passover' was here!
So many people had travelled,
From places far and near!

The Temple stall holders were happy,
Their monopoly held sway!
They lied and cheated as they bargained...
But they got more than they bargained for that day!

"You nest of vipers!" The young Man Cried,
As He Overturned tables which blocked His Path!
He didn't hurt anyone,
But... all who saw it were affected by His Wrath!

"My Father's House IS 'A House of Prayer'!"
The young Man Said, as the onlookers stood and stared!
Such passion about The House of God,
Since David's time had not flared!

Little by little The Temple had been turned 
Into little more than a market stall...
As moneylenders and farmers saw a chance to 'get rich'
At the expense of God's Holy Hall!

Anger filled the moneylenders and farmers,
The Pharisees and Sadducees...
But they dared not lift a finger against Jesus that day,
For His Love of God the crowd did please!

So they plotted in the darkness,
For being honest in the light of day was not their way!
They wanted to murder Jesus,
Without any further delay!

They colluded and forced the Roman Governer,
To do their dirty deed!
They thought that Jesus was 'set up' by their lies...
But they couldn't see that their part in His Death served God's need!

For although Jesus' human form was crucified,
As He Took on Himself our shame...
In doing so He became our Salvation
And in three days His Risen Body became 'The Temple',
'An Eternal House of Prayer' for God He Became!

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