Cleansing of the Temple. The "Cleansing of the Temple" refers to the narrative of Jesus and the money changers and occurs in all four canonical gospels of the New Testament. In this Gospel episode Jesus and his disciples travel to Jerusalem for Passover, where he expels the money changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into a den of thieves through their commercial activities. In the Gospel of John Jesus refers to the Temple as “my Father’s house”.
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This is so true in our ministry.. We always need to give credit to Jehovah. Especially since a lot of people accuse us of preaching to only gain salvation! This is not true! We do it because it's a commandment and to glorify Jehovah's name and love for our neighbor!
"Behold, your mother" (Jn 19:26-27). "O Mary, model of a perfect communion, help us to receive Jesus worthily." - Monsignor de Segur. This sums up perfectly the role of the Eucharist and the role of Mary in our salvation: in that Mary is the type of the Church. Like Mary, we are to say "yes" to God (he called, she answered). Like Mary, we are to receive Jesus-- we are to allow Jesus to dwell in us, and our bodies are meant to be tabernacles; temples of the Holy Spirit. To want to recei...
“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he must clear up a way before me. And suddenly there will come to His temple the [true] Lord, whom YOU people are seeking, and the messenger of the covenant in whom YOU are delighting. Look! He will certainly come,” Jehovah of armies has said. “But who will be putting up with the day of his coming, and who will be the one standing when he appears? For he will be like the fire of a refiner and like the lye of laundrymen. And he must sit as a refiner and cleanser of silver and must cleanse the sons of Le´vi; and he must clarify them like gold and like silver, and they will certainly become to Jehovah people presenting a gift offering in righteousness. And the gift offering of Judah and of Jerusalem will actually be gratifying to Jehovah, as in the days of long ago and as in the years of antiquity. ( Malachi 3:1-4)