MODERN-DAY REPORTER SERIES:

                     WHERE  IS  HE?
  Disciples of Jesus fear for his safety during closed-door
                            meeting in Temple!     

Jerusalem, Judea; Wednesday; Bill Byrnes-Reporter —    The question

raging thru most peoples’ minds in Jerusalem is–“Where is the young

Rabbi–Jesus of Nazareth”?  It was just on Sunday-this incredible

young man enjoyed such a triumphant welcome into the city. While seated

atop the colt of a donkey he rode into Jerusalem amidst huge numbers of

followers who spread their coats and branches of palm leaves on the road in

front of him shouting, “Praise God! God bless the one who comes in the

name of the Lord.”  According to many, who claim the Nazarene is the long-

awaited  Messiah, the entire scene fulfills a scriptural prediction from

Zechariah:9:9: “…Shout  daughters of Jerusalem: behold thy king cometh

unto thee: he is just and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass,

and upon a colt–the foal of an ass.”

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As if this wasn’t enough to rattle local synagogue leaders, Monday,

upon visiting the Temple, Jesus jostled all of the merchants involved in

buying and selling products–throwing them out! While turning over their

tables and benches, he shouted, “Scriptures say,  ‘My Temple will be called

a house of prayer for all people.’ But you have changed God’s house into a

house for robbers!”

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My Temple will be called a house of prayer!”

 

Anonymous sources within the Sanhedrin confirm that there is already

a plot against the life of this very controversial and extremely popular

religious leader. Despite these warnings, Jesus is currently involved in

discussions with some Pharisee and Sadducee Temple leaders to explain his

conduct. His disciples fear for his safety!

Despite the main question of his safety, other important questions

remain unanswered: What is Jesus’ itinerary for the upcoming Passover,

and, where and with whom will he be having the first holiday meal: The

Feast of the Unleavened Bread? Hopefully, his disciples, extremely tight-

lipped lately, know the answer. If they don’t  know, they’d better find out

quickly– Thursday, is the first day of Passover!

Also, this ominous note: if Jesus really is the heralded Messiah– he’d

better be very careful. The Scriptures also predict a grisly end for him!

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