John 7:53; 8:1 And every man went unto his own house.
8:1 Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.
Olives were used to make the anointing oil. So the Mount of Olives represents the place of anointing. Every man went unto his own house. Man, in his religiosity, makes his own house, but Christ goes up into the Mount of Olives.
John 8:2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them.
The morning always speaks of a new day. He came again into the temple. We must look at this prophetically. He came into His temple on the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter two. Spiritually, that was the morning of a new day. We have now come to the morning of another new day, and He is coming again into the temple. And early in the morning of this day He comes again into the temple, “and all the people come unto Him.” When the Lord comes again into His temple, there is a coming together of His people unto Him.
II Thessalonians 1:10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
Now that isn’t talking about a literal coming of Jesus as an individual. It is a spiritual coming of His life and presence. He is coming within His saints. His life is invading us. We are His temple, and He is coming again in us. You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:5. And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. II Corinthians 6:16. We are the temple He is entering in this day, and we are gathering under His Lordship.
John 8:2 …and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them.
It wasn’t that He merely sat down from a standing position. The Greek word for “sat” is kathizo, and it means to be “set” in a place appointed, as a place of authority. He had just come from the place of anointing and now He was “set” in a spiritual place of authority to teach. He comes forth in the temple of His people and from that place of anointing and authority He teaches. As He comes forth in His saints, He teaches them and teaches through them.
Isaiah 2:1-3 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days (or, beginning days - the last days and beginning days overlap), that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains (His Kingdom will be established above every other kingdom), and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many peoples shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Zion are the people of God that have become His temple. They are the house of the Lord. So He comes again into His temple, and the Word of the Lord flows through them. Then people are drawn upward to His temple and they learn of His ways.
We have come to the morning of a new day. The Lord is coming forth in His temple. He will teach us of His ways. He will teach us the truths that have been lost and also truths that have never been revealed.
II Thessalonians 1:10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe…
This is the Lord entering His temple.
II Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling…
Paul is talking to the Christians in the church at Thessalonica. He is telling them about the presence of the Lord coming forth in His people to be glorified in them. Then he says that he is praying for them that they might be counted worthy for this, which means that just being a Christian doesn’t make you a participant in this experience.
II Thessalonians 1:11–2:1 …and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness,
and the work of faith with power:
12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.
This is speaking the same thing as John 8:1-2. He is coming into His temple. He makes it His dwelling place, and He reigns from the throne room of their hearts, and the Word of the Lord comes forth from there.
Our gathering together unto Him is a gathering together under His Lordship. His Lordship is not taught in most churches. Oh, they talk about Him being Lord, but there isn’t the submission to His Lordship that makes Him the Lord over their lives and their churches. Nevertheless, there are some who are gathering together under His Lordship. They are becoming His temple, and in the morning of this day He is entering His temple.
Copyright © 2001 by Henry DuBose