91. JESUS IN THE TEMPLE
 MEANWHILE the Pharisees, priests and servants of the temple were really upset and wondered what they could do about this big demonstration. They soon realized that it would be impossible to suppress them with arms since this would soon be followed by an uprising against the already unpopular rule of the temple. The people were exalted with enthusiasm which could not be subdued by force. So all they could do was to let it happen for the time being and to exploit it as much as possible for the prestige of the temple in case of an unexpected turnover.
 Especially Caiaphas, the high priest, advised in a hurriedly assembled Council, to wait and see what I actually planned to do and in what direction I wanted to turn the whole movement. If I
wanted to be proclaimed king, then the power of the Romans would soon be on their side, but if I wanted to go against the temple and its servants, then also I would accomplish little without embittering the people because the people would not allow them to remove their belief in Jehovah. For the moment it was mainly a question of waiting and to smartly make use of all possibly mistakes on My part.
 However, the priests themselves decided not to be seen but to widely open the temple so that its sanctity would speak to the people. Thus they quickly opened all the gates, and also the holy place was not closed – the room which no Israelite was permitted to enter without preparation and where no priest would enter without special ceremonies, prayer and preceding washing.
 The servants of the temple were quickly instructed to inform the again numerously present salesmen in the courtyards of the temple to avoid an irritating scene such as the one I already gave them before. But this precaution came too late because the money changers and the different kinds of salesmen became vigilant by the shouting outside the walls, and as soon as they heard what was going on they gathered their items, left the building with their merchandise and ran away because they still had well in mind what I had done before.
In Jerusalem, the Passover
Chapter 13, Great Gospel of John, Book 1
14. There he found in the temple the dealers in cattle, sheep and pigeons and the money-changers.
1. When on My arrival in Jerusalem I found that because of all the animals and their dealers some people hardly dared enter the temple as it sometimes happened that an ox went wild hurting people and damaging sacred articles, and people visiting the temple could often not bear the stench and noise and not seldom lost all their important belongings, this disgraceful situation had now become unbearable to Me. And Peter and Nathanael remarked, ‘Lord, have You no lightning and thunder left for this? Just look at it! The poor people are crying in front of the temple. They have come from distant places to honour God and because of all the oxen and sheep they cannot even get in. And many, who with great effort and danger managed to enter the temple and get out again, are complaining that inside they have been robbed of everything and almost suffocated by the stench. Ah, this is really too much and too evil! -Such a terrible nuisance should be stopped at all costs; this is even much worse than Sodom and Gomorrah.
2. These words were heard by a stranger, an old Jew who now steps up to us and says, ‘Dear friends, you do not know everything; but I myself was three years ago working as an ordinary servant in the temple where I learnt about things that made my flesh creep.’
3. Say I, ‘Friend, keep it to yourself, for I know about all that has taken place. But be assured, things have gone too far and still today you shall see God’s might and wrath in action in the temple. But do move away from the gates of the temple for a while, so that you may not be harmed when God’s might will be driving the offenders from the temple. After that they will no longer dare to perpetrate such sacrilege.’
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