Bites On Holy Week

In the cleansing of the Temple Jesus is communicating that the Spiritual core of a people (in the Jew’s case, dead in their sins) is more important than their temporal corporeal condition (slavery under Rome) but notice that in order to cleanse the cult (Spiritual) Jesus takes a very corporeal whip and kicks their very corporeal backsides. The Spiritual is more important but where the importance of the Spiritual is rightly placed it will have corporeal (physical) instantiations. Jesus did not drive the Banksters out of the Temple with Spiritual whips.

It is a good insight to note that Jesus shows us with the cleansing of the Temple that in order for a culture (corporeal instantiation of the cult) to be set aright it is the cult (spiritual) that must first be cleansed. That He cleanses first the Spiritual realm by means of corporeal tools teaches us the good insight that lauding the priority of the Spiritual apart from physical action is incongruent.

Jesus drives the Banksters out of the Temple because they were sullying God’s honor and reputation in God’s own house. God’s house was to be a “house of prayer” but they had turned into a “den of thieves.” In the Banksters iniquity they had replaced the Spirituality that was required of God’s people with a Spirituality of greed, avarice and envy and the Bankster spirituality, and how their spirituality was incarnated in their legal thievery in God’s house, is exactly what Jesus opposed with His spirituality as it was incarnated in whips, overturned tables, and righteous indignation that God’s house of prayer was being turned into one of the earlier versions of the Federal Reserve.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

One thought on “Bites On Holy Week”

  1. I love this piece!

    Is the phrase “corporeal instantiation” similar to the phrase outward manifestation?

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