Cleanses The Temple

This story is a prophetic match to Enoch’s ascension into the Temple in heaven in 4270 AA. It is also a match to Jesus’ age 12 visit to the temple where he stays behind.

The story about the Fig Tree is an editorial on the temple at Jerusalem itself. No one would eat figs from this tree again. It is a match to several OT parables.

Nicodemus is going to Jesus like Enoch went to Jesus, causing the listing to be included here.

Matthew (P) Mark (P) Luke (P)

12Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13"It is written," he said to them, "`My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a `den of robbers.'" Matthew 21:12-13 NIV

12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:12-13 KJV

15On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: "`My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it `a den of robbers.'"

18The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching. Mark 11:15-18 NIV

15And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 16And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 17And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.UNSURE: I can't figure how to tag "hoti" in this context. 18And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. Mark 11:15-18 KJV

45And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; 46Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. 47And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, 48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him. Luke 19:45-48 KJV

45Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. 46"It is written," he said to them, "`My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it `a den of robbers.'"

47Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. 48Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words. Luke 19:45-48 NIV

Heals Blind and Lame

This story links to the earlier temple cleansing. Enoch’s ascension is in view here. He was the youngest known pre-flood king at his departure. He is the point of Jesus’ editorial.

Matthew (P)

14The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant.

16"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him.

"Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "`From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise'?" Matthew 21:14-16 NIV

14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? Matthew 21:14-16 KJV

Day/Year Passion Replay

On the theoretical time for the replay of this event the United Nations opened the 64th General Assembly debate. About 100 world leaders assembled in New York City, including Barack Obama.

The schedule for this debate began on September 23, 2009, and ran through September 30, 2009, with nothing scheduled for Sunday, September 27, 2009.

September 23, 2009, was the opening day, and United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon was the opening speech. The following list are the leaders and their schedule. The list uneventful except for a few name that drew severe protests from around the world. The presidents of Libya, Venezuela and Iran all spoke, and these men drew the protests.

Morning Session (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
  • President of the General Assembly H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki
  • Brazil H.E. Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President
  • United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya H.E. Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi, Leader of the Revolution
  • Uganda H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President
  • Qatar His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir
  • Turkmenistan H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President
  • Chile H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President
  • Uruguay H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez, President
  • Algeria H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President
  • Republic of Korea H.E. Mr. Lee Myung-bak, President
  • France H.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President
  • Sweden H.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister
  • Italy H.E. Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, President of the Council of Ministers
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland H.E. Mr. Gordon Brown, Prime Minister

Afternoon Session (3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

  • Argentina H.E. Mrs. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President
  • Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President
  • China H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President
  • Monaco His Serene Highness Prince Albert II
  • Colombia H.E. Mr. Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President
  • Honduras (as scheduled) H.E. Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, President
  • Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, President
  • South Africa H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President
  • Czech Republic H.E. Mr. Václav Klaus, President
  • El Salvador H.E. Mr. Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President
  • Equatorial Guinea H.E. Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President
  • Dominican Republic H.E. Mr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, President
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of) H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of) H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, President
  • Ukraine H.E. Mr. Victor Yushchenko, President
  • Poland H.E. Mr. Lech Kaczyński, President
  • Australia H.E. Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister

Libya's Qadhafi was most notable because his speech rambled for a full 94 minutes. Iran's Ahmadinejad was also noteworthy because the hall was mostly empty. Many questioned why they were even invited.

On September 24, 2009, the next day, Obama opened and hosted the day's session. This was the first time any President of the United States had done this.

Obama had requested Palestinians and Israelis to a private peace meeting the day before as part of Psalm 95. This had been intended as an Obama plan to reopen the Middle East Peace process. No announcement was made, suggesting this process never got started.

Matches

Barack Obama is generally replaying the role of Jesus, as an anti-Christ figure. This was Obama's first presidential visit to the United Nations. The United Nations building functions as a temple, so Obama's visit to the UN matches the general event where Jesus went to the temple. That Obama would host the next day's meeting is an interesting match.

The Book of Mark text for this event mentions how this is a house of prayer for all peoples. The UN General Assembly is the building for all peoples, a match on venue.

The Luke reference mentions how Jesus taught daily, and Obama had 3 public appearances, the first on a Climate Change meeting on September 22, 2009, then here on September 23 with his early morning speech, and then on September 24 with his hosting of the meeting. This daily routine of Obama is a match.

All 3 Gospel accounts of this event include Jesus' rebuke of how this place for prayer has been made into a "bandit's cave." The notable speakers were the controversial speakers, including the leaders of Libya and Iran. These 2 and the media response are a match. But, it may also be that the entire speakers line up itself are bandits because there was no prayer. In any case the media covered the same issue as Jesus, a match.

Buying and selling doves is another feature of these passages, and Obama's attempt to use funding to force a peace process on Israel and the Palestinians is a match. Obama was trying to use money to force a "dove" a peace agreement on Israel, buying and selling peace. Jesus threw this out this time as he did that time.