Jesus’ Authority Questioned

A prophetic match to Korah’s rebellion at the time of Moses. Matches 9481-9540 AA. Notice that it is the elders, chief priests and scribes who come to Jesus. This is a prophetic match to Aaron, Moses, Joshua (scribe) and the 70 elders who went above Mount Sinai for dinner.

Matthew (P)

23Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you this authority?"

24Jesus replied, "I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25John's baptism -- where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?"

They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will ask, `Then why didn't you believe him?' 26But if we say, `From men' -- we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet."

27So they answered Jesus, "We don't know."

Then he said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. Matthew 21:23-27 NIV

23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. Matthew 21:23-27 KJV

Little Children

All those who did not make it to their 20th year before the Exodus were allowed into the promised land, ie: they were allowed into the Kingdom of God. This event was the focus of Jesus’ following parable. 9541 AA is indicated here, the year of the crossing of the Jordan.

Mark (P) Luke (P)

27They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him. 28"By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"

29Jesus replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 30John's baptism -- was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"

31They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will ask, `Then why didn't you believe him?' 32But if we say, `From men'...." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)

33So they answered Jesus, "We don't know."

Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things." Mark 11:27-33 NIV

27And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. 31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things. Mark 11:27-33 KJV

1One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 2"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"

3He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, 4John's baptism -- was it from heaven, or from men?"

5They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will ask, `Why didn't you believe him?' 6But if we say, `From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."

7So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."

8Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things." Luke 20:1-8 NIV

1And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, 2And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: 4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. 7And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. 8And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. Luke 20:1-8 KJV

Day/Year Passion Replay

United States President Barack Obama issued a National Emergency over H1N1 swine flu. The decree made it easier to deliver vaccine to the public, eased delivery rules on hospitals and changed government financing of vaccinations.

The Psalm is about authority, and Obama is wielding his Presidential authority with this decree. The emergency was declared without any precipitating event, which adds to the timing match between this decree and the prophetic event which looks for Obama to pattern after Jesus at this date.

The unstated, but key question about swine flu is where is it from. Is this a flu created by man? Is it a flu that God has brought on?

Stated in normal modern terms is this natural, something God has done on his own? Or is this created in a lab?

The contradiction in the question is that even if this was created in a lab, God has brought it on.

The conundrum that Jesus left the pharisees with is matched by the conundrum that many have over taking the flu vaccine. Should someone take the vaccine? Obama's buddies keep promoting just this thing in the media. Or, is the vaccine statistically more dangerous, with dangerous additives or potentially to much exposure to vaccines generally, causing long term health side effects?

Jesus did not answer the question then...