THEN THEY CAME AGAIN TO JERUSALEM. AND AS HE WAS WALKING IN THE TEMPLE, THE CHIEF PRIESTS, THE *SCRIBES,* AND THE ELDERS CAME TO HIM, “BY WHAT AUTHORITY ARE YOU DOING THESE THINGS? AND WHO GAVE YOU THIS AUTHORITY TO DO THESE THINGS? (MARK 11:27-28 *NJKV)
By now the stage was set! The religious leaders had began to plot Jesus’ death, but they still feared the people because they were supporting Jesus! Therefore they plotted a way to trap Jesus by tricking Him with questions, and hoping that He would slip up, and thus the people would turn against Him. However their trick failed! You may find out why by reading the 11th Chapter of MARK.
Note that each of the days of this week Jesus returned to Jerusalem. That is because He spent His evenings in the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in Bethany, just outside of Jerusalem.
Also Note that the Chief Priests, *Scribes,* and Elders confronted Jesus, and not the Roman Army. After all it wasn’t Rome that had a problem with Jesus, but the so called “religious leaders” sure did!
Now Friend, if you are wondering why we are spending this week on the these events, it is because it builds up to the Highest Christian Holy Day of the entire year. The day of the Resurrection of our Savoir Jesus Christ!
With My Love & Prayers,