Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:19 NASB
One of the first things that Jesus did in His ministry was to drive the people doing business out of the temple. He actually made a scourge and drove them out.
Of course, this didn’t sit well with the religious leaders, because they received their share of the profits. So they asked Jesus under what authority He did this.
Jesus responded in verse 19. But it wasn’t the cut and clear answer they wanted to hear! Jesus was signaling.
He was letting them know that He had all the authority to drive those doing business out of the temple because He was the Son of God, the Messiah, the Anointed One!
They might not have known it then. But later, they sure did!
When you understand what the Lord is saying, when you finally get it, do you change up your response, your attitude and life? Or do you just keep going along like the religious leaders did after Jesus was raised from the dead?
Has the Lord been signaling to you lately? Maybe you’ve noticed it? Maybe you haven’t yet! But when you do, what are you going to do with it?
Don’t be like the religious leaders who were face to face with the Son of God and missed it because He didn’t look like they thought.
God will get your attention. He will send you signs and signals. Will you respond?
Lord, help us to be sensitive to Your signs, Your call and the leading of the Holy Spirit.