John 2:18 Signs, Signs
When Jesus flipped the money changers’ tables and set free the animals that would be sold for worship service, He caused a great disturbance. Jesus quoted scripture, “it is written My Father’s house should be a place for prayers, but you have made it a den of thieves!” The fake religious leaders were questioning Jesus’ actions. What sign can He give to prove the temple is His Father’s house? What sign can Jesus show that has the authority to chase animals away and flip over money-changers tables? Jesus knew the fake religious leaders would not accept any sign because they had hard hearts. All of Israel knew the Messiah had been born; rumors were everywhere. Wise men travel from away to see the new King of Kings when Jesus is born and worship Him with gifts. They told King Herod that they follow the great star in the night sky, which would lead them to the Messiah. Herod, the official King of the Jews, tried to kill the King of Kings but failed. Jewish leaders with to ask John the Baptist if he was Christ, and he said no. They ask who gave him authority to preach and baptize; he answers the One among you, who you do not know. The Jews of the past had signed after signs and never accepted the Lord’s authority. God freed them from slavery, walked through the Red Sea on dry ground, ate manna (angel bread), and even saw God move the sun backward; still, they denied God’s authority over and over. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, they had all the proof they needed, but they wanted to kill Him anyway. physical signs and evidence do not lead anyone to believe Jesus is the Son of God. Faith and faith alone are the sign that work. The sign of you and I is that the Spirit of the Lord softens your hard heart and gives you a pure zeal to recognize His authority. God bless you all; Jesus loves you, and so do I. Samuel Jerry Head, His bondservant.
Psalm 78:11 They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them. 12 He performed wonders before their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 13 He divided the sea and caused them to pass through, And He made the waters stand up like a heap. 14 Then He led them with the cloud by day and all the night with a light of fire. 15 He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them plenty to drink like the ocean depths. 16 He brought forth streams from the rock and made waters run down like rivers. 17 Yet they still continued to sin against Him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert. 18 And in their heart they put God to the test by asking for food that suited their taste. 19 Then they spoke against God; They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? 20 Behold, He struck the rock so that waters gushed out, and streams were overflowing; Can He also provide bread? Will He prepare meat for His people?” 21 Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also mounted against Israel, 22 Because they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.