Zealous *John 2:13-22

As Jesus was zealous to keep His Father’s house (The Temple) clean; free from sin and self-gain Christians, too, should be zealous to keep God’s house (church) clean; free from sin and self-profit. In the same way, we need to be zealous to keep our temples (bodies) spiritually clean, hence free from sin. Our bodies house the Holy Spirit. God is holy and His presence won’t succumb to anything less than what He requires. Sin is a great offense to God, which causes separation. In Ezekiel, the Lord showed Ezekiel that because of the people’s sins His presence would no longer fill the Temple. How horrible would that be if God’s presence left Trinity Church because of the people’s sins!
John the Baptist came before Jesus and proclaiming, “Repent. Make straight the way for the Lord.” When we repent, we become clean making the way clear for the Holy Spirit to come inside us to take up residence. We need the Holy Spirit. Scripture says, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit saith the Lord.” It is not the physical, but the spiritual that God is concerned about.
Jesus’ great love for the Father caused Him to cleanse the Temple. Jesus’ great love, atoning sacrifice, for us allows us to receive cleansing when we repent. God is holy and like no other. He has ordained specific requirements and regulations for the Temple in order for His presence to be there. In the same way, believers are called to be holy, separate, living a life different from non-believers. Just as Jesus needed to cleanse the Temple because it was polluted with sin, He needs to cleanse within our lives polluted with sin. The only way to purify one’s life is to repent, turn to Jesus and follow Him.

Good Shepherd *John 10:1-18

John 10:1-18
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep. He is the gate Keeper. He is the Watchman watching over His flock tending to them. He knows their names and voices, and they know His voice. He leads and they follow.
Whosoever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved and have eternal life. Jesus came so we could live life to its fullest. With Jesus, we are under His protection and safe from all alarm, for He is the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep. He will lead us and we will follow. He leads us to green pastures. Jesus laid down His life for us, so that we would be able to follow Him to eternal life and be pleasing to the Father.
There is one Shepherd and one flock. Messiah Jesus is the way, the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father, but by Jesus. The followers of Jesus are of one flock. One Saviour, one Lord who is coming back for His one Bride; one church – meaning (as Jesus Himself said). I am the gate (to eternal life); whoever enters through Me will be saved. Jesus said will be saved; not could be saved or might be saved. Today, if you hear His voice harden not your heart and respond to His call. He came to save one and all