The triumphant entrance of Jesus on Sunday was amazing! Everyone, myself included believe He indeed is the prophesied messiah that we’ve been waiting for. I have been traveling along side Him and His disciples for a few months now and have witnessed Him perform many miracles. Monday on our way back to Jerusalem we passed by a fig tree that bore no fruit. Jesus walked up to the tree and cursed it saying that it shall never bear fruit again. The tree immediately started to wither away. I couldn’t believe it… I was at a loss of words.
When we arrived in Jerusalem we made our way up to The temple courts. The sight of goods being bought and sold were nothing new to me, but something about It angered Jesus. He started flipping over tables and driving out all the money changers! He told them “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” After speaking to many we returned to Bethany where we slept.
The following morning (Tuesday) we returned to Jerusalem and we passed by the fig tree that Jesus had cursed the day before. The tree roots were completely dried up and the tree was dead. How could this happen with only in a day’s time? Jesus took this opportunity to teach us about faith.
When we arrived in Jerusalem the religious figures sought to challenge Jesus authority. I suspect they were filled with jealousy towards the teacher and wanted a way to trap and arrest him, but Jesus spoke with wisdom and an authority that was unmatched. Jesus spoke many parables concerning the religious leaders leaving them angrier than they were before.
As we returned to Bethany we came to the Mount of Olives, here the teacher spoke many things to us. Many confusing things. He spoke about the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the age. He also talked about when he would return, but it doesn’t make sense. Where was He going? If He is to be our king how can He leave us now? Is He or is He not our messiah?
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